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Historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill passes U.S. House; becomes law

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Trump, a Republican, attacked Massie on Twitter, calling him a "third rate Grandstander" and saying he should be thrown out of the party. 

I have little respect for Massie's politics, but the notion of party uber alles is pretty scary. How have political movements led by leaders wanting loyalty to the them and their party worked out in the past. Or even today. And if the D's do something similar, they're no better.

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Last week 3.3 million people claimed unemployment and most of those will also lose their employer healthcare cover.

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Trillion Dollar Deficit Donny has officially become Two Trillion Dollar Deficit Donny, King of Socialist Handouts (that are okay because they are temporary, not crassly to grace entitlements, which no politician in the US really wants).

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It is ok, because it won’t be permanent, that’s the main difference.

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@bas4fIt is ok, because it won’t be permanent, that’s the main difference.

Consider the oil industry has been subsidized for the last hundred years (since Wilson in the 1920s) and farm subsidies started about the same time. And some say the US has 'free market capitalism'. ROFL

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Republicans: We have met the radical socialist progressives - and it is us!

Next time Trump or a Repub call someone a "radical socialist", tell them to go look in the mirror...

The largest socialist bailout in history, brought to you by the socialist-hating Trump and Repubs...

It would be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic...

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bass4funk

It is ok, because it won’t be permanent, that’s the main difference.

Oh! I think it will be very permanent and added to the National Debt which will hit $25 trillion, $6 trillion increase since Trump took office a mere three years ago.

The package, I believe is up to $6 trillion.

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And without the salary wage earners that work hard on those rigs digging up that fossil fuel, the country would be in worst shape. Lol

The largest socialist bailout in history, brought to you by the socialist-hating Trump and Repubs...

It would be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic...

Which is why you want the country to go back to work otherwise socialists have nothing to gather from the people. Can’t steal it if you ain’t got nothing to give.

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No body working on rigs is "digging up fossil fuel". It's drilled and brought to the surface with pumped pipes. Not sure how they relate to the $2.2 trillion bailout.

The price of crude is hitting $25/barrel so there will be staff and worker cutbacks. Shale will also take a hit.

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Trump, a Republican, attacked Massie on Twitter, calling him a "third rate Grandstander" and saying he should be thrown out of the party.

Massie voted for the 2017 tax cut for the top 1% and big corporations. The tax cut added at least $1.2 trillion to the national debt. Massie won't vote for a bill that helps people in a time of great need and also rescues many small businesses because it adds to the national debt. At least we know where Massi's priorities lie.

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Donny’s Fans yesterday defending republicans obstruction of the bailout:

We need to funnel money to the people who don’t need it because they are job creators (yes, that trite phrase again because they ha d nothing new in their playbook), so it’s good t hat republicans are obstructing in an attempt to gut the extension of unemployment.

Donny’s Fans today defending a hundred-year old socialist bailout of the oil industry:

We need the blue collar workers!

The inconsistency we’ve come to live from people who coughed up all of their integrity to Donny. Smh.

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Oh! I think it will be very permanent

No, it won’t be one pace people start working again.

and added to the National Debt which will hit $25 trillion, $6 trillion increase since Trump took office a mere three years ago.

Yes, but that’s the debt, that’s a separate issue, we have to pay that. Imagine if a Dem gets into office with all of their socialist agenda ideas they would triple the deficit in order to implement these ideas, but you want the country to start working for any of these people to snag something.

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The largest socialist bailout in history, brought to you by the socialist-hating Trump and Repubs...

It would be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic...

Which is why you want the country to go back to work otherwise socialists have nothing to gather from the people. Can’t steal it if you ain’t got nothing to give.

Welcome to the world of the Pro-Trump Socialists! The Dems are nothing but radical socialists- and so are we!

Free government money for everyone! Bailouts for every sector, but especially big business and Wall St! Blow the budget sky-high!

And just to show what blatant hypocrites they really are, they were criticizing the Dems calling them "radical socialists" because they wouldn't help pass the Repub sponsored largest socialist bailout in our history...

Try to wrap your head around that one...it helps if you put on your MAGA-vision googles first...so you can bend reality...

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I wonder how much of this will trickle down to the little guy.

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Conservatives can no longer complain with a straight face about the bailouts under Obama, not that they will stop because they are very comfortable being hypocrites.

The deficit has grown 50% under Donny despite the economy having been doing is well. This should put to rest the nonsense that tax cuts pay for themselves through increased economic activity.

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Try to wrap your head around that one...it helps if you put on your MAGA-vision googles first...so you can bend reality.

MAGA-vision goggles made in China because Donny’s all about bringing manufacturing jobs back to the homeland.

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Once again, and pretty much as always, Bass' claims don't match up with reality. Trump has blown the Obama's deficits out of the water.

Given his claims of sophist, e.g, rich, well travelled, successful business owner, multilingual, etc., the only logical inference from constantly being correct is it’s intentional. Of course, that is only if we believe the claims of sophistication, which would be willful ignorance on our parts.

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bass4funk

   Oh! I think it will be very permanent

No, it won’t be one pace people start working again.

So explain how the $2.2 trillion of taxpayer money will repaid without increasing taxes?

Yes, but that’s the debt, that’s a separate issue, we have to pay that.

No its not. because the government don't have the $2.2 trillion in the bottom drawer.

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We now enter the post Trump socialist era.

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We now enter the post Trump socialist era.

National socialism, which is what his followers have been pushing for all along.

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The package isn't a stimulus, it's a bailout.

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Welcome to the world of the Pro-Trump Socialists!

If you want to use the label for a temporary solution, that’ll pass.

The Dems are nothing but radical socialists- and so are we!

No, the Dems want to replace the capitalist system.

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Readers, once again we ask you to put aside your political differences in discussing the coronavirus threat.

The package ensures that no Trump business can gain from it.

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Senate Republicans inserted an easy-to-overlook provision on Page 203 of the 880-page bill that would permit wealthy investors to use losses generated by real estate to minimize their taxes on profits from things like investments in the stock market. The estimated cost of the change over 10 years is $170 billion.

And again, I wonder how much of this package will trickle down to the little guy.

Not much I should think. The above shows why.

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