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US Politics The Heroes Act (US Phase 4 Stimulus Package)

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Trump being Trump. He announced he instructed Mnuchin to stop negotiations until after he "wins" re-election, the stock market plummeted immediately after he tweeted that, then he immediately reversed course and tried to dangle the 1,200 stimulus checks for everyone and put the pressure back on Pelosi. He might quite possibly be the most transparent idiot I have ever witnessed, and the hilarious thing, is he surrounds himself by nutjobs and criminals who enforce how "brilliant" he thinks he is. He lives in a twisted alternative reality, that's for sure.
Nice encapsulation, @Deru !
 

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So I am trying to keep up with this. I read that Trump pretty much is against the new stimulus package, but then I read that he changed his mind, and wants to provide paycheck protection, stimulus package etc.
does anyone know what the fuck is going on with this?
I'll make it simple.

Trump and Mnuchin want the stimulus.

The idiot Republican senators don't.
 

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He announced he instructed Mnuchin to stop negotiations until after he "wins" re-election, the stock market plummeted immediately after he tweeted that
sold high knowing it would crash the market

bought low and wait for people to hope for that stimulus when he changes course

Stimulus can only help him. His idiot base don't care about the deficit.
 

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I feel so bad for you Americans. It's like they're dangling money in front of broke people. He pretends to be all about the average American family but he obviously isn't at all
 

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This will probably go nowhere as the Senate is planning on voting on the useless 500 billion dollar bill, but...


Pelosi sets 48-hour deadline for White House on stimulus talks
Fadel Allassan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has given the White House a 48-hour deadline to reconcile differences in stimulus negotiations "to demonstrate that the Administration is serious about reaching a bipartisan agreement," a top Pelosi aide tweeted Saturday night.
Driving the news: Pelosi said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday that the 48-hour deadline only applies to being able to get a deal done before the election. She said she is "optimistic" about the talks, but that a true breakthrough "depends on the administration."
The state of play: Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke for over an hour Saturday night, and the discussions yielded "some encouraging news on testing," Pelosi's deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill said. But the pair still had differences on a plan for testing and contact tracing and "measures to address the virus’ disproportionate impact on communities of color."
  • Hammill had tweeted on Thursday that Mnuchin had agreed to accept the Democrats' language on a national testing plan with "minor" edits after an hourlong discussion.
  • President Trump has been eager for a pre-election stimulus boost to the economy and has encouraged Mnuchin to go further than his current $1.8 trillion proposal — even though it has virtually no chance of passing the Senate.
What they're saying: "The Speaker and Secretary Mnuchin spoke at 7:40 p.m. by phone tonight for just over an hour. While there was some encouraging news on testing, there remains work to do to ensure there is a comprehensive testing plan that includes contact tracing and additional measures to address the virus’ disproportionate impact on communities of color," Hammill wrote in a series of tweets.
  • "There remains an array of additional differences as we go provision by provision that must be addressed in a comprehensive manner in the next 48 hours."
  • "Decisions must be made by the White House in order to demonstrate that the Administration is serious about reaching a bipartisan agreement that provides for Americans with the greatest needs during the pandemic."
The other side: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would not put a potential $1.8 trillion+ deal struck by Democrats and the Trump administration on the Senate floor. Instead, the Senate will vote next week on a Paycheck Protection Program extension and a targeted $500 billion relief package.
What to watch: Pelosi and Mnuchin are set to continue talks on Monday, per the Wall Street Journal.
 

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Yeah, what a disaster it is right now. Trump is in essence throwing the Senate Republicans under the bus by wanting the bigger deal, in a sense, and I find it oddly satisfying.

I’ll be happy to have Trump out of the White House, I don’t want to get my hopes up too high that the Democrats will take control of the Senate too.
 
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