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It's not really a Stimulus Bill
« on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 20:56:18 »
It's more like an Anti-Zombies bill.

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Re: It's not really a Stimulus Bill
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 22:10:46 »
Grocery stores are paying $20 an hr starting around here now, that's pretty damn good!
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Re: It's not really a Stimulus Bill
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 07:16:46 »
This one is more of a relief bill.

A stimulus bill will come later, presumably focused in infrastructure. (I was astonished to hear that ASCE upgraded the nation's bridges to C- from the previous D+)

The trick will be actually turning it into concrete and steel and not letting it get vacuumed up by giant corporations that would give it to their executives and stockholders.
What this shows is that the Republican Party knows, deep down somewhere, that even before Trump they had less than a policy agenda. All they’ve had for the past decade or so is strategy and tactics to suppress the vote, either through extreme gerrymandering or State-level laws. More often than not, as we’re seeing, through both. Without a stated party platform they are left with nothing but the insanity of The Power Grab and The Big Lie. The Party as a whole has, for some twisted logical reason, decided that America no longer needs Democracy. That in the bent and tortured reality Republicans have created for themselves America was never a Democracy, the Founders never intended for the country’s politics or social order to change, that the country’s democratic features would always only extend to wealthy White Christian property owners. They’ve also, collectively, decided that threatening major, multi-billion dollar corporations that employ tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people worldwide will somehow, for some reason, cower in the corner when State politicians decide to take a few million in subsidies off the table. When faced with hundreds of millions, or even billions, in lost business because The People are voting with their wallet, I know where I’d position my company, and it’s not at the dinner table with Mitch McConnell and his wife.
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Re: It's not really a Stimulus Bill
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 07:18:26 »
The trick will be actually turning it into concrete and steel and not letting it get vacuumed up by giant corporations that would give it to their executives and stockholders.

Not if Capitalism has anything to say about it.

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Re: It's not really a Stimulus Bill
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 03:01:48 »
The trick will be actually turning it into concrete and steel and not letting it get vacuumed up by giant corporations that would give it to their executives and stockholders.
i thought it was what governments were best at, taking peoples money and injecting it into the pocket of large corporation shareholders? not what they are meant to be doing?
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Re: It's not really a Stimulus Bill
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 08:01:08 »
Over the past couple of decades, I have stopped respecting people who habitually substitute smart-ass wisecracks and cynical hyperbole for realistic dialogue.

I have wasted too much time interacting with them and gaining little or nothing from it.

What this shows is that the Republican Party knows, deep down somewhere, that even before Trump they had less than a policy agenda. All they’ve had for the past decade or so is strategy and tactics to suppress the vote, either through extreme gerrymandering or State-level laws. More often than not, as we’re seeing, through both. Without a stated party platform they are left with nothing but the insanity of The Power Grab and The Big Lie. The Party as a whole has, for some twisted logical reason, decided that America no longer needs Democracy. That in the bent and tortured reality Republicans have created for themselves America was never a Democracy, the Founders never intended for the country’s politics or social order to change, that the country’s democratic features would always only extend to wealthy White Christian property owners. They’ve also, collectively, decided that threatening major, multi-billion dollar corporations that employ tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people worldwide will somehow, for some reason, cower in the corner when State politicians decide to take a few million in subsidies off the table. When faced with hundreds of millions, or even billions, in lost business because The People are voting with their wallet, I know where I’d position my company, and it’s not at the dinner table with Mitch McConnell and his wife.
– **** Scott 2021-04-08

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Re: It's not really a Stimulus Bill
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 20:00:09 »
Biden bucks

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Re: It's not really a Stimulus Bill
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 00:54:40 »
I just realized the stimulus checks are basically an apology for handling the virus so poorly. It's not that people need it because of the pandemic, but because of the USA's response to it.

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Re: It's not really a Stimulus Bill
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 06:57:03 »
This stimulus package, is that his pacemaker? :p
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