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Thursday, April 09, 2020

The Senate is at an impasse over approving additional COVID-19 aid after Republicans and Democrats blocked competing proposals on Thursday, creating uncertainty over whether and when there will be bipartisan agreement to approve further relief measures amid the ongoing crisis.

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Why does the headline say that Democrats blocked the proposals when, if you read the item, it clearly says that BOTH the Democrats and Republicans blocked various proposals? This is a game that both sides are playing, but since Moscow Mitch controls what happens in the Senate, he's the one with the most leverage to get things done, so if nothing happens, it's not the Democrats who had the biggest say in what's going on.

OCU

#1 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-04-09 12:11 PM | Reply

This is typical of Democrats.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-04-09 12:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Remember this Small Business Owners. Remember WHO cut your throats in this perilous time of need.
Also remember, it was these same people who gave billions to the Kennedy Arts Center so they could lay off their employees.

#3 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-04-09 12:14 PM | Reply

gave billions to the Kennedy Arts Center

25 Million is not "billions"

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-04-09 12:35 PM | Reply

And now, for the rest of the story:

Democratic leaders have endorsed a rival plan they're calling "Small Business Plus." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) unveiled a blueprint yesterday for an emergency package that would give the administration the $250 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, but they want the same bill to include an additional $100 billion for hospitals, community health centers, and health systems; an additional $150 billion for aid to cash-strapped states and local governments; and a 15% increase in SNAP food-stamp benefits.

According to the Democratic leaders' plan, once this package passes -- preferably by tomorrow -- federal policymakers would be able to move forward with talks on a sequel to the $2.2 trillion CARES Act. (Pelosi is calling it "CARES 2.")

For reasons that aren't altogether clear, Republican leaders have balked at the Democratic alternative.

www.msnbc.com

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-04-09 12:41 PM | Reply

This is typical of Democrats.

#2 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

What is typical of Democrats? Blocking unregulated government spending?

Maybe if Trump had not used a signing statement to try to circumvent oversight rules written into the last stimulus bill, involved his daughter with guiding how the spending of much of that money and hadn't just fired the IG tasked with leading oversight of those funds then Democrats might have been more likely to go along with the plan instead of insisting that resources be directed for specific purposes.

#6 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-04-09 06:07 PM | Reply

#6 he was trolling.
It's pretty much all they have left.
It's also pretty much all they've ever had, but they didn't realize that until now.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-09 06:15 PM | Reply

Why do small businesses want government handouts? What happened to their bootstraps?

#8 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-09 06:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Both Mitt Romney and President Donald J. TRUMP have advised getting loans from your parents if you want to start a small business.

Why aren't Republicans sticking with the plan endorsed by their two most recent Presidential candidates?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-09 06:25 PM | Reply

The dems should hold out for what is right and make sure accountability is added back to all the other government free money.
No way should nepotism Barbie be in charge.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-09 06:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"This is typical of Democrats."

Is that partisan hack tattoo feeling itchy again?

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-09 06:46 PM | Reply

You idiot. Why do you think trump is refusing to allow oversight of how he spends this money?

Is trump a democrat? Better yet, should he be trusted with trillions of dollars?

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-04-09 07:10 PM | Reply

^ that was for you Jeffy

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-04-09 07:10 PM | Reply

Remember this Small Business Owners. Remember WHO cut your throats in this perilous time of need.
Also remember, it was these same people who gave billions to the Kennedy Arts Center so they could lay off their employees.

#3 | Posted by gracieamazed

Hide behind your fake concern for the small business owners so you can further enrich corrupt billionaires. Republican 101.

Remember this sick and dying americans - which party did more to stop the virus, and which one is so pathologically obsessed with opposing the other party that they're telling people to not isolate, spread the virus, and cause more deaths?

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-04-09 07:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

should [Trump] be trusted with trillions of dollars?

I wouldn't trust Trump to slice pie evenly.

Let alone Trump, the guy know for embezzlement, with a Trillion dollars.

They stole money from a charity and ran a scam university.

Give me a break.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-04-09 07:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Now the ultraconservative Club for Growth is asking Trump, and the various government agencies, to take advantage of this time of crisis to remove as many government regulations from businesses as possible, or at least those which have a negative impact on earnings. They would also like to halt requiring corporations having to pay fines when they violate federal laws or statutes, all in the name of allowing them to weather the storm with more of their earnings intact. They weren't clear exactly which regulations that they would like rescinded, but I can imagine that some of these titans of industry are probably looking at things like minimum wage, overtime, OSHA, accounting rules, etc.

OCU

#16 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-04-10 01:20 AM | Reply

I would tell Trump no more money until he nullifies his signing statement claiming authority to ignore oversight of the fund.
How can you make deals with a clown who breaks them immediately?
If democrats cave then it will be obvious to me this is all just a way to milk America dry and both sides are complicit.

#17 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-04-10 09:05 AM | Reply

Remember this Small Business Owners. Remember WHO cut your throats in this perilous time of need.

#3 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

They do.

They remember how Congress passed billions for them and the White House screwed it up so badly that they still can't get access to the money.

They remember how Trump fired the IG in charge of oversight of the money Congress gave him so he could send it to himself and his buddies.

And hospital staff around the country remember how they risk their lives without adequate equipment while the idiots in charge say they are stealing face masks.

And everyone is beginning to remember that this mess was created because Trump ignored experts and said Coronavirus would be magically gone soon.

#18 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-04-10 06:20 PM | Reply

Remember this Small Business Owners. Remember WHO cut your throats in this perilous time of need.
#3 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

The Invisible Hand sometimes wields a razor?
Who could possibly have imagined going into business was risky?
Not GracieAmazed.

You ever work a day in your life, GracieAmazed?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-10 06:28 PM | Reply

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