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Biden, Democrats prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 tril virus relief bill

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Bravo! The best thing to happen to the US economy- and working people's livelihoods - for a long time.

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“This nation has suffered too much for much too long,”

The money received by Americans who've 'suffered too much for much too long' will help some of the dozens of millions of them who have been so badly hurt by the failed economic policies of the Trump administration.

Though that money might provide some assistance in the short term, something much broader needs to be done to help people get back to work at jobs that provide security.

Hopefully the Republicans will not continue to put obstacles in the path of programs aimed at helping working and middle class Americans recover from the damages done by Trump and his Republicans.

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Not a single Republican backed the bill in the Senate or when it initially passed the House, underscoring the barbed partisan environment that's so far characterizing the early days of Biden's presidency.

The neutered GOP senators probably need more time to grow back their balls.

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I'm not sure Joe Biden even understands that he's president now.

No way these 1's and 0's will or can be paid back. The system will crash one day.

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When all is said and done, this is a remarkable achievement, desperately needed and a total victory for Joe Biden and the country one month into his term. Congratulations, Mr. President.

I heard that Mitch is upset by this bill passing the Senate.

That alone makes me very, very, very happy.

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For those GOP trump devotees criticizing the bill, please refuse your checks. None of you were crying about trump's tax cuts for the rich and you are now crying fiscal responsibility? Gimmee a break.

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“The Senate has never spent $2 trillion in a more haphazard way," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Of Democrats, he said, “Their top priority wasn't pandemic relief. It was their Washington wish list.”

Republicans have gone to full Obama-era obstructionism mode.

So why are Biden and the Democrats, with a tie-breaking majority, reversing on measures like minimum wage hikes, stimulus reduced from $2000 and ramping up foreign interventionism?

The last 10 years have shown bi-partisanship is meaningless.

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Well done Democrats !!..

First Biden's promise accomplished !!.. And many more coming !!..

Watch this republicans and learn how to fix a country destroyed by your mud idol Trumpyclown !!..

Prepare for 8 years of good things for USA !!..

God Bless Democrats, God Bless USA !!..

Trumpys, it's ok to be sad, but no problem, the check can dry tears !!..

WAAAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!..

2 ( +12 / -10 )

Help on the way for those who badly need it.

4 ( +13 / -9 )

Good news and I already got two checks from Trump. The government can borrow money now at almost 0% interest and help during a once in a hundred year pandemic. Only a fool would be against this bill.

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Invest in commodities, we are at the start of a commodity super cycle and you need some protection from the risk of rapid inflation this kind of cash infusion creates.

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Biden promised the voters of Georgia that $2000,00. checks would go out immediately if they elected the two Democratic Senators. The voters of Georgia upheld their part of the deal but Biden did not. $2000,00 became $1,400.00 and immediately became almost 2 months after Biden took office.

Weak and cowardly from Biden that he removed the $15.00 minimum wage from the package. The increase in minimum wage is supported by a large majority of both Democratic and Republican voters. Even Florida voted to raise their minimum wage to $15.00 an hour. The voters elected Joe Biden President and not Joe Manchin, Manchin and a handful of Millionaire Dem. moderates should not be allowed to have veto power over legislation that gives a large portion of the people a living wage for doing their job.

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Who was that insane moron GOP nut that forced the 10 hour reading of the bill, just to hold it up, prolong the agony of the suffering people who need the money? He should be drawn and quartered, oxygen thief.

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I hope working-class Americans who in the past misguidedly cast their vote for a waste-of-space Republican senator have now woken up to all the right-wing gaslighting and "culture-cancelling" that has Foxed and blinded them for the last five years. Biden has swiftly delivered the much needed help to protect millions from Covid and to put real food on their table while his impotent opponents blather on inanely about Dr Seuss's green eggs and ham, which is why I've just ordered a new popcorn maker.

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Wait a minute.....

I thought JT posters are against stimulus?

You keep complaining every time Japan does it, while it's ok for the rest of the world to do it whenever is necessary.

How many times has America done it already? Can you guess?

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This so called $1.9 tril virus relief bill has been politically and fiscally hollowed out, yet still required Harris casting vote.

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I don’t think it matters anymore, one way or another, or if one’s political leaning, left or right.

Will this be spending package having an effect?

Short term maybe, long term, well until the next virus relief bill.

It is living with this pandemic that will ultimately present the true reality.

The Government of China sooner or later must be held accountable

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Biden, Democrats prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 tril virus relief bill

I understand 90% of this bill is pork completely unrelated to Corona. So why does the press call this a "virus relief bill"?

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The Avenger

When all is said and done, this is a remarkable achievement, desperately needed and a total victory for Joe Biden and the country one month into his term. Congratulations, Mr. President.

In what way is it an "achievement" for a government to spend taxpayers money? Seems to me that is the easiest and most tempting thing for any government to do. Responsible governments go easy on this power.

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 understand 90% of this bill is pork completely unrelated to Corona. So why does the press call this a "virus relief bill"?

Because your understanding of the bill is incorrect.

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9.97 million Americans unemployed, step one.

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I understand 90% of this bill is pork completely unrelated to Corona. So why does the press call this a "virus relief bill"?

I understand that the stimulus package the previous President and all others before him signed also contained a lot of pork. This is not a new thing, for either party.

Beware however of Facebook posts posting false information and outrage about the stimulus bill sending $20 million dollars to subsidize lgbtq potato farmers in Nicaragua.

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ReasonandWisdomNipponToday  09:05 am JST

Wait a minute.....

I thought JT posters are against stimulus?

You keep complaining every time Japan does it...

That's because it's primarily intended as kickbacks for sleazy business owners who help LDP oyajis get re-elected.

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Who was that insane moron GOP nut that forced the 10 hour reading of the bill, just to hold it up, prolong the agony of the suffering people who need the money? He should be drawn and quartered, oxygen thief.

It was Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin.

A trite and stupid tactic and talk about a true waste of tax payer dollars...how much is 10 hours of wasted senate time worth?.... which typifies the juvenile mind of conservatives.

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In what way is it an "achievement" for a government to spend taxpayers money? Seems to me that is the easiest and most tempting thing for any government to do. Responsible governments go easy on this power.

And when was the USA last governed by a "responsible government"? Nobody alive today would remember. The passing of this bill was the easy part. From now on Biden will have his work cut out for him to improve the lives of Americans as long as Republicans continue to cynically undermine the foundations of the Republic by cleaving to a bankrupt ideology and to a loser who will take them down to hell in a MAGA hat.

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Not a single Republican backed the bill in the Senate or when it initially passed the House

Biden came out hours ago and said the bill was bi-partisan. lol

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Biden came out hours ago and said the bill was bi-partisan. lol

Maybe he was being sarcastic...

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One Republican senator was absent for a family funeral vote 49-50. Harris's vote not needed.

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People who applauded when Trump passed his tax cut that vastly benefitted his rich friends only and are now criticizing this bill as "wasteful spending" should shut up foerever.

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I understand 90% of this bill is pork completely unrelated to Corona. So why does the press call this a "virus relief bill"?

And besides not really helping anyone, what’s it for?

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Biden, Democrats prevail as Senate OKs $1.9 tril virus relief bill

I understand 90% of this bill is pork completely unrelated to Corona

You must have read it. I know you wouldn’t just put forward somebody else’s opinion on it.

Lay it out for us.

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bass4funk

you were very vocal and supportive of Trump's suggested $2,000 check for everyone regardless of income. Now because it's the democrats you oppose any further action to help the suffering.

Millions have been unable to pay their rents and mortgages. 11 million people claiming unemployment. Tens of millions hitting the food banks, many in, expensive cars.

And you ask who is it really helping?

H.R. 1319

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1319

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Biden, Democrats prevail....

Trump supporters and Repubs better get used to hearing that phrase, as their party self-implodes....

CPAC was an absolute freak show - each speaker trying to out-rant the next....

McConnell says Trump was "practically and morally" responsible for the insurrection, violence, and deaths on Jan 6th - then says days later that he'd support him if he ran in 2024...

The Repub Party has ceased to be a political entity - it's now just a part of Trump's "fleece the flock" operation - separating his blinded supporters from their money...the only thing they will prevail at....

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The republicans amended the bill 509 times but then didn't vote for it. Shenanigans.

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you were very vocal and supportive of Trump's suggested $2,000 check for everyone regardless of income. Now because it's the democrats you oppose any further action to help the suffering.

but here’s the problem, the Democrats don’t use that money to help people. I know you believe that, but in reality is how is this helping?

$50 million for “family planning” – going to non-profits, i.e. Planned Parenthood, or public entities, including for “services for adolescents

Millions have been unable to pay their rents and mortgages.

Ok, I truly understand that, but I was giving 50 million to planned parenthood helping with paying the mortgage?

11 million people claiming unemployment. Tens of millions hitting the food banks, many in, expensive cars.

So why are people buying expensive cars that they can’t afford?

And you ask who is it really helping?

Yup! But yeah, shenanigans....

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bass4funk: And besides not really helping anyone, what’s it for?

Mostly the working class. They haven't been evicted because of the new laws but they will have to pay back rent that they are behind on.

But....who cares? Trump fans who can't pinch two pennies together will get destroyed but you and me, the job creators, will be fine.

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Trump supporters and Repubs better get used to hearing that phrase, as their party self-implodes....

Not sure about that, Joe Manchin seems like he starting to fracture the Democrat party as well, at least one Democrat with some sense.

CPAC was an absolute freak show - each speaker trying to out-rant the next....

Sounds like AOC and Pelosi trying to outflank each other, funny

McConnell says Trump was "practically and morally" responsible for the insurrection, violence, and deaths on Jan 6th - then says days later that he'd support him if he ran in 2024...

What is interesting to me is, no one is really listening to Mitch as he is about to retire soon anyway, another lost Harry Reid

The Repub Party has ceased to be a political entity -

According To liberals, that’s probably what it seems, but I’m happy that the parties moving forward and slowly getting rid of all these establishment Republicans that’ll help the party a great deal, House is next, Dems small majority, not good, not good.

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The other 49 republicans voted against the bill even though they made 509 amendments. I hope the people will remember those 49 senators who opposed helping the suffering.

They’ll probably be remembered more for voting against this monstrosity, good on them.

But....who cares? Trump fans who can't pinch two pennies together

California seems to be pretty much in that same category and they didn’t vote for Trump overwhelmingly...

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The other 49 republicans voted against the bill even though they made 509 amendments. I hope the people will remember those 49 senators who opposed helping the suffering.

They’ll probably be remembered more for voting against this monstrosity, good on them.

But....who cares? Trump fans who can't pinch two pennies together

California seems to be pretty much in that same category and they didn’t vote for Trump overwhelmingly...

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bass4funk

you were very vocal and supportive of Trump's suggested $2,000 check for everyone regardless of income. Now because it's the democrats you oppose any further action to help the suffering.

but here’s the problem, the Democrats don’t use that money to help people. I know you believe that, but in reality is how is this helping?

I have read the bill and have it on my screen.

$50 million for “family planning” – going to non-profits, i.e. Planned Parenthood, or public entities, including for “services for adolescents

Where in the Bill does it say that?

Millions have been unable to pay their rents and mortgages.

Ok, I truly understand that, but I was giving 50 million to planned parenthood helping with paying the mortgage?

Again where does it say that in the Bill?

11 million people claiming unemployment. Tens of millions hitting the food banks, many in, expensive cars.

So why are people buying expensive cars that they can’t afford?

Stupid. It shows that the well-off middle class has also suffered badly from the pandemic. As you say so often people still need their cars.

And you ask who is it really helping?

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H.R.1319

-agriculture and nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program);

-schools and institutions of higher education;

-child care and programs for older Americans and their families;

-COVID-19 vaccinations, testing, treatment, and prevention;

-mental health and substance-use disorder services;

-emergency rental assistance, homeowner assistance, and other housing programs;

-payments to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments for economic relief;

-multiemployer pension plans;

-small business assistance, including specific programs for restaurants and live venues;

-programs for health care workers, transportation workers, federal employees, veterans, and other targeted populations;

-international and humanitarian responses;

-tribal government services; and

-scientific research and development.

The bill also includes provisions that

-extend unemployment benefits and related services;

-provide a maximum recovery rebate of $1,400 per eligible individual;

-expand and otherwise modify certain tax credits, including the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit;

-provide premium assistance for certain health insurance coverage; and

-require coverage, without cost-sharing, of COVID-19 vaccines and treatment under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

8 ( +10 / -2 )

So why are people buying expensive cars that they can’t afford?

The above quote is what I've heard bigots say all my life. I grew up around several Indian reservations and heard white supremacists say that about Natives, that if you drive through the reservation you'll see Cadillacs left by the side of the road because an Indian ran out of gas. The Indian would just wait for his next welfare check to buy a new one. Later I heard it said about Blacks.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

bass4funk

Is it at this time, unAmerican to take all of your money out of the country? What would happen if everyone followed suit?

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Bass:. California seems to be pretty much in that same category and they didn’t vote for Trump overwhelmingly..

Who cares? You and I will be fine. The working class, or, as you say, the non-job creators, will suffer.

It's their fault.

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Trump supporters and Repubs better get used to hearing that phrase, as their party self-implodes....

Not sure about that, Joe Manchin seems like he starting to fracture the Democrat party as well, at least one Democrat with some sense.

He voted with the Dems for the bill. Now talk to us about Liz Cheney...

CPAC was an absolute freak show - each speaker trying to out-rant the next....

Sounds like AOC and Pelosi trying to outflank each other, funny

They were at CPAC? But they didn't invite Romney or Sasse? Cancel-culture Repub style...

McConnell says Trump was "practically and morally" responsible for the insurrection, violence, and deaths on Jan 6th - then says days later that he'd support him if he ran in 2024...

What is interesting to me is, no one is really listening to Mitch as he is about to retire soon anyway, another lost Harry Reid

Newsflash: McConnell won re-election in 2020...Trump didn't.

The Repub Party has ceased to be a political entity -

According To liberals, that’s probably what it seems, but I’m happy that the parties moving forward and slowly getting rid of all these establishment Republicans that’ll help the party a great deal, House is next, Dems small majority, not good, not good.

It's a cult...with no principles or values other than to fleece as much money from the flock as it can...

Happy contributing...

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The above quote is what I've heard bigots say all my life. I grew up around several Indian reservations and heard white supremacists say that about Natives, that if you drive through the reservation you'll see Cadillacs left by the side of the road because an Indian ran out of gas. The Indian would just wait for his next welfare check to buy a new one. Later I heard it said about Blacks.

Coming from a member of a party that said Blacks and Hispanics can't use the internet or the only way to get through to them is by rap music. The one that said you aren't Black if you don't vote Democrat.

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$50 million for “family planning” – going to non-profits, i.e. Planned Parenthood

If you think that Planned Parenthood doesn't "help people", you are just a very silly person.

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but here’s the problem, the Democrats don’t use that money to help people. I know you believe that, but in reality is how is this helping?

Democrats don’t use the direct payments to people to help those people? That makes complete sense.

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Where in the Bill does it say that?

It was stripped, got caught.

Stupid. It shows that the well-off middle class has also suffered badly from the pandemic.

And California the richest state has done what to handle the situation?

As you say so often people still need their cars.

In Texas, they can drive any kind of car they want gas guzzling and all.

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

And besides not really helping anyone, what’s it for?

People the Randians, rich and rightists sneer at.

People struggling to keep their heads above water.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

So why are people buying expensive cars that they can’t afford?

The most evil of evils.

Capitalism.

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bass4funk

Where in the Bill does it say that?

It was stripped, got caught.

So you posted a wrongful or misleading claim about the passed H.R. 1319?

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Where in the Bill does it say that?

It was stripped, got caught.

So you posted a wrongful or misleading claim about the passed H.R. 1319?

He had a hard day with the Spruce Goose yesterday too...we're still waiting for him to admit he was wrong and apologize...

6 ( +8 / -2 )

He voted with the Dems for the bill. Now talk to us about Liz Cheney...

That is one Bill, not the filibuster or packing the courts. Liz won't be around much longer so...

But they didn't invite Romney or Sasse? Cancel-culture Repub style...

Why would they invite rhinos?

Newsflash: McConnell won re-election in 2020...Trump didn't. 

Last term and Trump was the head speaker at CPAC-ALERT!.

It's a cult...

No cult, No Davd Koresh or Jim Jones just a man that millions admire and the Dems are just angry they can't do anything to stop this guy from running or to get him out of politics.

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

$200 million in the bill to The Institute of Museum and Library Services (FY2019 budget: $230 million). This agency is so small that it doesn’t even employ an inspector general

This is for the needy? Really? How so?

He had a hard day with the Spruce Goose yesterday too...we're still waiting for him to admit he was wrong and apologize...

Apologize? For being right, naw....

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Apologize? For being right, naw....

Yesterday, you claimed the Spruce Goose had sunk. Another of your completely incorrect assertions.

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I claimed it didn't fly and I stand by for people getting help, my problem is the added pork that Dems want to sneak into this bill that has absolutely nothing to do with COVID relief.

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

He voted with the Dems for the bill. Now talk to us about Liz Cheney...

That is one Bill, not the filibuster or packing the courts. Liz won't be around much longer so...

Yet he voted with the Dems and passed the bill. Back to predicting again I see - so Liz won't be around much longer like Trump will win in a landslide and Georgia won't turn Blue... Great track record...

But they didn't invite Romney or Sasse? Cancel-culture Repub style...

Why would they invite rhinos?

Because they are against cancel-culture, right?

Newsflash: McConnell won re-election in 2020...Trump didn't. 

Last term and Trump was the head speaker at CPAC-ALERT!.

Uh-huh...McConnell won...Trump didn't...

It's a cult...

No cult, No Davd Koresh or Jim Jones just a man that millions admire and the Dems are just angry they can't do anything to stop this guy from running or to get him out of politics.

The Dems, and the American people, got him out of the WH in 2020...the Manhattan and NYSD Attorneys will get him into Rikers Island in 2021...

Until then, he'll continue to fleece the flock...

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$200 million in the bill to The Institute of Museum and Library Services (FY2019 budget: $230 million). This agency is so small that it doesn’t even employ an inspector general

This is for the needy? Really? How so?

"The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the United States economy into an economic crisis. Across the country, more than 10 million Americans are unemployed, 14 million renters are behind on payments, and 29 million adults – and at least 8 million children – are struggling with food insecurity."

"Libraries have an important role in re-opening the American economy and helping millions of Americans get back to work. For example, while some internet providers have chosen not to cut off the internet for people who couldn’t pay for it during the quarantine, those bills will eventually come due. If people lose access to the internet at home there will be no way to apply for jobs, start or re-start small home businesses, or learn new skills in a changing workforce except through their local libraries."

https://action.everylibrary.org/pandemicreliefbill

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Joe Manchin seems like he starting to fracture the Democrat party as well, at least one Democrat with some sense.

The millionaire DINO Munchin representing the jobless, poverty-stricken, opioid-poisoned "Trump" State of West Virginia can't be too thrilled about paying his workers $15 an hour so his feet 'n' knuckle-dragging must have some explicable rationale.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Yet he voted with the Dems and passed the bill.

So when everyone gets a check, won't put much stock in it.

Because they are against cancel-culture, right?

They can speak from Washington, nothing that was canceled, ask Mitt, he likes talking.

Uh-huh...McConnell won...Trump didn't...

Won't be for long and the Dems couldn't stop Trump

The Dems, and the American people, got him out of the WH in 2020

And he still won the CPAC poll, so not out, not gone definitely not going to prison.

"Libraries have an important role in re-opening the American economy and helping millions of Americans get back to work. For example, while some internet providers have chosen not to cut off the internet for people who couldn’t pay for it during the quarantine, those bills will eventually come due. If people lose access to the internet at home there will be no way to apply for jobs, start or re-start small home businesses, or learn new skills in a changing workforce except through their local libraries."

So people can now eat books?

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

the Dems are just angry they can't do anything to stop this guy from running or to get him out of politics.

...by the way, Trump is not President anymore, so let’s stay in the here and the now, the present. 

Focus on the present Bass.

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Um, I find it annoying that my spouse got nothing from the first dole out and I did not either because my spouse has an ITIN number, and we pay taxes. My spouse does not need or want to be American. So why should we be paying taxes if we are left out of securing a regular life style like all my friends and family? If we are going to be paying taxes without getting any benefits, then perhaps We can divert our taxes ourselves and donate the money to friends and family in need? Why do we have to pay taxes but not benefit?

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So people can now eat books?

No, read them. I recommend it.

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Focus on the present Bass.

The Dems losing the House is the focus, Bob. ;D

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

Won't be for long and the Dems couldn't stop Trump

Apart from beating him soundly in elections. A serial loser.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

SandyBeachHeaven

Um, I find it annoying that my spouse got nothing from the first dole out and I did not either because my spouse has an ITIN number, and we pay taxes. My spouse does not need or want to be American. 

If your spouse became American you might have to leave Japan. You can file your own American tax returns and claim the check.

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So why should we be paying taxes if we are left out of securing a regular life style like all my friends and family?

Most US expats have an exclusion of foreign income up to something like 90k dollars. I assume based on your posts that you are not paying US income taxes so no loss and no gain. I think you can still personally get the stimulus funds and I am confident that you will spend them as you like to travel thus stimulating the economy and your interests.

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Straight party line vote on a bill (soon to be law) that 77% of Americans and 60% of Republicans support.

Sounds like really solid election strategy by the GOP.

“Did the stimulus checks pay for your food, your children’s needs or help keep you from being evicted? Did the extended unemployment allow you to get by until the job market recovered? “

“Every single member of the GOP senate voted against that, yet voted to give tax cuts to the super rich. Please, remember who had your back no matter your political affiliation when you cast your ballot.”

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Apart from beating him soundly in elections.

If he were beat the Dems wouldn’t continuously go after or be obsessed with this guy. Dems should spend more time on helping people not chase after a former President.

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Won't be for long and the Dems couldn't stop Trump.

Except for that pesky free and fair election that he lost by 7 million votes.

And the up-coming indictments.....

And the House in 2018.....

And the Senate in 2020...

Other than that, he’s TOTALLY unstoppable, lol.

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Yet he voted with the Dems and passed the bill.

So when everyone gets a check, won't put much stock in it.

Hmmmm....when stuck, resort to word salad...

Because they are against cancel-culture, right?

They can speak from Washington, nothing that was canceled, ask Mitt, he likes talking.

They weren't invited - in fact, they were criticized...why didn't CPAC invite them so they could respond? Repub cancel culture....now Trump is trying to "cancel" Rove on Fox...

Uh-huh...McConnell won...Trump didn't...

Won't be for long and the Dems couldn't stop Trump

"Couldn't stop Trump"? What about "losing the White House and Senate" do you fail to understand?

The Dems, and the American people, got him out of the WH in 2020

And he still won the CPAC poll, so not out, not gone definitely not going to prison.

I see you still think he is not "out" of the White House....OK...your delusion...

And I'm with you - I'm glad he won CPAC and hope its Trump/Pompeo in 2024 instead of Haley/Cheney or Romney/Sasse. Team Blue couldn't have a better ticket to run against - "The Insurrectionist and his Hatchetman"....

6 ( +8 / -2 )

If he were beat the Dems wouldn’t continuously go after or be obsessed with this guy. Dems should spend more time on helping people not chase after a former President.

But...but...you keep saying how powerful and popular he is and how he’s going to rise from the ashes and beat the Dems with the support of 75+ million Americans.

Wouldn’t it be foolish to ignore such an obvious threat? Or maybe it’s just funny to humiliate the loser further. I know which camp I’m in.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

I would apply for Japanese citizenship but America would take 20% off the top of my investments as a penalty plus make me pay thousands of dollars to give up my American passport.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Nce to see the so-called conservative party opposing reckless deficits again. Now the Dems can go back to saying that deficits don’t matter - unless of course the president is a Republican.

I don’t understand why Dems don’t go really big and just make everyone in America millionaires. What could possibly be holding them back from equitably providing for all. Just pass the Make All Citizens Financially Secure Act. It isn’t fair for people to have to worry about where their next meal is coming from regardless of whether or not they are willing to work for it or not.

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Biden promised the voters of Georgia that $2000,00. checks would go out immediately if they elected the two Democratic Senators. The voters of Georgia upheld their part of the deal but Biden did not. $2000,00 became $1,400.00 and immediately became almost 2 months after Biden took office.

Weak and cowardly from Biden that he removed the $15.00 minimum wage from the package. The increase in minimum wage is supported by a large majority of both Democratic and Republican voters. Even Florida voted to raise their minimum wage to $15.00 an hour. The voters elected Joe Biden President and not Joe Manchin, Manchin and a handful of Millionaire Dem. moderates should not be allowed to have veto power over legislation that gives a large portion of the people a living wage for doing their job.

Every word of this is true.

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I don’t understand why Dems don’t go really big and just make everyone in America millionaires. 

clearly.

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The current focus is the Relief Bill, dealing with the pandemic, vaccinations, getting the schools open and the country running again.

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$15 an hour?

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If the Repubs weren't irrelevant before, they sure are now - as has been stated above, this bill had a 76% approval rate - and even over 50% of Repub voters approved of it.

The House and Senate Repubs voted against a bill that;

► Provides most Americans earning up to $75,000 a $1,400 stimulus check.  

► Extends a $300 weekly federal boost to unemployment benefits through August 

► Sends $350 billion to state and local governments whose revenue has declined because of COVID-19's impact on the economy.

Allocates $130 billion to help fully reopen schools and colleges.

► Allots $30 billion to help renters and landlords weather economic losses. 

► Devotes $50 billion for small-business assistance. 

► Dedicates $160 billion for vaccine development, distribution and related needs. 

► Expands the child tax credit up to $3,600 per child.

Yes, that's right - after a year of faux moaning about "opening schools", the Pubs voted against a bill that would do just that...

Try to run on that in 2022 and 2024...while defending an insurrection and deflecting from the deaths of over 450K Americans...

And your ex-President behind bars for tax and insurance fraud...

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bass4funk: And besides not really helping anyone, what’s it for?

SuperLib: Mostly the working class. 

So that explains why Democrats dropped the threshold for paying taxes on part-time contract work from $20,000 down to $600! The bill is helping the working class by imposing billions in new taxes that affect almost only the working class, while funneling money to “nonprofits” with highly paid lobbyists. It’s so clear now...

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So that explains why Democrats dropped the threshold for paying taxes on part-time contract work from $20,000 down to $600! 

Cite, please? Google wasn’t helpful flying me in locating this information.

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The largest wooden airplane ever constructed, and**flown only one time, **the Spruce Goose

It never made it and it’s a museum, history. A lost cause like Biden’s policies.

Rational adults don’t post blatant racist

You're talking to the wrong person as a rational person who abhors racism

$270 million funds the National Endowment of the Arts and the Humanities (FY2019 budget: $253 million) – In 2017, our study showed eighty-percent of all non-profit grant making flowed to well-heeled organizations with over $1 million in assets.

So people are now consuming art for sustenance?

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Allocates $130 billion to help fully reopen schools and colleges.

That’s funny. Japan reopened schools fully after less than two months. Didn’t take $130 billion dollars, or even ¥130 billion, to do it. And there have been no major problems in Japanese schools. What are Biden and the teachers’ unions actually spending that money on?

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If the Repubs weren't irrelevant before, they sure are now - as has been stated above, this bill had a 76% approval rate - and even over 50% of Repub voters approved of it.

According to whom. I don’t know a single person that was polled and I know a lot of people and they’re all conservatives, but if they polled conservatives in blues States then the numbers would make sense.

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P. Smith: Not so hard to find...

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/05/gig-workers-coronavirus-relief-bill-losers-473902

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Hmmmm....when stuck, resort to word salad...

Speaking of Biden....

They weren't invited - in fact,

and then disinvited, no one wants to see or vote for these people. Stop getting in a sling, you like it when Greene is censured, but you give credibility to fools like Romney and Sasse. Come on now...

"Couldn't stop Trump"? What about "losing the White House and Senate"

And the GOP what to stop it? Putting up unpopular Washington establishment swamp creatures that’s on them.

I see you still think he is not "out" of the White House....OK...your delusion...

Hmmm...that would be Biden and his minions and that’s an understatement.

And I'm with you - I'm glad he won CPAC and hope its Trump/Pompeo in 2024

Yes!!!!

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JeffLeeToday  06:59 am JST

Bravo! The best thing to happen to the US economy- and working people's livelihoods - for a long time.

Biden prevails!

Democrats in Congress prevail!

Sanity prevails!

Bravo!

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It never made it and it’s a museum, history. A lost cause like Biden’s policies.

Irrelvant to you incorrectly claiming that the Spruce Goose both sank and didn’t fly.

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