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(The Hill)   House Democrats are starting to play hardball, introducing amendments to require any company receiving federal bailouts to offer sick leave to employees, not fire anybody during the pandemic AND be banned from lobbying until the money is repaid   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-03-24 12:08:55 PM  
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2020-03-24 12:09:38 PM  
I don't suppose they can be banned from contributing to political campaigns.
 
2020-03-24 12:10:05 PM  
Good. I'm sure the FARK Biden Squad will be in shortly to tell them to shut up and go away because How Dare You Believe In Things.
 
2020-03-24 12:10:19 PM  
Good.
 
2020-03-24 12:10:33 PM  
Good! You want a corporate bailout? Then you need serious restrictions to come with it.
 
2020-03-24 12:10:38 PM  
How about cutting executive pay, no bonuses, no stock options, no stock buybacks until the LOANS are paid off?
 
2020-03-24 12:10:45 PM  
Hopefully the final bill also removes the ban on aid to non-profit companies that receive medicaid money, you know, like Planned Parenthood.
 
2020-03-24 12:10:51 PM  
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My political crush on Adam Schiff continues...
 
2020-03-24 12:11:24 PM  
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2020-03-24 12:11:33 PM  
Damn right. It's really the least that should be done.

Unless, of course, they want to relive the heyday of Haymarket.

And that won't be good for their bottom line.
 
2020-03-24 12:12:11 PM  
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2020-03-24 12:12:13 PM  

natazha: How about cutting executive pay, no bonuses, no stock options, no stock buybacks until the LOANS are paid off?


The Loans need to have the same interest rate as your standard student loan.
 
2020-03-24 12:13:22 PM  
I'm confused.  I was told Pelosi and Turtle were the same since they elbow bumped each other.  And the Democrats "compromised" because they "only" got a independent inspector general for the $500 billion slush fund.  And the democrats hate America by playing "partisan politics" and holding up the bill.

/derp state is really scratching the bottom of the barrel.
 
2020-03-24 12:13:29 PM  
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2020-03-24 12:13:35 PM  
A ban on consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals may fit nicely under guise of more money for research.
 
2020-03-24 12:14:07 PM  
Dems should take the angle that if the GOP doesn't allow them to set restrictions on how corporations use the government money they're given then technically that means they can use that money to fund abortions.
 
2020-03-24 12:14:32 PM  
Sadly, that will kill the bill.  Because reasons or something.
 
2020-03-24 12:14:46 PM  
I was told yesterday that poison pills were bad for these kind of bills
 
2020-03-24 12:16:02 PM  
Hrm.

Good.  Squeeze.  And remind them: the mess is theirs, they were in the majority, and the Trumpenfurhrer is their monster.
 
2020-03-24 12:16:16 PM  
And give up all those sweet sweet campaign dollar?

Farker, please!
 
2020-03-24 12:16:28 PM  
Bailouts for golf clubs and hotels contingent on owners making their tax returns public.
 
2020-03-24 12:16:35 PM  

Anonymous Bosch: Good. I'm sure the FARK Biden Squad will be in shortly to tell them to shut up and go away because How Dare You Believe In Things.


Oh, stop that shiat.

Republicans do something bad: "Fark Democrats"
Democrats do something bad: "Fark Democrats"
Democrats do something good: "Fark Democrats"

It gets farking old after a while.
 
2020-03-24 12:17:13 PM  
This is the time to play hardball. D2S needs that slush fund badly to keep on making payments to Russian monsters. He'll give up anything for it.
 
2020-03-24 12:17:33 PM  
Why do Democrats hate corpora...er I mean people?!?
 
2020-03-24 12:17:40 PM  

Sophont: natazha: How about cutting executive pay, no bonuses, no stock options, no stock buybacks until the LOANS are paid off?

The Loans need to have the same interest rate as your standard student loan.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1000x THIS!!!
 
2020-03-24 12:17:55 PM  
Hey, they don't have to take the bailout! They can borrow on the open market (rates are LOW!) and survive that way.

As to killing the bill? Yeah, go ahead. Veto this. Vote it down, Turtle. As you well know, the whys and wherefores are never talked about, what will be talked about is you voted down the bill to help out-of-work Americans during a pandemic.

DO IT.

I DOUBLE DO DARE YOU.

DO IT. KILL IT.
 
2020-03-24 12:19:06 PM  
Corporations are people too!
 
2020-03-24 12:22:18 PM  

Porkbelly: Hopefully the final bill also removes the ban on aid to non-profit companies that receive medicaid money, you know, like Planned Parenthood.


Why? What's wrong with PP. They help alot of American women with their healthcare. Medicaid? Healthcare? Kind of like salt & pepper, usually.
 
2020-03-24 12:23:01 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Hey, they don't have to take the bailout! They can borrow on the open market (rates are LOW!) and survive that way.

As to killing the bill? Yeah, go ahead. Veto this. Vote it down, Turtle. As you well know, the whys and wherefores are never talked about, what will be talked about is you voted down the bill to help out-of-work Americans during a pandemic.

DO IT.

I DOUBLE DO DARE YOU.

DO IT. KILL IT.


...you realize that Fox News has already said Democrats are killing it, so half the country already believes it.

If this bill fails, Trump wins in a walk. Book it. Done.
 
2020-03-24 12:23:38 PM  

RasIanI: Porkbelly: Hopefully the final bill also removes the ban on aid to non-profit companies that receive medicaid money, you know, like Planned Parenthood.

Why? What's wrong with PP. They help alot of American women with their healthcare. Medicaid? Healthcare? Kind of like salt & pepper, usually.


Erm, he said hopefully it removes the ban on aid.
 
2020-03-24 12:24:03 PM  

Saiga410: I was told yesterday that poison pills were bad for these kind of bills


They are. So what are you on about?
 
2020-03-24 12:24:39 PM  

Saiga410: I was told yesterday that poison pills were bad for these kind of bills


Nuthin' poisonous in it.
 
2020-03-24 12:24:41 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Hey, they don't have to take the bailout! They can borrow on the open market (rates are LOW!) and survive that way.

As to killing the bill? Yeah, go ahead. Veto this. Vote it down, Turtle. As you well know, the whys and wherefores are never talked about, what will be talked about is you voted down the bill to help out-of-work Americans during a pandemic.

DO IT.

I DOUBLE DO DARE YOU.

DO IT. KILL IT.


He won't vote it down, he'll claim it's full of radical leftist agendas and refuse to bring it up for a vote. It's not like he hasn't done the exact same thing before. He's not going to let people acting in good faith get in the way of his corrupt intent.
 
2020-03-24 12:24:54 PM  

NeoCortex42: Anonymous Bosch: Good. I'm sure the FARK Biden Squad will be in shortly to tell them to shut up and go away because How Dare You Believe In Things.

Oh, stop that shiat.

Republicans do something bad: "Fark Democrats"
Democrats do something bad: "Fark Democrats"
Democrats do something good: "Fark Democrats"

It gets farking old after a while.


The thing you need to remember about fark is, some people here are like an old record , one side only consists of 12 tired singles and the other is all instrumentals.
 
2020-03-24 12:24:58 PM  

IlGreven: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Hey, they don't have to take the bailout! They can borrow on the open market (rates are LOW!) and survive that way.

As to killing the bill? Yeah, go ahead. Veto this. Vote it down, Turtle. As you well know, the whys and wherefores are never talked about, what will be talked about is you voted down the bill to help out-of-work Americans during a pandemic.

DO IT.

I DOUBLE DO DARE YOU.

DO IT. KILL IT.

...you realize that Fox News has already said Democrats are killing it, so half the country already believes it.

If this bill fails, Trump wins in a walk. Book it. Done.


Fox News only gets 2 million viewers a night
 
2020-03-24 12:25:03 PM  

IlGreven: ...you realize that Fox News has already said Democrats are killing it, so half the country already believes it.


I don't care what that half believes. Donny needs this more than anything.

And no. Not booking it, not done. Because this isn't over.

This has barely started.
 
2020-03-24 12:25:39 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Saiga410: I was told yesterday that poison pills were bad for these kind of bills

They are. So what are you on about?


In Trumpland, any amendment proposed by a democrat is automatically a "poison pill" regardless of content.

I realize it may seem incredible that anyone could be that petty and smallminded, but as soon as you understand that this is how the GOP operates, the sooner everything will make sense.
 
2020-03-24 12:25:43 PM  
Can the same party that funded kids in cages actually pull this off.

I don't think so.
 
2020-03-24 12:26:31 PM  

red230: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Hey, they don't have to take the bailout! They can borrow on the open market (rates are LOW!) and survive that way.

As to killing the bill? Yeah, go ahead. Veto this. Vote it down, Turtle. As you well know, the whys and wherefores are never talked about, what will be talked about is you voted down the bill to help out-of-work Americans during a pandemic.

DO IT.

I DOUBLE DO DARE YOU.

DO IT. KILL IT.

He won't vote it down, he'll claim it's full of radical leftist agendas and refuse to bring it up for a vote. It's not like he hasn't done the exact same thing before. He's not going to let people acting in good faith get in the way of his corrupt intent.


And then in every speech, in every ad, in every TV appearance you say "We passed a bill to help you. Mitch McConnell refused to vote on it. He'd rather you starve and die than get help."

You won't convince them all. You'll convince enough.
 
2020-03-24 12:26:48 PM  

China White Tea: RasIanI: Porkbelly: Hopefully the final bill also removes the ban on aid to non-profit companies that receive medicaid money, you know, like Planned Parenthood.

Why? What's wrong with PP. They help alot of American women with their healthcare. Medicaid? Healthcare? Kind of like salt & pepper, usually.

Erm, he said hopefully it removes the ban on aid.


My bad - the reaction knee-jerk.
 
2020-03-24 12:27:14 PM  

RasIanI: Saiga410: I was told yesterday that poison pills were bad for these kind of bills

Nuthin' poisonous in it.


There is if you are an asshole.  That whole helping people is poison.

Remember, Republicans want to hurt the right people. They are only interested in helping themselves.
 
2020-03-24 12:27:49 PM  
Holding the American people hostage to ideology-driven wishlists isn't wrong when Democrats do it, amirite?

Pass a claan bill.
 
2020-03-24 12:28:17 PM  

FleshMonkey: RasIanI: Saiga410: I was told yesterday that poison pills were bad for these kind of bills

Nuthin' poisonous in it.

There is if you are an asshole.  That whole helping people is poison.

Remember, Republicans want to hurt the right people. They are only interested in helping themselves.


Sounds accurate. No irony. No sarcasm.
 
2020-03-24 12:28:23 PM  

Millennium: Holding the American people hostage to ideology-driven wishlists isn't wrong when Democrats do it, amirite?

Pass a claan bill.


I love Freudian slips
 
2020-03-24 12:29:22 PM  
What a bunch of idiots.  They're doing everything they can to sabotage a bill that needs to be passed RIGHT NOW.

And seriously, most of that shiat is unconstitutional.  You can't give money to people on condition that they lose their first amendment rights.
 
2020-03-24 12:29:37 PM  
It really seems like both sides (yes, both sides) are trying to slow walk any sort of relief bill in hopes of some miracle cure or it just going away magically.  Sure as shiat ain't gonna give anyone a check.  Pretty crazy all of us dipshiats here thought that was a possibility.
 
2020-03-24 12:29:54 PM  

RussianPotato: What a bunch of idiots.  They're doing everything they can to sabotage a bill that needs to be passed RIGHT NOW.

And seriously, most of that shiat is unconstitutional.  You can't give money to people on condition that they lose their first amendment rights.


Lololol

Like you understand the American Constitution
 
2020-03-24 12:30:29 PM  
Completely reasonable and necessary amendments, which will actually help millions upon millions of people. So of course, Republicans and their corporate puppet-masters will never let it pass. They would rather let millions of people die than actually cede any amount of power to the workers.
 
2020-03-24 12:31:16 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Saiga410: I was told yesterday that poison pills were bad for these kind of bills

They are. So what are you on about?


You fail to see how most all of the wish list is a non starter for the repubs?  A pretty easy gage for if something is a poison pill is if you read it and laugh saying aww shiat they aint going to accept that.
 
2020-03-24 12:31:17 PM  

Anonymous Bosch: Good. I'm sure the FARK Biden Squad will be in shortly to tell them to shut up and go away because How Dare You Believe In Things.


I'm sure the Bernie squad will come and claim Biden supporters don't agree with any of this.

Too late?


Save your righteous hate for the Republicans.
 
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