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Senate adjourned on November 18 without passing any COVID relief

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by skysolo, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. skysolo Gold Belt

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    Leonardo thought it seemed like a good time for a break. This is at least the third break since passing the biggest upward transfer of wealth in the history of mankind. Most Americans are lucky to get one vacation.

    Doesn't seem as if Congress cares about:
    • 3.5 million households are not at all confident in their ability to eat the week before Thanksgiving
    • 6 million Americans missed rent or mortgage payments in September
    • 30 million people in this country are at risk of eviction
    • 742,000 Americans filed for unemployment (the worst week of the great recession was 665,000)
    • North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) distributed more than 600,000 lbs of food in less than a week
    • 189,000 new Covid cases and 2,065 deaths across the U.S. yesterday
    • 12 million will lose unemployment benefits after Christmas
    • 8 million have slipped into poverty since May

    It wouldn't be a be a-thing-where-nothing-is-getting-done without Ocasio-Cortez hotdogging and grandstanding. Someone mention to her that the Dems control the House and could pass a bill anytime that they want.
     
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  2. nostradumbass Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    AOC actually didn't know the dems still control the house. Not even kidding, she's actually a house member and thought losing 12 seats meant republicans had a 12 seat majority.

    As for them passing any covid relief, they won't give people a penny unless they can attach a bunch of irrelevant crap and massive handouts for their donors.
     
  3. superpunch Banned Banned

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    Don't liberal states like CA give up 30% of their federal taxes to freeloading conservative welfare states? IMO just allow them to keep their own tax revenue, that's all that needs to be done here.
     
  4. Social Distance Warrior Banned Banned

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    Lol! Saw a funny meme about this


    Working class: help us!!!

    Republicans : no

    Democrats: no. #blm, ️‍(gay pride flag)
     
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  5. Jballer Red Belt

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    Truly shocking
     
  6. Broken arrow Brown Belt

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    It’s like they want to be dragged out of their ivory castles by masses of furious people
     
  7. sherdogwantedtonamemekiki Paint thinner smells really good

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    Well she's fitting to the mold well. All talking and blaming the other side and offering no actual solution to the problem at hand. She'll fit in well with all the other soulless deadites.
     
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  8. nostradumbass Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Impressively retarded. Do you mean cut federal taxes, or did you not know there is a difference between state and federal taxes? If you wanted federal taxes cut, that's a republican position and you should have voted accordingly.

    SALT deductions go the other way. Furthermore, it's democrat cities in otherwise red states where individuals take the federal welfare benefits, so take that away from them and see how long the democrats keep any house seats or senate votes in those districts. Hell, you might actually get the federal tax cuts you're asking for if they tried it.
     
  9. Queen B Fully Vaxxed/Boosted

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    It'll pass once the criminals Loeffler and Perdue get thrown out. Pelosi becomes leader.

    Bill under Pelosi should give stimulus only to those who get a vaccine, thus encouraging universal vaccination mandatory, without making it mandatory.
    Biden will pass the bill.

    Its a win/win on both sides, and neither Republicans nor Democrats can complain
     
  10. superpunch Banned Banned

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    You seriously believe that? Every conservative small town in the US flyover country is like half on welfare.
     
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  11. Ornife Black Belt

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    Similar to 2008, the plutocrats have been protected and well-served by the system, and the working class is left to fend for itself.

    This will happen again; albeit under the guise of a different real-world crisis.
     
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  12. nostradumbass Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Good call.

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  13. Queen B Fully Vaxxed/Boosted

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    You have a first time politician in the senate, who doesnt know what the senate is.

     
  14. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Do, do you not know how this works? A bill has to be voted on by both the house and the senate to become reality

    One side can’t just pass bills on their own.
     
  15. skysolo Gold Belt

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    I think you don't understand how it works.

    The house can pass a bill and then send it to the senate. This will force the senate to vote on it. If and when the senate votes against it, the dems can then use those votes against those senators. It's called politics.

    They should have done that before the election.
     
  16. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    You mean like they did in October?

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/covid-relief-bill-passes-house-senate-next/

    And McConnel wouldn’t even bring it up for a vote in the senate. They’re not forced to vote on anything the senate majority leader doesn’t bring up for a vote.
     
  17. skysolo Gold Belt

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    And the dems didn't use it. Thank you for proving my point. They don't care.

    You always quote me to make excuses for these useless clowns. Bootlicking must be exhausting for you.
     
  18. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    What the ever loving fuck?

    You argue the dems never passed a relief bill in the house. I link you an article showing they did last month.

    You think that proves your point how?
     
  19. skysolo Gold Belt

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    Pelosi also reelected as speaker with no opponents. This will Shirley change nothing.

    All that showboating, grandstanding and hotdogging by AOC is pointless.

     
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    Force people to be lab experiments for money to survive? What a compassionate position you decided to take. You must really love big pharma. I’d wait for 2nd generation vaccines at the very least. Here’s an idea, why don’t republicans and democrats alike get off their lazy asses and not leave work till a real bill is passed?
     

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