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Lindsey Graham- Direct payments to citizens = "money wasted"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 17, 2020 04:18PM
Thanks, Lindsey. We'll remember in November.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) objected to the administration decision to prioritize direct payments to Americans to juice up the faltering economy, which he called “money wasted.

“It won’t help the economy just throwing money at a problem,” Graham said. “I don’t know why giving a thousand dollars on top of their paycheck makes any sense now because there’s no economy to participate in. I’d rather take that money and shore up health care systems.

“I said an extra thousand on top of your paycheck is money wasted right now,” he added. “I don’t think people are looking for a one time check from the government.”
-[thehill.com]
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Re: Lindsey Graham- Direct payments to citizens = "money wasted"
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: March 17, 2020 04:26PM
I would agree with him if
They actually would shore up the healthcare system in a meaningful way
They make paid sick and family leave the law for everybody
They rescind GOP cuts to unemployment benefits

But since that's unlikely, send everybody a check.
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Re: Lindsey Graham- Direct payments to citizens = "money wasted"
Posted by: SteveO
Date: March 17, 2020 04:28PM
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Lemon Drop
I would agree with him if
They actually would shore up the healthcare system in a meaningful way
They make paid sick and family leave the law for everybody
They rescind GOP cuts to unemployment benefits

But since that's unlikely, send everybody a check.

Agreed. And yep, see you in November, Lindsey.
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Re: Lindsey Graham- Direct payments to citizens = "money wasted"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 17, 2020 04:37PM
interesting comment:
"and giving every American 1,000 dollars is the most Socialist thing an American leader has ever done."
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Re: Lindsey Graham- Direct payments to citizens = "money wasted"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 17, 2020 04:40PM
good comment:
"The airlines took the $45,000,000,000 they got from the tax cut and instead of keeping it as cash reserve they bought back their stock.

That is just about the handout they want now - they get no sympathy."
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Re: Lindsey Graham- Direct payments to citizens = "money wasted"
Posted by: neophyte
Date: March 17, 2020 05:17PM
On top of your paycheck

That's it, Lindsey, tell that to all the wait staff and kitchen people not getting ANY paycheck from Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg restaurants that can no longer offer seats to customers. And event planners and their suppliers, movie house staff, gym staff, and all the others who cater to people in large venues.

Lindsey, I'll bet you are a pinball wizard.
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Re: Lindsey Graham- Direct payments to citizens = "money wasted"
Posted by: bfd
Date: March 17, 2020 07:23PM
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neophyte
On top of your paycheck

Lindsey, I'll bet you are a pinball wizard.

No, just a pinhead…
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Re: Lindsey Graham- Direct payments to citizens = "money wasted"
Posted by: samintx
Date: March 17, 2020 09:34PM
He didn’t think of it so he doesn’t like it. He is such a jerk.
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Re: Lindsey Graham- Direct payments to citizens = "money wasted"
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 18, 2020 08:27AM
You know, I would rather see this money more directed - to people who are laid off, or whose shops are closed, etc.

But it would be a good test of so-called helicopter money (ie dropping money by helicopter) which might finally show that it’s a better economic stimulus than, say, corporate tax cuts, which were predominantly used for stock buybacks, not investment and expansion.
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Re: Lindsey Graham- Direct payments to citizens = "money wasted"
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: March 18, 2020 02:29PM
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neophyte
On top of your paycheck

That's it, Lindsey, tell that to all the wait staff and kitchen people not getting ANY paycheck from Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg restaurants that can no longer offer seats to customers. And event planners and their suppliers, movie house staff, gym staff, and all the others who cater to people in large venues.

Yep. The payout would help with a couple rent payments.
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