Where is the Bailout Bill?????

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As long as corporations get to be called people and able to influence elections, they *should* get taxed like the rest.

Remove corporate personhood and I say lift the taxes.
 
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Ultimately it is the consumer that pays it all. [/QUOTE said:
Including the record breaking bonuses to executives who don’t give a rats a** about tanking the economy, so long as they get their corporate welfare checks from Uncle Sam.
 

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It's 1000 pages, reportedly. Probably their typist has carpal tunnel. This is just the first bill. More will come - it's like feeding my kids ice cream. They just want more.
actually I think this is the 3rd bill. 2 have already been passed


Bill #1: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
Has President Trump signed it into law? Yes, on March 6th.

Cost: $
8.3 billion

What is the funding in the bill for?

  • Vaccination developments and research
  • Masks and other protective gear for healthcare agencies treating patients
  • Health agencies across all levels of government to increase testing and implement measures to control coronavirus
  • Loan subsidies for small businesses
Bill #2: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Has President Trump signed it into law? Yes, on March 18th.

Cost: That is not immediately clear, but it will be more expensive than the first. Most estimates put its price tag at more than $100 billion.


What is the funding in the bill for?

  • Food assistance for children reliant on school meals that now face closures
  • Unemployment insurance for laid-off workers
  • Medicaid funds for state and local government workers
  • Free Coronavirus testing for those who need it but cannot pay
  • Reimbursements for businesses who give workers paid sick leave
 
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actually I think this is the 3rd bill. 2 have already been passed


Bill #1: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
Has President Trump signed it into law? Yes, on March 6th.

Cost: $
8.3 billion
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Bill #2: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Has President Trump signed it into law? Yes, on March 18th.

Cost: That is not immediately clear, but it will be more expensive than the first. Most estimates put its price tag at more than $100 billion.
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IMNSHO that's more than enough. Congress, go home. Quarantine yourselves for at least 21 days, preferably 30, heck make it November 3rd. We'll let you know then whether to go back to DC.
 

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Does anyone even know what is in the Senate version for $2T?!



The package would extend extraordinary - and unprecedented - taxpayer assistance to potentially millions of American and foreign companies that have been hammered by the fast-moving economic crisis. It would extend one-time cash payments to most Americans, aimed at flooding the economy with money. The bill is being rushed through Congress without public hearings or formal review, and it’s unclear how effective the measures would be in arresting the economy’s sudden fall.
 

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I put the blame squarely on the Republicans.
Once again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Trump is giving briefings every single day.
Then every damn day , whip out a list of what the Dems are trying to tack on to this to queer it up and f*cking read it !
Want to know what's keeping you from getting your relief ? Well here it is.
Think that's not going to be the end of those a-holes at the polls this year ?
You have a lot of scared people out there right now who most certainly will not appreciate these f*ck f*ck games in the least.
But they aren't going to hear a damn thing about it because the republicucks will play right into getting the blame.
 

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I put the blame squarely on the Republicans.
Once again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Trump is giving briefings every single day.
Then every damn day , whip out a list of what the Dems are trying to tack on to this to queer it up and f*cking read it !
Want to know what's keeping you from getting your relief ? Well here it is.
Think that's not going to be the end of those a-holes at the polls this year ?
You have a lot of scared people out there right now who most certainly will not appreciate these f*ck f*ck games in the least.
But they aren't going to hear a damn thing about it because the republicucks will play right into getting the blame.
This thumbs up one million times.
 

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We will soon be at nearly 30 TRILLION in debt between Congress and the Fed. My stomach is in knots. And we all know it will NEVER be repaid.
Holding little to no debt is not usually a good thing in modern times. Very few countries worth living in that arent city states have low debt. The rest of the countries with low debt to GDP ratios are like that because they arent worth investing in, ergo, can't get the liquidity in the 1st place. It's more of a feature, not a bug.

If the US paid down it's debt it would mostly serve to stagnate the economy at this point.
 

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The whole thing is f***ing retarded.
The only companies that should get bailed out should be the ones to agree to pay it back plus 1-2% interest to go towards our national debt.
There should not be ANY special interest groups involved in something like this. Our government is beyond f***ed.
We need to stop hand outs and bail outs for these giant companies who are too big to fail. If they take a bail out they should not be allowed to buy back their own stock or give giant bonuses like last time.
Boeing will be bailed out because they have a lot of government contracts yet they f***ed themselves.
Will the local restaurants get bailed out? Nope, even though it wasn’t their fault the state shut them down.

At the end we should punish China for hiding all this for so long and eliminate the the rest of the debt. Bring back all manufacturing companies to the US and allow them to be tax exempt for 3 years to get operational. Bring all the jobs back to the US.
 

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I put the blame squarely on the Republicans.
Once again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Trump is giving briefings every single day.
Then every damn day , whip out a list of what the Dems are trying to tack on to this to queer it up and f*cking read it !
Want to know what's keeping you from getting your relief ? Well here it is.
Think that's not going to be the end of those a-holes at the polls this year ?
You have a lot of scared people out there right now who most certainly will not appreciate these f*ck f*ck games in the least.
But they aren't going to hear a damn thing about it because the republicucks will play right into getting the blame.
f***ing-a, bubba. Can we get the geriatric clowns out of the party and get some competent people in?
 
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.gov is the useless. Tits on a bull have more purpose. Screw the stimulus, let it burn, its time for a reset. If your not solvent, thats not the peoples problem. You want to help me, let the banks fail. Then get the hell out of the way.
 

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Really? Wow I never got a corporate welfare check from Uncle Sam.
How does one apply for one?
 

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Well one thing we know. No Government employee will be applying for unemployment. But they will all get their handouts!
 
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