The GOP Would Fight Each Other To Deny Oliver More Gruel

 

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie tells us:

NEW … SENATE REPUBLICANS plan to unveil their Covid relief bill around 4:30 p.m. today. That is their intention. It was also their intention to release it last week. The legislation is meant to act as a negotiation marker for the GOP — it is not intended to pass the chamber. As of Sunday, the GOP proposal included unemployment benefits at 70% of lost wages, back-to-work tax credits, K-12 education cash and liability overhaul.

THE TWO SIDES are pretty far apart on everything.

— On total dollars: Dems are in the $4 trillion neighborhood, and Republicans want to keep it close to $1 trillion.

— On substance, for example: There is no state and local cash in the GOP offer, and Democrats want close to $1 trillion. The Dems’ education money is four times what Republicans are offering. The unemployment insurance is pared back. There’s just a long way to go on every front.

The other Politico morning email thingie continues:

The posturing comes not only as unemployment benefits are set to expire — the final checks were set to be processed over the weekend — but also as the federal moratorium on evictions and the pause of federal student loan payments are poised to end soon — which could be a real mess with less than 100 days before the November election…

But a quick reality check: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) acknowledged Friday that a deal with Democrats could take several weeks, while Pelosi said Congress can’t leave for August recess without passing a bill. Meanwhile, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had this dose of reality (and one that is not going to be helpful for bipartisan negotiations): “Half the Republicans are going to vote no to any Phase 4 package,” he said on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures. “That’s just a fact.”

Amply be-chinned #MoscowMitch is not concerned with your eviction notice. And neither is living Typo and worlds worst Bond Villain, Steve Mnuchin:

99 days, Scissorheads. 99 Days to vote these bastards out of office.

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11 Responses to The GOP Would Fight Each Other To Deny Oliver More Gruel

  1. beckymaenot says:

    I still hate all of them.

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  2. spotthedog says:

    Mnuchin claims it “wouldn’t be fair” to use “taxpayer dollars to pay more people to sit home”

    I don’t think its fair to use taxpayer dollars to pay a loathsome asshole to do nothing more than twitter bullshit all day.

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  3. roket says:

    I’m sure the portion of the GOP base that will be affected by the loss of these benefits will be more than willing to become martyrs for their glorious cause. Besides, reminding them of their pecking order is good for discipline.

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  4. robginchicago says:

    Personally, I think the GOP will extend the eviction moratorium until the end of August, NOT because they have any care or compassion for the soon to become homeless, but simply because it’s too early, and it still gives those persons evicted time to find (and register to vote) at a new address. By delaying the onslaught of evictions for another month, they can create a huge number of normally eligible voters whose votes can be discarded because they have no valid residence address at which they are registered.

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      rob in chitown – Those folks will be evicted for non-payment, which means it will be impossible for them to pony up another “first-and-last” month’s rent, PLUS a pretty hefty security deposit. No, they’ll be living in their cars, unsure as to exactly HOW they’re going to re-register, let alone VOTE, which is not so easy when you don’t have a fixed address, and even a mail-in ballot won’t count, unless it’s submitted prior to their eviction.

      Because this is what the Rethugs are counting on: more than half will be Dimocrap voters they’re denying the Right to Vote to.

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  5. tengrain says:

    The more affluent of the newly homeless can get a POBox (so they can get SS and other assistance), which is a legal address.

    I also know that it is possible & legal (tho difficult) to use a park as a legal address. Of course they cannot get a ballot mailed to them there.

    Rgds,

    TG

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      Where I live in CA, a small city, they have a “Homeless Drop-in Center,” which gives the Poorz an address for mail, hot showers, and laundry facilities, although everything but the mail service has been curtailed, due to Covid.
      Some states do not allow using PO Boxes for registering to vote, for obvious reasons. (I could go to all 50 states, and get a PO Box, and then register to vote, and then request a mail-in ballot, which would be a helluva lot of effort just to submit 49 extra votes. Or, I could go to a dozen different towns and cities within any state, rent a Box, and then do the mail-ins, but both scenarios are so unbelievable that (R)-majority states have passed voting registration laws to deal with it.

      Just like they gotta keep the Trans-folk away from the chilluns in the Park bathroom, or at school – it’s a solution in search of a problem to conquer.

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  6. laura says:

    Living typo and king of the Shite-bags sure seems to believe that Our fucking money is his to dole out as he pleases.

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