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Senate Democrats reach deal on jobless aid in Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill

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The majority of Main Street want and need help now mainly because of the ways they've been financially smacked by the Trump Republicans that so badly bungling the pandemic.

The economic problems the country is dealing with are on the Trump R's.

The majority of those on Main Street support the federal assistance, yet the Republicans are holding that up.

The Republicans have clearly shown they remain interested in continuing their support of Wall Street, and care nada for Main Street. The R's show their priorities are maintaining the wealth and power of the already-haves. No wonder they're trying so hard to limit the voting rights of those at the lower ends of the wealth/power ladder.

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above: so badly bungled the pandemic.

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Why are republicans obstructing this much needed lifeline to hundreds of thousands of Americans?

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Why are republicans obstructing this much needed lifeline to hundreds of thousands of Americans?

Because they don’t want to give Democrats credit for doing the right thing. They think they can get more political mileage from whining about “radical fat left socialism”.

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far left

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How about a bill amendment that says if your Senator votes no their state gets no funding from the bill?

Refresh my memory which party rushed a tax cut bill with changes penciled in the margins and used reconciliation to ram it through?

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Republicans seem to think that needlessly delay a bill that enjoys 77% approval including 60% of sel-identified Republicans is good political strategy. I’ll take that bet starting with Ron “useful idiot” Johnson.

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The GOP, especially McConnell, will try to block every piece of legislation whether it's good for the country or not.

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$140 million for the California “RedLine” Subway that really no one takes except the poor.

$505,925,000 to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama to address key factors that contribute to the migration unaccompanied undocumented minors to the United States.

An absolute waste as well as an insult to Americans that desperately need the aid.

$453 million “for assistance for Ukraine.”

Why?

No wonder this thing has sunk like the Spruce Goose. None of this helps the American people. I like bacon, but not that much.

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Funny how Republicans have found their voice on fiscal responsibility after doubling the debt in a mere 4 years during an economic expansion.

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...and lowering the unemployment in the process.

The less than 500 counties won by Joe Biden generated 70% of America’s GDP in 2018

The more than 2400 counties won by Trump generated 29% of America’s GDP in 2018

Conclusion: Democrats subsidize red welfare states

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$140 million for the California “RedLine” Subway that really no one takes except the poor.

Because the poor don't deserve to get to work? Yep, sounds like a Repub...

$505,925,000 to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama to address key factors that contribute to the migration unaccompanied undocumented minors to the United States.

Hmmm....giving aid to poor countries so their people will remain there is somehow "bad" and contributes to migration. Repub logic...

An absolute waste as well as an insult to Americans that desperately need the aid.

OK - you poor people that need to get to work - helping fund your mass transit so you can is an "insult" to you. Get that? More Repub logic...

$453 million “for assistance for Ukraine.”

And without one request for faux dirt on Hunter....amazing....

No wonder this thing has sunk like the Spruce Goose.

The Spruce Goose didn't sink - it's on display at an aviation museum in Oregon....

I like bacon, but not that much.

Repubs sure were at the trough for that huge tax cut for the Top 1% - which by the way, cost the exact same amount as this stimulus bill ($1.9 trillion).

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Because the poor don't deserve to get to work? Yep, sounds like a Repub...

And yet, Biden wants to kill jobs that so many poor people depend on

Hmmm....giving aid to poor countries so their people will remain there is somehow "bad" and contributes to migration. Repub logic...

Sorry, I believe in taking care of poor people in our country first, no wonder Trump was a rockstar to the poor and blue collar worker.

And without one request for faux dirt on Hunter....amazing

But not in the stimulus package.

The Spruce Goose didn't sink - it's on display at an aviation museum in Oregon

Didn’t fly like Biden’s policies either.

Repubs sure were at the trough for that huge tax cut for the Top 1% - which by the way, cost the exact same amount as this stimulus bill ($1.9 trillion).

Ok, so punish the job creators and how do Democrats respond, let’s force the job creators to pay $15 an hour even though we can’t open our doors and make money and then go out of business, typical liberal logic.

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And yet, Biden wants to kill jobs that so many poor people depend on

Absolutely incorrect. It’s amazing this post is allowed to stand.

Sorry, I believe in taking care of poor people in our country first

No you don’t. You constantly pillory democrats for trying to help poor people whilst praising republicans for constantly cutting back on social safety net programs.

, no wonder Trump was a rockstar to the poor and blue collar worker.

He wasn’t.

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Sorry, I believe in taking care of poor people in our country first,

Yet, said this:

$140 million for the California “RedLine” Subway that really no one takes except the poor.

No wonder this thing has sunk like the Spruce Goose

The largest flying boat to have ever flown that is housed in McMinnville, Oregon sank? Weird, I never heard that.

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Sorry, I believe in taking care of poor people in our country first, no wonder Trump was a rockstar to the poor and blue collar worker.

Trump promised to solve the homeless problem. He didn't. Trump claimed Ivanka created 15 million jobs. She didn't. Trump lowered the taxes but the rich got the bigger slice of the cake. During Trump's term, National Debt increased by a record $9 trillion. Trump said he would build a wall, coast to coast. He didn't. Trump said the pandemic would be over by Easter. It wasn't.

Trump and his wife were secretly vaccinated in January for the Covid-19 but denied it to others.

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Trump promised to look after West Virginia coal miners. He didn't.

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What exactly is the $1.9 trillion for again? Other than the few pennies going to Americans in need?

As bass4funk noted, the vast majority is for foreign countries and political payouts. And as McConnell noted, recovery will happen soon without the "stimulus".

But because Trump is a bad guy, let's pass the bill, right guys?

Makes sense to me.

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The bill just passed the Senate. Debate over.

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Because the poor don't deserve to get to work? Yep, sounds like a Repub...

And yet, Biden wants to kill jobs that so many poor people depend on

Except those weren't Biden's word's - they're yours...

Hmmm....giving aid to poor countries so their people will remain there is somehow "bad" and contributes to migration. Repub logic...

Sorry, I believe in taking care of poor people in our country first, no wonder Trump was a rockstar to the poor and blue collar worker.

Repub logic - rather than give aid to poor countries to take care of their people so they won't leave, spend it on a useless wall and rail against illegal immigrants - like the ones that work at Mar-A-Lago and Bedminster...

And without one request for faux dirt on Hunter....amazing

But not in the stimulus package.

And?

The Spruce Goose didn't sink - it's on display at an aviation museum in Oregon

Didn’t fly like Biden’s policies either.

Two clear errors today - it did fly - a very short distance. You need a remedial aviation course...

Repubs sure were at the trough for that huge tax cut for the Top 1% - which by the way, cost the exact same amount as this stimulus bill ($1.9 trillion).

Ok, so punish the job creators and how do Democrats respond, let’s force the job creators to pay $15 an hour even though we can’t open our doors and make money and then go out of business, typical liberal logic.

Punish them by giving them a permanent tax break, while the one for the middle class runs out in 2025....

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/19/571754894/charts-see-how-much-of-gop-tax-cuts-will-go-to-the-middle-class

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Absolutely incorrect.

No, absolutely correct! Just ask all the oil frackers and people that worked in the Keystone pipeline.

No you don’t. You constantly pillory democrats for trying to help poor people

The way they’re doing in California, the bluest richest state with all the resources that most countries would envy, why is poverty off the charts and sorry, Trump or Republicans have nothing to do with it.

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He wasn’t.

To blue collar workers he most definitely was and still is. If he was not, liberals wouldn’t lambast every blue collar Trump supporter as a racist. Ask people in the fossil industry, law enforcement that overwhelmingly supported the guy.

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Trump promised to solve the homeless problem. He didn't.

Dems blocked him, not like he didn’t try.

Trump lowered the taxes but the rich got the bigger slice of the cake.

Yes, all the more reason the job creators could reopen, hire more people, give incentives and expand their businesses, that’s all gone now with this administration and $15 wouldn’t have helped, but that won’t pass so good things do come in small packages.

During Trump's term, National Debt increased by a record $9 trillion.

And look at where the National Debt is going in just Two months!! Wait until the end of the year when it easily surpasses the former President’s.

Trump said he would build a wall, coast to coast. He didn't.

Dems controlled the purse, they didn’t help, they didn’t care. Funny, every country has a border, but the US is supposed to not have one. No one with an honest thinking and pure heart would ever believe crap like that.

Trump said the pandemic would be over by Easter. It wasn't.

And still isn’t and the people are fed up, at least Florida, Texas and Mississippi are now doing away with all these dumb restrictions and the best part is, schools can reopen!

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There is already a pipeline. Times are changing. Car manufacturers are moving away from fossil fuel cars. Fracting wasn't banned or stopped except on federal lands. Trump was going to help out the coal miners but he didn't.

The rich state of Texas has poverty and homeless and 1.75 million illegal immigrants.

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No, absolutely correct! Just ask all the oil frackers and people that worked in the Keystone pipeline. 

Poor people depend on these jobs? Last I heard, these were high paying jobs.

The way they’re doing in California, the bluest richest state with all the resources that most countries would envy, why is poverty off the charts and sorry, Trump or Republicans have nothing to do with it.

Irrelevant to your asinine blanket assertion that dems don’t want to help the poor.

To blue collar workers he most definitely was and still is. If he was not, liberals wouldn’t lambast every blue collar Trump supporter as a racist. Ask people in the fossil industry, law enforcement that overwhelmingly supported the guy.

There are blue collar workers with intelligence m, which is to say they didn’t support Trump.

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Trump Has Already Broken All of the Promises He Made to Workers During the State of the Union

https://talkpoverty.org/2018/01/31/trump-already-broken-promises-made-workers-state-union/

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Bass:. To blue collar workers 

Are they job creators? We should prioritize benefits to job creators, unless you disagree.

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There is already a pipeline.

Ahhh, so Biden lying to these people is ok? Even Canada is ticked off at Biden. Ok, they’ll just transport the crude oil by rail, deal with it.

Times are changing.

But not at this precise moment and cars, trucks, plastic, paint, rubber won’t disappear.

The rich state of Texas has poverty

But California, the “richest” State in the Union the highest illegal count has the highest poverty. LA alone has 57k homeless and that’s just LA County.

Are they job creators? We should prioritize benefits to job creators, unless you disagree.

But white collar people need to work as well. They need cars to get from point A to point B. So it’s all important.

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Except those weren't Biden's word's - they're yours...

But Biden is doing the action, worse.

Repub logic - rather than give aid to poor countries

Sorry, the US should always come first when it comes to tasking care of the underprivileged

Two clear errors today

Which seems about this WH average deplorable rate at the pace they’re moving at.

Punish them by giving them a permanent tax break,

Job creators stop making and creating jobs, yeah, how dare they employ and give people work and hope, the scoundrels!

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bass4funk

But California, the “richest” State in the Union the highest illegal count has the highest poverty. LA alone has 57k homeless and that’s just LA County.

Overall, California has 128,777 homeless individuals who are not in families with children, 

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/12/09/california-homeless-population-homelessness/

Ding! Dong!

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Bass:. They need cars to get from point A to point B. So it’s all important.

LOL You think non-job creators are the important? Tax cuts go to guys like you and me. We create jobs.

If there's some working class Trump supporter who feels entitled, screw him. You and I come first.

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Overall, California has 128,777 homeless individuals who are not in families with children, 

So what are the liberals and what is Newsom doing about this?

LOL You think non-job creators are the important? Tax cuts go to guys like you and me. We create jobs.

So we’re not important. I shouldn’t be allowed to give incentives to my employees because I got a tax cut? Why? I’m not a heartless guy.

If there's some working class Trump supporter who feels entitled, screw him. You and I come first.

Oh, dear lord....here we go....

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Bass:. I shouldn’t be allowed to give incentives to my employees because I got a tax cut? Why? I’m not a heartless

You want to give incentives to non-job creators? Insane. You and I are the oil that runs America. Trailer trash are there because they are lazy.

Go ahead and give your money away to lazy people.

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Except those weren't Biden's word's - they're yours...

But Biden is doing the action, worse.

Still your words...stand up and own them. And you might have missed this today...

February jobs report: Economy adds 379,000 payrolls, unemployment rate falls to 6.2%

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/february-jobs-report-labor-department-unemployment-pandemic-192526748.html

Repub logic - rather than give aid to poor countries

Sorry, the US should always come first when it comes to tasking care of the underprivileged

If you don't want to help these folks get jobs in their own country, then don't rant when they want to come here...

Two clear errors today

Which seems about this WH average deplorable rate at the pace they’re moving at.

No, that was you who was incorrect on the Spruce Goose - twice... Just admit it and apologize...

Punish them by giving them a permanent tax break,

Job creators stop making and creating jobs, yeah, how dare they employ and give people work and hope, the scoundrels!

So why permanent for the Top 1% and temporary for the middle class?

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