$2,000 vs $600 Stimulus

ScarletNCream

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The house just officially passed HR 9051 which increases the stimulus payout from $600 to $2,000

This puts the Republican Senate in a really shitty position. The house is inevitably going to fire up their Twitter accounts and shout to everyone how they want every American to have a check in the mail for $2,000 by the end of the week, and the Senate will have to either play along or be the bad guys.

How do you guys think ole Mitchy boy plays his cards here?

Personally I’ve been opposed to these stimulus checks from the get go, but if you’re going to sign off on all that Covid relief bullshit that was in the OG bill, you might as well pay the people too. I think republicans are going to have to grin and bend over on this one.
 

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The house just officially passed HR 9051 which increases the stimulus payout from $600 to $2,000

This puts the Republican Senate in a really shitty position. The house is inevitably going to fire up their Twitter accounts and shout to everyone how they want every American to have a check in the mail for $2,000 by the end of the week, and the Senate will have to either play along or be the bad guys.

How do you guys think ole Mitchy boy plays his cards here?

Personally I’ve been opposed to these stimulus checks from the get go, but if you’re going to sign off on all that Covid relief bullshit that was in the OG bill, you might as well pay the people too. I think republicans are going to have to grin and bend over on this one.
We the people are the losers
 

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The house just officially passed HR 9051 which increases the stimulus payout from $600 to $2,000

This puts the Republican Senate in a really shitty position. The house is inevitably going to fire up their Twitter accounts and shout to everyone how they want every American to have a check in the mail for $2,000 by the end of the week, and the Senate will have to either play along or be the bad guys.

How do you guys think ole Mitchy boy plays his cards here?

Personally I’ve been opposed to these stimulus checks from the get go, but if you’re going to sign off on all that Covid relief bullshit that was in the OG bill, you might as well pay the people too. I think republicans are going to have to grin and bend over on this one.
Mitch lets it die on his desk like the other hundred or so bills passed by the House this last 2-year session that make perfect sense in terms of sound public policy. Won't even assign it to committee.

His manipulation of the Supreme Court justice confirmation process has been nothing short of obscene and hideous. Why expect anything different this time?

jftr, $2,000 checks would help revive this economy. That's the last thing Repubs want with a Dem coming into office. (Think this is cynical? Take a look at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blog...c96c7c8-e31f-11e1-ae7f-d2a13e249eb2_blog.html )

I'm sorry if this offends anyone. But Repub "leaders" in congress and in DC have put hyper-partisan politics miles ahead of the nation's good for years now.
 

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I would not put it past Moscow Mitch to ignore it, not bring it up for a vote. Will the Republicans go against Trump's wishes for 2,000 checks? The Repubs will be put under the microscope on this.
 

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No chance it makes it past the senate. I think it's absurd myself. I'm not generally a guy who wants the government to spend and spend, but we are in the middle of a pretty massive catastrophe and people could really use the money.

Frankly it's a disaster it took this long
 

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We the people are the losers

But your ok with massive tax cuts for the top 1% which added further to our obese national debt?

I get that you don't like handouts, but to act like this is somehow worse for we the people than providing massive tax cuts for the top 1 % is silly.

We are all losers because we get played by politicians on both sides of the isle and in the whitehouse that are only in it for themeselves. All while the elites have us pointing fingers at each other over a few cookie crumbs while they have both hands in the F'n bowl taking every thing they can get their hands on.
 

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Interesting that the director of Obama’s economic council came out so strongly against this
 

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What was his reasoning?
That total employee compensation is currently only $30 billion below pre-COVID levels, and that this proposal would equal $200 billion per month, or roughly an additional 7 times the loss of household wages
 

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This statement is misleading. Fortenberry didn't even bother to show up to cast any vote. But I guess abdication of responsibility is what a majority of First District voters value most in a Congressman. Just keep voting for the R, folks.

 
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What was his reasoning?
There’s a lot of reasons for the govt not to print money and directly send it to people every time we experience a recession.

If there weren’t reasons, then you could just send everyone $10000, $20000, $50000 and it wouldn’t matter.
 

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There’s a lot of reasons. If there weren’t reasons, then you could just send everyone $10000, $20000, $50000 and it wouldn’t matter.

Totally agree with this, but if this were the reason, then why did they vote to approve all the other bullshit spending?

We all know the reason and we all know it’s not one party to blame.

My thought at this point is if they’re going to make it rain with money we don’t have, at least give me more than scraps
 
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There’s a lot of reasons for the govt not to print money and directly send it to people every time we experience a recession.

If there weren’t reasons, then you could just send everyone $10000, $20000, $50000 and it wouldn’t matter.

You have a good point, but I believe this is the first time we've actually sent cash (on a national basis) directly to our people. A 35% break in GDP in a short time-frame would be as good of reason as any for that. But yeah, this needs to end after this one (assuming they get the $2,000 through).
 
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You have a good point, but I believe this is the first time we've actually sent cash (on a national basis) directly to our people. A 35% break in GDP in a short time-frame would be as good of reason as any for that. But yeah, this needs to end after this one (assuming they get the $2,000 through).
It won’t stop. It never does.

2008 - $600
2019 - $1,200
2020 - $2,000
2021 - ?
2025 - ?
 

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The house just officially passed HR 9051 which increases the stimulus payout from $600 to $2,000

This puts the Republican Senate in a really shitty position. The house is inevitably going to fire up their Twitter accounts and shout to everyone how they want every American to have a check in the mail for $2,000 by the end of the week, and the Senate will have to either play along or be the bad guys.

How do you guys think ole Mitchy boy plays his cards here?

Personally I’ve been opposed to these stimulus checks from the get go, but if you’re going to sign off on all that Covid relief bullshit that was in the OG bill, you might as well pay the people too. I think republicans are going to have to grin and bend over on this one.
The Senate should reject every dollar allocated to other countries (e.g., funding trannies in Pakistan) and politically connected special interest or private groups (e.g., Kennedy Center for the Arts) and send all that money directly to people 18 and over.
 

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The Senate should reject every dollar allocated to other countries (e.g., funding trannies in Pakistan) and politically connected special interest or private groups (e.g., Kennedy Center for the Arts) and send all that money directly to people 18 and over.

Few would argue that we have a spending problem. It's been out of control for the past 20 years. But neither party seems to care much anymore, which is one of the reasons I left the Republican Party in May of 19.
 
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Few would argue that we have a spending problem. It's been out of control for the past 20 years. But neither party seems to care much anymore, which is one of the reasons I left the Republican Party in May of 19.
left the party for what? do you just abstain from voting now?
 

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No chance it makes it past the senate. I think it's absurd myself. I'm not generally a guy who wants the government to spend and spend, but we are in the middle of a pretty massive catastrophe and people could really use the money.

Frankly it's a disaster it took this long
This is a pretty big deal. I still doubt McConnell brings it up, but Bernie is going to filibuster the NDAA veto override vote to try and pressure him into it. Even if Perdue and maybe Loeffler come out in favor, are there 3-4 more R's that will vote yes? I could see a few centrist Dem's like Manchin opposing as well.


Knowing Mitch, he'll attach some poison pill like the Section 230 bs or trumps demand for an election fraud commission so there's no way Dems vote for it.
 
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This is a pretty big deal. I still doubt McConnell brings it up, but Bernie is going to filibuster the NDAA veto override vote to try and pressure him into it. Even if Perdue and maybe Loeffler come out in favor, are there 3-4 more R's that will vote yes? I could see a few centrist Dem's like Manchin opposing as well.



Knowing Mitch, he'll attach some poison pill like the Section 230 bs or trumps demand for an election fraud commission so there's no way Dems vote for it.
Lol, Perdue was against $600 four days ago and is on record to be against direct payments to people as it’s “socialism”. Guess he will do anything to try and win an election.
 
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The house just officially passed HR 9051 which increases the stimulus payout from $600 to $2,000

This puts the Republican Senate in a really shitty position. The house is inevitably going to fire up their Twitter accounts and shout to everyone how they want every American to have a check in the mail for $2,000 by the end of the week, and the Senate will have to either play along or be the bad guys.

How do you guys think ole Mitchy boy plays his cards here?

Personally I’ve been opposed to these stimulus checks from the get go, but if you’re going to sign off on all that Covid relief bullshit that was in the OG bill, you might as well pay the people too. I think republicans are going to have to grin and bend over on this one.
We should challenge the illegal power grabs by these governors and open the country back up. The best stimulus for the American middle class would to get rid of these illegal restrictions.
 

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We should challenge the illegal power grabs by these governors and open the country back up. The best stimulus for the American middle class would to get rid of these illegal restrictions.
What?

This country was literally founded on the idea that each state is more or less left to govern themselves... You want more power to the federal government?

That's literally against the constitution