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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said he plans to buck party lines and vote in favor of the $3 trillion coronavirus relief package proposed by House Democrats and slated to come to the floor on Friday, the New York Times first reported Wednesday.



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"King " who represents one of the hardest-hit districts in the state and is set to retire at the end of this term " said while there are provisions that give him pause, he feels it's critical that Congress provide funding for state and local governments that have been disproportionately affected by the deadly virus.

King said he believes the pandemic should be treated as a natural disaster, calling for adequate funding to be provided to the areas that have seen the highest number of cases.

"If we don't get [money] at the state level, county level, city levels ... if we don't get the federal funding, which we give whenever there's a natural disaster " we gave it after [Hurricane] Katrina, the only time we had to fight for it was during [Hurricane] Sandy " but this is a natural disaster, and the money has to come in," he said.

"To me, it's a matter of survival, and I know maybe people are concerned about primaries or what party leadership is going to say, but the reality is, you're elected to Congress [to] represent your district: New York," he continued. "It's gotten screwed for so many years, whenever I get a chance to even the score, [I] do it."

Especially when he's retiring and not afraid of his Party cutting him off... guess that's what it takes for a Republican to do the right thing.

(and it's "Heroes" Act)

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-05-14 05:58 PM | Reply

Sounds as though Trump at least supports the UBI side of the bill.

I definitely wasn't expecting that. He may win reelection by turning the U.S. into a socialist state. Oh the irony that would be.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-14 10:53 PM | Reply

Trump supported one individual stimulus check with his signature on it during an election year... oh, and trillions more for his donor base which won't tricking down.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2020-05-14 11:19 PM | Reply

which won't tricking down.

It's funny, I haven't seen many Righties around here espousing the genius of trickle down economics. Wonder why that is.


#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-14 11:52 PM | Reply

SALT deduction is back lol. How could the 1% in California and NY possibly live without it?

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-05-15 07:28 AM | Reply

This piece of filth says he is going to vote for one bill proposed by the Democrats that he knows will be killed in the Senate. Gestures like his get no respect from me after he has spent his career screwing average Americans at every opportunity.

"SALT deduction is back lol. How could the 1% in California and NY possibly live without it?"

With such high unemployment and businesses closed or even out of business the wealthy know where states and cities are going to be looking for the revenue they need to maintain services. Property taxes and sales taxes. Federal government, if run by decent American patriots, would be raising income taxes on the rich as we speak but they won't because the politicians are owned by the rich thanks to the corrupt SC. We need to have a political revolution, a Constitutional Amendment to eliminate all life time appointments and allow the removal of judges and SC Justices by a majority vote of the Senate which, hopefully, will be in Democratic hands soon.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-15 08:52 AM | Reply

Salt tax deduction can't save any of them from their unfunded liabilities. Should have funded them. Salt deduction is just a 1%er handout. Always has been, always will be.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-05-15 10:32 AM | Reply

Uh oh!

------ in the armor.

That's gotta be China's fault!

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-15 11:26 AM | Reply

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