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McConnell switches vote to nay on Stimulus bill

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posted on Mar, 22 2020 @ 11:57 PM
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The current Senate breakdown is 53 Republicans and 47 senators who caucus with the Democrats. The procedural vote required 60 yeas to overcome a filibuster.

But lacking sign-off by Senate Democrats - to say nothing of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) - the procedural vote garnered only 47 yeas. McConnell was for advancing the plan. But the Kentucky Republican changed his vote at the end. Senate rules allow a senator to call for a re-vote if they cast their ballot on the prevailing side of the issue – in this instance, the nays. So even though McConnell was for it, he strategically switched his vote so he could ask for another vote. Late Sunday night, there was no vote scheduled.

It’s unclear how fast the sides can forge an agreement – if at all. But it didn’t take an exercise in Euclidian Geometry to see that the procedural vote was going to fail on Sunday afternoon. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he tested positive for coronavirus before the vote. Two other GOPers were already self-quarantining. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) announced they would quarantine since they had exposure to Paul.

That means Senate Republicans barely have a majority right now: 48-47. McConnell excoriated Senate Democrats and Pelosi for blocking the shell bill Sunday.

www.foxnews.com...



Washington (CNN)Hours after Senate Democrats blocked movement on a massive stimulus package Sunday evening, injecting fresh uncertainty over whether and when lawmakers will reach a bipartisan deal to deliver relief amid the devastating coronavirus pandemic, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ramped up the pressure on Democrats.

Taking to the Senate floor late Sunday night, he announced another procedural vote on the package timed for 9:45 Monday morning — minutes after the stock market opens.
As coronavirus hits the Senate — with one senator now diagnosed and several others self-quarantining — tensions are running high on Capitol Hill. While Republicans are urging quick action, Democrats argue that Republicans are prioritizing corporate industry over American workers in the legislation.
During his remarks Sunday night, McConnell criticized his Democratic colleagues saying if they did not "reverse course tomorrow" the vote they cast Sunday not to move the bill forward would cause more Americans to lose their jobs and savings. Democrats have argued the Republican proposal is weighted too heavily towards corporate America.
Democrats registered their frustration with the package earlier in the day by lining up against a key procedural vote to advance it. The vote was 47-47. Lawmakers needed to clear a 60-vote threshold to succeed.

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The Senate will hold a procedural vote early Monday on a bill that senators already rejected.

At 10:45 p.m. ET Dow futures were trading down 849 points, or 4.52 percent, after having fallen by as many as 954 points. S&P 500 futures, which fell by the limit 5 percent, were off 4.4 percent.

The losses come after the major averages last week suffered through their sharpest weekly drop since the 2008 financial crisis as more industries instituted massive layoffs and business slowed to a near standstill.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average last week tumbled 4,011 points, or 17.3 percent, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite lost 14.98 percent and 12.64 percent, respectively.

www.foxbusiness.com...

McConnell switches votes to get a re-vote and sets it for when the market opens with the futures already falling to the -5% limit. Is it to put the blame on the market tanking even further on them voting nay? Surely not enough Dems are going to switch their vote overnight because of the stock market, right?




posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: FlyingSquirrel
Doesn't Nancy have her own bill? This going to show the American public just how unconcerned they truly are.


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posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:10 AM
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The Dems are going to destroy this countries economy just because they could not impeach trump with evidence that was not interpreted correctly. People in this country are not blind, they will see what is going on. The Democrats are playing with fire, they are going to bet fried. There is no way people in this country are that dumb that they cannot see what the Democrats are doing, they are going to trash their congressmen's chances of getting re-elected, and as far as president, Biden can't even remember what state he is in. We cannot have a president of the united states like Biden who is getting senile. Couldn't they find one decent candidate to run for president, all of them were weird.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:14 AM
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The Dems are going to destroy this countries economy
a reply to: rickymouse

In case you haven't noticed, Trump and the GOP already took care of that.

Maybe don't comment until you catch up with the past 6 months worth of news? Just a friendly hint.


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posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:21 AM
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originally posted by: ErEhWoN



The Dems are going to destroy this countries economy
a reply to: rickymouse

In case you haven't noticed, Trump and the GOP already took care of that.

Maybe don't comment until you catch up with the past 6 months worth of news? Just a friendly hint.


Our economy was doing all right before this coronavirus thing came up. It wasn't as good as Trump bragged it up to be, but we were doing all right.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:22 AM
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People fell for the barely-tangible promise, did you really think this was going to actually go through without issues? Both sides are going to make damn sure an issue crops up at each and every vote, and it'll keep getting voted down.

DC is counting on regular folks to "self-isolate" and not storm the capitol.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:25 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
We cannot have a president of the united states like Biden who is getting senile. Couldn't they find one decent candidate to run for president, all of them were weird.


True, all the Dems needed was one decent human being/.... but instead they gave us a freak show. Now we have people losing their jobs, virus on the lose etc. Their chance is here, but their candidate is not..... only a few clowns short of a circus will vote for Biden.


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posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 12:38 AM
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If the vote were 48 vs 46 opposing the bill, as opposed to 47 vs 47 allowing him to switch his vote to create a nay majority, he wouldn't have been able to schedule a procedural re-vote the next day. Not only does he do that, but he sets the time for the vote at the opening of the market Monday.

If I understand it correctly 😅 Well played?
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posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 01:11 AM
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These jackasses knew!! They knew this was gonna happen, warned their friends and buddies, pulled their money out of the stock market, and all the while talked about the great democratic hoax.
What the hell..
I just spent a danged hour trying to place a walmart order for groceries, something I've been doing every week for months, and couldnt come up with enough for three meals!! No toilet paper, got so danged disgusted I forgot about paper towels or plates. Cant buy more than two cans of beans for bean soup and forget about the dried..
I am cooking for a large family here.. two cans of beans ain't gonna do! I managed to get everything I need for spaghetti, except no pasta.
And, of course, all of those it's just a dem hoax peeps are too afraid to go into the stores, so I was danged lucky to even be able to get a pickup time finally after trying to two days.
Screw them all!! They knew. They probably have their bug out shelters all nicely stocked full.
Screw the hoarders also.

I guess that is my rant for today. Still ain't found any sanitizer wipes for my son, son still sick with stomach problems, still no one working,. Still hoping the hoarders sewage systems back up and explode in their faces. Hunting for the entrances to the Gov't bug out shelters. They can keep their hoard of goods, they can go hide from the disaster they helped create.. but, once they go in, can we build a wall around the entrances and not let them out?



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 01:12 AM
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a reply to: FlyingSquirrel

Have you seen the futures? It's pretty bad.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 01:22 AM
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The US economy, along with the rest of the world’s economy, is already DOA (Dead On Arrival).

The harsh truth is that there is nothing Congress can do to change that fact, no matter how much they pump into the economy.

All they are doing is attempting CPR on a decapitated body.

The Democrats want more “funny money” to go to the people, the Republicans want more “funny money” to go to the corporations.

But it is all, now, just “funny money”, with no intrinsic value, so no matter who gets it, it won’t really “save the economy”.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 01:25 AM
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a reply to: ErEhWoN

Last 6 month worth of fake news?

Get educated



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 01:27 AM
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a reply to: Bhadhidar

Stop spreading disinformation please



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 01:29 AM
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a reply to: FlyingSquirrel

So if Romney would've went turncoat again, this would've been impossible. Perhaps that is the source of Trumps "sarcastic comment". Brutal move on McConnell's part, he's such a dick to the democrats I bet they're livid. Wonder what else the old man has up his sleeve...



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 01:44 AM
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a reply to: WorldUnderCeej

Wasnt as much of a dick move as rand paul finding a reason to be tested and going to the congressional gym to play while he waited for the results.
Like, that's all we need is for them all to be quarantined and the virus taking out one of the branches of govt.
Not that they are doing much good anyways, but this isnt gonna turn out too well.. I think there is more reported cases of the virus in our federal govt now than there is in southwest va.. not the we dont have the virus down here, we do.. we just dont get tested for it. We are sent home and told to take some tylenol and come back when you're half dead.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 01:52 AM
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originally posted by: JON666
a reply to: FlyingSquirrel
Doesn't Nancy have her own bill? This going to show the American public just how unconcerned they truly are.



Nancy Pelosi is still pissed that her impeachment-coup failed. I thought ripping up the State of the Union speech on live TV would have given her some peace. Apparently not!

Now she wants to make everyday Americans financially suffer. Misery loves company. Especially so when the miserable person is possessed by demons.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 02:00 AM
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$1.8 Trillion is what the total world military expenditure in 2018 was

$1.8 Trillion is what the Global Adaptation Commission said was needed to 'save the planet' in 2019


Since we know Republicans will not be allowing billionaires to be taxed at higher rates , .. who will be paying for this $1.8 Trillion ?

Trump has already cost us $28 Billion in Farming Bailouts due to his Trade War


Where are we getting the funds to pay for this? Borrowing from Social Security again?
edit on 23-3-2020 by 3sixand9 because: Who is going to pay ?



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 02:01 AM
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It will get approved tomorrow. I'm not a fan of it because it's lb for lb wealth re-distribution. I get that people are hurting but what about those that also took a hit and get nothing and I'm not talking about millionaires and billionaires.

If one makes over 100K they get nothing. That is bottom line wealth re-distribution. The bill is also filled with crap that has nothing to do with anything for causes I do not support. It should be a clean bill. No bill should pass in an emergency filled with non essential services. How do lawmakers have time to fill this bill with crap in an emergency anyway. They have time for that but not for helping Americans out who need it right now. It's a disgrace.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 02:17 AM
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a reply to: Stupidsecrets

It’s time to push back against the government.



posted on Mar, 23 2020 @ 02:33 AM
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The sad part is, that unless the senate passes this $1.8 Trillion stimulus (corporate bailout) the markets will fail.

That unless we give in to higher taxes and cuts to social security to once again bail out the crony capitalist system which holds us down, the whole country will fail.

We are going to move one step closer to being taxed as if we are a socialist country but without any new services so that crony capitalism can live on and continue to choke us from cradle to grave.

This is the dystopian dilemma, the future that awaits us


We cannot afford to re elect Trump

We don't have four more days , let alone years under this administration without massive sweeping bailouts that we cannot afford
edit on 23-3-2020 by 3sixand9 because: Who will pay?




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