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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:53 PM

White House, Democrats trade blame on expiration of jobless benefits

Source: Washington Post

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows says Democrats rejected reasonable offers; Pelosi disputes.

The White House and congressional Democrats traded blame on Friday for the expiration of enhanced unemployment benefits for millions of Americans, which have run out as negotiations over extending them stalled on Capitol Hill.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Democrats had rejected reasonable offers during talks at the Capitol late Wednesday night, and said they “are certainly willing today to let some of the American citizens who are struggling the most under this pandemic to go unprotected."

"The president has been very clear for us to be aggressive and forward-leaning to make sure that they get protected and yet what we’re seeing is politics as usual from Democrats on Capitol Hill,” Meadows said, addressing reporters in the White House briefing room.

As he was speaking, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was holding her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, where she derided Republicans for trying to advance a short-term unemployment insurance fix with their backs against the wall.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/07/31/congress-bailout-unemployment-insurance/



What is not in dispute is that Republicans did nothing for months to address the issue, instead trying to hope and pray it away.

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Reply White House, Democrats trade blame on expiration of jobless benefits (Original post)
Zorro Jul 2020 OP
beachbumbob Jul 2020 #1
duforsure Jul 2020 #8
onecaliberal Jul 2020 #2
Squinch Jul 2020 #4
jrthin Jul 2020 #7
underpants Jul 2020 #3
Miguelito Loveless Jul 2020 #5
chriscan64 Jul 2020 #6
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jul 2020 #9
beachbumbob Jul 2020 #10

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:54 PM

1. I don't think the American people are blaming democrats

 

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:36 PM

8. I don't either

They had the bill from the House over 2 months ago , and trump and Moscow Mitch wanted to stall it until now. trump doesn't want anyone to get anything but himself. They don't care who they hurt. Nancy has got them by the balls now, and knows they have to give in , period. trump will fold because he shows everyone again he can't make deals at all.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:05 PM

2. Another bullshit headline. The Democrats are trying to pass and protect items that will help

Working people and republicans want to take everything away including elections and democracy.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:10 PM

4. I was just going to say the same. Disappointing from the Post.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:28 PM

7. I join you in this. Disgusting and false equivalancey headline.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:10 PM

3. Who and the Democrats?

Who was it they said are claiming to be all in for jobless claims? Has anyone checked their references? Past history of having a clue? Not lying?

Get back to me on that Washington Post.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:17 PM

5. More "bothsiderism" from the Post

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:27 PM

6. Having a provision to help trump's hotel

is politics as very unusual.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:43 PM

9. Did Meadows say exactly what was in those "reasonable offers"?

I'll bet it's everything good for them and bad for us.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:01 PM

10. Media no friend of democrats

 

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