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Uncle Joe

(58,305 posts)
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:51 PM Apr 2020



Sanders, speaking remotely on Friday night's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, said American workers laid off or furloughed as a result of the coronavirus lockdown should "continue to receive 100 percent of your paycheck." The Vermont senator said he and other members of Congress are currently putting together an "unprecedented piece of legislation" to save the U.S. from total economic and social collapse.


"What does that mean? From an economic point of view, it means we tell every worker in America: 'You will continue to get your paycheck. We know you're not working, we know you're at home, we know the business that you're working for is not functioning, but ... you will continue to receive 100 percent of your paycheck,'" Sanders continued, listing off how several European countries are already paying their citizens in self-quarantine.

The senator also said it's ridiculous Americans can get government paid-for coronavirus tests -- but not treatment.


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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I agree as soon as we can make Trump stop killing us we should talk about it. gibraltar72 Apr 2020 #1
I watched Maher and just about everything Sanders said is already being done or Hoyt Apr 2020 #2
Nope. He's an idea man, not a do'er. He didn't even hint at the how of his ideas, either. ancianita Apr 2020 #6
Bernie, they don't face the costs of commuting bucolic_frolic Apr 2020 #3
Yup.My gasoline usage has dropped from $200 monthly to $50. nt oasis Apr 2020 #21
Was this before or after his staffer called Biden a rapist? LizBeth Apr 2020 #4
This Has Been Another Episode Of Lame Comments From No One In Particular, Sir The Magistrate Apr 2020 #5
I commend you on your way with words Cozmo Apr 2020 #7
I Was At The Stove When This Popped Up, Sir The Magistrate Apr 2020 #8
Of course it will. Bernie's problem is he has no workable plans or solutions... TreasonousBastard Apr 2020 #9
On what does he base this economic analysis? What's his economic experience? George II Apr 2020 #10
Hmmmm, got pretty quiet here. Eh? George II Apr 2020 #13
How is sanders magical voter revolution doing in the real world? Gothmog Apr 2020 #11
Back In 2016, Sir, He Had An Interview With One Of The New York Papers The Magistrate Apr 2020 #15
That interview was a diasaster Gothmog Apr 2020 #17
Thank You, Sir The Magistrate Apr 2020 #18
I remember reading that interview back in 2016 Gothmog Apr 2020 #19
Prior To That Campaign, Sir The Magistrate Apr 2020 #20
Thanks Captain Obvious relayerbob Apr 2020 #12
When is Bernie going to warn la-trucker Apr 2020 #14
Again with "mobilizing the American people" as an answer. betsuni Apr 2020 #16
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