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Good morning, kids! It's time for everyone's favorite show: Microeconomics and Empathy With Wilbur!
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No doubt, the billionaire Ross is unfamiliar with the payday lending industry. It's incredibly predatory - even AFTER the consumer-protection laws enacted a few years ago.
But some of us are better educated about economics than the *checks notes* Secretary of Commerce 🤔
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Let's take a family like mine as an example.
Let's say I've lost my income to the #GOPShutdown .
We have 2 adults and 2 children to feed and a $1000 mortgage to keep up.
So off I go to our neighborhood short-term loan provider to see what they can do.
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🚨Trump🚨IS🚨a🚨national🚨 security🚨threat🚨He just canceled Pelosi’s Afghanistan trip—which was a secret for security reasons—until he revealed it. His shutdown games as he plays POTUS are a clear and present danger to the country and the world. #ImpeachTRUMP #ShutdownTrump
Trump cancels secret Pelosi trip to visit troops ONE day after she asked him to postpone SOTU until after shutdown—for security reasons. His letter is Foxnews ridiculous. Says stay in DC & talk border security. But if you want to fly commercial—that’s ok. Basically, FU and die.
Oh what faux outrage & short memory🙄: Republican Kevin McCarthy can’t imagine why Pelosi would make a foreign trip to meet troops during a shutdown. Maybe ask Trump—who visited Iraq during the shutdown in December?? And that was pure photo op. In & out.
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Please use your platform to retweet and correct the misconception that certain federal employees have been declared “nonessential.” That is not the law. @GerryConnolly @VanHollenForMD @BenCardinforMD @JenniferWexton @SpanbergerVA07 #ShutdownStories
The exception from #furlough is narrowly restricted to functions “involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.” 31 USC 1342. The law does not distinguish between essential and nonessential workers. @NTEUNational @AFGENational @NFFE_Union
Nobody would say it isn’t “essential” to properly account for the agency’s use of resources, ensure the regulations are legal, comply with the Freedom of Information Act, ensure that leadership follows ethical requirements, and many other functions.
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