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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, providing nearly $1 trillion for states and cities, "hazard pay" for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals.

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Republicans are already whining about how their priorities; liability protection for businesses, a sop to their special interests, and a payroll tax provision, a sop to their ongoing efforts to set precedents in killing social security, much like their efforts to kill health care.

Dems scaled back individual stimulus proposals to another single $1200 check rather than ongoing larger investments. Cities and states will have major layoffs requiring more unemployment support if they aren't helped.... and virus testing money?

Rwingers are rugged individualist bootstrappers, they don't need no stinkin' tests!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-05-12 05:52 PM | Reply

Any money going from the America government to any Americans will have to pass through Trump first, and he'll make sure to take a % for himself right off the top.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-12 06:13 PM | Reply

This will never pass.

It's not more free cash to corporations so the budget will suddenly be a once roamed again.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-12 06:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hazard Pay is such a dated term. In today's environment workers are actually within the hazard and not at a safe distance.
If this new pay were called At Risk Pay it would more closely match the circumstances.

Or is this Pay Scale another way to prevent workers from suing their employers? If a worker collects an extra $15,000 in a year and still contracts C19,
$15K isn't going to amount to a hill of beans.

#4 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-05-12 10:48 PM | Reply

Unless 80% of the bill benefits the 1% it will never see the light of day in the senate.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-13 08:17 AM | Reply

which McConnell and the greedy
GOP have already nixed....we
can only justify handouts and
deficit run ups if it goes to
helping those poor millionaires
and billionaires...

Tell me again West Virginian Pillbillies, and
South Carolinian Trailer Park Inhabitants,
why are you supporting the GOP again?

Oh right... Obama, and jobs, and guns and
---! So how's that Redneck Racism and Jobs
working out for ya? Like -20 million jobs...
That's some plan!

#6 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-05-13 09:17 AM | Reply

#2 no credit for Pelosi and the Dems, that you ---- over all the time. You claim they never do things like this, when it's the majority of what they do. It's a sick lie you tell to take down the people who are doing the work of progressives.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-13 09:42 AM | Reply

"This will never pass."

Nope. No more help for the hoi polloi.

Trumpy is done with you and this virus.

Time to move on. The CEOs need you peons to get back to work for them.

Time to be "normal" again. Whatever the hell that means.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-13 11:56 AM | Reply

Do any of you actually know what is in the bill? It is unbelievable that anyone would support this bill.

#10 | Posted by Crassus at 2020-05-13 04:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Do any of you actually know what is in the bill? It is unbelievable that anyone would support this bill.
#10 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

^
Vaguebooking.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-13 04:22 PM | Reply

Do any of you actually know what is in the bill? It is unbelievable that anyone would support this bill.
#10 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

If Republicans have shown us anything, it's:

"Who cares what's in the bill? Just pass it pass it pass it!!"

The above is a recreation of Congress, late December 2017, desperately trying to pass Trump's disastrous tax cut.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-13 04:31 PM | Reply

#10 It has small payments for people and bailouts for the cities and states that they depend on for services.

Much better than the billionaire bribes of the earlier covid bill.

#13 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-13 04:33 PM | Reply

Do any of you actually know what is in the bill? It is unbelievable that anyone would support this bill.
#10 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

Did you mention something similar with the first covid bill? Just curious.

#14 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-13 04:41 PM | Reply

lobbyists, criminals, illegal immigrants is what money should be spent on.

let alone money breaks for the political donors.

#15 | Posted by Crassus at 2020-05-13 04:42 PM | Reply

nope, and the first bill still left out the most important segment, the small business owner.

#16 | Posted by Crassus at 2020-05-13 04:44 PM | Reply

the first bill still left out the most important segment, the small business owner.
#16 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

Fake news!

Confused by the US government's small business loan program? You're not alone. Here's your guide
www.usatoday.com

The Small Business Administration program offers firms employing 500 or fewer workers low-interest loans of up to $10 million to cover their costs while they're shuttered.

The loan, designed to cover eight weeks of expenses, does not have to be paid back if at least 75% of the money is spent keeping or rehiring workers. Otherwise, it carries a 1% interest rate and must be repaid within two years.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-13 08:54 PM | Reply

Do any of you actually know what is in the bill? It is unbelievable that anyone would support this bill.
#10 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

Do you actually know what is in the bill? It is unbelievable that you would NOT support this bill.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-13 09:12 PM | Reply

#18

It's all right here

docs.house.gov

Doesn't have a chance.

#19 | Posted by willowby at 2020-05-13 10:04 PM | Reply

It is unbelievable that you would NOT support this bill.

Really? Enlighten us on what you like about this bill.

#20 | Posted by Crassus at 2020-05-13 10:59 PM | Reply

Well, we at least know the house is going back to work by Sept. 20th

#21 | Posted by Crassus at 2020-05-13 11:03 PM | Reply

Really? Enlighten us on what you like about this bill.

#20 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

I like the bill for all the obvious reasons.

$1,200 direct cash aid to individuals, increased to up to $6,000 per household,
$175 billion housing assistance fund to help pay rents and mortgages.
$75 billion more for virus testing.
$600-per-week boost to unemployment benefits.
15% increase for food stamps,
new subsidies for laid-off workers to pay health insurance premiums under a COBRA law
a special "Obamacare" sign-up period.
an employee retention tax credit.
$200 billion in "hazard pay" for essential workers on the front lines of the crisis.

Most importantly there is:
$1 trillion for states, cities and tribal governments to avert layoffs
$375 billion for smaller suburban and rural municipalities largely left out of earlier bills.

The Payroll Protection Program would get $10 billion

There's $200 billion in "hazard pay" for essential workers on the front lines of the crisis.

And here what you deplorables Probably really hate:

$25 billion for the U.S. Postal Service.
$3.6 billion to help local officials prepare for the challenges of voting during the pandemic.

I think all these things are important tools to fight the virus.

This is a war. Do you Want the virus to win?

Maybe YOU should tell us what you don't like and why you don't like it.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-14 02:33 PM | Reply

*crickets*

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-14 07:14 PM | Reply

*crickets*

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-15 12:16 AM | Reply

*crickets*

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-15 10:54 AM | Reply

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