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Here is a thread about understanding GDP, Federal Spending, purpose of Federal taxes, Influence of Rich and wealthy on public policies, and Ignorance of the voters.
1/15: GDP measures the economy and spending; it's not rocket science, but politicians, media, and economists often pretend not to understand it to avoid government spending growth. Image
2/15: Federal Spending is necessary for economic growth; when it doesn't grow, recessions and depressions occur, even if non-federal spending grows. The economy needs government spending to grow. Image
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🔥#abpoli🔥#ableg🔥As wildfires continue to impact communities and property in #Alberta, it's essential that we invest in the resources and tools necessary to protect our province. The @GreenPartyAB #wildfire resilience plan includes: (Source: Jarvis Nanooch)
Reinstate the Alberta Rapattack program: The rappelling program has proven to be an effective way to quickly respond to wildfires. By deploying firefighters from helicopters to the ground, we can attack fires when they're still small and prevent them from endangering communities.
Reopen and expand lookout positions: Fire lookout towers are critical in detecting fires early and allowing firefighters to respond quickly. By reopening and expanding lookout positions, we can reduce the time it takes to detect fires and prevent them from becoming larger.
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🚨 #GSTReturn portal CRASHED on the due date! 😠 Indian businesses left in limbo.

Unfair to penalize us for a system failure. We demand a #DueDateExtension! 💪

Share your struggles👇 & RT to spread awareness 📢 Let's hold the govt. accountable! 🏛️ #PortalCrash #RaiseYourVoice
1/ Frustration is growing among #IndianBusiness owners as we struggle to meet our obligations amidst a non-functional portal.👩‍💻👨‍💻 #TaxFiling #GovernmentAccountability
2/ This isn't just about a crashed portal; it's about the trust & reliability we expect from our government. We need better infrastructure to support our growth & progress.📈 #DemandBetter
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Wakefield, Tiverton and Honiton
🔶 Vote Lib Dem in Tiverton & Honiton
🌹 Vote Labour in Wakefield
A list of #toryrapist and #ToryCorruption
over the past few years, awaiting trial, convicted or just quietly disappeared (so you wouldn't notice)
Imran Ahmad Khan
The Conservative MP for Wakefield
was found guilty in April of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy after plying him with gin at a party in 2008
Khan assaulted the boy in Staffordshire in January 2008 He resigned as an MP two weeks after he was found guilty. Image
Rob Roberts
The Conservative MP for Delyn allowed to rejoin the party despite an independent investigation finding that he sexually harassed a junior member of staff
Roberts was suspended for 12 weeks after the independent panel found he had made “significant” repeated and ... Image
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I am ecstatically delighted to say that I will be running as the @LibDems parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven, whenever the next election may be. Stopping the madness that is Brexit is absolutely a top priority for any Lib Dem candidate - but... 1/
It’s not the only reason that I am standing. Our country is struggling to find her place in the 21st Century. We have an antique voting system, which the Conservatives and Labour parties have selfishly kept alive for way beyond its use by date. 2/
I am in no doubt that if our electoral system reflected the views of the country more fairly, we wouldn’t be in the mess that we are today. People should never have to vote purely to spite the other candidate or have their vote interpreted as something it is not! 3/
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Let’s talk about Boris

One of most disreputable, toxic, selfish politicians I’ve ever met. As Tories choose between British Trump & ex-Health Sec who’s mission was to destroy health service, let's remember why #Johnson is #UnfitForOffice
[Many threads]
2018: Letterboxes
Wrote that women wearing niqab looked like “letterboxes” & “bank robbers”; triggering attacks on our Muslim community, “letterbox” graffitied on homes, and giving racists new language in hate speech

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice…
2008: “Blacks have lower IQs”
As editor of the Spectator he was responsible for - and clearly condoned - this racist drawl. He and his racist worldview has no place in Parliament, let alone @10DowningStreet

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice…
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#ElizabethWarren's bill reminds me of Romney's advice to youths in 4/2012, "Borrow money, if you have to, from your parents. Start a business... [Jimmy John Liautaud] borrowed $20K from his dad..."

The loan was c. 7/82 and was actually $25K.
$25K in 7/82 = $59K in 4/12
In the first half of 2019, the nat'l average #rent increased by 2.6%.…
Warren declined to be interviewed for this story. In May, at request of media, her campaign released a summary of her outside work. As a senatorial candidate, Warren released a shorter version, which omitted her work for Dow Chemical.

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Here's what all of our #LibDem candidates are fighting for in #Woking *Thread!* We're the real opposition, on Thur make your voice heard! #LE2019
#DemandBetter homes to meet local needs.
#DemandBetter transport and parking
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A quick THREAD on the contradictions of the home office and @sajidjavid over the stripping of #ShamimaBegum's British citizenship.
It's a MUST READ to see just how @theresa_may's old department's #hostileenvironment appears to discriminate against BAME people... 1/n
So currently there are international laws which state that when a citizen commits a crime in a foreign country, that country has the right to deport the person to their home country. This is accepted, and not a contentious issue. 2/15
In fact, the British gov't loves using these powers.
It regularly deports British residents of Caribbean descent. People who moved to Britain as toddlers and have British kids have been taken away from their families and sent 'back' to the Caribbean. 3/15…
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If it’s one thing I hate about the current times we are living in, it’s the need for attention. It’s why we have mass shootings and why we’ve seen a spike in school shootings. 24 hour news coverage of these events practically makes the perpetrators demigods. The next shooter
are almost always inspired by the actions of the previous one. We live in a time where one person filmed themselves eating tide pods for attention and no one thought “let me get this person some help” No! They thought “How can I top it” in order to get like and views on Social M.
Now think about why are kids shooting up schools? Hell I won’t even stop there, think about why do people in general commit mass shootings....currently? People are committing murders and are posting it online for the world to see in order to bring attention to themselves.
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