Skip to comments.Trump pushes for major COVID-19 deal over Senate Republican objections
Posted on 10/20/2020 7:14:36 AM PDT by Theoria
President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed for a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package, saying he would accept a deal worth more than $2.2 trillion despite opposition to large spending measures among his fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate.
I want to do it even bigger than the Democrats, Trump said in an interview with Fox News, as talks between House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin approached a Tuesday deadline for reaching a bipartisan deal that could pass Congress before Election Day on Nov. 3.
The White House has proposed $1.8 trillion in coronavirus relief, while Pelosi is pushing for $2.2 trillion.
Senate Republicans have repeatedly stated their opposition to additional COVID-19 relief spending near the $2 trillion mark and have focused instead on smaller initiatives.
Republicans prepared to bring up legislation on Tuesday to help small businesses slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 8.2 million Americans, killed over 220,000 and thrown millions out of work.
Trump predicted that Senate Republicans would fall in line if Mnuchin and Pelosi reach a bipartisan deal.
Not every Republican agrees with me, but they will, he said. Trump added he specifically expects support from Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Hell be on board if something comes.
But a senior Senate Republican, John Thune, expressed doubt Monday that there would be enough Senate Republican votes to pass a comprehensive bill as large as the White House proposal, let alone something larger than Pelosis.
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Nancy will never let it happen. Shes been saying its because Trump thinks the number is too high. We here know thats not the problem with the stuff in her bill.
I guess they could compromise and add them together and make it an even $4T. :-)
If Trump wanted a $trillion or two for unconstitutional, illegal wars, the Rs would trip over their feet to get him the dough. For needy Americans, not so much.
Trump is toast.
Biden runs ten misleading ads for every ad Trump runs.
As National Socialists previously proved, repeat lies often enough and they will be believed.
Good cop/bad cop. Not a bad strategy. I don’t think that Pelosi can possibly give the President a win at this point, but it’s good to try.
If they reach a deal, will Mitch let the senate vote on it?
If Mitch does, are there 13 Republicans who will support it through cloture?
How is Trump’s accepting 100% of Nancy’s longstanding demands a win for Trump?
Never have I seen such a strong hand played so weakly.
It is a disaster, the furthest thing imaginable from a “win”.
Did someone hack your profile page? What kind of conservative would advocate this kind of sh!t? ...
I suspect 14-day internationally synchronized Chinese-style hard lockdowns are probably the way to go.
I don’t care about the money. If there’s even a penny in there to bail out mismanaged states and cities, then it’s a disaster and shouldn’t even come up for a vote.
I suggest that the Senate offer the following Covid relief proposals in separate bills:
1. A federal unemployment weekly top-up of $300 (inclusive of Trump’s diversionary payments) for up to 16 weeks prior to April 2021.
2. A retrospective residential rent/mortgage payment help program of up to 20% of amount paid by tenant/mortgagor for March through October 2020 rent/mortgage payment past due amounts, up to $2000 for a household, if requested by the tenant/mortgagor and accepted prior to December 22, 2020 by the landlord/mortgagee to cure all deliquency for that period, to be administered by a court empowered to issue an eviction order in the jurisdiction. Program payment to be collected back by the IRS from the tenant in the same manner as PPACA penalties would have under previous Democratic legislation.
3. A prospective residential rental/mortgage relief program for November 2020 to March 2021, to be administered by an agency designated by state law or state governor, offering no more than the smaller of:
A. 30% of the HUD monthly fair market rent for a housing unit of the same type
C. the amount of rent/interest reduction given in writing to the Secretary of HUD by the landlord/mortgagee for the month that lies below the lowest of at least four monthly rental/mortgage interest amounts paid by the tenant/mortgagor to the landlord/mortgagee for the household’s housing unit prior to July 15, 2020.
4. A payment of $200 for each K-12 public school pupil physically in public school on the first day for which attendance was counted at the school for the 2020-2021 school year, payable to the public school district.
5. An “Eat Out to Help Out” restaurant subsidy scheme along British lines but at a 30% rate and $15 maximum running Monday through Wednesday from 10 days after enactment through March 31, 2021.
His screen name is a cartoon character.
What did you really expect?
Jeez...I’ve paid my rent and taxes every month through this whole thing. It hasn’t been easy every month.
Why should someone who hasn’t get some kind of credit?
Is US Bank in danger of going out of business? For God’s sake, the Fed is the biggest owner of Mortgages in the world. If we all stopped paying...would the Fed go out of business?
I am all for helping those less fortunate...but, lets open up the economy and spend money on saving people at risk.
We don’t need a huge stimulus. Just open the economy.
What the hell are you doing here! Moderators, can you please pull this guys insulting and humiliating post about our President? And then delete this reminder of this troll. Thanks!
Off to the mumble tank with you!
I am a realistic conservative.
Biden is using “big lie” tactics perfected by Hitler and carefully noted by Alinsky.
Trump could tell people to contractually lock in their health care cost coverage for 2021 from their employer now or a government-run marketplace November 1st, but he doesn’t.
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