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Trump claims Republicans wanna send out another $1200 check but Democrats aren't allowing them to

Do we believe him?? Idk. This seems ridiculous

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by Anonymousreply 3408/01/2020

Um, when has Trump ever been known to tell the truth?

Of course he's lying.

by Anonymousreply 107/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 207/31/2020

This doesn’t surprise me, not all Democrats are nice.

by Anonymousreply 307/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 407/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 507/31/2020

and yet I see these headlines on a number of news sites. Republicans are good at shifting the blame.

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by Anonymousreply 607/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 707/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 807/31/2020

You're a total complete idiot if you believe anything Trump says.

by Anonymousreply 907/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1007/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1107/31/2020

America is more than a cheap date.

by Anonymousreply 1207/31/2020

Why is Mitch acting like it’s his money?

by Anonymousreply 1307/31/2020

Trump is one of the biggest liars to have ever lied.

by Anonymousreply 1407/31/2020

Nobody believes him.

by Anonymousreply 1507/31/2020

R13 - because being tough on the poors gets him and his party votes

by Anonymousreply 1608/01/2020

That's in the package they want to pass but are trying to only give $200 for unemployment.

by Anonymousreply 1708/01/2020

r6, it was a 1 week extension. Bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 1808/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1908/01/2020

OP is a troll. The Senate has nothing but appoint fascist judges since the 2018 election.

by Anonymousreply 2008/01/2020

Posting Trumps tweet makes OP a troll? He doesn’t have access to Trumps twitter

by Anonymousreply 2108/01/2020

R21, you are the OP. And what makes you a likely troll is the "Do we believe him?? Idk."

by Anonymousreply 2208/01/2020

Shit must be REALLY bad for Trump; DL trolls like OP are relentless these days.

by Anonymousreply 2308/01/2020

As my dear departed Mother would say... I believe him as far as I could throw the fat ass.

by Anonymousreply 2408/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2508/01/2020

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.

Fuck em.

Truly awful people.

by Anonymousreply 2608/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2708/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2808/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2908/01/2020

This doesn't seem like an Edwin thread, but he IS the OP.

by Anonymousreply 3008/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3108/01/2020

R27 you are incorrect. Dems were Offered unemployment extensions until the other stuff could be sorted

Nancy and chuck said no.

by Anonymousreply 3208/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3308/01/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 3408/01/2020
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