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Tue May 12, 2020, 03:37 PM

Democrats unveil $3 trillion Covid relief package and plan to vote this week

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Source: CNN

By Clare Foran, Manu Raju and Haley Byrd,

(CNN)House Democrats announced a sweeping new Covid-19 stimulus bill on Tuesday with a price tag expected to be more than $3 trillion -- an amount that would stand as the largest relief package in history.

The legislation, which allocates more funding for state and local governments, coronavirus testing, and a new round of direct payments to Americans, sets up an immediate clash with the Republican-controlled Senate, where leaders have said another round of emergency funding is not yet needed.

Democrats released the 1,815-page legislative text of the bill Tuesday afternoon and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke from the US Capitol after its introduction.

Pelosi took aim at congressional Republicans who have argued that it would be better to first evaluate how already-enacted aid is implemented before moving ahead with another relief bill.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/12/politics/3-trillion-aid-package-democrats-house/index.html

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:40 PM

1. Any more chance of stimulus $...?

I'm hurtin... dont know how to find work right now. I can't do the usual retail stuff anymore physically. so I guess Im stuck with "virtual office work" but it's slim pickins...


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Response to FirstLight (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:44 PM

2. Please see this thread about work as a COVID-19 contact tracer:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213428343

And then check with your governor's office. My governor (Louisiana) is hiring hundreds of people to start contact tracing. The only requirements are:

High school diploma
Ability to keep records
Willingness to undergo training

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #2)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:52 PM

12. Can't find ANYthing on that in my CA County...

Tried both state and county websites, nobody anywhere is answering phones... oh well

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:49 PM

3. this bill includes that $2000 per month payments. No way that's going to pass, but it's

a good jumping off point for negotiations. I'm in the same boat as you. I don't qualify for PPE cause I have no employees, no unemployment cause I only had a seasonal job - which I quit due to Covid, wasn't laid off - there's no other work around here right now...I'm going to probably lose my tiny little art studio / gift shop unless we get at least one more stimulus payment. I am white knuckling it praying for another check!

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Response to pnwest (Reply #3)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:38 PM

10. I don't think this one has monthly payments. It has another one-time payment.

Either way I don't trust Republicans to do what's needed. They're going to keep holding the country hostage.

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:29 PM

6. The unemployment offices need serious help themselves /nt

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Response to dickthegrouch (Reply #6)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:48 PM

11. unfortunately Im nowhere near an unemployment office lol... in the woods! nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:01 PM

4. Did anybody but see a post earlier from Michael Bennett's office calling the Dems bill not enough?

3T sounds pretty darn good!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:28 PM

5. Most importantly, it includes funding for testing, Post Office, and vote by mail

If Mitch won’t pass this, I say shut the govt down until November, see how Trump and GOP fare in the elections.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:35 PM

7. Wait and see Mitch?

I have not gotten the first check, neither have many of my friends. For most people those bills have already been late on month and about to be 2. My IRS status site says it will be mailed late this month. But the Half trillion free cash to non tax paying billionaires have already been put into off shore accounts. Fuck the Russian treason turtle. He gets his cash from our taxes and Putin.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:46 PM

8. Republicans say NO and it would be dead on arrival.........

Gosh...HOW to pay for it?? Certainly wasn't a concern when a 14% TAX CUT was given to Corporations and Republicans rich butt buddies. Giving the Pentagon BILLIONS more per year is never a problem either.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:27 PM

9. Wait how did this go from 2,000 a month through the course of the pandemic to

another 1 time 1200 dollar payment?

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #9)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:43 PM

14. I guess...now saying another one time payment. CNN updated at 6:31pm CST

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #14)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:52 PM

15. ?

The GOP isnt on board with it either way, I dont see the point of watering it down from the initial proposals.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:04 PM

13. When the rePUKES damn this stimulus bill they will own the consequences .

And those consequences cross into the Cult. Dem leaders need to pin this to them right into the election....and they will. No matter what the final number is, and unfortunately it will be lower, the hurt will be on the rePUKES. #VoteBlue

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