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‘The Squad’ reelected: Progressive group adds new members

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Members of the progressive Democrat “squad” in Congress won their reelection bids in Tuesday’s House elections. In 2018 the group first made their debut, coming onto the scene after taking long-held incumbent Democrat seats in their districts. The group, now known as the ‘squad’ promised from from their inception to shift the Democratic party more to the left and change the political status quo. That’s exactly what they’ve done.

First, the group has had the support of the Democratic socialists like Senator Bernie Sanders, D-VT, and they’ve teamed up with him. One of their biggest issues is to push a sweeping climate change agenda, known as “The Green New Deal” to reduce to net-zero emissions by 2030.

Moreover, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-NY, Ilhan Omar, D-MN, Ayanna Pressley, D-MA, and Rashida Tlaib, D-MI have declared victories as results slowly rolled in Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.

These four women have also reportedly expanded this election, by adding three new progressive Democrats to their team. That group of new members includes Cori Bush, D-MO, Jamaal Bowman, D-NY, and Mondaire Jones, D-NY.

“This moment is brought to us by us, by our movement for social, racial, and economic justice. Now, our movement is going to Congress and we will beat the challenges of this moment and the movement side by side, arm in arm with our fists in the air, with our fists in the air ready to serve each other until every single one of us is free. Thank you for electing me as your first Black congresswoman here in the State of Missouri,” said Bush in her victory speech Tuesday night.

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Federal Reserve Economist on hidden camera: ‘we don’t want Trump to be in the government’

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Hidden Camera captures Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve talking about Jerome Powell’s legacy as “somebody who held the line against like, Trump.” According to hidden camera footage of Aurel Hizmo, principal economist at the Federal Reserve, the U.S. agency could have fixed inflation a while ago but refused to do so for fear of hurting President Joe Biden’s re-election efforts.

Hizmo told an undercover reporter that the Fed stopped raising the rates to tackle inflation because it could cause a recession that would likely end Biden’s 2024 campaign.

The influential agency responsible for maintaining a stable monetary system appears to not just be establishing interest rates, but to be setting policies for desired social outcomes. “Under Powell, the Fed has changed to think about equity issues, like racial issues, think about wealth inequality as part of the mandate, as part of the things we are following. Think about climate change.” Aurel Hizmo, Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve, who prior to working at the Fed was an Assistant Professor helps write speeches for Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell for the Federal Open Market Committee.

Hizmo says “Trump is just a crazy person” and conservatives are “dumb” as he describes to OMG’s American Swiper Citizen Journalist a politicized Federal Reserve Board where Powell has promoted ESG issues like climate change and “wants to be remembered in history” “as a savior.” But shhh…don’t tell anyone because Hizmo says: “I’m just really worried that I’m saying stuff that’s classified…It’s all classified.”

 

 

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