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Congressional talks on coronavirus relief package collapse

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Stevicus, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Veteran Member
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    Virus aid talks collapse; no help expected for jobless now

    This could lead to the expiration of the $600 per month supplement for unemployment, $100 billion to help schools reopen, additional funding for coronavirus testing, and billions to state and local governments which are also in a serious bind these days.

    Congress has gone home, but they may return for a vote if an agreement is reached. Meanwhile, Trump says he will issue executive orders if Congress can't reach an agreement.

    I wonder what's going to happen. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. tytlyf

    tytlyf The Mind Eye

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    Republicans want American workers to receive less money. This will in turn leave more money for corporations and special interests.
    Republicans don't have the best interests of the American people in their minds. Capitalism prevents that.
     
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  3. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Like I suspected. The monopoly of Democrats and Republicans will eventually destroy this country.
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    It does make me wonder if it's a contrived plan by the Pubs to create a stalemate and then have Trump fly in to "Save the day!" through a e.o.? Their fate in November is largely tied to how well Trump does.

    OK, it's a "conspiracy theory", I know, but they've been conniving all sorts of stuff for over the last three years now, so nothing surprises me any longer.
     
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  5. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Trump does not have the legal authority to do some things but that won't stop him. SCOTUS may rule against him but that won't stop him. In other words, the Constitutional crisis created by an authoritarian will only stop in one of a few ways: vote in November (with the Army carrying him out of the White House), a military coup (and I really hope it does not come to that) or another impeachment trial (which won't happen).

    As far as Congress goes, I'm not sure anything will stop what is about to happen given rampant covidiots running around, collapsing State and local government budgets, masses of people about to become homeless and destitute and continuing sickness and deaths from the pandemic.

    That's not exactly an optimistic forecast. :(:mad:
     
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  6. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein Ov Fire and the Void
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    As long as millions of the American workforce aren't getting paid, Congress shouldn't be getting paid.
     
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    Trump signs EO for 400$/wk UI, payroll tax exemption for workers, moratorium on evictions, and student loan stay.

    Nice.
     
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    Someone more familiar with the details can clarify if I'm wrong.

    But what I understand is the the Dems were holding out for a broader, more comprehensive, response to all the social problems created by the virus. Republicans weren't interested in that. It looks to me like the Trump faction wants to buy votes as cheaply as possible.
    Tom
     
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    Another distraction. Senate republicans intentionally let the talks fail so Cult45 could take his victory lap signing EO's.
    This way Trump can look like the hero.
     
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    I hope they figure it out bu September so by October we can get our checks. GEEZ!
     
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