The House pork queen parachutes in

Feb 2020
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dfw, texas
Has nothing to do with the stimulus. The loony bin is looking for a way to get their agenda thru without any real negotiation on merit. Whether a particular item in the bill is or isn't useful etc is irrelevant. If it isn't directly related to the subject it shouldn't be in the bill. Most of the pork in the bill the Dems were salting it with were shining examples of the "bridge to nowhere", crap that they would never get any other way.
Speaking of irrelevant, the bill has been agreed on.
liar. it is the only way for the house to get any bills passed thru turtle boy trump ass kissing mcconnell who sits on all common sense bills. IT IS THE WAY CONGRESS WORKS, REPUBS DO IT, TOO, WHEN IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET THEIR ITEMS PASSED...

are you really this low info or are you just acting like a dumbass on purpose? what pork? the bills you talked about cost next to nothing. ESPECIALLY COMPARED TO THE REPUB 500 BILLION DOLLAR SLUSH FUND FOR RICH FATCATS..
 
Dec 2015
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Arizona
They want to spend money on everything but beating the virus and getting money to laid off workers. It must really suck to be a democrat right now, watching your plans for political dominance slip slide away not to mention your cushy seat in the Congress.
What’s in Democrats’ coronavirus bill? Arts funding, union help and more
Phase 3 of the Covid Relief bill: Expanding collective bargaining rights for federal workers. That's it and there are millions of federal workers and yes, they have a union.
Fox news link. Of course.
 
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Feb 2020
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Houston
The cruise line industry registers the ships in other countries and flies their flags to avoid U.S. taxes. Now the deadbeats are getting a taxpayer funded bailout compliments of the Republican Socialist Party.
Good point.

Our whole government has devolved over the last few decades in which government takes from the disfavored and gives to the favored.
 
Jun 2018
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South Dakota
liar. it is the only way for the house to get any bills passed thru turtle boy trump ass kissing mcconnell who sits on all common sense bills. IT IS THE WAY CONGRESS WORKS, REPUBS DO IT, TOO, WHEN IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET THEIR ITEMS PASSED...

are you really this low info or are you just acting like a dumbass on purpose? what pork? the bills you talked about cost next to nothing. ESPECIALLY COMPARED TO THE REPUB 500 BILLION DOLLAR SLUSH FUND FOR RICH FATCATS..
Get off yer donkey and learn how it works in fact. Then learn that it did work in that way. The result of the bill is a compromize just as you called for it to be.
As for McConnell holding up the process tell us how it was different when the Dems were running the Senate and the Reps were running the House.
As for the dumbass comment it appears that in counterpart you choose to take the part of loser and act like an ass hole.
 
Jun 2018
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South Dakota
The cruise line industry registers the ships in other countries and flies their flags to avoid U.S. taxes. Now the deadbeats are getting a taxpayer funded bailout compliments of the Republican Socialist Party.
Get in perspective. They aren't deadbeats until they are breaking laws and not paying legal lawful fees etc.
It's a practice done by virtually all shipping companies based in the US. If they paid US taxes on their equipment they woudn't last in the market. If you look at the trucking industry, one of the most heavily regulated businesses in the country, they all do it too except they licensing in one state as opposed to others is their game. Even so they do have to pay use taxes when traveling thru each state. On a bright note, Trump did get a lot of offshore capital back in the US by lowering taxes on business
I agree that avoiding taxes that way is problematic to some folks. If the taxes were brought down to a comparable level they just might come back. They are virtually all on the NYSE however and reap much of their revenue from the US. If they were not I'd say skip them in this bailout.
 
Feb 2018
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Oregon
And stops the entire stimulus package to introduce her own pork laden bill. Living proof that the Dems just cant let a really good lethal crisis go to waste. Wonder how many people are gonna die while she and Shumer dig their heels in and continue their demands? Thing is the Senate and the House are gonna lose their Dems in droves over this. Just one more reason to eject the loons from office in Nov.
A commentator made a comment that the way the House is acting under SanFran Nans leadership is self destructive and if Harry Reid were still in the Senate she would never get away with it.
Well, your right wing Federalist article links to another article and between the two this is what we can find:

the legislation is aimed at flooding the economy with capital to revive businesses and households that have been knocked off course by fears about the virus’s rapid spread.

Negotiators were also working on how to tailor large pots of money that were supposed to be disbursed to the airline industry, state governments and others.

Democrats have argued that the Senate GOP bill is disproportionately tilted toward helping companies

many complaining that the legislation did not include much transparency into which businesses could receive hundreds of billions of dollars in emergency loans.

The $500 billion in loan programs in the Senate bill includes $425 billion for companies, states and cities, though it doesn’t prescribe many terms to dictate how the Treasury Department would determine who received the assistance.
So, the Republicans wanted to bail out corporations and tried to eliminate transparency while failing to specify how those corporations would actually use the money, and you and your friends on the right think this is just dandy, eh?


Then we find:
At the insistence of Democrats, who were participating in drafting the bill before bipartisan talks broke down over the weekend, more than $100 billion is being included for hospitals and some $250 billion to boost unemployment insurance.
And that is a problem for Republicans? LOL!!!


The Federalists complain that....
“Democrats take responsibility for our workers,” Pelosi said. “We require that any corporation that takes taxpayer dollars must protect their workers’ wages and benefits — not CEO pay, stock buybacks or layoffs.”
That just can't be allowed, eh?

In the Democrats' bill "there are sections mandating “risk-limiting audits” of election results, early voting, same-day voter registration, mandatory reporting for federal agencies on their use of minority-owned banks" and other unrelated items costing nothing. But elections vulnerable to hacking MUST be safeguarded in the views of Republicans. They object to such measures even on a good day.
 
Dec 2018
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Indiana
If they paid US taxes on their equipment they woudn't last in the market.
Yes, my heart just bleeds for the cruise line executives and shareholders. Is there a more essential industry in the whole wide world? Oh, and I just love forking over my tax dollars to corporations who refuse to pay U.S. taxes. Oink, oink!

 
Mar 2020
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Woodlands, Texas
The Republicans should have properly funded those programs in the first place.
Instead they constantly bail out and give subsidies to whichever companies hired the most lobbyists and donated the most to their campaigns.
If they had been doing their jobs all along, Pelosi would have no need to take one last chance to get those programs that PEOPLE really need.
 
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