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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 01:31 PM

Why a vote on $2,000 stimulus checks is an absolute nightmare for Senate Republicans

On Sunday night, as part of his face-saving efforts following his utter capitulation to Congress in signing the Covid-19 stimulus relief legislation, President Donald Trump insisted that "the Senate will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud."

The last two claims there from Trump are utter bunk; there appears to be little will among Senate Republicans to rethink the way social media companies regulate content or to spend months digging for voter fraud claims that are, well, nonexistent.

It's Trump's first point -- that the Senate "will start the process for a vote that increases [stimulus] checks to $2,000" -- that is by far the most realistic and politically problematic suggestion for Republicans.

Why? Because it puts them in a very small box: Either vote to massively increase the national debt -- by giving $1,400 more to every qualifying individual in the country -- or vote against what is much-needed money for people who have been devastated by the economic effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

So, either violate a bedrock principle of conservatism (the government is spending us into unmanageable debt!) or be attacked as heartless by Democrats. It's a lose-lose. Bigly. Especially if you are Sens. Kelly Loeffler or David Perdue, both locked in tight runoff races on January 5. Both incumbent Republicans need base conservatives with them to win, so a vote for more government spending isn't a good one.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/why-a-vote-on-dollar2000-stimulus-checks-is-an-absolute-nightmare-for-senate-republicans/ar-BB1cieoA?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply Why a vote on $2,000 stimulus checks is an absolute nightmare for Senate Republicans (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2020 OP
ret5hd Dec 2020 #1
2naSalit Dec 2020 #2
Lunabell Dec 2020 #3
Thomas Hurt Dec 2020 #4
Wellstone ruled Dec 2020 #5
nakocal Dec 2020 #6
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Dec 2020 #7
Skittles Dec 2020 #8
HuskyOffset Dec 2020 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 01:40 PM

1. Lets be totally honest...its not the $2000 that is objectionable...

it's that so much of it would go to...them. You know...them...the...uhhhmmm...those lazy ones. Quit looking at me like that...you know what I mean. No I'm not racist, but...you know...they weren't working anyway...it would just be free money.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 01:49 PM

2. +1

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 01:59 PM

3. Republicans have to make a choice.

Either it's trump or mccconnel. Let's see which one loeffler and purdue chose.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:11 PM

4. This isn't even about the 2K. The 2K is about trying to leverage an election investigation.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:18 PM

5. Diaper Don saw a chance to

 

fleece his followers out of their stimulus,nothing more,nothing less. Just another Grift.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 02:59 PM

6. Not a bedrock principle

The "violate a bedrock principle of conservatism (the government is spending us into unmanageable debt!)" is a joke. Conservatives only hate spending if it would help the vast majority of Americans and actually strengthen the country and the economy. They love spending money if it just goes to the wealthy.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 03:55 PM

7. A Democrat is going to be president; the GOP suddenly discovers the national debt.

Did anyone not see that coming?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 11:23 PM

8. these assholes have no problem spending trillions in Afghanistan

fucking HYPOCRITES

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 02:05 AM

9. or trillions on a tax cut for the wealthy (NT)

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