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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham assailed the massive $2 trillion economic stimulus bill in a radio interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday afternoon, calling it "Bernie Sanders on steroids."

"This is Bernie Sanders on steroids ... This is Bernie Sanders running away," he said on the program, referring to the Democratic presidential candidate. "He could not win at the ballot box, but he's winning in this bill."

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"The coronavirus rescue package triggered a storm of criticism among four Republican senators, who argue that expanded unemployment benefits in the legislation disincentivizes people from working.

They called it a "massive drafting error" that carried "devastating consequences" for the economy in a joint statement " and said they would oppose fast-tracking the mammoth economic legislation unless their concerns were addressed."

"Most states pay benefits for around 26 weeks, per The New York Times. The legislation, though, sets up a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program that would prolong the benefit window to 39 weeks to include people who usually aren't eligible, like contract workers.

People can also only collect unemployment benefits if they are fired or laid off.

On Wednesday, Sanders said he would not vote for the bill over concerns about a $500 billion fund overseen by the Treasury Department to aid private businesses in dire financial straits " unless the four GOP senators dropped their demands."

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The Trump admin even sounded somewhat rational on the issue defending the plan.... so this sounds like Graham trying to enhance his support among his far right donors.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-26 01:44 PM | Reply

Ashholes,gonna Ashhole.

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-03-26 01:55 PM | Reply

Same morons who watch Sean Hannity complain that NPR is biased. Think about that.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-26 02:34 PM | Reply

Didnt some evil hag from Florida say this bill was a huge win for trump over the dems?

It looks like a progressive wish list that Pelosi forced the GOP to accept.

Not you Danni.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-26 03:02 PM | Reply

So is Trump going to veto this thing or what?

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 03:08 PM | Reply

Or is Trump going to sign two trillion dollars worth of Communism -- that's 20% of GDP on a good year, probably closer to 40% this year --- into law?

I'd really like Willowby's answer! :)

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 03:22 PM | Reply

oops, make that
10% of GDP on a good, year, probably closer to 40% this year...

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 03:24 PM | Reply

Repubs will ape sochulism for a while until they win some elections and then the beatings will resume to get the workers back on the Job!

#8 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-03-26 04:32 PM | Reply

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