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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:06 PM

McConnell sets up votes on narrow coronavirus relief proposal

Source: Politico

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Saturday that the Senate will hold two votes next week on a half-trillion-dollar coronavirus relief package, even as the chances of Congress approving a broader deal before the election remain slim.

The Senate will vote Tuesday on additional money for the Paycheck Protection Program and Wednesday on the rest of the package. Democrats have already dismissed the GOP approach as inadequate, and are not expected to support the proposals.

“Speaker Pelosi keeps saying she feels ‘nothing’ is better than ‘something’ and clinging to far-left demands that are designed to kill any hope of a deal,” McConnell said Saturday. “Working families have spent months waiting for Speaker Pelosi’s Marie Antoinette act to stop. They should not have to wait any longer.”

Next week's coronavirus relief proposal will be nearly identical to legislation Republicans attempted to pass in September, which included $300 in boosted federal weekly unemployment benefits through the end of December, as well money for testing and reopening schools.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mcconnell-sets-up-votes-on-narrow-coronavirus-relief-proposal/ar-BB1a8mWV?li=BBnb7Kz



Fuck you mealy mouthed Moscow Mitch. The Heroes Act was passed in the House back in May and has been sitting on your desk ever since.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 17 OP
mdbl Oct 17 #1
BigmanPigman Oct 17 #2
yaesu Oct 17 #3
cstanleytech Oct 18 #6
OldBaldy1701E Oct 18 #8
cstanleytech Oct 18 #12
OldBaldy1701E Oct 18 #13
Mr.Bill Oct 17 #4
Hugin Oct 17 #5
pfitz59 Oct 18 #7
Keth Oct 18 #10
OldBaldy1701E Oct 18 #9
BlueNProud Oct 18 #11
bluestarone Oct 18 #14
scipan Monday #15

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:56 PM

1. McConell: Here's a quarter - Catch!

What a great guy, NOT!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:36 PM

2. Crumbs!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:09 PM

3. Dems, just say NO to anythinh McTurtle wants and don't deal with him on anything, including shutdown

until he helps pass a real stimulus package.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:17 AM

6. To be honest I do not think giving people money is the answer.

Or atleast not the answer we need for long term recovery as most of the people would be better served by simply having jobs that actually paid enough to pay their bills and have enough left over to set aside for retirement.
No, what we really need for a good stimulus bill should be done by cutting defense spending by 2/3 and shifting the money into infrastructure spending like roads, dams and bridges as well as education and medical care for people as all of that would create a massive number of jobs.
Far more even than what spending the money on defense does.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 06:05 AM

8. You are so right.

And, it will never happen as long as Americans keep wanting to wave their d**ks at the world. Until you remove that overpowering urge, until you remove the grift and massive incomes being increased by pork, what you suggest will never come to pass. And, I have seen no indication from either party that such a thing is even being considered.

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:50 AM

12. True there as been little to no real effort by the Democrats in office to control defense spending

better and bring it down to a reasonable level.
What we need to do though is give them a gentle nudge to finally take the plunge and do it and one way they could do it is via pushing that they are the true party that is interested in controlling the federal budget better rather than the Republicans who like to waste taxpayer money.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:15 PM

13. Yeah...

but top brass doesn't see it as a 'waste of taxpayer money', and they have a stranglehold on both parties. Standing up to them is going to take some real chutzpah and finesse. Mostly chutzpah though...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:10 PM

4. Whatever this bill contains

is the part of the larger earlier bill that was the easiest part to steal money from. And they are too stupid to realize they just identified it for us.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:26 PM

5. The big money donors are desperate to get the blanket COVID liability shield for employers enacted.

They want it so badly they can taste it. That's why this is a priority because the GrOPe is broke.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:22 AM

7. Its a setup for a campaign spot

"Democrats refuse COVID relief Bill". The Senate will pass an impossible bill, then blame the Dems. Happens every election cycle.

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Response to pfitz59 (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:17 AM

10. Then..

the Democrats need to create their own ad spot saying that the Republican bill didn't provide for stimulus checks for people. Whether you agree or not with stimulus checks going out, that would resonate with quite a few voters. Message "Republicans refuse COVID relief stimulus checks for the people" or something. Punch McConnell and crew right back in the face.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 06:09 AM

9. I have to admit...

I am loving the rethug's desperate attempts at begging. They will sell their own mothers and lie to God if it will keep them in power. They know the time has come, and they know their time is over. I especially like the ones that are deserting trumpland like rats on a sinking ship. (No offense to rats, it is just a metaphor).

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:11 AM

11. I don't even want to know what's in these bills

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:15 PM

14. The House needs to AMPLIFY, the fact that

Hey WE passed the aid bill! WHERE ARE THE RETHUGS!!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 02:17 PM

15. 2 quotes from Moscow Mitch and 0 from Pelosi

Even though she has been accused by him.

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