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Sun Mar 7, 2021, 12:05 AM

'We can do big things,' Schumer says as Senate approves aid


'We can do big things,' Schumer says as Senate approves aid
LISA MASCARO
Sat, March 6, 2021, 6:34 PM·6 min read


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“Lessons learned: If we have unity, we can do big things,” Schumer told The Associated Press in an interview after the vote.

The outcome “gives us optimism about doing more big things in the future — because it worked,” he said.


Stewardship of the massive pandemic relief package was an inaugural foray of the new power dynamics of Washington, testing Democratic control of the White House and Congress for the first time in a decade, and setting the foundation for what’s possible for Biden’s agenda.

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But that tough topic was for another day. On Saturday, Democrats elbow-bumped and cheered in the chamber — Stabenow said some were almost in tears -- as they ushered the massive aid package they had promised voters to approval. With 10 million jobs lost and countless schools and businesses shuttered, it includes $300 a week in extra unemployment benefits, money school reopenings, eviction protections and small business assistance.

“Only 45 days after Joe Biden became president of the United States, to be able to do something so big, and so significant, that fundamentally is the glue for us,” she said.


Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said it was the “best day” he’d ever had in the Senate. That biting speech from McConnell, R-Ky., poking at Democrats' temporary disarray? Brown dismissed it as cynical and unsubstantial.

“So what,” Brown said. “Nobody cares about that. What they care about is, did we deliver on unemployment? Did we deliver on vaccines? Did we deliver on pensions? We cut the rate of child poverty in half. Think about that.”


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Sun Mar 7, 2021, 12:08 AM

1. one hopes dems will do so serious PR around this as relief to americans nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 12:19 AM

2. Yes, I hope they toot their own horns loudly! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 12:42 AM

3. In places like DU...

...we can gripe about how we only seem to be able to "do big things" when we need but fifty votes...and, even then, they'll wind up less big than they should have been in order to placate a semi-handful of DINOs. But that's an internal debate. For public consumption, we should be trumpeting this achievement to the skies, because it's a lot better than what the Republican Congress was willing to give the American people, even with their own president calling on them to provide more. They couldn't/wouldn't do it; we did!

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Sun Mar 7, 2021, 01:22 AM

4. Now please go for tax increases on the wealthy, Dems.

I want a 50 percent marginal tax rate on all income over 300k.

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Sun Mar 7, 2021, 01:25 AM

5. TY Sen Schumer, Dems.. including

Sen Brown!


“So what,” Brown said. “Nobody cares about that. What they care about is, did we deliver on unemployment? Did we deliver on vaccines? Did we deliver on pensions? We cut the rate of child poverty in half. Think about that.”

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