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Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: samintx
Date: March 25, 2020 03:20PM
Chances for a planned Senate vote on a historic $2 trillion relief package in response to the coronavirus pandemic appeared to dwindle Wednesday as senators threatened to delay it over a key unemployment insurance proposal.

Earlier in the day, four Republican senators — Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Rick Scott of Florida — threatened not to support the chamber’s push to pass the rescue package through fast-track procedures. They argued a plan to add $600 per week to unemployment insurance for up to four months, a core provision of the near-final legislation, could encourage companies to lay off workers and Americans to stay unemployed.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., then said he would hold up the bill if his GOP colleagues did not drop their opposition. In a statement, he said he is “prepared to put a hold on this bill” to lobby for tighter restrictions on companies receiving aid from a taxpayer pool of $500 billion



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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: March 25, 2020 03:29PM
He's threatening to hold up the bill if THEY move forward with their threat to hold up the bill until unemployment benefits and restrictions on corporations taking no-interest loans are cut from the bill.

He's the hero in this story.



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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 25, 2020 03:49PM
Yeah, in bizarro world.
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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: March 25, 2020 03:55PM
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vision63
Yeah, in bizarro world.

So, the Democrats should let the GOP Senators force the removal of unemployment benefits by indicating that they'll let through a bill without them?

Bizarro indeed.



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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 25, 2020 03:59PM
Just when the markets were starting to calm down



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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 25, 2020 10:24PM
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rjmacs
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vision63
Yeah, in bizarro world.

So, the Democrats should let the GOP Senators force the removal of unemployment benefits by indicating that they'll let through a bill without them?

Bizarro indeed.

I was only commenting on the "Hero" characterization of his behavior. To be a hero, one would have had to exhibit a behavior that could be considered brave. Something that person would otherwise be afraid to do. He fusses like that constantly, every day. He's got nothing to lose.
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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 25, 2020 10:26PM
It seems to me that Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Rick Scott of Florida are the ones delaying the bill.



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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 25, 2020 10:50PM
NYT:

“The Senate passed a $2 trillion economic stabilization measure to deliver $1,200 payments to millions of Americans and increased jobless aid to those out of work, and create a government bailout fund for distressed businesses.”



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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 26, 2020 12:03AM
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vision63
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rjmacs
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vision63
Yeah, in bizarro world.

So, the Democrats should let the GOP Senators force the removal of unemployment benefits by indicating that they'll let through a bill without them?

Bizarro indeed.

I was only commenting on the "Hero" characterization of his behavior. To be a hero, one would have had to exhibit a behavior that could be considered brave. Something that person would otherwise be afraid to do. He fusses like that constantly, every day. He's got nothing to lose.

Bernie stepped in for working people and all you can do is see it through your partisan tinted political glasses - it's time you got a new optometrist.
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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 26, 2020 12:48AM
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RgrF
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vision63
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rjmacs
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vision63
Yeah, in bizarro world.

So, the Democrats should let the GOP Senators force the removal of unemployment benefits by indicating that they'll let through a bill without them?

Bizarro indeed.

I was only commenting on the "Hero" characterization of his behavior. To be a hero, one would have had to exhibit a behavior that could be considered brave. Something that person would otherwise be afraid to do. He fusses like that constantly, every day. He's got nothing to lose.

Bernie stepped in for working people and all you can do is see it through your partisan tinted political glasses - it's time you got a new optometrist.

Bernie stepped in for Bernie. You can't mean partisan since he's arguing on behalf of my side of the political spectrum.
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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 26, 2020 12:53AM
Either Feinstein or Harris could have stepped up and done this, neither did. Why is that?
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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 26, 2020 12:41PM
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RgrF
Either Feinstein or Harris could have stepped up and done this, neither did. Why is that?

They stepped up and tried to stop Trump on November 8th, 2016 when it mattered while Bernie was busy tearing down the Democratic establishment, poisoning and training an entire generation to tilt toward his same windmills. Elections have consequences and this is one of them.
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Re: Bernie threatens delay of stimulus
Posted by: testcase
Date: March 26, 2020 01:17PM
Way to go Bernie!
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