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'We're going big': Trump seeks $1 trillion economic stimulus as U.S. battles coronavirus

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President Donald Trump said progress is being made against the fast-spreading pathogen

I hope so, but still can't believe him.

predicted the U.S. economy would"come roaring back"

I hope so, but once again can't trust him. And if the economy comes 'roaring back' based once again on psychopathic greed-is-good, drill-baby-drill principles with continued disregard for human and environmental health concerns, if the masters-of-war continue to control budgets, then we've learnt nothing from this. Except reinforcing the obvious: the 'global elite establishment' remain in charge. Same as it ever was.

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Great to see strong leadership, from our President

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This economic stimulus was created by a senator. Not the president. The same senator that voted no to the 2 week paid leave for everyone because he thought the money shouldn't go to businesses so they could give everyone paid 2 weeks off. He believes the money should go directly to the people. The good thing about this stimulus is that it is $1,000 per person in your household up to 4 people so it maxes out at $4,000.

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@TheLongTermer: Our? Not my president thank you.

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Big government.

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His administration sought more than $1 trillion for a stimulus package, which would include $50 billion for hard-hit airlines facing bankruptcy and $250 billion for small business loans.

If the $1 trillion is targeted properly it can do some good, but I'm still worried about a lot of it being wasted. We already have a $23 trillion debt, thanks mainly to the last two administrations.

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Not my president thank you.

If you're a U.S. citizen he's your president and most likely will be for the next 4 and a half years whether you like it or not.

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Trump, surrounded by top advisers at the White House briefing room, said his administration was considering a plan to send checks to individual Americans of $1,000 to help them weather the crisis

B-B-B-But that’s SOCIALISM! Whatever happened to bootstrapping yourself through an economically crippling pandemic?! Why doesn’t the free market have enough toilet paper?!

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I hope so, but still can't believe him.

Everyone really has no choice, at this point, why wouldn’t you?

I hope so, but once again can't trust him. And if the economy comes 'roaring back' based once again on psychopathic greed-is-good, drill-baby-drill principles with continued disregard for human and environmental health concerns, if the masters-of-war continue to control budgets, then we've learnt nothing from this. Except reinforcing the obvious: the 'global elite establishment' remain in charge. Same as it ever was.

Well, the drilling should go on, no question about it, you need to generate revenue, you need to work through this and plan ahead to keep the engine running, no oil in this crisis would further cripple the economy and could bring everything especially machinery to a complete halt.

Being environmental in this crisis is not going to help this nation or any other, you utilize all resources you have and you mobilize them to best deal with this. But looking at this crisis now and how people are panicking and you have a socialist system you can already see a clear evidence that it would never work. Be vigilant, be smart, but overall you can never rely on the federal government and that becomes more evident with each passing day.

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Amazing how so many supposed supporters of "free markets", deregulations, tax cuts, etc. are immediately running to the government for help as soon as the stuff hits the fan for them personally. I never want to hear lectures from these folks about self-sufficiency, the "invisible hand', or how "government is always the problem" ever again.

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@ReynardFox

Well, this way he has an excuse to help the poor, starving CEOs of the country. And the "struggling" airline industry.

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B-B-B-But that’s SOCIALISM! Whatever happened to bootstrapping yourself through an economically crippling pandemic?! Why doesn’t the free market have enough toilet paper?!

Maybe if people stop hoarding all of these necessities you wouldn’t have these problems, socialism would make it worse, with as many people as we have, the Federal government has shown time and time again it just can’t delegate and help the masses affectively and efficiently.

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The government money is needed, given the fragility and vulnerability of our "free-market," globalized economic system. The last time in the US gave away free money, I believe, was in 2008 by George W Bush.

The conservative free marketeers are the ones who realize more than anyone (though they wont admit it) that free markets don't work well, except for billionaires and Chinese communists.

"We are all Keynesians now" - (Free marketeer Richard Nixon)

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Not my president thank you.

I'm confused, are you an american citizen ?

If not, why the comment ?

if yes, then, does that mean you do not believe in democracy ?

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I hope so, but still can't believe him.

@bassf4Everyone really has no choice, at this point, why wouldn’t you?

Where was his father born? How many Americans were 'harmed' in the Iran shelling? How many attended his inauguration? Plus 15,000 others. I'm glad at this point he's sticking to just reading the teleprompter script.

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B-B-B-But that’s SOCIALISM!

Look up the definition of socialism. Especially the part about the government controlling the means of production. We're not doing that.

The White House Task Force is on the ball. Glad Trump is president and not Hillary, Bernie or Biden.

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 hunkered down

A new phrase I've just learned :)

This proposal seems pro-business. The outbreak is still at an entry phase in the US. To beef up the quality and readiness of healthcare services are most urgent and crucial.

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How nice of "this is under control" Donnie.

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Are we meant to take Donny at his word on this, or should we ignore him? His fans were just telling us not to listen to him yesterday, but that so suddenly changed.

If we are supposed to believe him, it’s nice the repubs have finally stopped obstructing the Dems on this issue and are working together instead of playing politics.

A certain poster constantly screeches about the Dems not having a plan to deal with this issue. Yesterday, We had an article on the Dems’ plan. The screeching poster then pivoted to, “Thats the problem with liberal they never think about the cost.

This poster is now saying on this thread that spending $1 trillion is necessary. The 180 to follow suit with Trillion Dollar Deficit Donny.

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"America will never be a socialist country". America already is 60% socialist, and is going for 65% thanks to Trumpski. What the orange buffoon is doing will only make things so much worse, but he doesn't really care about the long run, he only cares about getting re-elected. This crisis has only highlighted how weak the US economy really is. Businesses are riddled with so much debt, they can't survive even 2 months. Injecting so much money will only increase inflation even more , reduce purchasing power, and corrupt the economy even more with bad loans and credit. The US economy is such a mess, i have no idea how can people not see that this will end very badly sooner or later.

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Where was his father born? How many Americans were 'harmed' in the Iran shelling? How many attended his inauguration? Plus 15,000 others. I'm glad at this point he's sticking to just reading the teleprompter script.

Huh? Ok...uhh...I have no idea how this relates to the overall topic, but at least he’s proactive in doing the absolute best that he can at this point.

"America will never be a socialist country". America already is 60% socialist, and is going for 65% thanks to Trumpski.

America is not a socialist country, now that doesn’t mean liberals don’t want to make it like that, but we are a capitalist nation despite the debt, the stimulus, the country is not to the point where the entire capitalist system is completely replaced by a government controlled one that distributes income and all necessities. It’s definitely not great, but a mess, we will get over and past this, but you get a Sanders in the WH, you will have another Cuba or Valenzuela on your hands.

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If the $1 trillion is targeted properly it can do some good, but I'm still worried about a lot of it being wasted. We already have a $23 trillion debt, thanks mainly to the last two administrations.

Here we go blaming past administrations. Like you said Trump is YOUR president like it or not, let's stop pointing the fingers at those who haven't been in power for years. Then again stop spending silly amounts of money on wars you can't win or on war in general. And American wonders why it's debt ceiling is so high.

As usual, he will prop up big corporations with billions if not trillions this time around, meanwhile his administration couldn't even pass a bill for employees to get compensated if they get sick from this virus. His economic stimulus package is only for the wealthy, he has proven it throughout his entire life.

And no, he isn't my president. My country didn't elect a racist, lying, inept misogynistic president, we have common sense.

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NO.

A payroll tax won't help people not collecting a paycheck, but it sure as hell will hurt the SS fund.

Flooding the economy with money won't do a fecking thing when there's nothing to spend it on.

The airlines don't need a bailout. They made money hand over fist while screwing us.

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If $1 trillion has been proposed by Sanders the repubs would have screamed blue murder and acts of socialism.

I sure hope someone in DC will scream bloody murder. I am not a Republican but l would be if they didn’t also play the big government game. A cool $1 trillion is crazy. Most will be wasted and that small percentage that could be of help will be too late to do much good - just like Obama’s $800 billion shovel un-ready blowout. Are any other countries doing anything as ridiculous as this?

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A payroll tax won't help people not collecting a paycheck, but it sure as hell will hurt the SS fund.

Flooding the economy with money won't do a fecking thing when there's nothing to spend it on.

The airlines don't need a bailout. They made money hand over fist while screwing us.

Ok, so no money, completely cut off all financial resources.....Yup, you guys would looooove Bernie...

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Obama’s $800 billion bailout, which he was forced into beside conservatives ran the economy into an abyss under Bush II, sparked the bull market that Donny is currently killing with his incompetence.

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Taking the healthcare out, the US has become more socialist than any European socialist country .... I am confused, I thought all of the recent government noise was against that ?!

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Donny is not proactive in doing his best. He is clearly being forced into doing something. Dear lord!

Look at his initial response of downplaying the seriousness of the issue and directly contradicting the experts. That is not doing your best or being proactive. Smh.

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How nice of "this is under control" Donnie.

What, you don't approve of the actions being taken?

The airlines don't need a bailout. They made money hand over fist while screwing us.

Omg... so the automakers didn't need a bailout either, right? Did you complain about Obama bailing out GM?

No, we don't need the airline industry to fail, Crazy. That would just be crazy.

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“This is a pandemic,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”

The old boy who cried "hoax" would say that, wouldn't he, but nobody (apart from the usual suspects) will believe him. Now "Big Gov'mint" has finally come over the hill to the rescue and is leading the charge to the "Corona Last Chance Saloon" where the transparent Trump will be using other people's money to hand out checks as a down payment for November. People without incomes do need government assistance. As one poster put it, this does not amount to the dictionary definition of "socialism". Too true, but it doesn't contradict the dictionary definition of (smiley-faced) fascism.

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I will be sorely disappointed if the Democrats cave to the crap Trump has presented to the Senate for consideration. His plan will just put more money into the pockets of the wealthy.

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For those of you screeching, “How will we pay for it?!” about the dem plan, how do you propose we will pay for this?

I know you people and Trillion Dollar Deficit Donny only deride the costs when the Dems are making proposals, but have a little integrity and tell us all how you plan on paying for this?

Before any of you fans of Donny respond with, “Okay, so now money?” That isn’t a logical inference from my question.

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So Donny-come-lately, after dissing on the disease and anyone with an opinion contrary to his, comes to the party.

All sombre & serious - ha, ha.

No shadow of doubt his minders finally forced him to take the concillatory role ( masked as caring leadership), or otherwise feel the wrath of the public incl some of the vulnerable elderly trumpeteers.

If you want to win the election you'd better change your tune. The evangos won't be enough to get you through.

So now we have socialized govt action - control & money. No one could script this better. Go Donny!

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bass: a government controlled one that distributes income and all necessities

And that's your understanding of Bernie's plan?

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Not my president thank you.

If you're a U.S. citizen he's your president and most likely will be for the next 4 and a half years whether you like it or not.

You couldn't pay me enough money to be a US Citizen.

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The Trump administration on Tuesday pursued a $1 trillion stimulus package to buttress an economy hit by coronavirus fears that could deliver $1,000 checks to Americans within two weeks, while New York said it might order residents of the most populous U.S. city to stay at home.

Holy Karl Marx - Donnie is going full-blown socialist - he's as far left as Bernie. At this rate, conservatives will be voting in droves for Biden, he'll be the only conservative in the race.

Subsidies for farmers, tax-payer bailouts for business, and a stipend for the public...you can't get any more socialist than that...

Maybe he'll dump Pence for Elizabeth Warren...

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His plan will just put more money into the pockets of the wealthy.

Pretty much a replay of 8 years under Obama, then. At least Trump said he would do as much during the election, if anyone was listening. You guys still believe your team loves the working class and hates the rich? Pay attention to actions, not words.

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"$1,000 checks to Americans"

..wait, that's socialism

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When asked at a press conference, on a scale of one to ten, how he's handled the crisis, the man child gave himself a ten. You just gotta love his humbleness and selflessness.

As soon as he asked everyone to stop politicizing the pandemic, he then goes onto taking potshots at other politicians and provokes more anti-Asian racist attacks by saying Chinese virus. Funny how Americans don't call H1N1 the American virus.

To Dems, be careful - I wouldn't put it past this man-child to use the virus as an excuse to delay/cancel the November elections and prolong the suffering cause by his administration.

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His plan will just put more money into the pockets of the wealthy.

Pretty much a replay of 8 years under Obama, then. 

What? After eight years of vilifying Obama, calling him illegitimate, a disaster, a fraud, you're now are saying Trump is copying Obama's policies to shore up the economy?

It looks like Trump supporters are having their own pandemic - of the flip-flop virus...

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Maybe if people stop hoarding all of these necessities

But isn’t hoarding far more of a necessity than you need/could ever use the truest expression of free-market capitalism there is? I mean, when everyone works in their own self-interest, there could POSSIBLY be ANY negative repercussions, right? Why are all the fiscal conservatives here suddenly in favor of free government handouts? It couldn’t POSSIBLY be because THEY might personally benefit from an extra $1000 on the taxpayers’ dime, could it?

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Look up the definition of socialism. Especially the part about the government controlling the means of production

Oh Serrano, you sweet summer child. I know what the definition of socialism is. I was using the American conservative’s ‘definition’ of socialism, which is “anything that helps someone who isn’t me.”

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@Chipstar

Donny is not proactive in doing his best. He is clearly being forced into doing something. Dear lord!

Look at his initial response of downplaying the seriousness of the issue and directly contradicting the experts. That is not doing your best or being proactive. Smh.

Not only that, but this:

Trump says he knew coronavirus was a 'pandemic long before it was called' one. Two weeks ago he called it a 'hoax.'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-says-knew-coronavirus-pandemic-180002057.html

"The president is even claiming he was ahead of the curve and knew the outbreak amounted to a pandemic even before the World Health Organization declared it one. "I've always viewed it as very serious," he said. "There was no difference yesterday from days before. I feel the tone is similar.""

Donnie "the Delirious" Trump! He lives in denial and thinks he's a self proclaimed genius with Amnesia !

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I was using the American conservative’s ‘definition’ of socialism, which is “anything that helps someone who isn’t me.”

They also use it to mean The Boogeyman.

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$1000 per person .... Trump's taking the popular vote and then some.

Heh, by giving free stuff to the people! Something you guys have been calling socialism and whining about for years!

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Coronavirus can live in air for 3 hours, on surfaces for 2-3 days

https://www.accuweather.com/en/health-wellness/coronavirus-can-live-in-air-for-3-hours-on-surfaces-for-2-3-days/702209

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Buying the election?

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 After eight years of vilifying Obama, calling him illegitimate, a disaster, a fraud, you're now are saying Trump is copying Obama's policies to shore up the economy?

It looks like Trump supporters are having their own pandemic - of the flip-flop virus...

How is stating what I see a flip flop? I think you have me confused with someone else. Obama poured Monopoly money into the economy to prop it up, most of which ended up in the hands of wealthy bankers and supporters, and boosted Wall Street at the expense of Main Street. Trump as much as said he would also print money. Now he is. Simple facts - not opinion, So again... what flip flop?

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He asked Americans to avoid traveling and urged them to"buy less" when they go to stores after nationwide reports of anxious shoppers emptying grocery store shelves.

I am so very grateful for all of the workers that continue to show up and do their jobs so that we can feed our families and sooth our worried minds. I’m sure that the need for paycheck is a huge driver but I’m not sure that I would do the same if I were in their shoes. We have to give them credit for showing up under these very stressful times. Many still have smiles on their faces and I think that we should show them our appreciation. In this pandemic, we need our grocery stores just as much as we need our traditional “essential personnel”. Let’s lift up these folks and let them know how much we appreciate their work.

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Of course he supports a trillion dollar payout. We each get $1000, his company gets $138 million. Corporations that kiss the ring get 600 billion, etc.

I wish I can bribe you with your own money...I'll take $1,000 out of your bank account (tax money) and give it to(back) you...be happy....then you will pay me back in your 2020 taxes!

So does this mean we aren't going to pay down the entire debt in 8 years of Trump's presidency then? Another promise shot down.

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After eight years of vilifying Obama, calling him illegitimate, a disaster, a fraud, you're now are saying Trump is copying Obama's policies to shore up the economy?

It looks like Trump supporters are having their own pandemic - of the flip-flop virus...

How is stating what I see a flip flop? I

Gee, I don't know - calling Obama a failure on the economy and then saying Trump is implementing exactly the same policy as Obama's, isn't a flip-flop?

I hear there's a another symptom of flip-flop disease - a craving for Big Macs and Diet Pepsi...luckily Alex Jones is selling a cure for that on INFOWARs...

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@commanteer

Obama poured Monopoly money into the economy to prop it up, most of which ended up in the hands of wealthy bankers and supporters, and boosted Wall Street at the expense of Main Street. Trump as much as said he would also print money. Now he is. Simple facts - not opinion, So again... what flip flop?

Wrong again! From Polifact:

But, the fact remains, due to interest, dividends and other revenue streams, the government has received more money back ($266.7 billion, according to the Treasury) than it handed out to banks under the bailout law ($245.2 billion). We rate this claim Mostly True.

President Obama made a profit for the government; in addition to the Auto bailout!

"We got back every dime used to rescue the banks."

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2012/oct/25/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-banks-paid-back-all-federal-bail/

The current president went bankrupt 6 times including a casino and was sued for a fake university scam.

A community activist was a better business than trump.!

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Gee, I don't know - calling Obama a failure on the economy and then saying Trump is implementing exactly the same policy as Obama's, isn't a flip-flop?

Uh... no it isn't.

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Wrong again! From Polifact:

A little helpful advice. Probably the least reliable place in the world to get facts or truth is from a website with "fact" or "truth" in its name. It takes a bit of sleuthing to determine facts, but most people just prefer to have it handed to them on a platter. Thus the proliferation of these joke sites that pretend to offer facts.

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How does this payoff stop companies from laying people off?

Coronavirus layoffs surge across America, overwhelming unemployment offices

https://www.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-layoffs-surge-across-america-234332900.html

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@commanteer

A little helpful advice. Probably the least reliable place in the world to get facts or truth is from a website with "fact" or "truth" in its name. It takes a bit of sleuthing to determine facts, but most people just prefer to have it handed to them on a platter. Thus the proliferation of these joke sites that pretend to offer facts.

Yet, we should believe you instead an anonymous poster with a conservative viewpoint repeating a president famous for lying!

And you deflected from proving that I was wrong!

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Gee, I don't know - calling Obama a failure on the economy and then saying Trump is implementing exactly the same policy as Obama's, isn't a flip-flop?

Uh... no it isn't.

How isn't it?

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Wrong again! From Polifact:

A little helpful advice. Probably the least reliable place in the world to get facts or truth is from a website with "fact" or "truth" in its name. It takes a bit of sleuthing to determine facts, but most people just prefer to have it handed to them on a platter. Thus the proliferation of these joke sites that pretend to offer facts.

Dang straight - we Trump supporters don't want to see any information that can be associated with "truth" or "facts". In fact (no pun) we wouldn't know the truth if it smacked us in the face - with a mango...

We only get our news from the most reliable and most honest sources - ones with reputations for being "fair and balanced" and with names you can trust - like Russia Today...

And we get all our medical advice and prescriptions from INFOWARs...

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Yet, we should believe you instead an anonymous poster with a conservative viewpoint repeating a president famous for lying!

Wrong. You should not believe anybody, but do your own research. I am not going to spend time proving a statement with exhaustive references to counter an opinion taken in 5 seconds from "facts-is-us.com". And I don't repeat Trump. My opinions are mine. His are his.

How isn't it?

Come on.... a flip-flop is an unexplained change of a weakly held opinion. I didn't say all those things about Obama but I would express the opinion that his fiscal measures were bad for the country and good for the wealthy and politically connected. I stand by that. Then I stated that Trump may be starting to do pretty much the same thing. (Though not actually the same if the money goes directly to Americans, as he is proposing.)

Either way, I have expressed no change of opinion at all. There is no contradiction in what I've said. Therefore, I can't have flip-flopped. For what it's worth, just about any president would also print money. Not that it's a good thing, but it's better (for them) than committing political suicide by saying "we're broke." Nobody is ready for that truth yet.

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Donny is not proactive in doing his best.

It wouldn’t matter to liberals if he created a total cure for this virus they still would complain.

Of course he supports a trillion dollar payout. We each get $1000, his company gets $138 million. Corporations that kiss the ring get 600 billion, etc.

I wish I can bribe you with your own money...I'll take $1,000 out of your bank account (tax money) and give it to(back) you...be happy....then you will pay me back in your 2020 taxes!

Ok, so bypassing all the liberal unbelievable hype $1,000 is just not enough, so then for the entire nation how much is good? A number amount per household please.

So does this mean we aren't going to pay down the entire debt in 8 years of Trump's presidency then? Another promise shot down.

With the seriousness of this disease looming around and the possibility of it ravaging the country, liberals are worried about the debt? Man, the very last thing is to have these people in power.

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@basssf4With the seriousness of this disease looming 

and perhaps its risk growing because Trump placed his business concerns above the health of the general population.

liberals are worried about the debt?

Trump and his fellow RINOs certainly aren't.

It wouldn’t matter to liberals if he created a total cure for this virus they still would complain.

Pretty unlikely a septuagenarian who has trouble putting together a proper sentence in his first language could create anything more than more messes he would once again expect others to clean up for him.

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and perhaps its risk growing because Trump placed his business concerns above the health of the general population.

Stop listening to Don Lémon please. Lol

Trump and his fellow RINOs certainly aren't.

And liberals less.

Pretty unlikely a septuagenarian who has trouble putting together a proper sentence in his first language could create anything more than more messes he would once again expect others to clean up for him.

Now what did Biden do?

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Comical reading Trump supporters desperately trying to convince themselves that handing out money isn’t socialism.

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Comical reading Trump supporters desperately trying to convince themselves that handing out money isn’t socialism.

No one is saying that, but there’s a difference of giving limited temporary aid and full on cradle to grace socialist entitlements where the government dictates how much money you can create or keep.

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The airlines don't need a bailout. They made money hand over fist while screwing us.

Airlines have historically had some of the lowest profit margins out of any industry. Which is why so many of them tend to go bankrupt even under good economic conditions. It's a really difficult business.

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No one is saying that, but there’s a difference of giving limited temporary aid and full on cradle to grace socialist entitlements where the government dictates how much money you can create or keep.

“Limited temporary aid” - handouts. Let’s be straight. So you are saying socialism is good in times of crisis?

Not all bad this socialist lark, eh? Trump is clearly a fan. He’s been spending other people’s money non-stop for over 3 years now.

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I'm glad that Republicans have finally acknowledged that government intervention in the market, universal basic income, and limiting the power of landlords are all good things.

Now let's make them permanent.

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you call $1 trillion, limited temporary aid,

Yes, because as long as the private industry isn’t gutted cut more unnecessary entitlement problems and we can repay a big chunk of it, but if Biden or Sanders comes in, forget it. The will triple that debt amount with the socialist entitlements they want to strangle the country with. A lot of people that work in the fossil fuel industry will lose their jobs, careers, livelihoods and no amount of algae will fix it.

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High earners might not qualify for payments, which could be sent within the next two weeks, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

Details are unavailable, but given roughly 10% of US households are considered 'millionaire households', they definitely shouldn't qualify for payments. But with Trump a predatory capitalist leading an admin staffed by predatory capitalists serving the needs of predatory capitalists, it's hard for me to believe Trump, family and pals won't benefit more from the bailouts than the general population. Hopefully his blue state followers, especially those without adequate health insurance and/or lacking ability to pay the ridiculous costs of healthcare, plus those who'll lose jobs and those who'll go bankrupt because of this will be able to see that.

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin 'warns unemployment in the US could hit 20 PERCENT' for the first time since 1935:

Franklin D. Roosevelt was president then. In opposition to conservative Republicans he put together programs to get some people get working again, putting a dent in the country's economic problems. That helped, but it was WW2 that kick-started the economy, setting it off to become the world's biggest. Roosevelt had the best minds of the time surrounding him, like JFK did later. The US is stuck with Trump who's assembled an admin with people like Jared, Ivanka and others with extremely limited knowledge of the economy beyond ways to use their positions in the White House to grift and increase their personal fortunes.

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US has already outpaced Japan about its death toll (at 100 or more). The virus has widespread from coast to coast across all the states. I am afraid that the healthcare system is being overwhelmed. A "stimulus" should be prioritized to this medical sector.

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Details are unavailable, but given roughly 10% of US households are considered 'millionaire households', they definitely shouldn't qualify for payments.

What about illegals?

But with Trump a predatory capitalist leading an admin staffed by predatory capitalists serving the needs of predatory capitalists, it's hard for me to believe Trump, family and pals won't benefit more from the bailouts than the general population.

I don’t know what that means, but I take it you’re not happy about this.

Hopefully his blue state followers, especially those without adequate health insurance and/or lacking ability to pay the ridiculous costs of healthcare, plus those who'll lose jobs and those who'll go bankrupt because of this will be able to see that.

Hmmmm.....be careful what you wish for...

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The association of Trump and his administration with Corona Virus and disaster shall prove fatal in November ... for IMAGE is everything to US voters.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was president then. In opposition to conservative Republicans he put together programs to get some people get working again, putting a dent in the country's economic problems. That helped, but it was WW2 that kick-started the economy, setting it off to become the world's biggest. Roosevelt had the best minds of the time surrounding him, like JFK did later.

In 1935 a suit was less than $60

The US is stuck with Trump who's assembled an admin with people like Jared, Ivanka and others with extremely limited knowledge of the economy beyond ways to use their positions in the White House to grift and increase their personal fortunes.

What? So for the next 4 years we have to continue to listen to liberals raving on Trump, don’t you guys think it’s getting old. Even the Dems seem a bit fatigued going on about this.

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What about illegals?

Undocumented immigrants? What about them?

I don’t know what that means, but I take it you’re not happy about this.

You've said before that you think nepotism is good and that it's great that Trump is using his office to benefit himself and his friends. But now you don't understand what PTownsend is saying? Is that right?

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What about illegals?

That's on Reagan with his 3M green card amnesty.

The will triple that debt

That's happening under Trump's watch now. He's running the USA like his casinos. If Trump loses the WH, it's because of Trump and his always insulting demeanor and how he obsesses over Hillary all the time. If he wasn't so thin skinned and nicer he would not be in so much danger or losing the WH.

And what the heck is he doing with putting Jared in charge. Trump is screwing himself over with Jared. The guy's an idiot.

Jared Kushner reportedly looked to a Facebook group to crowdsource ideas to stop the coronavirus

(news source)

What an idiot and Trump puts him in charge for everything.

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What? So for the next 4 years we have to continue to listen to liberals raving on Trump, don’t you guys think it’s getting old. Even the Dems seem a bit fatigued going on about this.

Americans have died, and many more are going to die, because the President doesn't understand even the basics of his job and has surrounded himself with sycophants and hangers-on, all while firing and dismissing experts and those tasked with preventing or minimizing the effects of pandemics like this one.

In defiance of the notion that "the buck stops here", which is to say, the President takes ultimate responsibility for the actions of the Federal Government and its actions or failures, Trump has washed his hands of responsibility, and thereby washed his hands of the plight of millions of Americans, thousands of whom will die as a result of his inadequacy.

But instead of being concerned or upset about any of that, your focus is "raving liberals". Please get some perspective.

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raving on Trump

Then who is going to pay for the CV treatments with TrumpCare? Better stay in Japan with that easy-access medical care. Going to an American ER with a fever and prepare to sign your life away. TrumpCare is failing and look at the proof now.

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What? So for the next 4 years we have to continue to listen to liberals raving on Trump

You guys have been going on about Obama for 12. We still have a lot of catching up to do.

don’t you guys think it’s getting old.

Yeah, your Obama whining got old 3 or 4 days in.

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I don’t think illegal aliens have the right to claim anything and if I were an illegal in Japan or another country I don’t have the right to claim anything. By the way, the WH house just decided to NOT allow in asylum seekers which was announced by DHS.

You've said before that you think nepotism is good and that it's great that Trump is using his office to benefit himself and his friends.

I don’t think nepotism is necessarily bad, it depends on the situation, other politicians benefited from it, the Clinton’s, Bush’s, Biden’s, the Kennedy’s lots of politicians used it.

But now you don't understand what PTownsend is saying? Is that right?

If it’s to the point, sure.

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I don’t think nepotism is necessarily bad,

Jared? Not only has Trump failed with his casinos look at how Jared runs a business. It is bad. This is not running a family coffee shop.

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