Both Sides Don’t, Politico

The Lunchtime Stupid

Depends upon how the media frame it

My spidey senses went into the Danger Zone reading this blurb from the Politico afternoon email thingie:

A COUNTRY FALLING APART … WILL WASHINGTON ACT? … “Millions of Americans are heading into the holidays unemployed and over $5,000 behind on rent,”by WaPo’s Heather Long: “Nearly 12 million renters will owe an average of $5,850 in back rent and utilities by January, Moody’s Analytics warns. Last month 9 million renters said they were behind on rent … The numbers were especially high for families with children, with 21 percent falling behind on rent, and among families of color.”

It’s not Washington that must act, it is the Republicans who must act, and more specifically it is amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell who must act. Don’t try to Both Sides this on-coming humanitarian and financial crisis during a pandemic.

McConnell has been sitting on multiple relief bills for close to 9 months and doing nothing. We could have the Trump-Virus relief bill behinds us right now, this very moment if Mitch McConnell gave on good goddamn, but he doesn’t.

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7 Responses to Both Sides Don’t, Politico

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    I’m thinking that for every day that goes by that he continues stalling, his “retirement fund” keeps growing.

    His owners must be SO proud of him and his tactics.

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  2. nedhamson says:

    Reblogged this on Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News and commented:

    It’s not Washington that must act, it is the Republicans who must act, and more specifically it is amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell who must act. Don’t try to Both Sides this on-coming humanitarian and financial crisis during a pandemic.

    McConnell has been sitting on multiple relief bills for close to 9 months and doing nothing. We could have the Trump-Virus relief bill behinds us right now, this very moment if Mitch McConnell gave on good goddamn, but he doesn’t.

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  3. Thanks to Mitch and the Republicans if there is a bill passed this week it won’t include stimulus checks, which economists have come out and said are an absolute necessity for the economy to recover.

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    • osirisopto says:

      People can’t pay their mortgages or rent. They get kicked out. The banks sell off the inventory at fire sale prices. Can you guess who’s going to have a check ready to roll then?

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      • Dennis Cole says:

        The same bunch of RE investors who profited by the foreclosure tsunami that was caused by the Great Recession of ’07, who have benefitted so much from the tRump tax cuts, and are at the forefront of this new wave of foreclosures & evictions.
        I don’t understand who they think the new tenants will be, as forcing up to 30 million people out of their homes, and onto the streets will have a ripple effect, and likely cause another Great Depression. Mabe there’s a provision in the Tax Code that allows them to deduct the cost of maintaining empty residences, whether they’re single-family, or apartment clusters.

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  4. DoremusJessup says:

    We need billboards, LDN’s image grinning with quote “Over 275,000 dead!”, and images of MM & our own Sr Senator fr Tx, Beaker saing “And, WE helped!”
    Haven’t yet found a purveyor of such media that is interested.
    Meanwhile, Mitch’s Mobile Morgues are lining upe at the hospitals. OMG, people! Soylent ….
    Sorry. Couldn’t resist. Be safe Scissor Heads.

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