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  • Could A ‘Drafting Error’ In The Coronavirus Bill Sink America’s Economic Recovery Before It Even Starts?

    03/30/2020 6:33:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | March 30, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    In terms of social pressure, it’s hard to imagine a more important ‘must-pass’ piece of legislation than the recently passed $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Right or wrong, the government is essentially forcing businesses to close and people to be out of work in order to fight the spread of coronavirus, and thus any shred of morality on the part of said government officials would dictate that the government has a responsibility to at least help care for those out of work folks until the crisis has passed, even if that means borrowing trillions to do so. Still, there...
  • The Fake Outrage at Rep. Thomas Massie is Outrageous

    03/28/2020 6:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies ^ | March 28, 2020 | Brian Darling
    During the debate on the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill, one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in contemporary history, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) did something appalling. With the agreement of both Republicans and Democrats in House leadership, the Speaker blocked a recorded vote on the bill. It is an old leadership trick to protect members from controversial votes by not forcing them to take a position. In retrospect, this is going to be one of the most important votes the sitting members of Congress will ever take, yet they came up with excuses not to...
  • House Passes $2 Trillion Emergency Relief Bill by Voice Vote After Hostile Debate

    03/27/2020 11:04:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 175 replies ^ | March 27, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    The CARES Act, the $2 trillion coronavirus emergency relief bill that serves as Phase Three of Congress's coronavirus relief efforts, has passed the House of Representatives. It is the largest stimulus package in U.S. history and aims to provide funding for hospitals, and targeted relief for small businesses. The successful vote comes after hours of cantankerous debate, in which one unhinged Democratic representative was ruled " out of order " on the House floor. Once the measure finally passed, the entire House erupted - in a positive way. Lisa Desjardins âś”@LisaDNews WOW and just like that, the motion is adopted....
  • Get Out of the Way

    10/04/2017 7:04:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 4, 2017 | John Stossel
    The hurricane devastation is severe. What should the federal government do? Give us lots of money, say many. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, demanded $150 billion -- just for Texas. So far, Congress has agreed to $15 billion in hurricane relief. But more will come. Few Americans will object. The House vote for the first $7.9 billion was 419-3. But let's take a breath. Why is rebuilding the federal government's responsibility? Clearly, only the feds can send in the military and some other first responders. After Hurricane Irma, 13,000 National Guard soldiers from 22 states helped rescue and evacuate people....