GOP blocks House Democrats' attempt to pass $2,000 stimulus checks

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  1. cd8ed

    cd8ed Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Republicans blocking much needed aid to American taxpayers on December 24, looks like they have finally gotten the war on Christmas they have been screaming about for a decade.

    What is worse is that they didn’t even try to cut the massive amount of foreign aid to other first world nations in attempts to make this work after the party leader demanded it be part of the final bill.

    I hope everyone in Georgia are paying attention to this and they vote accordingly.
     
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    While I’m against these direct stimulus payments at all, considering that my family of 4 could potentially get $8,000 - I feel like that amount would be enough to satisfy my self righteous anger at such major waste of resources.
    So, yeah... Where’s my money?

     
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  3. AmericanNationalist

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    Democrats want to give Pakistani's 10 million for gender studies so I wouldn't call them patriotic either.
     
  4. Andrew Jackson

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    I have to admit, that I expected that.

    So, now what?

    Trump.lets it sit there?

    Leave it to the GOP Congress to play Scrooge around Xmas time.:smh:

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    Having 1 party in control of all branches isnt a good thing
     
  6. Statistikhengst

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    And Trump wants 3 Martini lunches to be tripled and all written off of taxes. That's not very patriotic.
     
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    In this case, there is only one party with sensible adults in it. I will take the trifecta, thank you very much!!!
     
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    They are and can easily see that Democrats want to send billions to foreign countries. Billions that should go to American taxpayers.
     
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    Point is, this whole thing is a middle finger to us Americans regardless of party and we should be pissed.
     
  10. PARTIZAN1

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    Calm down everyone the Trump "Stimulous" checks are going to bounce like rubber balls on concrete.
     
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  11. Statistikhengst

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    Point is, that is not even remotely true. Not even close. The Democratic controlled House of Representatives passed CARES II 7 ****ing months ago and Mitch McConnell refused to even negotiate a compromise. The man had SEVEN ****ING MONTHS to hammer something out, but he didn't. Trump could have made his wishes known BEFORE his team negotiated with the Senate and House.

    So, no, not "regardless of party". That is absolute bullshit. The Democratic Party has done everything in it's power to help Americans while all the Republicans have done is to come up with creative ways to **** Americans over, over and over and over again.
     
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    Even in Trumps phantom play world there is a $4000 max per family. You lose.
     
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    But they will have his signature on them, so come on, let's all bow down and worship the mark of the beast, mkay!!!
     
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    Did anyone see that Lady P took Trumpocity's fake punt for $2K and it was blocked by Trump supporters.
     
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    It’s called the COVID Relief Bill, but it has almost nothing to do with COVID,” Trump said. “This bill contains $85.5 million for assistance to Cambodia, $134 million to Burma, $1.3 billion for Egypt and the Egyptian military, which will go out and buy almost exclusively Russian military equipment. $25 million for democracy and gender programs in Pakistan, $505 million to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. $40 million for the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, which is not even open for business. $1 billion for the Smithsonian and an additional $154 million for the National Gallery of Art. Likewise, these facilities are essentially not open.”

    I FRIGGEN! HATE THIS GOVERNMENT, Jesus! Christ what bunch of ********s we have in Congress. Americans and business are Suffering, because of the Shutdowns from this Pandemic and the Covid-19 Bill is FULL OF PORK. Politicians Weaponize these Relief Bills when America has a Crisis and American Citizens are struggling and then use their FAKE sympathy as a way to sneak in a Whole Bunch of Bullshit for stuff not related to Covid-19 relief.
    https://katv.com/news/nation-world/the-washington-dc-pork-inside-the-new-covid-19-stimulus-bill
    Wish every devious awful congress person that does this, would get Covid-19 and have to spend the next 4 months on a Ventilator for doing this to people
     
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    You mean the exact amount trump requested in his budget?
     
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    Thafs all from the omnibus bill, they’re put together to make them easier to pass, and every one of those items were requested in trumps budget
     
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    So does trump, he’s the one who asked for those in his budget lol
     
  19. Andrew Jackson

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    Exactly
     
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    We are getting nothing because Trump knew before hand Republicans would accept 2000. Your talking about Trump administration's budget
     
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    You have to love the depth of the brainwashing. The GOP Senate just rejected Democrat legislation to pass Trump's proposed $2000 cheques. What is the Trumper response? Blame Democrats.

    In North Korea they need cradle to grave brainwashing and the threat of the imprisonment of your entire family to get that level of mind control. Trumpers do it willingly.
     
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    As usual, the greatest largesse is to Israel, $0.5 billion. Who do you think put it in? Dems or the GOP? It is kind of hard for the GOP to complain about foreign aid, when they shower Israel with it.
     
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    There was a lot of political posturing in this relief bill. It is needed, how much of course is debatable. Seems Trump wanted to grab headlines with the $2k, Democrats seized on the opportunity and the Republicans did what was expected.

    At least something got done !!!!!
     
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    BINGO
     
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    Do you have a link to this? I looked into HR 133 and do not see this. Where is it
     
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