Senate Leaders, President Trump Reach Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonderandhome.com

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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I find myself relieved it’s not $6 Trillion.Report

  2. Avatar Philip H says:

    Funny how they can do other things besides ram through judicial confirmations when someone holds a gun to their head. And cooperate across the aisle. Wish it would stay that way after.Report

  3. Avatar North says:

    Looking at my criteria from the previous thread I’d classify this as a moderate Democratic success: they basically got all the things they realistically sought included in the bill. There’s more money for states, more money for safety nets and -Congressional- oversight of the 500 billion bailout fund.

    I’m also struck by how the Dems cooperated on this rather than trying to pull a 2008 play from the Republican playbook and jam everything to try and create a worst case scenario for Trump this November. On one hand, yay, a patriotic minded functional party instead of a decaying ideological rump! On the other hand, um they did have congress and absolutely had to take responsibility for it whereas in 2008 the GOP was in the minority everywhere and thus had the luxury of total opposition secure in the knowledge that the Dems would clean the shit up without them.

    But over all, a good day for congress and the country.Report

  4. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    Apparently Republicans gotta Republican and delay the deal because OMG too many unemployment benefits and incorrect fears that people will quit their jobs to reap those sweet unemployment benefits.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-live.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=HomepageReport

  5. Avatar Stillwater says:

    creating a $367 billion loan program for small businesses

    So, no grants or bailouts to small businesses, just access to loans? That seems like a pretty big oversight… One time payments of $1200 doesn’t seem sufficient for most people who actually *need* the money. Glad they passed it though.Report

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