The Shortest Day of the Longest Year

It’s the Winter Solstice today! And because it’s 2020, you can watch a livestream from Stonehenge, where England’s pagans traditionally gather to celebrate. Or you could turn to D.C. where the Trump-Virus Relief legislation took 8 months or so to become acceptable to amply be-chinned #MoscowMitch.

What’s in the package:

  • DIRECT ECONOMIC RELIEF ($286 billion)

  • SMALL BUSINESS ($325 billion)

  • VACCINE, TESTING, HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ($69 billion)

  • SCHOOLS ($82 billion)

  • RENTAL ASSISTANCE ($25 billion)

  • FOOD/FARM AID ($26 billion)

  • CHILD CARE ($10 billion)

  • POSTAL SERVICE ($10 billion)

  • SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS – Contains bipartisan legislation to protect consumers from huge surprise medical bills after receiving treatment from out-of-network providers.

  • TAX ‘EXTENDERS’ – (The Return of the 3-Martini Lunch!) Extends a variety of expiring tax breaks, including lower excise taxes of crafter brewers and distillers. Renewable energy sources would see tax breaks extended, as would motorsport facilities, and people making charitable contributions. Business meals would be 100% deductible through 2022.

  • WATER PROJECTS – Includes an almost 400-page water resources bill that targets $10 billion for 46 Army Corps of Engineers flood control, environmental and coastal protection projects.

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9 Responses to The Shortest Day of the Longest Year

  1. Jimmy T says:

    With 2020 winding down, we’re in need of an honest Christmas song…

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  2. Infidel753 says:

    Republicans usually bring a disappointingly-small package, as Stormy Daniels might put it. At least it sounds like Moscow Mitch’s legal immunity for companies that infect their employees with covid-19 didn’t make the cut.

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  3. ming says:

    Today is also the end of Zappadan when we celebrate Franks birthday and the return of light to the world. Happy solstice every one. Its the reason for the season.

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  4. Sirius Lunacy says:

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