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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:38 PM

Sen. Mitt Romney proposes immediate $1,000 payment to every adult American

Sen. Mitt Romney wants to give working Americans $1,000 to help those in need and stimulate the economy during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Utah Republican said Monday that urgent action is needed to aid workers and wants a direct payment included in congressional legislation now being debated. The payments might be evaluated on a month-to-month basis.

Romney also proposes “bridge grants” to small businesses in need, expanding student aid and deferring college loans for recent graduates affected by outbreak.

At: https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/03/16/sen-mitt-romney-proposes/



Utah Sen. Mitt Romney endures a recent meeting with Trump.

“The House coronavirus response package contains critical measures to help families in Utah and across the nation in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, and the Senate should act swiftly on this legislation,” Romney said.

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Reply Sen. Mitt Romney proposes immediate $1,000 payment to every adult American (Original post)
sandensea Mar 16 OP
DarthDem Mar 16 #1
sandensea Mar 16 #3
DarthDem Mar 16 #6
OnlinePoker Mar 16 #2
pnwest Mar 16 #4
sandensea Mar 16 #5
DarthDem Mar 16 #7
procon Mar 16 #8
Sherman A1 Mar 16 #9
sandensea Mar 16 #11
doc03 Mar 16 #10

Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:41 PM

1. Good job, Mitt


Maybe he should think about becoming a Democrat.

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Response to DarthDem (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:46 PM

3. +1

You can imagine the chances of his Yang-esque - and very common-sense - proposal getting through Bitch Mitchy or a Cheeto veto!

God Himself couldn't make those miscreants to line up behind something like this.

Unless, of course, it went to Big Awl or Wall Street. Then it would be in the trillions.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:57 PM

6. Exactly!!


Well said!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:43 PM

2. Which will do no good since everything is being shut down.

Can't stimulate something that isn't functioning.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:46 PM

4. no, but people might be able to keep the

bills caught up. Lot of people will be losing jobs.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:51 PM

5. It's a valid point.

In other countries where quarantines are being enacted on at least some of the population, for the most part take care to enact supply and or price control regulations as well - to prevent price gouging, hoarding, etc.

But here? And with Orange Amin in power?

They'd rather let everything fall apart than enact even the slightest curbs on corporate greed.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:59 PM

7. Well, it would help with bills


And I believe grocery stores and pharmacies are going to keep functioning, along with restaurants for takeout.

That reminds me that someone - obviously some Democrat (or heck, maybe Mitt!) - needs to propose relief for mortgage payments and rent payments. Joe Biden (not surprisingly) mentioned these critical measures in the debate last night.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:05 PM

8. Not necessarily true. Stores for neighborhood groceries

gas stations, and pharm are still open, medical facilities, and local takeout food is available. People still might need to pay rent and mortgages, utilities, and other bills unless they are deferred. Online orders are still functioning for almost every sort of consumer products.

Every dollar spent drives our economic engine, regardless of where it came from or how it's spent.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:05 PM

9. My, my....

So Universal Basic Incomish of Mittens.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 06:27 PM

11. Imitation really is the highest form of flattery.

Could there be a Romney/Yang ticket in the works?

And could Mitt be Cheeto's Nader?

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:20 PM

10. I don't need $1000 give it to someone

that does.

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