@JoeBiden told corporate executives that nothing would fundamentally change. Then he pretended to make a bunch of concessions to progressives. He pretended that he would raise the minimum wage to $15/hr, said he would dismantle Trump's severe border policies, said that... 1/7
healthcare was a human right, pretended that he would put a stop to the genocide in Yemen, feigned banning fracking, talked about an economy that works for everyone, promised $2000 checks immediately and more. When he got into office, the mask came off.

He's not raising... 2/7
the minimum wage, he isn't ending US bombing in Yemen or weapons sales to Saudi Arabia or the UAE, he certainly isn't moving the American Embassy back to Tel Aviv, he seems intent on invading Venezuela and Iran (just like Trump), he isn't providing anyone with emergency... 3/7
healthcare (he does have that ability), he isn't demilitarizing our border or closing the concentration camps that he and Barack built, he's not even sending out the $2000 checks and they didn't go out immediately. In fact, despite all of Joe's rhetoric about an economy... 4/7
that works for everyone, he reduced the checks to $1400 and told us all we could wait a couple months. This is not creating an economy that works for everyone.

Some people are still making excuses that he has only been in office a month, but he's had time for photo ops... 5/7
in Wisconsin, multiple town halls, a short vacation in Camp David, and has had multiple days with nothing on his official schedule besides the daily briefing and press conference. Electing Biden to stop Trump was like trying to put out a fire by holding a match to it. 6/7
Corporate rule is already fascism. You can't stop fascism by being fascist. The answer to stopping fascism lies on the left. The REAL left- those who refuse to put corporate profits or loyalty to a political party above actual policy and saving lives. 7/7 #HandsOffIran

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5 Feb
Whew! THAT was close! Donald Trump almost got away with decreasing our insanely enormous overseas presence in a country where we have 35 military bases, even though no country has threatened to invade!

Yes, first he tried to withdraw from the... 1/6

illegal invasion of Syria, then he tried to cut the number of troops in Afghanistan. And then he tried to cut down our completely unnecessary and wasteful presence in Germany! Can you believe the nerve? Well, thank God for @JoeBiden!

Those women...2/6

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