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The republican solution of throwing thoughts and prayers at problems never makes them go away!!! @BigLib........I wonder why you would reach to the bottom and pull anything about thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers take nothing from your pockbook.
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To the contrary I didn't admit there was a problem, except that Democrats think that solving problems is throwing money at it.

 

Any problem = wait I didn't say there was a problem, I said there was no problem!

 

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@gruffstuff wrote:

Simple solution advocated by Democrats for any problem....just throw money at it and it will go away!!!

 

At least you admit there is a problem.

 

One approach is to try to take steps to stop it, it  or as you phrase it " throw money at it" and hopes it goes away.

 

Or just ignore it and hopes it goes away.

 

In the grand scheme of thing two or three hundred million is not a lot to protect democracy.

 

Unless of course protecting democracy is considered counter productive.

 

The question becomes should  democracy be protected? De we stand for, stand up for, will we fight to defend, democracy.

 

If not why not?


Isn't it ironic how the MAGATS will whine, whiz and moan about black people kneeling during the anthem, an anthem that was written during the height of slavery, but see no problem with a long-time US adversary manipulating our elections. Makes ya wonder which country's flag they admire more.

 

 

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/ (11 pages of lies and growing)
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@BigLib wrote:


The republican solution of throwing thoughts and prayers at problems never makes them go away!!!

 

 


Probably better than wasting money on non-solutions.

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@gruffstuff wrote:

 

 

At least you admit there is a problem.

 



To the contrary I didn't admit there was a problem, except that Democrats think that solving problems is throwing money at it.

 

So, what is your solution?  Wouldn't the first step be insuring that everyone voting was entitled to vote?  And when using voting machines that there was a paper trail that could be audited?

 

There seems to be some resistance with insuring that every voter is entitled to vote by using positive ID...

 

Who do you want to protect democracy from? 

 

 

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

Simple solution advocated by Democrats for any problem....just throw money at it and it will go away!!!


The republican solution of throwing thoughts and prayers at problems never makes them go away!!!

 

 

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/ (11 pages of lies and growing)
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Simple solution advocated by Democrats for any problem....just throw money at it and it will go away!!!

 

At least you admit there is a problem.

 

One approach is to try to take steps to stop it, it  or as you phrase it " throw money at it" and hopes it goes away.

 

Or just ignore it and hopes it goes away.

 

In the grand scheme of thing two or three hundred million is not a lot to protect democracy.

 

Unless of course protecting democracy is considered counter productive.

 

The question becomes should  democracy be protected? De we stand for, stand up for, will we fight to defend, democracy.

 

If not why not?

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Simple solution advocated by Democrats for any problem....just throw money at it and it will go away!!!

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https://www.newsweek.com/senate-republicans-reject-election-security-money-1053428

 

DEMOCRATS WANTED $250 MILLION TO PROTECT STATES' VOTING SYSTEMS, BUT REPUBLICANS REJECTED IT

 

With Russian efforts to subvert the midterm elections already underway, a measure that would have provided an additional $250 million for states to bolster their voting systems and protect against election hacking was rejected Wednesday by Senate Republicans.

 

The amendment by Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont was defeated after failing to clear the required 60-vote threshold.

 

“The integrity of our elections, which are the foundation of our democracy, should not be a partisan issue,” Leahy said in a statement following the vote. “It is unfortunate that the Senate has followed the same path as House Republicans in blocking the funding our states need to help upgrade their infrastructure and secure our elections.”

 

All 47 Democrats voted in favor of the measure, as did the chamber’s two independent senators. Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, who is not seeking re-election this November, was the measure’s lone GOP supporter. Corker’s communications director, Micah Johnson, pointed Newsweek to an earlier statement Corker made Wednesday to the Daily Beast when he told the outlet it was necessary for Congress to put aside additional money for states to protect its election systems.

 

“Even though states have not yet fully completed using the 2018 money, we still have the 2020 election coming up,” Corker told the Daily Beast. “It just seemed to me to be the right vote. We’re talking about $250 million, a very small amount of money.”

 

Just last week, 21 state attorneys general urged Congress in a letter to provide more funding for states to meet election security needs, saying, “More funding is essential to adequately equip states with the financial resources we need to safeguard our democracy and protect the data of voting members in our states.”

 

The amendment, part of an appropriations budget, would have given an extra $250 million in grants for improving cybersecurity and replacing outdated equipment. Earlier in July, House Republicans approved a spending bill that excluded new funding for election security, something that led Democrats on the House floor to begin chanting “USA! USA!” in opposition.

 

 
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