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Hey @bairdjulia #thedrum how about a series of shows specifically on LNP's perverse Compassionate Conservatism= #WarOnThePoor ??

Every week there's more reports of the carnage their #ClassWarFare imposes on ppl receiving a Centrelink Payment. The latest=…
If the best welfare is a job, why isn't anyone acknowledging the job deficit? Unemployment=higher than 715,000 @roymorganonline estimates 1.3Mil vs (less than 200,000 jobs),
Meanwhile unemployment keeps rising. With a recession looming=more unemployed @bairdjulia #thedrum
LNP's #ClassWarFare According to SMH data shows 2030 people have died after receiving a robodebt letter. 663 were considered "vulnerable" =serious mental illness, intellectual disabilities, homeless, escaping DV.
ROBODEBT: @billshortenmp @gordonlegal_au…
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Here’s this week’s rundown of what’s going on in the #FloridaLegislature.

A few bills covering campaigns & elections, and a continuation of the FL GOP’s war against poor people.


CS/HB 689 - allowing voting machines that produce “voter-verified ballots”
Introducers: @RepFitzenhagen (R), @Mel_Ponder (R)

CS passed Oversight 12:0, now in Public Integrity

HB 615 - deletes provisions for public funding of elections

Passed Oversight 7:5, (@AnnaForFlorida, @KimDanielsFl, @RepBobbyDuBose, @GoodforFlorida, @Javierfor114 voted no)
Now in Public Integrity.


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Great reporting by @Rewire_News.
I have spoken at length about work requirements, and this is why.

What is happening in Arkansas is infuriating.

There's a lot to unpack here, and I know threads can be tedious, but please stay with me. 1/
I live in rural PA, where progressives can be pretty moderate. Last spring, a member of our local progressive group's Facebook page commented, "What's the big deal? If they're able bodied, shouldn't they work?" The comment got "likes," so I asked to speak at the next meeting. 2/
I explained to the group that the goal of #workrequirements was not to get people to work, but to kick ppl off #Medicaid. I stressed that the bureaucracy surrounding work requirements targets those who work. After the meeting, so many said, "I hadn't thought of it that way." 3/
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