March 24, 2020
Democrats are all multimillionaires from their dirty dealings, but they don’t want us to get $1,200.
Imagine being that selfish.
A key Senate procedural vote to move ahead with an economic stimulus plan failed for a second time on Monday afternoon over Democratic opposition, a development that will ratchet up tensions on Capitol Hill as lawmakers attempt to reach a consensus deal to respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Senate Democrats lined up against the vote to defeat it, just as they did Sunday when an earlier attempted procedural vote failed. Democrats have argued that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should not be holding what they have called “arbitrary” votes while negotiators are still attempting to reach a bipartisan deal.
The vote tally was 49-46 with a largely party line vote.
Doug Jones, a moderate Alabama Democrat up for reelection, voted with Republicans to advance the stimulus bill. He voted “no” in the first procedural vote that took place Sunday.
Jones told CNN that he was “embarrassed” by the political games he said both sides are playing. The Democratic senator said that negotiators had made “a lot of progress,” but that McConnell shouldn’t have forced the vote while negotiations are still ongoing.
One key holdup appears to still be roughly $500 billion in funds for loans and loan guarantees for distressed companies, states and localities without enough guidelines or oversight to satisfy Democrats. They are seeking to ensure that any bailout for large companies will primarily benefit workers. But pushback from Democrats has centered on not only the substance of the legislation, but on the process that Republicans used to come up with it as well, arguing that they were locked out of negotiations at the start.
It’s just the dumbest bullshit that these people are fiscal conservatives. They don’t care about any of this.
They are trying to stop Trump from giving the people money, because they know that giving people money will make them happy.
The Democrats hated Yang for the same reason.
I wish I could say that they want to keep all the money for themselves, but it’s much worse than that. The Trump plan is to just turn the money printer on, it will go “brrr,” and then we all get paid.
$1,200-PP, $2,400-Couple, $500-Child
$250 Billion-Unemployment Insurance
$350 B-Small Business Loan Program
$20 B-Veterans Healthcare
$12 B-K12 Education
$10 B-Airports pic.twitter.com/MTuUh0ESXt
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 23, 2020
The Democrats don’t lose any of their dirty money. We’re talking about giving the people new money that we just print.
The Democrats – or, as I like to call them, DEMON-RATS – just don’t want you to have free money because they are mean people.