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As New Jobless Figures Show 'Massive Pain on the Eve of the New Year,' Dems Rip McConnell for Stonewalling $2000 Relief Checks

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/31/new-jobless-figures-show-massive-pain-eve-new-year-dems-rip-mcconnell-stonewalling

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This just seems to be becoming a pattern. A Republican is elected, cuts taxes, spends, and screws up the economy so badly that it is damned near incredible!
Look at what Obama inherited from Bush 2, and now what Biden will inherit from Trump.

It is absolute insanity to vote for a Republican for president or any other elected office.

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I am an Independent, not a Democrat, but having said that, when you vote for a Republican you are voting to in power the organized crime family.

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The fact is, you aren’t getting your $2k checks because 41 Dems, including vp elect Kopmala, refused to stand in the way of the NDAA to apply leverage for secure them for you. May or may not of worked, but the Dems didn’t even try. The painful truth is, you just aren’t worth it to them and the Democrat party is every bit as evil as the Republican party. Once again, bad actors in both parties screwed needy Americans hard.To foist the blame solely on Repugs is disingenuous to the core.

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I agree. The Democratic Party is very good at being the fake opposition party.

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Why we live in a CORPORATE MILITARY POLICE STATE-----they voted to proceed but did they do the actual override?They are still in session tomorrow.

These aholes better not vote for war funding while people are stuggling to get by----

Sheldon Adelson gets a $500 million tax cut----how much did this cost Adelson???

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They take turns, it seems. Pretty slick, are you at all suspicious that there is some cooperation going on in this Washington Consensus?

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We were never going to get $2000. It was just a game to trump. He knew exactly what would happen. And unless things change in the senate run off on the 5th, this year will be no different. They want to starve their slaves cause there are too many of us and we take up too many of their scarce resources.

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The problem with the $2000 relief is that the no jobs issue causing so much sudden poverty has turned into a permanent need for $2000 per month. The economy has changed. COVID will be around at least another year, not just one month!!!

  1. People shop online, buy takeout. Many stores and restaurants will remain closed after CoVID.
  2. Bookstores? Well, texts and fun reading is more and more online.
  3. Fewer cars to sell, fewer taxis to rent because working online from home is more and more possible in some kinds of work.
  4. The domino effect, the more people not working, the less spent in all stores and businesses, so the more of almost every entrprise that fails.

Solutions? Well, first we have to recognize the problem. People are willing to work. They need jobs they can do!
1.Ramp up Green Energy Jobs training and industry.
2. Establish home health care on a larger scale.
3. Find a way to outsource cheap drugs to get around spiraling US pharma.
4. Update transportation with green mass transit.

Also, identify unemployed, homeless and sick in a voluntary registry so that individual needs can be addressed.

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Might we be better off with a socialist or commie government than to have republicanism hounding our daily lives?

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I wonder what the answer is when we realize that in reality there are too many of THEM retrumplicans?