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1 minute ago, DevoHusker said:

Individual States sure seem to be stepping up much quicker and more efficiently than the fiasco in Congress

 

Unicameral approved $83 mil with no known hidden partisan agendas 

 

https://journalstar.com/legislature/nebraska-senators-advance-emergency-funding-for-covid/article_37c53722-dbde-5643-8e8a-147103ae4b23.html

 

Yes. Good on them for their swift action. The "no evictions" clause is super important for people with tenuous housing situations.

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This may be one of several emergency packages that will have to be passed by Congress.

https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-what-it-does-b4fa6c4d-6e45-4d15-8089-d51c655bc1c9.html

 

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Perhaps the most important thing about the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill the Senate passed late Wednesday night is that it is not a stimulus bill at all.

  • It is not intended to stimulate growth and spending to offset a potential downturn; it is designed to prevent mass homelessness, starvation and a wave of business closures not seen since the height of the Great Depression.

Why it matters: The bill's price tag is around 10% of U.S. GDP, and Congress is already bickering internally — as well as with various lobbyists and policy advocates — about whether it goes far enough in a plethora of directions.

Even if the bill passes, the story won't be over:

  • We are likely to be in this same situation again, economists say — and soon.
  • Another stimulus bill will likely be necessary to get the economy running after the COVID-19 outbreak has been contained.
  • More immediately, it's possible that a second massive spending bill will be needed just to stop further bleeding.

 

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Funny that businesses, especially large corporations and banks, didn't miss out on these protections.

 

 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, RedDenver said:

 

This is what happens when mostly lobbyists write the bill, well over 800 pages, and then Congress votes on it mere hours later.  Majority not having read the bill or have any real concept of what it says.   Our elected officials are intentionally letting the wolves in the hen house with no care and us hens continuously vote for them to do so.

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3 minutes ago, sho said:

This is what happens when mostly lobbyists write the bill, well over 800 pages, and then Congress votes on it mere hours later.  Majority not having read the bill or have any real concept of what it says.   Our elected officials are intentionally letting the wolves in the hen house with no care and us hens continuously vote for them to do so.


Why do people keep putting Mitch McConnell in charge of things?

 

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2 hours ago, RedDenver said:

 

trump scums - swamp monsters

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A story about the one GOPer in the house who voted against the relief bill had this interesting exchange:

 

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-massie-factbox/mr-no-meet-the-u-s-congressman-who-might-delay-the-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN21E26K

 

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Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a Democrat who is usually diplomatic in his manner of speaking, wrote on Twitter that “Congressman Massie has tested positive for being an [email protected]!e. He must be quarantined to prevent the spread of his massive stupidity.”

 

Trump volleyed back, “Never knew John Kerry had such a good sense of humor! Very impressed!”

 

 

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28 minutes ago, TGHusker said:

A story about the one GOPer in the house who voted against the relief bill had this interesting exchange:

 

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-massie-factbox/mr-no-meet-the-u-s-congressman-who-might-delay-the-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN21E26K

 

 

Does this belong in the "Better America of our Dreams" thread???

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