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Wed Dec 22, 2021, 04:37 PM

AOC: Here's our 21 wins for 2021 ( Tweet )


















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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 04:47 PM

1. President Biden, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi scorecard: Jan. 20,2021 - Dec. 20, 2021

Almost $3,000,000,000,000 in social spending legislation passed, signed, and enacted.

40 federal judges confirmed
67 Executive Actions signed
17 Trump Executive Actions rescinded

(Here are are Democrat's 21+ wins)

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 05:37 PM

3. I wonder, is BIF included in those accomplishments?

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 06:09 PM

5. Leaving money on the table is not considered a "win"

 

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 05:35 PM

2. Note: "our COLLECTIVE accomplishments"!

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 05:50 PM

4. Welcoming Dr. Jill Biden to the Bronx is one of the accomplishments.

She didn't mention the $150,000,000+ secured by a bipartisan majority of her fellow representatives for the airport in NY-14.

I think "we" means the sophomore representative, not the Democratic Party.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 06:15 PM

6. La Guardia overhaul costs $8 billion

 

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Response to wellst0nev0ter (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 07:20 PM

7. Yes, we New Yorkers know that. The project was first envisioned in 2010

and phased construction began in 2016. The project is expected to be finished before 2024.

Because the redevelopment project is a private-public partnership, two thirds of the $8B was privately funded. The project has already generated $2B in contracts for MWBE businesses.

The $195,000,000 allocated to LaGuardia Airport through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (aka BIF) will be spent on upgrades, repairs, and improved and expanded mass transit services to and from the airport.

And of course there is the additional $10.7 billion for the MTA’s subways, buses, and commuter rails that will also greatly improve the lives middle and working class folks all over NYC, including in NY-!4.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 07:34 PM

8. That's a fraction of the total costs for needed upgrades

 

Even if you limit it to public spending. You can calculate what the fraction is.

It's like giving someone a couple of quarters to buy a gallon of gas. Why even bother?

And don't get me started on the MTA's outstanding debt and the $55 billion repair and modernization costs. That money is a joke, and we could have gotten a whole lot more funding if not for Manchin and his fanclub.

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Response to wellst0nev0ter (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 08:02 PM

9. What are you talking about? The LaGuardia project was already funded.

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The $150,000,000 allocated to LaGuardia is going to be spent in upgrades to the project and any ongoing repairs, and the $55B for the MTA will be funded through congestion pricing.

Anyone sneering at $25,000,000,000+ in infrastructure funding for NYS is perfectly free to do so. But most of the NYS Congressional delegation, our Democratic governor, and the outgoing and incoming Democratic mayors of NYC are probably smiling all the way to the bank.



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Response to lapucelle (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 10:31 PM

10. Yes and that amount of funds is cute

 

Sort of like a kid pitching in a week's allowance to pay for a knockout renovation project.

Democrats will be killed if this is all we run on.

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Response to wellst0nev0ter (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 22, 2021, 11:03 PM

11. It's the politicians who can't run on BIF who will be worried,

Democratic accomplishments (aside from attending visits by dignitaries held in adjacent districts)
Jan. 20,2021 - Dec. 20, 2021

- Almost $3,000,000,000,000 in social spending and infrastructure legislation passed, signed, and enacted.
- 40 federal judges confirmed
- 67 Executive Actions signed
- 17 Trump Executive Actions rescinded

How odd to characterize these Democratic accomplishments as "cute".

Yesterday someone else characterized them as "scraps" and "crumbs".

Given the landmark legislation and judicial juggernaut that President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader Schumer have delivered in less than a year, why would anyone seek to diminish our acheivements?

Cui bono?



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Response to lapucelle (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 24, 2021, 10:40 PM

12. Imagine a NYC politician running for re-election next year if he/she didn't vote for Biden's BIF?

Going to be a long hard campaign.

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