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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:10 PM

Mitch McConnell just opened the door for an extension of the $600 unemployment boost -- if Trump supp

Source: Business Insider

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he could support an extension of the now-lapsed $600 federal unemployment insurance boost if President Donald Trump ends up backing it.

At his weekly Senate Republican leadership press conference, McConnell was asked about Speaker Nancy Pelosi's appearing to draw a red line on the weekly federal supplement and whether he could support a negotiated spending package containing it.

"Wherever this thing settles between the president of the United States and his team, who has to sign it into law, and the Democrat, not insignificant minority in the Senate and majority in the House, is something I'm prepared to support," McConnell told reporters. "Even if I have some problems with certain parts of it."

The Kentucky senator added many Republicans would likely not vote for the final stimulus legislation if it restored the measure. It has drawn fierce GOP criticism for months.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/mitch-mcconnell-600-unemployment-benefit-extension-stimulus-package-trump-congress-2020-8



I've been saying for days they will cave. But will we get back-pay for missing this week's $600 payment?

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Reply Mitch McConnell just opened the door for an extension of the $600 unemployment boost -- if Trump supp (Original post)
Polybius Aug 4 OP
bluestarone Aug 4 #1
Polybius Aug 4 #7
TomCADem Aug 4 #2
DeminPennswoods Aug 4 #3
Mr.Bill Aug 4 #4
Blue Owl Aug 4 #5
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:28 PM

1. The senate rethugs won't do shit UNLESS

RUMPY supports it!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:23 PM

7. Thankfully he does, he just said this in an interview:

Jacqueline Policastro:

Do you think people on unemployment should continue to get the extra $600 each week?

President Trump:

Yeah. I want to get them. I want to get them a lot. It's not their fault. It's China's fault that this whole thing happened. We were setting records. We were doing unbelievable business. It was an incredible thing, we've never done so well. Breaking records on employment, on the stock market, although the stock market's almost what it was, which is pretty incredible in itself, but we were breaking every record you can do. And then this, the plague, I call it the plague, came in and it's not the people's fault. So we want to take care of them. Really good. Take care of them very well.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:12 PM

2. Trump Will Only Back It If He Gets to Include His Propaganda With It...

...possibly a check signed by Trump with a photo and MAGA flyer all paid by taxpayers, of course.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:18 PM

3. As predicted

nt

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:20 PM

4. Mitch needs to read the part of the Constitution

about overriding a veto. He doesn't seem to be aware of this.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:33 PM

5. Which ultimately means does Putin support it?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 10:43 PM

6. trump has said he wants it. They'll all claim credit, but the majority know truth.

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