🇺🇦🤝🇺🇸 Monty Boa 🇺🇸🤝🇺🇦 Profile picture
#NukeTheFilibuster because #YouCantNegotiateWithFascists. #ExpandTheSupremeCourt #ImpeachThomas #ImpeachKavanaugh #ImpeachCannon
Sep 8, 2018 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
@cjm4189 @matthewamiller @anneapplebaum The "conservative non-profit scandal" was more about GOP defunding the IRS and the IRS failing to adapt than it was about targeting one political party.
Both the Tea Party and progressive activist groups abused their tax-exempt status.
But the Tea Party did it 80% of the time.
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@cjm4189 @matthewamiller @anneapplebaum The IRS tried to slow the spread of tax-exempt status violations by more carefully scrutinizing Tea Party groups, but never had the resources for the job and understimated the workload. So the applications bogged down. They also failed to assess the impact of this approach.
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Jul 30, 2018 • 22 tweets • 9 min read
@Billbrowder You may be wondering:
Why do we have the Magnitsky Act?
Why is Putin working so hard to fight its effects and undermine or repeal it?
Why is it so revolutionary in the fight for human rights and against corruption?
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@Billbrowder The Magnitsky Act is a revolution in global human rights enforcement.
Bill Browder did more than just get justice for Putin's brutal treatment and murder of Sergei Magnitsky. He established the legal basis for targeting corruption as the root cause for human rights abuses.
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Apr 27, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
If Libertarians behind Heritage Foundation want a Convention of States for a Balanced Budget Amendment, they should have opposed blowing a $2 Trillion hole in the National Debt with the #TaxScamBill.
But they *pushed* the bill.
They're hiding something.
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They don't want to *really* balance the budget; they want to eliminate what they consider the welfare state. They want to kill:
- Medicaid Expansion
- Obamacare
- Caps on greenhouse gases
- Assistance to children's: insurance, school lunches, disability support,
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Apr 7, 2018 • 13 tweets • 7 min read
Since 1996 under Gingrich, the GOP has been using loaded, accusatory language to create negative propaganda to debase ordinary words.
They weaponized neutral terms such as "liberal", "progressive", "socialist", "taxes", "welfare", "regulation" into emotional dog-whistles.
1/ The famous 1996 GOPAC Memo, which Gingrich and others in the GOP crafted to give that year's GOP candidates tools to propagandize their campaigns, is loaded with the negative terminology to label their opponents, and positive terms for themselves.
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informationclearinghouse.info/article4443.htm
Feb 4, 2018 • 19 tweets • 8 min read
Now that the #NunesMemo has its own Twitter mockery hashtag, #YoMemoJokes, that's trending higher than the Memo's own hashtag, it's time to get back to the business of #TrumpRussia.
To recap:
Trump is buddies with Avfek Agalarov, a Putin ally.
#AMjoy
cnn.com/2017/07/12/pol… The June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Kushner, DJT Jr and Manafort included 5 Russians:
-Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist & an ex-Soviet counter-intelligence officer
-Rob Goldstone (the Agalarovs' rep)
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vox.com/world/2017/7/1…
Dec 7, 2017 • 9 tweets • 6 min read
Why hasn't Rep Devin Nunes been charged with a felony for obstructing his own Intel Committee's investig'n by alerting the White House, and pushing a #hoax about Susan Rice based on info he received from them?
He also leaked classifed intel!
@RepAdamSchiff
thehill.com/homenews/senat… #Nunes recused himself from the investigation, rather than resign as was demanded by Dems and the public. That seemed as if it would keep him from doing more harm, but was hardly adequate punishment for breaking the law.
economist.com/blogs/democrac…