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(Politico)   The GOP Senate opposition to another COVID relief bill is getting less and less unanimous   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-05-21 11:36:24 AM  
How about y'all just go on vaca and 1/3 of you not come back?
Like the sentence being served by 1/3 of the population of workers in USA.
 
2020-05-21 11:36:31 AM  
Having a few Senators understand that without throwing an enormous amount of money and the majority of it actually going to the majority of Americans the Trump depression is going to be the worst in American history is a start.
 
2020-05-21 11:39:48 AM  

eurotrader: Having a few Senators understand that without throwing an enormous amount of money and the majority of it actually going to the majority of Americans the Trump depression is going to be the worst in American history is a start.


It is. As is having a few Senators understand that there's an election in November where all of their House seats and 22 of their Senate seats might change hands due to voters not sold on "this is why it was best for you to get no help."
 
2020-05-21 11:45:28 AM  
We certainly do not want the citizens to get used to the government helping them in hard times.
It just weakens the herd, makes them lazy.
 
2020-05-21 12:07:40 PM  

snocone: How about y'all just go on vaca and 1/3 of you not come back?


Or jump feet-first into a wood chipper.  They deserve a much less dignified end, but I'll allow it.
 
2020-05-21 12:34:31 PM  
Maine, Colorado - LOL.  The whistling in the wind is, oh, praying for a. miracle.
 
2020-05-21 2:31:32 PM  

thorpe: eurotrader: Having a few Senators understand that without throwing an enormous amount of money and the majority of it actually going to the majority of Americans the Trump depression is going to be the worst in American history is a start.

It is. As is having a few Senators understand that there's an election in November where all of their House seats and 22 of their Senate seats might change hands due to voters not sold on "this is why it was best for you to get no help."


Also, I'm sure a few of them remember their history and know what happens to those in power should the people have nothing left to lose, as well.  If so, at least a few of them are intelligent enough to not want their constituents to hang them from the nearest light pole if/when all hell breaks loose.
 
2020-05-21 2:31:36 PM  
Let me guess. The ones who didn't vote with the flock are up for re-election in November except for McConnell because he thinks he's untouchable.
 
2020-05-21 2:33:58 PM  

eurotrader: Having a few Senators understand that without throwing an enormous amount of money and the majority of it actually going to the majority of Americans the Trump depression is going to be the worst in American history is a start.


They're fine with that as long as they can convince the American people that it was the Democrats that caused this.
 
2020-05-21 2:35:06 PM  
Have the poors ever considered not being poor?
 
2020-05-21 2:35:23 PM  
I have a client who will lose his house in a few months because he can't make the mortgage payment, because he's been furloughed for months.

But sure, let's just keep the lockdown going until everyone is poor.
 
2020-05-21 2:35:36 PM  

PanicAttack: Let me guess. The ones who didn't vote with the flock are up for re-election in November except for McConnell because he thinks he's untouchable.


It quotes a whole two of them. TWO!!! The tide is turning!
 
2020-05-21 2:35:55 PM  
The rats may not yet be leaving the sinking ship, but it would seem a few may be eyeing the height of the railings and depth and temperature of the water.
 
2020-05-21 2:37:06 PM  

RussianPotato: I have a client who will lose his house in a few months because he can't make the mortgage payment, because he's been furloughed for months.

But sure, let's just keep the lockdown going until everyone is poor.


Help your 'client' out and only charge half price for a suck job.
 
2020-05-21 2:37:39 PM  

RussianPotato: I have a client who will lose his house in a few months because he can't make the mortgage payment, because he's been furloughed for months.

But sure, let's just keep the lockdown going until everyone is poor.


Really? Cause I'm fairly positive you can currently suspect mortgage payments for up to 12 months with a simple phone call. Plus your client should be getting about 4K a month in unemployment insurance. Sounds like you're making shiat up.
 
2020-05-21 2:37:55 PM  
Is this the Pelosi economic relief package that bails out lobbyists and talks about weed more than it does jobs?
 
2020-05-21 2:38:29 PM  

Subtonic: PanicAttack: Let me guess. The ones who didn't vote with the flock are up for re-election in November except for McConnell because he thinks he's untouchable.

It quotes a whole two of them. TWO!!! The tide is turning!


One is Susan Collins and she should never count.
 
2020-05-21 2:38:33 PM  
If people couldn't use that $1200 to fix their issues during the stay at home orders then they were not investing right.
 
2020-05-21 2:38:57 PM  
There's a bigger concern and growing crisis that desperately needs our attention.
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2020-05-21 2:39:07 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Is this the Pelosi economic relief package that bails out lobbyists and talks about weed more than it does jobs?


No, this is the real one that helps people not corporations that don't need it.
 
2020-05-21 2:40:02 PM  

WithinReason: If people couldn't use that $1200 to fix their issues during the stay at home orders then they were not investing right.


What about that extra 600 in unemployment insurance available to pretty much everyone including self employed workers that is currently averaging out to about 3600 per month per person unemployed?
 
2020-05-21 2:40:44 PM  

RussianPotato: I have a client who will lose his house in a few months because he can't make the mortgage payment, because he's been furloughed for months.

But sure, let's just keep the lockdown going until everyone is poor.


Or, we give back some of those tax dollars your 'client' paid the government to see him through these hard times. Ya know, instead of foolishly accepting that the only two options are starve to death, or be forced to back to work during a pandemic.
 
2020-05-21 2:41:34 PM  
How many billions have been handed out to corps and donors .. Some people who really need help are still waiting for their $1200 .. When you mess with a persons money or food supply they tend to get pissed off ..
 
2020-05-21 2:41:39 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Is this the Pelosi economic relief package that bails out lobbyists and talks about weed more than it does jobs?


"We mock that which we don't understand..."
 
2020-05-21 2:42:41 PM  
So basically the same performative drama we get every time something needs to get done. Before it gets done, the GOP needs to be the center of attention and make sure it benefits them first. Yay America.
 
2020-05-21 2:42:49 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: Lucky LaRue: Is this the Pelosi economic relief package that bails out lobbyists and talks about weed more than it does jobs?

"We mock that which we don't understand..."


Is that the GOP 2020 slogan? Cause it should be.
 
2020-05-21 2:43:31 PM  

slaur: The rats may not yet be leaving the sinking ship, but it would seem a few may be eyeing the height of the railings and depth and temperature of the water.


And eyeing the bodies that they can use as flotation devices.
 
2020-05-21 2:44:22 PM  
Those darn tax and spend Republicans are at it again!
 
2020-05-21 2:44:24 PM  

Porkbelly: Maine, Colorado - LOL.  The whistling in the wind is, oh, praying for a. miracle.


"Miracles by their definition are impossible. Only what can happen will happen." - Dr. Manhattan
 
2020-05-21 2:46:01 PM  
Like real division or the tried and true concerned eyebrows maverick types?
 
2020-05-21 2:46:03 PM  

astelmaszek: WithinReason: If people couldn't use that $1200 to fix their issues during the stay at home orders then they were not investing right.

What about that extra 600 in unemployment insurance available to pretty much everyone including self employed workers that is currently averaging out to about 3600 per month per person unemployed?


No clue, I still work full time.
 
2020-05-21 2:46:07 PM  

RussianPotato: I have a client who will lose his house in a few months because he can't make the mortgage payment, because he's been furloughed for months.

But sure, let's just keep the lockdown going until everyone is poor.


The lockdown isn't the problem; cutthroat capitalism is the problem.  The lockdown would be tolerable if social safety nets were set up so that we could have a continuance of our society.  That would be expensive for the oligarchs though so instead, we've got this choice of keeping everyone alive or getting "back 2 bizness".

Again it's not the lockdown, it's cutthroat capitalism.  The virus is real - the economic rules we live by are just a rigged game we all play.
 
2020-05-21 2:46:25 PM  

markie_farkie: snocone: How about y'all just go on vaca and 1/3 of you not come back?

Or jump feet-first into a wood chipper.  They deserve a much less dignified end, but I'll allow it.


That'll just pollute the soil.
 
2020-05-21 2:47:22 PM  

nijika: The lockdown would be tolerable if social safety nets were set up so that we could have a continuance of our society.


And how would these safety nets be funded in a society that indefinitely shuts down its economic activity?  Unicorn farts?
 
2020-05-21 2:49:14 PM  

astelmaszek: WithinReason: If people couldn't use that $1200 to fix their issues during the stay at home orders then they were not investing right.

What about that extra 600 in unemployment insurance available to pretty much everyone including self employed workers that is currently averaging out to about 3600 per month per person unemployed?


I'd like to know where the hell it is because I was told I'd be getting $0 unemployment per month and that $600 would really make a difference.

It's almost like it's bullshiat.
 
2020-05-21 2:49:37 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: Lucky LaRue: Is this the Pelosi economic relief package that bails out lobbyists and talks about weed more than it does jobs?

"We mock that which we don't understand..."


I'm open to your logic changing my mind.  How is bailing out lobbyist a good thing in your book?  Or how do you justify the bill's proposal to lift the $10k property tax deduction cap?  Are tax breaks for the rich only bad when a Republican does it?

Smh...
 
2020-05-21 2:50:01 PM  

RussianPotato: I have a client who will lose his house in a few months because he can't make the mortgage payment, because he's been furloughed for months.

But sure, let's just keep the lockdown going until everyone is poor.


Or, you know, pass another COVID relief bill that will help people like him out. Odd that I would bring that up in this topic, isn't it?
 
2020-05-21 2:50:59 PM  

RussianPotato: And how would these safety nets be funded


Same way the big tax cut last year was funded.
 
2020-05-21 2:51:07 PM  

Subtonic: PanicAttack: Let me guess. The ones who didn't vote with the flock are up for re-election in November except for McConnell because he thinks he's untouchable.

It quotes a whole two of them. TWO!!! The tide is turning!


That's half the Republicans they need to pass another relief bill
 
2020-05-21 2:51:14 PM  

RussianPotato: I have a client who will lose his house in a few months because he can't make the mortgage payment, because he's been furloughed for months.

But sure, let's just keep the lockdown going until everyone is poor.


Let's get one thing straight.

This is your only job. And you're complete shiat at it.

No one believes your bullshiat anecdotes, so don't bother.
 
2020-05-21 2:51:53 PM  

RussianPotato: nijika: The lockdown would be tolerable if social safety nets were set up so that we could have a continuance of our society.

And how would these safety nets be funded in a society that indefinitely shuts down its economic activity?  Unicorn farts?


Maybe if the wealthy and corporations actually paid what they should instead of finding new and interesting ways to keep from doing so.  Along with getting lawmakers to write up legislation making it all legal (or at least, quasi-legal). Perhaps start taxing wealth instead of income?

But I'm sure in your world, the people at the bottom 90+ percent are the ones that have it way too good and need to pay the bulk of their income as taxes.  Well, not you, of course.  You're special.
 
2020-05-21 2:55:04 PM  

RussianPotato: I have a client who will lose his house in a few months because he can't make the mortgage payment, because he's been furloughed for months.

But sure, let's just keep the lockdown going until everyone is poor.


The fat gut who hits up the Taco Bell drive thru for free Doritos Locos Tacos on Tuesdays isn't your client, he's a customer of your employer.
 
2020-05-21 2:56:09 PM  

RussianPotato: nijika: The lockdown would be tolerable if social safety nets were set up so that we could have a continuance of our society.

And how would these safety nets be funded in a society that indefinitely shuts down its economic activity?  Unicorn farts?


You do realize most "entitlements" are taxed, right?  When people have money, they usually spend it, and that money re-circulates.

I wonder how hard we'd have to dig to find a post of yours when you're spewing the TAXATION EQUALS THEFT mindless horseshiat.
 
2020-05-21 3:00:50 PM  

Lucky LaRue: LeoffDaGrate: Lucky LaRue: Is this the Pelosi economic relief package that bails out lobbyists and talks about weed more than it does jobs?

"We mock that which we don't understand..."

I'm open to your logic changing my mind.  How is bailing out lobbyist a good thing in your book?  Or how do you justify the bill's proposal to lift the $10k property tax deduction cap?  Are tax breaks for the rich only bad when a Republican does it?

Smh...


Well you're obviously not understanding the latest economic relief package.  But at this point, I'm pretty confident in saying you just don't understand economics or the US government, so...
 
2020-05-21 3:02:16 PM  
Oh gosh....Collins is concerned.
 
2020-05-21 3:02:23 PM  
The GOP Senate opposition to another COVID relief bill is getting less and less unanimous
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/obscure?
 
2020-05-21 3:02:41 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: Lucky LaRue: LeoffDaGrate: Lucky LaRue: Is this the Pelosi economic relief package that bails out lobbyists and talks about weed more than it does jobs?

"We mock that which we don't understand..."

I'm open to your logic changing my mind.  How is bailing out lobbyist a good thing in your book?  Or how do you justify the bill's proposal to lift the $10k property tax deduction cap?  Are tax breaks for the rich only bad when a Republican does it?

Smh...

Well you're obviously not understanding the latest economic relief package.  But at this point, I'm pretty confident in saying you just don't understand economics or the US government, so...


I understand Democrats are giving hand-outs to the left-coast elites and the lobbyist who own the party. Maybe you should take a couple hours to read the bill for yourself...
 
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2020-05-21 3:03:03 PM  

PanicAttack: Let me guess. The ones who didn't vote with the flock are up for re-election in November except for McConnell because he thinks he's untouchable.


I'm not sure if McConnell thinks he's untouchable... it's probably more that Trump is at least twice as popular in Kentucky as McConnell is. If he loses Trump's support, he could easily lose his seat.
 
2020-05-21 3:03:45 PM  

RussianPotato: nijika: The lockdown would be tolerable if social safety nets were set up so that we could have a continuance of our society.

And how would these safety nets be funded in a society that indefinitely shuts down its economic activity?  Unicorn farts?


Is that what we're calling appropriate tax on the wealthy?  I guess Unicorn Farts it is.

Do you believe Trickle Down Economics is anything more substantial than Unicorn farts?  If so, please by all means elaborate because that's where most of the stimulus has been going, and before even this hit.
 
2020-05-21 3:05:32 PM  

SpecialSnowFlake: Those darn tax and spend Republicans are at it again!


That's completely wrong. Republicans abhor taxation of any type. They're borrow-and-spend Republicans.
 
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