March 23, 2020
The Democrats are cockblocking your free money!
You’re supposed to be getting $1200, and $500 for each of your kids, but all of a sudden the Democrats are fiscal conservatives!
The Senate voted 47-47 on a $1.8 trillion bill to shore up the economy during the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, far short of the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who wrote the bill Saturday night, vowed Sunday night to bring it up for a vote again at 9:45 Monday morning, repeatedly daring Democrats to vote against it again as the stock market plummets further. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said no. Negotiations continued overnight.
Republicans are “throwing caution to the wind for average workers and people on Main Street and going balls to the wall for people on Wall Street,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Sunday. Schumer laid out most of the Democratic concerns about the legislation, which The Washington Post calls “by far the largest financial rescue ever attempted by Congress,” earning a three-word response from Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).
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— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) March 23, 2020
But Democrats weren’t the only ones concerned that the legislation gives too much to large corporations while demanding too little in return. “Any relief for big corporations must limit executive compensation, ban stock buybacks, and require companies to pay back loans w/ interest. Or I’m not voting for it,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) tweeted. Democrats voiced special concern about the $500 billion available to large companies with little oversight, including $425 million to be doled out at the discretion of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the recipients able to shield their identities for six months.
“We’re not here to create a slush fund for Donald Trump and his family, or a slush fund for the Treasury Department to be able to hand out to their friends,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Sunday. Democrats also want the funds contingent on companies retaining 90 percent of their workers, not just “to the extent practicable,” as McConnell’s legislation allows. New York Times economic columnist Binyamin Appelbaum found that point the most baffling.
I’m sure the bill does give huge amounts of free money to corporations.
But I don’t really care about that. The government is going to do that anyway and the Democrats have always supported it. The reason they don’t support this is that it gives the people money, and they know that if Donald Trump gives the people free money, he will win the 2020 election.
What I’m concerned about is getting my $1200, and I literally do not care at all, in any way, about anything else.
All they have to do is turn on the money printer, it will go “brrrrr,” and everyone will be rich.
I will not let anyone’s alleged moral values (gay) get between me and my money.
It’s a good thing that the Coronavirus has shut Rand Paul’s faggot mouth.
Now it’s time for Trump to go full techno-futurism.
Trump and the GOP have a chance to outflank the Left on UBI, student loan forgiveness and actually bailing out working-class Americans, but devoted adherents to Ayn Rand theology ensures $$$ goes to bailout corporate America and not main street. Electoral disaster in November.
— VDARE (@vdare) March 22, 2020
We deserve to live in a world of free money, and this virus is just the ticket for Trump to roll out such a system.
The Democrats are trying to cockblock this because they know that if Trump gives people free money, his reign will be secured. Because when the rubber meets the race track, the only thing anyone actually wants the government to do is print money and then send it to them in envelopes.
Trump can go insane on the Democrats, and state the fact that they’re preventing people from getting free money. And eventually, they will crack. Especially since people like AOC will probably back Trump up.
Turn the money printer on, Donald.
We’re bored and we want to buy video games.