Skip to comments.Good News: Relief Bill Saves Kennedy Center For Performing Arts From COVID-19
Posted on 03/25/2020 10:43:12 PM PDT by Helicondelta
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Choosing his battles
Just hoping...praying that none of the voter fraud prep the house democrats want ends up getting through. Signing anything having to do with quashing voter ID, ballot harvesting, same day registration, etc. will be the beginning of the end.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
Keep it up, Rats...
Well, it’s owned by the federal government, so they would have gotten the money anyway, if not now, somewhere down the road. Plus, it’s the nation’s official monument to JFK.
It’s in the nation’s capital, it is owned by the federal government and is the nation’s official monument to JFK. That is why it is more important.
Trump is not going to veto a 2 trillion dollar bill over $25 million given to the Ken Center. In a $4 trillion dollar federal budget, it isn't even pocket change.
You make a stand on major principles that have significance to your supporters, but you don't fight on this issue. It isn't worth it.
You have to carefully choose which battles to fight and this is clearly not one you fight.
Also provisions for a federal takeover of elections, a climate change study on aviation, Intrusive corporate diversity reporting burdens, requiring each airline to have a union representative on its board, nullify a variety of executive orders issued by the Trump administration on collective bargaining, airlines would be forced to "offset their carbon emissions and reduce their overall emissions by 50 percent by 2050", expand an FAA program that incentivizes airports to purchase environmentally friendly equipment and create a "cash for clunkers" program, provide $1.2 billion in grants over five years for the production of "sustainable aviation fuels", and more etc.
She also originally wanted $300 million for foreign refugees abroad, an automatic visa extension for all foreign workers, an expansion of foreign-language ballots, and an amnesty for the nearly 700,000 to 800,000 DACA illegal aliens in the country. At least saner minds stopped her from some of her crazy additions.
See my post #30. There was a lot in that proposed bill to fight. A lot of Pelosi proposals would have given amnesty to 700,000 to 800,000 Daca illegal aliens, visa extensions to foreigners, hundreds of millions to refugees abroad, etc. It's not just pork we're fighting against.
It also covers womens tampons etc as medically deductible...
Are you serious? They threw everything they could think of into this bill.
One of the problems with all this 24x7 hysteria and panic is that Trump’s advisors believe he must look “bi-partisan” or he will loose the “independent” and (D) votes he got in 2016....and must get again to win in 2020.
Some may know why this particular venue is uniQue.
I thought the center was supposed to be totally privately funded. I believe it started out that way.
I don’t know. But this is the game. They start out private with an endowment. Then they start giving “medals” to people of influence. Then those people of influence lobby for government funding. Then they get $25 million, regardless of how much cash they have or how little in taxes they pay while the bars and restaurants all around them are shut down and have to borrow money from the SBA to survive.
Is there even anything in this provision that requires the KC to put all their employees back on the payroll? Or maybe they were never let go. Except of course the private contractors like the cleaning crew, repair and maintenance, vendors etc. They are still shafted.
Congress has no clue how the economy really works. Let’s see the unemployment numbers tomorrow. I’m ‘betting’ over 4 million. (I have no bet, not short any stocks or market). And the week after tomorrow, probably 5 million more. Those are my over/under numbers and I’m ‘betting’ over on both. Stock market could hit new 5 or 10 year lows in the next few weeks. This bill Congress passed, it has a few good things, but the money targeting small businesses is totally off the mark.
I’m ‘betting’ that Congress will be back in 2-3 weeks with a 3rd stimulus bill to fix the deficiencies in the current bill. Nobody laid off is going back to work soon. Nobody is going to the SBA to borrow money to hire employees that have no work to do. Going into debt when you have no income is economic suicide.
The Art of the Deal.
They’re really gonna save the country from COVID.
Too bad they don’t send some shekels to us seniors laying out money for supplies and stuff...I have written half a dozen letters, no answers...bstards....
I was responding to one specific item only. When Trump was asked about the Ken Cen funding today, he just shrugged his shoulders knowing it was not worth fighting.
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