Do we believe him?? Idk. This seems ridiculous
Trump claims Republicans wanna send out another $1200 check but Democrats aren't allowing them to
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/01/2020|
Um, when has Trump ever been known to tell the truth?
Of course he's lying.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/31/2020|
Do we believe him! You ask such a stupid question! WTF is wrong with you! I always tell everyone to vote, but you OP, might just be too stupid to say that to.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/31/2020|
This doesn’t surprise me, not all Democrats are nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/31/2020|
No, there are no "checks that were ready to be sent out." There are no checks, period, mostly because McConnell hasn't managed to corral his caucus together and actually pass a bill. They're so fractured that they couldn't even come up with a single bill, so they're working on multiple bills:
The American Workers, Families, And Employers Assistance Act: unemployment, $1200 checks, etc.
The Safeguarding America’s Frontline Employees To Offer Work Opportunities Required To Kickstart The Economy (SAFE TO WORK) Act: liability protection for businesses and institutions so that employees cannot sue, even if the company is incredibly negligent and insists that they work in conditions that make them sick.
The Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act: Loans to small businesses.
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee Proposal: grants and new programs for a handful of different agencies, including $105 billion for schools plus money for child care, testing, and vaccine research.
Coronavirus Response Additional Supplemental Appropriations Act: money for farmers and ranchers, plus money for Defense, including money to replace funds used by Trump for his border wall.
Time to Rescue United States' Trust Act: better known as the bill to destroy Social Security and Medicare.
Safely Back to School and Back to Work Act: money for student loan relief and scholarships for private school students.
School Choice Now Act: money for scholarship funds.
Restoring Critical Supply Chains and Intellectual Property Act: tries to shift production of PPE to the U.S. and build up the U.S. stockpile.
Supporting America's Restaurant Workers Act: also known as the CEO, Sales, and Lobbyist Act, since it would increase the tax deduction for business meals from 50% to 100%.
None of these had made it out of committee, as far as I know.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/31/2020|
Meanwhile, the House passed its own relief bill in May. McConnell refused to allow the Senate to even discuss it, much less bring it up for a vote. And, unlike any of the Senate bills, this bill has already passed the House and yes, it did include $1,200 checks.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/31/2020|
and yet I see these headlines on a number of news sites. Republicans are good at shifting the blame.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/31/2020|
Yes it's true. But the $1,200 comes with additions the Democrats want. Just like the House passed a bill but Trump and the Senate don't want it as it comes with conditions he doesn't want.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/31/2020|
That's the unemployment benefit money, R6, not the gimme a check, money. I doubt it's going to work this time, anymore than it did the previous times. Republicans have no leverage.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/31/2020|
You're a total complete idiot if you believe anything Trump says.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/31/2020|
If there is a sliver of truth to this it’s that the Dems are not going to accept a shit bailout for citizens.
I hope they hang tough. Caving to pressure fabricated by McConnell and the GOP is what got billions in relief to go through COMPLETELY UNCHECKED with corporations and cronies receiving everything and small business owners ZILCH.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/31/2020|
Actually Trump wants this but not most Republicans, Trump thinks he can buy votes with another check and the letter he would include with it would sound like a Trump campaign letter. However he and Republicans want nothing else, no unemployment help, no help for the states that are going bankrupt, no help for the post office, no help to make the election go more efficient, no help for more testing. He just wants to buy your vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/31/2020|
America is more than a cheap date.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/31/2020|
Why is Mitch acting like it’s his money?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/31/2020|
Trump is one of the biggest liars to have ever lied.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/31/2020|
Nobody believes him.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/31/2020|
R13 - because being tough on the poors gets him and his party votes
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/01/2020|
That's in the package they want to pass but are trying to only give $200 for unemployment.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/01/2020|
r6, it was a 1 week extension. Bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/01/2020|
Not to mention that it's not even clear that McConnell has the Republican votes in the Senate to pass such an extension. And he won't even bring it up unless he does, even if he could pass it with a coalition of Democratic and Republican Senators.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/01/2020|
OP is a troll. The Senate has nothing but appoint fascist judges since the 2018 election.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/01/2020|
Posting Trumps tweet makes OP a troll? He doesn’t have access to Trumps twitter
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/01/2020|
R21, you are the OP. And what makes you a likely troll is the "Do we believe him?? Idk."
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/01/2020|
Shit must be REALLY bad for Trump; DL trolls like OP are relentless these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/01/2020|
As my dear departed Mother would say... I believe him as far as I could throw the fat ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/01/2020|
Democrats want to extended the unemployment benefits, give direct cash payments to every adult, provide relief to cities and states battling the pandemic, and fund our schools so that they can educate our children, and Republicans said "NO!". Not enough graft for the 0.1%, dontchaknow.
So there is that.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/01/2020|
Bullshit r25 Democrats were offered 3 options to pass an immediate extension on unemployment benefits that have now ended. Giving both parties time to negotiate the rest. Which is filled with a lot more bullshit than just pandemic funding. Shumer and Pelsoi said NO. They want the entire package passed or nothing.
They are holding millions of unemployed and broke Americans hostage in hopes to pass their 3 trillion dollar deal. They wouldn’t allow for an extension in unemployed benefits giving time to address And compromise on the other aspects of the package. It’s all now or nothing for the people.
They truly don’t give a shit about the unemployed, and are using them as a pawn and leverage, all the while not caring that they are going broke.
Truly awful people.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/01/2020|
Bullshit, R26. Democrats weren't "offered" jack shit, mostly because neither Trump nor McConnell has the Republican votes for an extension. Trump made up this shit and you bought into it, hook, line, and sinker.
And, of course, you're ignoring that little inconvenient fact that Democrats have been trying to bring Republicans to the negotiating table for over two months, getting rejected time and time again because a new relief bill just wasn't necessary and there wouldn't be any need to extend the unemployment benefits because states were reopening.
Speaking of "truly awful people...."
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/01/2020|
If McConnell and Trump were serious about an unemployment benefits extension, all they have to do is pass such an extension in the Senate and then challenge Pelosi to take it up. They aren't, they won't, and the likelihood is that they can't.
And, since McConnell sent everyone home for a long weekend, there aren't any negotiations happening right now, despite the House being ready.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/01/2020|
Besides, a one week extension just moves them closer to their august recess/getaway. We gave away 2 trillion Dollars to the corporations and 1 percent based on the economy growing by 3 - 5 percent. It has now shrunk by ten times that. Why not reverse the 2017 two trillion dollar giveaway and use those savings to pump real money into the economy and help regular Americans? Especially since we have already pumped so much money into businesses that are going to end up failing anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/01/2020|
This doesn't seem like an Edwin thread, but he IS the OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/01/2020|
R29 because they gave all the money to their friends, and donations to the Kennedy Center, arts programs etc
Who cares about a piece of art in the midst of a pandemic? Nancy has a lot of bullshit in the hero’s act that isn’t going to the American people. she cares more about that, then the actual people that are hurting. Fuck her. Tom Wolf is another example of a corrupt jerk. He issued a statement a few days ago saying that PA needs to stop relying on unemployment benefits and get jobs. I’d link the article, local abc news, but dL won’t allow That’s rich coming from a guy worth 100 million and counting.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/01/2020|
R27 you are incorrect. Dems were Offered unemployment extensions until the other stuff could be sorted
Nancy and chuck said no.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/01/2020|
The Republicans have has the Heroes Act sitting on Traitor McConnell's desk for 12 weeks now.
They hate it because in addition to the unemployment extension for six months, it has ELECTION SECURITY.
The $1200 is like a bully stealing your lunch and offering to give back the carrot sticks you mom packed.
Fuck Senate Republicans.
The Mark of Cain will not save their jobs.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/01/2020|
[quote]you are incorrect. Dems were Offered unemployment extensions until the other stuff could be sorted
You are incorrect. It wasn't a serious proposal; it was something that someone casually mentioned. McConnell doesn't have the votes for the extension and it wasn't a serious offer.
[quote]Nancy has a lot of bullshit in the hero’s act that isn’t going to the American people.
You are incorrect about that, as well, which is why you can't back up this shit any more than you can the rest of the drivel you're spewing here.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/01/2020|