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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:19 PM

Mitch McConnell Could Rescue Millions. What Is He Waiting For?

The economy is in dire shape. Millions of Americans are about to lose federal aid. The Senate is going on vacation.

The worst economic news on Thursday was not the official announcement that the American economy shrank at an annualized rate of 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020 — a grim quantification of the pain caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

No, the really bad news was the lack of action on Capitol Hill.

Congress needs to extend the emergency aid programs that were created in March to help Americans endure a broad suspension of economic activity. Instead, even as the pandemic rages on, Congress is allowing those aid programs to expire.

People who lost jobs during the pandemic have received $600 a week from the federal government on top of standard unemployment benefits. For many, the money is all that has kept them from going hungry and has allowed them to stay in their homes. It has prevented a significant increase in the share of Americans living in poverty. But those payments end this week, even as unemployment remains at a level last experienced during the Great Depression.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/opinion/mitch-mcconnell-coronavirus-economy.html

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Zorro Jul 2020 OP
Turbineguy Jul 2020 #1
Chin music Jul 2020 #2
Midnight Writer Jul 2020 #3
Chainfire Jul 2020 #4
Chin music Jul 2020 #7
Chainfire Jul 2020 #10
flamingdem Jul 2020 #5
stopbush Jul 2020 #8
RainCaster Jul 2020 #6
Wellstone ruled Jul 2020 #9
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #11

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:22 PM

1. He's accepted he will lose the Senate

as well as his position. He's going to screw over Democrats because he can and he's going to screw over republicans because they won't save him.

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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:26 PM

3. Economic upheaval usually plays out in a transfer of wealth to the very rich and well connected.

I have no idea why someone would want that to happen.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:27 PM

4. Old Mitch needs to make things as bad as possible

blame the Democrats and then come flying, cape in the wind, in for a rescue.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 11:11 AM

10. It seems as if the Republican Party

Suffers, collectively, from Munchhausen by Proxy.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:29 PM

5. I read that he can't get the votes to pass the pandemic unemployment extension

money - there are even jerkier repigs blocking it.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 10:02 PM

8. There are 20 R Senators who will vote NO on any proposal.

Not a single D or Indie will vote yea on the pathetic proposals being put forward by Rs.

Yertle’s only play is to adopt the Heroes Act that was passed in the House. That way he starts with 47 Yea votes, and needs only 4 Rs to vote yea for passage. I assume Collins and Murkowski would vote yea. McConnell might vote yea to avoid looking totally incompetent. That leaves one vote needed, at which point we turn to Mitt Romney for passage.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:38 PM

6. Hrs wanting a fuck to give, but he can't find one

Plus, Putin has not given him permission.

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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 10:17 PM

9. Moscow Mitch

 

wants to legislate a major item the Chamber of Commerce,ALEC,the Business Round Table as well as the Heritage Foundation has craved for decades. Freedom from lawsuits from their Employees no matter what the Working conditions. Period!!!!

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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 11:51 AM

11. Massacre Mitch is more interested in MAKING millions.

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