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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 05:20 PM

Sanders: Democrats will pass 'massive stimulus bill' if party flips the Senate

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pledged Thursday that Democrats will pass a huge coronavirus relief package if they win the Senate in next month's elections.

https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/522247-sanders-democrats-will-pass-massive-stimulus-bill-if-party-flips-the-senate

“If the Democrats gain control of the Senate, the first order of business will be a massive stimulus bill to protect desperate working people throughout this country,” Sanders said on Hill.TV’s “Rising.”

The remarks come as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin press on in their negotiations on COVID-19 aid. Pelosi has stuck to her position that a stimulus package must total at least $2.2 trillion, while the administration has inched up to $1.8 trillion.

Both sides have said progress has been made in the past week, though no final legislation has materialized.

President Trump has urged the two sides to “go big,” but disagreements have emerged over aid to state and local governments, which the president calls a slush fund to bail out what he says are poorly run Democratic localities.

And Republicans in the Senate have expressed pessimism that they can get enough votes to pass a bill that goes beyond $500 billion due to concerns in the conference over the ballooning national debt.

Sanders said Senate Republicans’ hesitation to go for anything larger than $500 billion is “pathetic” but that he too has concerns over a potential bill, saying a deal must include a boost to unemployment benefits and another round of stimulus checks.

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Reply Sanders: Democrats will pass 'massive stimulus bill' if party flips the Senate (Original post)
ItsjustMe Oct 22 OP
The Wielding Truth Oct 22 #1
AZ8theist Oct 22 #2
George II Oct 22 #3
NurseJackie Oct 22 #4
sheshe2 Oct 22 #5
NurseJackie Oct 22 #6

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 05:23 PM

1. YEP.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 05:29 PM

2. Hopefully his plan...

TAXES THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF THE 1% TO PAY FOR IT.
I am so fucking sick of the UBER WEALTHY running the show. This is supposed to be a democracy, not an oligarchy.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 05:39 PM

3. I've got to stop going to bed at night. I totally missed the news that he became minority leader....

....and will be majority leader once Democrats gain the majority in the Senate.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 05:45 PM

4. I hope ALL of our Senators will actually be there to vote.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 06:20 PM

5. The Democrats will be there 100%!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 06:36 PM

6. I'm counting on it!

No excuses! I'm tired of hearing politicians say "my vote wouldn't have mattered because we couldn't win anyway." It's infuriating and it's defeatist.

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