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Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Date: September 13, 2020 06:39PM

“This is deadly stuff. You just breathe the air and that's how it's passed. And so that's a very tricky one. That's a very delicate one. It's also more deadly than even your strenuous flu.”
- Trump, February 7, 2020

Republicans have attempted on at least 70 different occasions to repeal Obamacare, many of these during the presidency of its namesake. With Obama as president, there was absolutely no chance that they could succeed, but they kept on taking votes as a symbolic measure. Every one of these votes was a chance for the GOP to signal to their base where they stood on the issue and to make their opponents go on the record.

As the country struggles to climb out of the hole left by Trump’s ineffective response to the COVID-19 pandemic and with the November election quickly approaching, the Democrats need to follow this example. A clear message must be sent to the electorate that they were the party that tried to help the American people while the Republicans in the Senate refused to act.

On May 15, 2020, the House passed the $3 trillion HEROES Act to provide needed relief to the American people, but the bill was not even taken up by the Republican-led Senate. Two months later, Senate Majority Leader McConnell attempted to gain consideration of the HEALS relief act, but he could not get enough of his fellow Republicans to get behind this $1 trillion package. Americans continued to suffer as the Senate refused to take further action.

After another couple of months have now passed, McConnell will make another attempt at getting his party to pass something that shows they took some type of action. According to reports, the highlights of this bill would include the following:

“More PPP (Payroll Protection Program) money ($257.7 billion).

Extension of jobless benefits, but at $300/week instead of $600/week.

Forgiveness of a $10 billion loan made to the USPS.

Tax credits for private/homeschooling.

COVID-19 liability protections for businesses, universities, hospitals, and health care workers.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated that McConnell’s proposal is “headed nowhere,” but this is the wrong strategy to pursue. Yes, it is true that the bill “is laden with poison pills [that] Republicans know Democrats would never support”, but ignoring the proposal allows McConnell to pretend that it is his opponents who are being the obstructionists. Instead, the House should pass a bill that matches the Republican bill point for point, forcing the other party to defend the bill that they have proposed.

The House bill should look something like this:

The PPP should receive additional funding. However, the benefits should be specifically aimed at small businesses. Large corporations and charter schools should not be able to participate. The amount available should also be reduced to help pay for increased jobless benefits.

Jobless benefits should be extended, but in an amount that takes into account the differences in the cost of living in different states. For states with a low cost of living, the amount should be $300 per week. For states with the highest cost of living, the amount should be $600 per week.

The forgiveness of a $10 billion loan made to the USPS should remain with the added stipulation that mail processing capabilities should be returned to the point where they were on January 1 of this year.

The amount that would have funded tax credits for private schools and homeschooling should be replaced with assistance for public schools.

Instead of offering COVID-19 liability protections for businesses, the Democrats should provide a payroll tax cut for those outside the upper class. This would be accomplished by exempting the first portion of annual income equal to the poverty rate (currently $26,200 for a family of four in the contiguous 48 states) from FICA. The current cap should then be lifted and capital gains included in the calculation of the tax. This would ensure that the Social Security Trust Fund continues to remain solvent.

Trump may have “wanted to always play it down," but the threat from COVID-19 was always real. Now as we deal with the economic results, Trump pretends that a surging stock market indicates that everything is fine. But even before the current crisis, 40% of Americans were unable to cover a surprise $400 expense, never mind scraping up enough cash to participate in the stock market. With 8.4% of Americans unemployed, more than 100,000 shuttered small businesses, an expected bankruptcy boom on the horizon, and over 40 million people at risk of being evicted from their homes, the economic devastation caused by COVID-19 continues even as the stock market rises. If the Democrats want to prove to the voters that giving them the legislative majorities and control of the executive branch will change their lives, they need to show the blueprints now.
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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Posted by: 3mhtp ()
Date: September 13, 2020 07:06PM

I'm not surprised that the democrats rigged their primary. Everyone knew they would do that. But they rigged their primary to put senile Joe Biden on the ticket. On purpose. Don't think they are too worried about a win in November. More likely they will attempt a violent coup.

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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Posted by: Truth is truth ()
Date: September 13, 2020 07:21PM

3mhtp Wrote:
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> I'm not surprised that the democrats rigged their
> primary. Everyone knew they would do that. But
> they rigged their primary to put senile Joe Biden
> on the ticket. On purpose. Don't think they are
> too worried about a win in November. More likely
> they will attempt a violent coup.


Trump is a drug addict who unfortunately failed Americans

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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Posted by: ehbnn ()
Date: September 13, 2020 07:24PM

Truth is truth Wrote:
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> 3mhtp Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I'm not surprised that the democrats rigged
> their
> > primary. Everyone knew they would do that.
> But
> > they rigged their primary to put senile Joe
> Biden
> > on the ticket. On purpose. Don't think they
> are
> > too worried about a win in November. More
> likely
> > they will attempt a violent coup.
>
>
> Trump is a drug addict who unfortunately failed
> Americans


Trump has never drank alcohol or tried drugs.

Want to talk about drugs? What kind of cocktails they give Biden before his 5 minute "interviews" where he struggles to read from his script?

They're going to kill that guy. Not that he isn't deserving.

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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Posted by: OP Name One Bill ()
Date: September 13, 2020 08:17PM

Just one bill that the Democrats passed in the US House where they were in total control to stop Covid 19 from entering the USA

Just ONE OP

Im waiting Nothing The Democrats Did nothing in their role of Congressional Oversight ! Nothing Just like OP has Nothing . Democrats are 100 % responsible for Covid 19 in the USA

When it counted to save the American people Democrats did nothing but resist President Trump efforts to keep Covid 19 out of the USA because their impeachment failed

President Trump enacted a partial Chinese travel ban all he could do without House support ! The Democrats response was throw race cards at the President and scream" Come on down to China Town "!
\
Democrats failed Democrats who died from Covid 19 and the entire American people in the spring of 2020 . Democrats are still failing all America every single minute of every single day

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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Posted by: The Real Truth And Nothing But ()
Date: September 13, 2020 08:18PM

>Trump is a drug addict who unfortunately failed Americans

The poster is a Communist drug addict high as he posts

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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Date: September 14, 2020 05:47PM

H.R. 6201 makes coronavirus testing free for most patients.

Name one piece of legislation requested by the White House to stop the spread into the country that was rejected by the House. Just one.

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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Posted by: Try loving Americans first . ()
Date: September 14, 2020 07:21PM

The Real Truth And Nothing But Wrote:
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> >Trump is a drug addict who unfortunately failed
> Americans
>
> The poster is a Communist drug addict high as he
> posts


Notice that the claims were not rejected as this poster knows they are true


Hey why did team trump meet with Russians over 150 before the 2016 election?

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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Posted by: Obviously ()
Date: September 14, 2020 07:57PM

ehbnn Wrote:
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> Truth is truth Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 3mhtp Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I'm not surprised that the democrats rigged
> > their
> > > primary. Everyone knew they would do that.
> > But
> > > they rigged their primary to put senile Joe
> > Biden
> > > on the ticket. On purpose. Don't think they
> > are
> > > too worried about a win in November. More
> > likely
> > > they will attempt a violent coup.
> >
> >
> > Trump is a drug addict who unfortunately failed
> > Americans
>
>
> Trump has never drank alcohol or tried drugs.
>
> Want to talk about drugs? What kind of cocktails
> they give Biden before his 5 minute "interviews"
> where he struggles to read from his script?
>
> They're going to kill that guy. Not that he isn't
> deserving.


You obviously haven’t seen Trump trying to read. He’s messed more words than a 2 year old trying to speak. It’s embarrassing

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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Posted by: Checker of facts ()
Date: September 15, 2020 12:18AM

OP Name One Bill Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Just one bill that the Democrats passed in the US
> House where they were in total control to stop
> Covid 19 from entering the USA
>
> Just ONE OP
>
> Im waiting Nothing The Democrats Did nothing in
> their role of Congressional Oversight ! Nothing
> Just like OP has Nothing . Democrats are 100 %
> responsible for Covid 19 in the USA
>
> When it counted to save the American people
> Democrats did nothing but resist President Trump
> efforts to keep Covid 19 out of the USA because
> their impeachment failed
>
> President Trump enacted a partial Chinese travel
> ban all he could do without House support ! The
> Democrats response was throw race cards at the
> President and scream" Come on down to China Town
> "!
> \
> Democrats failed Democrats who died from Covid 19
> and the entire American people in the spring of
> 2020 . Democrats are still failing all America
> every single minute of every single day
^^^^
This checks out!

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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Posted by: cytwd ()
Date: September 15, 2020 12:46AM

Try loving Americans first . Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> The Real Truth And Nothing But Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > >Trump is a drug addict who unfortunately
> failed
> > Americans
> >
> > The poster is a Communist drug addict high as
> he
> > posts
>
>
> Notice that the claims were not rejected as this
> poster knows they are true
>
>
> Hey why did team trump meet with Russians over 150
> before the 2016 election?


Where did you get that from?

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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Posted by: zika carrier ()
Date: September 15, 2020 07:28AM

Very few give a shit about this right now. You have democrats supporting riots, looting and shooting at cops almost daily. You will not have an economy if you don't have safety and security. The country needs to fend off this threat from the left before we can move on. And you know when Trump wins on Nov 3rd, the libtards are going to try and burn everything to the ground.

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Re: Want A Win In November? The Ball Is In Pelosi's Court.
Date: September 15, 2020 04:58PM


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