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Roland99

(53,342 posts)
Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:37 AM Dec 2020

$900 Billion Covid relief agreement apparently reached. Direct pymts. No state/local money but...



STORY w ⁦@burgessev⁩: negotiators close to a near $900bn deal w direct payments, but leaving out state and local and liability.

Dems say they have secured other pots for state and local aid.

Dir checks less than 1200. Deal expected this am. https://politico.com/news/2020/12/16/congress-deal-covid-relief-446244
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$900 Billion Covid relief agreement apparently reached. Direct pymts. No state/local money but... (Original Post) Roland99 Dec 2020 OP
KR! Cha Dec 2020 #1
I wonder when that photograph was taken? Hugin Dec 2020 #2
Shortly after getting his Botox treatment blm Dec 2020 #4
Are you sure it isn't... Hugin Dec 2020 #8
lol! soothsayer Dec 2020 #13
Flipper 😂. /nt flibbitygiblets Dec 2020 #6
Ha! They're just afraid of losing the Georgia elections Walleye Dec 2020 #3
Direct is good but I see nothing about unemployment. They better get some money to the locals first underpants Dec 2020 #5
I believe a $300/week extension was discussed. Article mentions in passing Roland99 Dec 2020 #7
Oh. Okay I missed that. underpants Dec 2020 #9
I was out driving the other day... Hugin Dec 2020 #11
Odd. underpants Dec 2020 #14
Sadly. Hugin Dec 2020 #15
If the last checks are any indication most of them won't go out until it's time to pay for... Hugin Dec 2020 #10
Looks like the corporate liability blanket and local aid were cut pecosbob Dec 2020 #12
Wow, not even run by the Courts... Hugin Dec 2020 #16

Hugin

(33,403 posts)
2. I wonder when that photograph was taken?
Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:44 AM
Dec 2020

Looks like Moscow Mitch has some fresh bleeding in his right flipper.

underpants

(183,569 posts)
5. Direct is good but I see nothing about unemployment. They better get some money to the locals first
Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:00 AM
Dec 2020

He relented on this worst case liability thing. Good.

Roland99

(53,342 posts)
7. I believe a $300/week extension was discussed. Article mentions in passing
Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:02 AM
Dec 2020
The direct checks will likely be far less than $1,200 per person — likely around $600 — in order to keep the cost of the bill in check. President Donald Trump has been keen on sending out checks to Americans, and has backing from liberals like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Republicans like Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.). An extension of unemployment benefits is also a part of the package under negotiation.

Hugin

(33,403 posts)
11. I was out driving the other day...
Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:16 AM
Dec 2020

in my first non-essential essential excursion since July which took me away from my well trodden COVID resupply circle and I noticed a shuttered Taco Bell (I know... I know. Not much of a restaurant.) located on a very busy intersection. Gone. Closed permanently.

There were also many seeming abandoned businesses in the strip malls I passed.

The whole city has become one big Trumperville.

underpants

(183,569 posts)
14. Odd.
Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:29 AM
Dec 2020

I noticed a Mexican restaurant AND a Taco Bell yesterday near each other - both looked to be closed. At least not open and it was noon on a Tuesday.

Hugin

(33,403 posts)
15. Sadly.
Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:39 AM
Dec 2020

I've seen reports about several popular local eateries which are open and so lightly staffed they can't keep up with the call-in orders they do receive.

Hugin

(33,403 posts)
10. If the last checks are any indication most of them won't go out until it's time to pay for...
Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:10 AM
Dec 2020

the vaccine shots.

Say, Feb or March.

pecosbob

(7,617 posts)
12. Looks like the corporate liability blanket and local aid were cut
Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:19 AM
Dec 2020

The Repubs were actually demanding this as of start of business today...

Empower the United States Attorney General to deem coronavirus-related lawsuits from workers, customers and attorneys “meritless” and then file civil actions against them as retribution. In order to “vindicate the public interest,” courts would be allowed to fine respondents up to $50,000.


https://www.dailyposter.com/p/senate-proposal-would-retroactively

Hugin

(33,403 posts)
16. Wow, not even run by the Courts...
Wed Dec 16, 2020, 11:46 AM
Dec 2020

Decided by the USAG and look at that "retribution" clause!

No wonder Barr hit the road.

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