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Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday morning that House Democrats are not ready to sign on to an emergency stimulus bill that has been proposed by the Senate, saying “From my standpoint, we are apart.”

Leaving Sunday’s meeting, Pelosi said that she will introduce her own legislative package but that “we are still talking” with Republican leaders. She said that at this point, however, there is no bipartisan deal.


Senate Republicans introduced a bill Thursday that would mete out stimulus payments to Americans based on 2018 tax filings.

From NBC:

According to details of the bill released Thursday, Senate Republicans are proposing giving a $1,200 check to every American adult with an income under $75,000, decreasing gradually after that and zeroing out at $99,000 income. Checks would fall to $600 for those with little or no income tax liability, and $500 will be added in per child. The eligibility is based on 2018 tax filings.

Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has proposed universal $2,000 checks per month “for the duration of the crisis.” Other Senate Democrats have suggested quarterly checks that begin at $2,000 per person, decreasing over time based on economic triggers.

Some experts are saying that the payments should be made regardless of income status because any other red tape will only delay the delivery of checks to suffering Americans.

A new Marist poll conducted for NPR/PBS News earlier this week found that 18% of adults in the U.S. said that they had already lost their job or had their hours reduced due to the pandemic.

The White House and Congress have moved quickly to craft two coronavirus spending packages, and President Trump on Tuesday began pushing another $850 billion stimulus, mostly in the form of tax relief measures. About $500 billion would be tied to a payroll tax cut, with $250 billion in the form of Small Business Administration loans and another $58 billion directed to the airline industry.

Trump also wants the federal government to send checks to Americans within the next two weeks to stem the effects of the coronavirus on the economy, Mnuchin said Tuesday. “The president has instructed me we have to do this now,” he said at a White House briefing attending by the president. “Americans need cash now — and I mean now, in the next two weeks.”

There is not yet much indication of what Pelosi plans on proposing differently, but a previous bill that was rejected by House Republicans included funding for abortion procedures.

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89 Comments
  • Matt says:

    ”Nasty Pisslosi” playing politics while people are suffering and dying!

    What a total POS she really is!

    (Just remember that come November!! Vote RED all the way!!)

  • rcb says:

    If she can’t line her pockets, those of her friends, and famlies—-SCREW THE LEGAL AMERICAN TAXPAYER/VOTER….

  • Shari Early says:

    Well she can sit at home and stay drunk till she croaks! I sincerely hope everyone sees the hate she has for all of us. I don’t wish the virus on her but I hope by the end these greedy bit*** go bankrupt and have to live in poverty.

  • Frederick says:

    I HOPE ALL THINKING AMERICANS WHO VOTE UNDERSTAND THAT, THE CHINESE AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE ALREADY TRYING TO SHIFT THE BLAME FOR THE VIRUS ONTO TRUMP. I AM A DISABLED VETERAN AND HAVE SERVED IN MANY COMMUNIST COUNTRIES . THE TACTICS FOR SHIFTING THE BLAME FOR ADVERSE EVENTS IS AN OLD COMMUNIST TRICK THAT THE DEMOCRATS WILL USE NO MATTER HOW FAST OUR SITUATION IMPROVES. BAD=TRUMP AND GOOD=DEMOCRATS. THE DEMOCRATS SHOT DOWN THE TRUMP STIMULUS PACKAGE AND IT WILL BE MONTHS BEFORE THEY WILL AGREE TO ANYTHING TRUMP PUTS OUT THERE. THIS WILL ALL BE TRUMP’S FAULT. WE CAN NOT ALLOW THEM TO FOOL US AGAIN BY ELECTING MORE DEMOCRATS IN 2020. LOOK AT THE FOUR REPRESENTATIVES WHO WERE ELECTED LAST TIME, DO WE WANT MORE OF THEM AND OPENING OUR BORDERS TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RUINING EUROPEAN COUNTRIES NOW?? 2020 WILL BE A DECIDING POINT IN OUR COUNTRY.
    VOTE FOR AMERICA==NOT ONE-WORLD ORDER. REPUBLICAN=AMERICA, DEMOCRAT=ONE-WORLD ORDER

  • GEORGE EADY says:

    THE DEMCORATES WONT TO GIVE 2,000 DOLLARS TO US AMERICANS .SO DOWN THE ROAD THEY CAN (BITCH ) ABOUT THE DEPB . ALSO TELL ALL OF THEM UP THERE ( THAT YOU ARE WORKING WITH OUT PAY ) AND WATCH THEM COME TO A GRATE DEAL IN A FEW HOURS

  • ZC says:

    This OLD Ugly Bitch Needs to get the Coronavirus and fade away!! She will NEVER RETIRE ..

  • CF
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