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Amid Mounting Progressive Pressure, Congressional Leaders Reportedly Planning to Include Direct Payments in Relief Package

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/16/amid-mounting-progressive-pressure-congressional-leaders-reportedly-planning-include

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love how the deficit hawks always take center stage when it comes to bailing out ordinary people.

if it’s anything less than at least 1200, i hope the Dems turn it down.
local governments will get more help from mass circulation than they will from tiny block grants from a limited chunk of cheese.

Should be about 1200 a month for the next 6 months, though. If they can do it for banks in 24 hours, they can do it for us one lousy time.

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Direct payments, to WHOM? Trickle UP, from we the peons!

~https://mobile.twitter.com/mtaibbi/status/1338688359426908162

~https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/12/congress-to-pass-17-billion-bailout-of-airlines-to-top-off-prior-bailout.html

~https://www.dailyposter.com/p/gop-megadonor-celebrates-his-profits

~https://www.dailyposter.com/p/stimulus-bill-bails-out-defense-contractors

~https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-12-16/20-reasons-to-prefer-degrowth-to-the-green-new-deal-as-a-political-option-to-address-the-collapse-of-civilization/

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Career politicians (Pelosi, et al) hate these direct payments, it reeks too much of UBI. The masses might just get a clue.

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Sounds like socialism to me.

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Well, they have to rescue their poor constituents, don’t they?

~https://www.scribd.com/document/488253549/Daily-Poster-Draft-Senate-Liability-Legislation (Cuomo’s budget rider’s been somewhat expanded & euphemized by ALEC?)

Socialism for the WEALTHY, Tag-team Idiocracy for US!

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And … ???

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But all of the socialism for the 1% and corporations, that’s ok right?
Get your head out of the sand and learn about what’s going on.

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Your comment IS snark, right?!

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If it less then 1200$ and comes with that immunity for the Corporations , then this not much of a benefit at all and as I suggested the Republicans in a previous will have got exactly what they wanted.

There a reason the starting position of the Republicans was 0 dollars in relief and that reason was they wanted to use taxpayer dollars to buy that Corporate immunity.

I suggest people not cheer and proclaim victory until they see the final legislation.

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Moscow Mitch and his faux deficit hawks see neofeudalism within reach and will strive to cross that finish line.

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It’s definitely not Barbarism.

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Perhaps soon it will begin to catch on that they can’t do it for the people precisely because they did it for the banks first. Government by the people isn’t actually for the people. Despair turns to rage.

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Socialism that may save capitalism yet again.

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Yeah, wait for it: Mitch. we spent all of our budget on bailing out the banks, so now we cannot afford to help the people!

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So now we don’t even get our crumb unless we yell and scream loud enough?

A one time payment won’t go far. If we don’t get multiple payments now, they won’t even be considering to think about another payment for another 6 months or so.

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Direct payments are scary to those very greedy self-centered politicians. The fear is that we will get used to not having to struggle for the bare minimum and start to think that we should be treated like human beings as opposed to cheap sources of labor serving their corporations.

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I want to thank my man of the year for the direct payment idea.
It works!!

Andrew Yang
Michigan and Ohio
A midwest hero.

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Does to me too, although our house socialist Alan would almost certainly disagree. I say Bring it on. (Was that your point, by any chance?)

Not so. Take a close look at Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), the only real advance in monetary theory in 250 years (David Hume) except for Keynes, who pried open the door to MMT during the Great Depression.

Or are you just saying that’s what McConnell et al will say?