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U.S. coronavirus aid prospects uncertain after Trump blasts Democrats

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By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell

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So, the Democrats want a 2.2 trillion $ aid bill.

The Republicans want a 500 billion $ one (maybe 1.8 trillion$?).

Which one would you personally favor?

And then Mitch goes out and says: no aid bill until after the election?

Now, what's up with that? Seems some people are not very good at easy calculations.

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Playing politics when people are losing their jobs, homes, apartments, and struggling to feed themselves isn't a good look on any incumbent. Saw that some Republicans had sponsored a bill to have Ms. Pelosi removed from the Speaker position due to mental instability and breaking laws.

Hmmmmm.... I guess you haven't been keeping up with Fox News lately....

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged the White House not to strike a big coronavirus deal before the Nov. 3 election, despite President Trump's public wishes to do so.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-urges-white-house-not-to-make-coronavirus-deal-with-pelosi

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Flush that dump.

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Trump calls for more stimulus. Pelosi gives a stimulus plan of $2.2 trillion. Republicans are angry at the price tag, would prefer $500 billion.

Okay, something doesn't give. Trump asks, Pelosi delivers, Republicans cry. What did you expect to happen?

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Look at the Repubs here - they can't even admit their guy Mitch has sat on a bill for over six months - never brought it to the floor for a vote because his Repub Senators wouldn't support it.

Now, with Pelosi and Mnuchin close to a deal, Mitch knows his caucus won't support it - and is telling the White House NOT to conclude a deal.

Get that Repubs? Your guy is stonewalling a deal to get money to those that desperately need it because HIS Repubs won't support it.

*Washington negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill took a modest step forward on Tuesday, though time is running out and Senate Majority Leader *Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump’s most powerful Senate ally, is pressing the White House against going forward.

*McConnell on Tuesday told fellow Republicans that he has warned the White House not to divide Republicans by sealing a lopsided $2 trillion relief deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the election — even as he publicly said he’d slate any such agreement for a vote.*

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/10/20/McConnell-says-any-Pelosi-Mnuchin-deal-would-get-Senate-vote/stories/202010200161

Before you blame Pelosi, maybe you should ask Mnuchin who is holding things up...

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That is the motto of Democratic Party: After the Election. Ashamed of my native California for continuing to vote in lousy politicians like Pelosi and Newsom as people move out of the State.

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Begging for government money is socialism,

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Playing politics when people are losing their jobs, homes, apartments, and struggling to feed themselves isn't a good look on any incumbent. Saw that some Republicans had sponsored a bill to have Ms. Pelosi removed from the Speaker position due to mental instability and breaking laws.

This aid should have been passed 2 months ago.

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said she believed negotiations with the White House could produce a deal on a fresh COVID-19 relief bill despite Senate Republican opposition, but said it may not happen until after the election.

If Pelosi had actually wanted a deal, instead of a campaign issue, there would have already been a deal.

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Pelosi is doing her best to not let a deal pass before the election.

Um, Mitch McConnell is warning his party not to pass a deal before the election: https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/10/20/trump-economic-stimulus-pelosi/

Once again the hyper-partisans are trying to pretend they are victims of exactly what they are guilty of.

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Pelosi is doing her best to not let a deal pass before the election. Never mind that a deal based on stimulus would benefit those working for a living, it would look bad for the Dems, and -that's- what it's about. Plus, how can the Dems consider the inflated bill they're asking for, which includes items having nothing to do with stimulating the economy?

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