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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:36 PM

Biden calls on Trump, Congress to enact an emergency housing program

Source: The Hill

Former Vice President Joe Biden pressed President Trump and Congress to enact an emergency housing package after ramped up unemployment benefits and an eviction moratorium that have expired.

Biden, the presumptive Democratic 2020 nominee, also hammered Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for allowing the Senate to head home despite ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill for the next coronavirus relief package. Progress on the negotiations has been slow amid disagreements on a list of issues, including the level of federal unemployment benefits.

"Today is the first day of another month where rent and mortgage payments are due for millions of Americans who are already living on the edge. It comes a day after President Trump and Leader McConnell sent the Senate home for the weekend and allowed enhanced unemployment insurance, which millions of families have been using to pay their rent and bills, to lapse," Biden said.

"Because Donald Trump is abdicating his responsibility to lead us out of the pandemic crisis and the economic crisis, we now face a potential housing crisis across the country," he added. "To prevent a catastrophic rise in evictions and homelessness, President Trump must work with Congress to act swiftly and enact a broad emergency housing support program for renters, just as we would in the aftermath of a natural disaster."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:42 PM

1. I agree, in principle.

But Joe is wasting his time telling Trump what he “must” do. In fact, with an emotional infant like Trump, telling him what he “must” do is probably the best way to insure that he does nothing. Nobody gets to tell him what to do.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:58 PM

3. Yes, no one tells him what to do, but Joe's not wasting his time.

He's showing his presidentin' stuff to every voter in the country. It's stuff like this that will win over votes.

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Response to gristy (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:10 PM

4. As always, Joe is responsible, professional, and Presidential.

He’s drawing a clear contrast. I get that.

It just won’t work on Trump, and the American people need relief now.

-Laelth

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Response to gristy (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:35 PM

5. This!👆

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Response to gristy (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:19 AM

7. "It's stuff like this that will win over votes."

You betcha it will.

Joe's pushing the toddler out of the way and showing America what a REAL president is like when they do their JOB.

Go Joe!

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Response to gristy (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:29 AM

8. Just establishing "leadership" versus "tantrum and golf."

It won't win over everybody, of course--the cult will follow Donny Littlehands into the fiery pit of Hell to "pwn teh libs"--but Biden HAS to do it to show everyone else that he can handle the job that the Republicans refuse to.

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Response to gristy (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:49 AM

10. Yep. Biden is reminding everyone what the priorities of a real president should be. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:42 PM

2. Go, Joe!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:11 AM

6. Sure they will: they'll call it the poorhouse.

The GOP has been salivating at the thought of turning the US clocks back to pre-1900 times.
And now they are closer than ever.
Thank you Ronald Reagan.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:45 AM

9. It should never be forgotten that Trump so-called 'University' was a bunch of extremely

expensive 'classes' (that they encouraged 'students' to max out their credit cards and borrow money from family in order to be a part of) ... the subject of which was "How To Make Millions Flipping Foreclosed Houses, The Trump Way!"

In other words ... join Trump in shamelessly profiting of the misery of your fellow Americans who lost it all in the 2008 collapse. Many of the 'students' were in fact people who already had, and were desperate to get back on their feet.

The salespeople still put the screws to these people to milk them for every cent they possibly could ... and gave them a total joke of an 'education'.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 06:52 AM

11. This is what leadership looks like! Let's get rid of our fake unelected evil do nothing "leader"!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 06:51 PM

12. Our nation is rich enough to house all its RESIDENTS

and employ every able bodied adult (with government "busy work" as employer of last resort). The 40 year policy of suppressing wages and creating job insecurity to bolster profits has been killing us.

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