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Zorro

(15,948 posts)
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:00 PM Dec 2020

Trump's $2,000 checks all but dead as GOP Senate refuses aid

Source: Tampa Bay Times

The roadblock mounted by Senate Republicans appears unsurmountable, even as pressure builds to approve the bigger checks.

President Donald Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks was all but dead Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed an alternative approach of loading up the bill with other White House priorities that appeared destined to fail.

The roadblock mounted by Senate Republicans appears unsurmountable, even as pressure builds to approve the bigger checks. Trump wants the Republican-led chamber to follow the House and increase the checks from $600 for millions of Americans. A growing number of Republicans, including two senators in runoff elections on Jan. 5 in Georgia, agree. But most GOP senators oppose more spending, even if they are also wary of bucking Trump.

Senators will be back at it after McConnell blocked a vote Tuesday, but his new bill — which includes the formation of a commission to investigate the 2020 election as well as a complicated repeal of big tech liability protections — does not have enough support to pass.

“What we’re seeing right now is Leader McConnell trying to kill the checks — the $2,000 checks desperately needed by so many American families,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said at the Capitol.

Read more: https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/12/30/trumps-2000-checks-all-but-dead-as-gop-senate-refuses-aid/



This headline should play well in Georgia.
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Trump's $2,000 checks all but dead as GOP Senate refuses aid (Original Post) Zorro Dec 2020 OP
Mitch is attempting to change the rules and try to blame the Democrats for it. apnu Dec 2020 #1
Another Titanic sized FAILURE of this godawful administration... CTyankee Dec 2020 #2
Predicting dump's reaction: "It is what it is" Bradshaw3 Dec 2020 #3
He accomplished his mission to create drama and chaos. Also got attention and pissed off McConnell. Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #10
Yep, just screw everything up and keep people talking about him Bradshaw3 Dec 2020 #13
Yes. And I believe he is sadistic and gets pleasure from harming others and seeing Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #15
That has become even clearer these days Bradshaw3 Dec 2020 #19
Unfortunately, the rethugs choie Dec 2020 #4
killing checks??? bdamomma Dec 2020 #5
Worked with Scrooge, who became a real human being afterwards. nt Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #16
I would be all for a commission to to investigate the 2020 election as long as TurboDem Dec 2020 #6
Yes! Traildogbob Dec 2020 #9
I second your post. Could not have said it better. Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #18
Consumerism requires at least paycheck-to-paycheck existence, and we're not there bucolic_frolic Dec 2020 #7
Maybe fire back with $4000 per person bluestarone Dec 2020 #8
The whole $2,000.00 issue has been theater Chainfire Dec 2020 #11
It seems that there are enough GOPers on board to pass it if Moscow Mitch would allow a vote. groundloop Dec 2020 #14
It would pass given a vote...guaranteed Bengus81 Dec 2020 #20
But there's always money for...... McKim Dec 2020 #12
OK, How much of this ... Chili Pepper Dec 2020 #17
Trump is not this clever. Mr.Bill Dec 2020 #23
I say call his bluff ...... jb5150 Dec 2020 #21
I wish someone would come forward in Kentucky and expose how the election was stolen by kimbutgar Dec 2020 #22
He was leading in every poll Polybius Dec 2020 #25
NOW they grow spines. Nexus2 Dec 2020 #24

apnu

(8,781 posts)
1. Mitch is attempting to change the rules and try to blame the Democrats for it.
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:03 PM
Dec 2020

Typical for that fucking turtle. Sadly so many Americans are easily duped by McConnell the piece of shit.

CTyankee

(64,189 posts)
2. Another Titanic sized FAILURE of this godawful administration...
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:04 PM
Dec 2020

All but the most rabid Trumpies will rue this day...

Bradshaw3

(7,757 posts)
3. Predicting dump's reaction: "It is what it is"
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:10 PM
Dec 2020

Followed by a shrug of the shoulders and a 'oh well I tried'. We all know he doesn't give two shits about those checks or the people who need them. Just another stunt.

Irish_Dem

(53,111 posts)
10. He accomplished his mission to create drama and chaos. Also got attention and pissed off McConnell.
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 04:12 PM
Dec 2020

Now he is bored with it.

Bradshaw3

(7,757 posts)
13. Yep, just screw everything up and keep people talking about him
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 05:29 PM
Dec 2020

He literally has no emphatic feelings whatsoever for others.

Bradshaw3

(7,757 posts)
19. That has become even clearer these days
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 05:45 PM
Dec 2020

He is such a miserable, evil narcissist that he thinks he has a right to hurt others because he has suffered so unfairly from other people.

Between his screwed up parents and obviously being born without an empathy gene, he is one of the worst people I've ever heard about. His recent tweet telling his goons to come to DC while he probably will be gone reminds me of Manson not taking part in the Tate murders that he orchestrated, saying he didn't do it because he wasn't there. That's the level I put dump on.

bdamomma

(64,713 posts)
5. killing checks???
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:29 PM
Dec 2020

and killing Americans too. McConnell is extremely proud to be the "grim reaper". I wish he would receive a of visit of his namesake.

TurboDem

(220 posts)
6. I would be all for a commission to to investigate the 2020 election as long as
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:34 PM
Dec 2020

they start in Kentucky and find out how so many people who hate McConnell still voted for him. Also throw Collins and Graham in for good measure. Let's see the results of that!

Traildogbob

(9,182 posts)
9. Yes!
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 04:05 PM
Dec 2020

As we use to say frequently in the Navy, “Fuckin A”.
Investigate McConnell and Graham 24/7. Both are deep up Putins ass and we all know how Russia can fix our elections. And let them know before that bull is passed, they will be targeted endlessly, and prosecuted. Damn I wish God would call turtle home, but he don’t want that shit bag near him. We have to wait for Satan to call, but he has many years of hell planed for MurKKKa.

Irish_Dem

(53,111 posts)
18. I second your post. Could not have said it better.
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 05:41 PM
Dec 2020

Effin A is right.

PS The turtle will never be anywhere near God, and the Devil himself won't have him.
They are going to have to find alternative Satanic quarters for the GOP and their ilk.

bucolic_frolic

(44,744 posts)
7. Consumerism requires at least paycheck-to-paycheck existence, and we're not there
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:59 PM
Dec 2020

nor will we be there. Have you been out and about this week? Traffic is light. I went to a Lowes last evening, there are more employees than customers. Supermarkets get high marks for keeping things going, but I wonder if there could be retrenchment there too because there is a lot of close to expiration merchandise and deep discounts to move them, and high priced items languish to some extent.

2021 will be off to a brutal start, and while vaccinations will lift mood by April or so, the economic rebound will be slower I think. An economic system runs on throughput. Disrupt that and you will have bottlenecks and disconnected pieces - stockouts, dropping slow moving items altogether.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
11. The whole $2,000.00 issue has been theater
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 04:15 PM
Dec 2020

It never had a chance of passage and all of the senior politicians knew it.

McKim

(2,412 posts)
12. But there's always money for......
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 04:39 PM
Dec 2020

But there's always money for war, right! We have priorities in this country and it's not US!!!!!

Chili Pepper

(108 posts)
17. OK, How much of this ...
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 05:40 PM
Dec 2020

... was a coordinated stunt between Trump and McConnell for the sake of the Georgia runoff?

Trump meets with McConnell to cook up a scheme to boost the popularity of the 2 GA Repub Senators.

Trump then blusters about raising the stimulus to $2k, already knowing that it will never get to a Senate vote as promised by McConnell.

The 2 GA Repubs can safely go on record that they're in favor of the raise after being assured by McConnell that a Senate vote will never be taken.

Repubs get their stimulus "wish" by limiting the checks to $600. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in GA now look like they're thinking of and protecting the citizens of their state.

Maybe just another conspiracy theory, but if Trump excels at anything, it's "The Con". And Trump is the master conniver.

Mr.Bill

(24,474 posts)
23. Trump is not this clever.
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 08:35 PM
Dec 2020

He has an attention span of about five minutes. To say anything else would be over-thinking it.

kimbutgar

(21,939 posts)
22. I wish someone would come forward in Kentucky and expose how the election was stolen by
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 07:36 PM
Dec 2020

Turtle. He didn’t win.

Polybius

(16,529 posts)
25. He was leading in every poll
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 11:40 PM
Dec 2020

He won, even if they committed fraud. Perhaps closer, but it's Kentucky.

Nexus2

(1,261 posts)
24. NOW they grow spines.
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 08:40 PM
Dec 2020

I guess it took being pushed towards something unthinkable: giving a relatively paltry sum to the lower classes.

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