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Thu May 21, 2020, 10:37 AM

Nearly 40 million are out of work but McConnell wants benefits to stop anyway

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Source: American Independent



By Emily Singer -May 21, 2020 10:16 AM0 Comments12

As 2.4 million more applied for unemployment insurance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit.

Another 2.4 million Americans filed jobless claims last week, bringing the total number of Americans out of work to 38.6 million, the Department of Labor reported on Thursday.

The news comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to end the additional $600 weekly payment unemployed Americans are receiving under provisions of the $2 trillion CARES Act Congress passed in March.

According to Politico, McConnell told House Republicans on Wednesday that the additional payments "will not be in the next bill."

The $600 addition to unemployment payments is set to expire at the end of July.

Read more: https://americanindependent.com/mitch-mcconnell-unemployment-insurance-coronavirus-cares-act-senate-gop-covid-19/



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Lets think of what the #Moscow Mitch and his libertarian cohorts are thinking, they deride the poor, but they want to drive more citizens into the poor ranks, during a pandemic with around 40 million out of work, and then in some future BS rant, they deride people to find a job and that said people are looking for some free ride, and then to top it all off this jerk, makes around $18,725.00 dollars a month or $225,000.00 a year being the libertarian leader collecting a taxpayer paycheck, which he thinks is great for him, but when the citizens paying that wage need some assistance............his attitude is don't let the door hit you in the ass when you leave and continue eating cake.........because I am getting my free lunch ticket being the leader of the senate, and all of the other non-chair leaders in that chamber make $174,000.00 a year......off your taxes..............
He has the House bill (HEROES ACT) sitting on his desk, so now he is playing with people lives literally and he is taking a One Week recess....................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:45 AM

1. Where's your fucking neck, Mitch?

Oh yeah, you haven't one.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:51 AM

2. And how is THAT a winning strategy in the Fall?

Rethugs have never shied away from spending huge if it benefits them politically. And with +20% unemployment through the summer and into the fall makes the payments politically beneficial to all who sign on. No one wants to be perceived as a modern Herbert Hoover. So what gives? Are they stupid or just wicked? - Rhetorical question...they are both.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #2)

Thu May 21, 2020, 12:17 PM

12. I think they've given up on November

They realized the stimulus hasn't done a thing to boost their polling so it's no longer worth it to them.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:52 AM

3. McConnell is like Trump, doesn't care about anyone except himself K and R

Just look carefully at that picture in original post...says a whole lot doesn't it?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:53 AM

4. Recipe for driving the economy into steeper decline & longery path to recovery

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and whatever strategies people do come up with for surviving will not be 'on the books', so federal, state and municipal tax bases will not be replenished by these efforts. And of course resentment of any taxes at all will rise, seeing as how the services and benefits of tax revenue will be zeroed out.

My guess is his position is based on the expectation that Democrats will win the White House and regain majority of the Senate. Shit up the place to make sure the opposing party's job is 10 times harder.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:05 AM

5. All McConnell cares about is confirming far right wacko judges

I hope President Biden and a Democratic led senate make judicial confirmations as high a priority as Turtle has..

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:06 AM

6. But he would cut Corporate taxes in a heartbeat. n/t

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:06 AM

7. Kick

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:22 AM

8. What a heartless slug....

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:23 AM

9. "Nearly 40 million are out of work but McConnell wants benefits to stop anyway"

Of course he does. He's a Republican, not a human.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:54 AM

10. Thought most had this figured.

There is going to be a massive October Payday for Amurca just before the elections.

The last twelve hundred dollar check was a trial run. This is baked into the Campaign buy the Rethugs in order to save their little Lord Poopy Pants from Prison.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #10)

Thu May 21, 2020, 12:28 PM

14. Maybe, but paper thin....

Obvious political pandering. All the Dems have to say is back in the spring and summer when people were literally going hungry, Dems wanted to pass stimulus legislation while Rethugs did absolutely nothing.....until election time became focused in people's brains. Then again, you may be right. Neither Rethugs nor their peps are terribly deep thinkers.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #14)

Thu May 21, 2020, 12:56 PM

15. Put your bet on it.

It will go down just before the August Recess for Elections.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 11:58 AM

11. This should be a Biden campaign ad!

Biden should highlight how the GOP doesn't give a crap about the average American. He should pound this point relentlessly. If done right, along with attacking Trump's totally inept handling of the Corona virus, Biden could win by a landslide! (That is, if the DNC is smart enough to follow this advice. They have been known to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.)

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 12:25 PM

13. And what's even more frustrating turtle will get re elected in Kentucky even though he shites

On working Americans.

Wtf is wrong with Kentucky ? Their water and media sucks.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #13)

Thu May 21, 2020, 01:56 PM

16. Don't start that crap

His prospects are looking pretty bleak here. Last I saw, his approval rating was down to about 30%.

And what's wrong with our water and media? One reporter for the Courier Journal just won a Nobel Prize.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 07:38 PM

17. Couldn't the blue states increase the state portion to make up for it?

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