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After 'Disgraceful' GOP Coronavirus Package Defeated, Progressives Demand McConnell 'Get Serious' About Providing Relief

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/10/after-disgraceful-gop-coronavirus-package-defeated-progressives-demand-mcconnell-get

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Hold out for a proper stimulus for American citizens! Many families will be hungry and homeless and without jobs who aren’t already. We need real stimulus funds for needy families and individuals not pretend funds for the wealthy. I pay taxes gladly to help my fellow citizens not for greedy grifters.

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Ordinary people rely on yourself not the the government for help says the GOP. GOP only has mega trillions of dollars to coddle their billionaire donors which they approved in only days in the early spring.

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Oooh. “Progressives demand”!

These the same ‘progressives’ who signed off on the Heroes Act using an unaccountable voice vote?, The Heroes Act which pumped trillions to banksters, and to business owners who didn’t need the money, instead of to the Amerikan people, desperate for relief?

These the same ‘progressives’ who’ve handed Boss Tweet the biggest military budgets in world history, year after year? Those ‘progressives’?

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The pathetic little McConnell ratfucker is living an utterly meaningless life, with zero redeeming features. And the sad thing is he’ll live that utterly meaningless life right up until the moment that he expires. He will never have a moment of reckoning, a moment of truth. He’ll just keel over one day and that’ll be that. He’s just a totally useless mass of human tissue that exists to manifest greed and gluttony… and that’s all he’ll ever be on this side of the great mystery. Kind of makes you wonder about all that jazz you heard… about karma and just results and what goes around comes around and all that jazz. Kind of makes you wonder… these putrid wastes of flesh… doing absolutely nothing of any value, and never achieving anything remotely like enlightenment… just consuming and living an idiot blob of protoplasm… no thought of God or Spirit or anything higher than raw human id. The sick little ratfuckers have zero talent, zero intelligence, zero understanding of history, zero knowledge of epistemology or ethics… just gaping vacuous dirtbags catapulted into political power by nihilistic ratfuckers… no love for humans… just a desire to prey and prey and prey.

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The GOP also believes it is good for people to be poor and starving. Their definition of good refers only to their own good of course.

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Well said! They are just like the DINO’s, they are; PROGRESSIVES IN NAME ONLY.

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The words progressive and liberal have been co-opted by a system that’s moved so far to the right that there are few to none of either left in government. As we all can see, not a good situation for any but the corporate state.

I also note that the sycophant with McConnell in the photo is our far right senator Blunt from MO. Birds of a feather.

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If we were to get “woke serious,” we’d consider whether or not persons such as this are acting in good faith, and honoring their oaths of office.

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tonethree - There it is.

…No HEROES act has been passed by the Senate, that was the CARES act that gave the money to the freakin’ billionaire corps…

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"McConnell is “hoping for at least 51 Republican votes. While that won’t bring the bill up for a vote, it will give vulnerable Senate Republicans up for reelection this November some ammunition against their opponents.”

So, doing nothing as the country falls apart is a way to GAIN support? Well, says a lot about him, his horrible party and the ghouls that support it.

“McConnell accused Democrats of offering “no help for American families before the election,” only to be rebuked by progressive advocate Christine Pelosi”

LOL! Notice the last name, check out her Twitter and past comments and actions about Bernie, among others. She wants to be an activist (progressive is a meaningless term), convince her mother to fucking retire. There are few Democrats more destructive than her own mother. Was she an advocate for “progressive” causes when her mom campaigned for the far right Cuellar in Texas against a woman of color on the left? Lipinski in Illinois? How about when she uses the DCCC as a weapon against the left, and dismisses the GND out of hand? We in this position very much becasue of her mother’s actions when COVID-19 first hit.

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But the HEROES Act - passed by the House to follow up the CARES Act but sat on by the Senate - does contain billions for corporations. It also contains billions for common working people, unlike this Senate bill.

The House bill is a compromise - billions for the looting class and billions for the working class - but these Republicans do not compromise. They demand 100% for the looting class.

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…Didn’t have a Democratic Congressional House or Senate from '09 to '18…might have had something to do with it. The Dems are starting to come back from the corporate money to get reelected, but everyone since the Powell Memo in '78 thought they needed gobs of mullah to get them elected, that’s where they failed us. Most Dems are not bad people, whereas the GOP are all criminals of one sort or another…

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.Hi AnonymouslyDV:
Yes, the ruling French thought that way once upon a time. They thought that their position and power saved them. from everything. When peoples’ children and their families are dying before their eyes-----humans often find the power to withstand everything—and change their world/

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Trump said he lied to prevent panic… he lied again.

Tens of Millions have lost their jobs, 200,000 should not have died and thousands of employers are going out of business all due to the GOP negligence.

Pay The Stimulus Money! IT’S PATRIOTIC!!!

The employed did not ask the government to treat the coronavirus threat as if there was no reason for concern. As a result COVID 19 came upon us and is not going away. Meanwhile the GOP government is still advising no need to worry all will be swell. Yet 200,000 have died.

5,000 have died in China.

Why is Capitol Hill funneling billions upon billons of tax dollars from the COVID relief fund to the fossil fuel industry as we speak? This is reckless use of our tax dollars. Fossil fuel does NOT need bailed out.

The negligent GOP Elected officials pay themselves more than $3,370 per week ( $174,000-$194,000 annually) plus a variety of expense accounts = Over rated and over paid!

We taxpayers should receive stimulus money @ $ 2000 twice a month until further notice to spend in the economy = economic growth.

We taxpayers should receive stimulus money @ $ 2000 twice a month to spend in the economy which would insure job security and plenty of economic growth. After all tax dollars do belong to the taxpayers.

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“After GOP launches nuclear strikes on every American city, Progressives demand Republicans start caring about people”. …I mean give it a rest on the demands. You have to take it! The fascists are very obviously not going to give anything!

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Progressives are demanding no such thing, they are busy creating a people’s party or are otherwise working to tear this hoplessly corrupt system down.
Authoritarians, deluded stepford wives and pathetic bootlickers of various stripes are the only ones who still think they can depend on these venal traitors in any way.

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The left is always too too willing to expect the right to do “the right thing.”
They don’t care about humanity, or the health of the planet they ALSO abuse.
Demand away, but I think it just makes them dig their heels in deeper.
And it’s because they are first and foremost greedy bastards.

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For what purpose would we dump on the democrats here? They did their job and passed on a bill that would aid the hurting American people. This disgrace belongs solely in the republicans playing field.
There are plenty of other areas where dems should be more forceful. I don’t know how much that would help, but we need to hear and see the attempts.