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GOP Sen Voted To Give Trillions To Wealthy & Wall Street Said "There's Not Enough to Help Everyone..

Republican Senator Who Voted To Give Trillions To The Wealthy And Wall Street Said “There’s Not Enough” Money To Help Everyone Else

Senate Republicans had no problem finding money for Wall Street and the wealthy, but Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that there’s not enough money to help everyone else who is even more negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic has cratered the economy as the unemployment rate has hit over 14 percent and could skyrocket to over 20 percent in the coming months. Tens of millions of Americans are out of work and small businesses are struggling to survive along with the people they employ.

House Democrats have passed a package to rescue Americans financially with another round of stimulus that would include monthly payments for as long as the crisis lasts.

But Alexander, who voted for Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy and the trillions of dollars that have already been doled out to Wall Street in the first stimulus package, told Meet The Press that there’s “not enough money” to help everyone else.

“There’s not enough money to help everybody hurt when you shut down the government,” Alexander said. “We have to reopen the economy, we have to do it carefully, we have to let people go back to work and earn a living. And I don’t see us being able to appropriate much more money to help provide a counter to that.”

When pressed on helping small businesses, Alexander avoided any mention of financial aid and focused on testing and vaccines.

Here’s the video:

Read more: https://politicaltribune.org/republican-senator-who-voted-to-give-trillions-to-the-wealthy-and-wall-street-said-theres-not-enough-money-to-help-everyone-else/

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 23, 2020, 06:31 AM (14 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Joe Biden: I Propose We Immediately Provide $10k In Student Loan Debt Relief

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden details his proposal to immediately provide student loan debt relief as part of his larger plan for economic stimulus tied to the Covid-19 crisis.

Highlight from last night's comprehensive interview with Joe Biden. You can watch the entire 50 minute interview here:

Stephen Colbert - Guest Joe Biden: Trump Put The Country In A Terrible Spot By Failing To Act

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 23, 2020, 05:01 AM (2 replies)

Trump Wants Churches Reopened As U.S. Deaths Near 100,000 - The 11th Hour - MSNBC

Despite several COVID-19 outbreaks across the globe being tied to religious gatherings, Trump is pushing for states to reopen houses of worship calling them 'essential' as the U.S. death toll tops 96,000 people. Aired on 05/22/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 23, 2020, 02:33 AM (9 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 5/22/20

Monologue: Entrance Strategy

Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including the haphazard reopening of the economy and President Trump's experimentation with drugs.

Thomas Friedman: Unfiltered

The New York Times columnist and "Thank You for Being Late" author joins Bill to discuss how our ever more tightly-wound world is faring in the midst of this latest pandemic.

Michael Moore: We Are the Majority

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker and "Rumble with Michael Moore" podcast host joins Bill to discuss their concerns over the 2020 presidential election.

New Rule: Prime Boss

In his editorial New Rule, Bill warns of the economic and environmental costs of our dependence on Amazon.com.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 22, 2020, 11:30 PM (11 replies)

Seth Meyers - President Trump Tested for Coronavirus - Monologue 5/21/20

Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Trump’s “Super-Duper” Missile, Anti-Trump Fox News

Seth's favorite jokes from the week of May 18.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 22, 2020, 11:00 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Social Distancing Show: How Are Teachers Handling Remote Learning?

As teachers navigate the challenges of teaching remotely, The Daily Show correspondents come up with a service to help give educators a break.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 22, 2020, 10:45 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Social Distancing Show: The Las Vegas Strip's Reopening & Mike Pence's Mild Wing Order

A study suggests that marijuana may have coronavirus-fighting benefits, Las Vegas plans its socially distanced reopening, and Mike Pence has a very Mike Pence moment in Florida.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 22, 2020, 10:34 PM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Guest Joe Biden: Trump Put The Country In A Terrible Spot By Failing To Act

Democratic presidential candidate, Joseph Biden, Jr., links up with Stephen Colbert for a frank conversation about the nation's leadership crisis, which is compounding the suffering caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In this full, uninterrupted interview, the former Vice President walks through his plan to beat Donald Trump in November and says he will be ready on day one to take over the government's pandemic response, restore economic security with moves like relieving student loan debt, and mend fences with America's beleaguered partners overseas.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 22, 2020, 04:30 AM (10 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 5/21/20

Our Positively Negative President Says "We'll Put Out The Fires" Of Any Second Waves Of Infection

President Trump dropped another head-scratcher during his Chopper Talk time on Thursday before heading to Michigan when he revealed the results of his latest coronavirus test. The President also downplayed the need for a national plan to avoid future spikes in Covid-19 infections around the country.

Don't Book John Malkovich For Your Zoom Graduation

No matter how hard it is to find a speaker for your commencement ceremony this year, do not hire John Malkovich.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 22, 2020, 04:25 AM (0 replies)

In a Sign of a Divided America, Trump Will Not Unveil Obama Portrait in the White House Anytime Soon

In a Sign of a Divided America, President Trump Will Not Unveil Barack Obama’s New Portrait in the White House Anytime Soon

For the first time in decades, the former and sitting presidents will not meet for the debut of the official artwork.

Breaking with a tradition that goes back more than forty years, President Trump will not welcome his predecessor, Barack Obama, into the East Wing for the grand reveal of his White House portrait. Amid an escalating war of words between the current and former presidents, NBC News reports that neither wants to take part in the ritual. Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama will therefore likely not be installed until Trump is out of office.

The White House displays portraits of every president since George Washington. These official artworks are created through a highly specific process: they are commissioned by the White House Historical Association, a privately funded heritage organization, with the artists being selected personally by the former president and first lady. When complete, the Association donates the paintings to the White House, whose curator places them.

According to NBC, the artists for the Obama portraits were selected in early 2017, though because of a confidentiality agreement, the details remain unknown. Recent White House portraits have been by John Howard Sanden, who painted both George W. Bush and Laura Bush in 2012; Simmie Knox, who painted Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton in 2001; Herbert E. Abrams, who painted George H.W. Bush in 1994; and Chas Fagen, who painted Barbara Bush, also in 1994.

The unveiling customarily happens towards the end of the first term of a president’s successor, and brings the former president’s staff, family, and friends back to the White House to mingle with the current occupants. The Obamas, for instance, welcomed George and Laura Bush in the East Wing for their reveal in 2012.

Read more: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/trump-obama-portraits-white-house-1865568

President Barack Obama welcomes former President George W. Bush and Former First Lady Laura Bush back to the White House to unveil his formal Presidential portrait that will hang form this point on in the White House. Photo by ImageCatcher News Service/Corbis via Getty Images.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 22, 2020, 01:24 AM (25 replies)
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