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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:02 AM

U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) plans to vote 'no,' threatens to hold up coronavirus stimulus bill

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2020/03/26/coronavirus-kentucky-u-s-rep-thomas-massie-plans-reject-bill/2914642001/
LOUISVILLE, Ky. A Congressman from Kentucky plans to vote "no" on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, which the Senate passed 96-0 Wednesday evening.

U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican who represents Kentucky's 4th District, also hinted that he might object to a voice vote in the House of Representatives, which would force all members to return to Washington, D.C. and slowdown movement on the bill.

Massie told 55 KRC radio Thursday morning he plans to reject the measure which includes one-time $1,200 checks to certain individuals and $367 billion in loans and grants to small businesses due to concerns over spiking the national debt.

"If it were just about helping people to get more unemployment (benefits) to get through this calamity that, frankly, the governors have wrought on the people, then I could be for it," Massie said.

"But this is $2 trillion," he continued. "Divide $2 trillion by 350 million people it's almost $6,000 for every man, woman and child. I'm talking about spending. This won't go to the men, women and children. So if you have a family of five, this spending bill represents $30,000 of additional U.S. national debt because there is no plan to pay for it."


This guy is grade 4F dick cheese his balking that it's not going to only American citizens is pure grandstanding.

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Roland99 Mar 26 OP
rzemanfl Mar 26 #1
beachbumbob Mar 26 #2
ProfessorGAC Mar 26 #3
backscatter712 Mar 26 #4
Turbineguy Mar 26 #5
marble falls Mar 26 #6
Baitball Blogger Mar 26 #7
karynnj Mar 26 #8
farmbo Mar 26 #9

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:04 AM

1. WTAF? n/t

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:06 AM

2. he is a problem for McConnel and trump, but I don't trust trump to sign this bill either

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:07 AM

3. Start With The Boeing $

Make them sell every share of Treasury stock for operating cash, then we'll talk bailout. The can cut 16 billion out, right there.
But, this idiot is more worried about Boeing than he is about the debt.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:12 AM

4. Pelosi should just declare that due to the pandemic, electronic voting is allowed in the House.

Have all the reps vote by text message, boom, that shuts him up.

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:12 AM

5. No problem

just tell him it's a tax cut for the rich. He'll jump on it.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:13 AM

6. Why does he vote for bloated military budgets year after year after year and tax breaks.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:15 AM

7. +1

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:21 AM

8. He is the idiot who attacked former Secretary Kerry for having a pseudocience degree when Kerry

and Hagel testified on the national security impact of climate change. Kerry's undergrad degree was in political science and is obviously not the basis of his expertise on the issue.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:03 AM

9. Yet this A'hole voted for Trump's $1.5 Trillion tax giveaway in Dec. 2017

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