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Wed Feb 3, 2021, 12:54 PM

McConnell seeks to inflict political pain on budget votes

Source: thehill




By Alexander Bolton - 02/03/21 11:11 AM EST




Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday announced that Republicans will force Democrats to take tough votes on issues ranging from stimulus checks for illegal immigrants to higher taxes on small businesses when the Senate moves a budget resolution this week.

“We’ll be getting senators on the record about whether taxpayers should fund checks for illegal immigrants … whether Democrats should raise taxes on small businesses in the midst of this historic crisis … and whether generous federal funding should pour into school districts where the unions refuse to let schools open,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.

“This is just a small taste,” he added.


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“The American people will see Republicans are focused on smart and responsible policies to reopen the country,” he said. “And they’ll see Democrats who seem desperate to make their first act in power the same kind of massive, partisan, poorly-targeted borrowing spree that permanently wounded the last Democratic presidency right out of the gate.”

The Senate is currently in the midst of 50 hours of floor debate on the budget resolution. Once that’s done, the vote-a-rama is expected to begin Thursday.


Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/537139-mcconnell-seeks-to-inflict-political-pain-on-budget-votes



mcconnell is a bitter old man

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Reply McConnell seeks to inflict political pain on budget votes (Original post)
riversedge Feb 2021 OP
Botany Feb 2021 #1
FreepFryer Feb 2021 #2
kysrsoze Feb 2021 #3
musclecar6 Feb 2021 #4
DeminPennswoods Feb 2021 #5
Zorro Feb 2021 #6
neohippie Feb 2021 #7
Jose Garcia Feb 2021 #8
neohippie Feb 2021 #12
underpants Feb 2021 #13
Escurumbele Feb 2021 #27
FancyOlive Feb 2021 #33
NickB79 Feb 2021 #34
niyad Feb 2021 #40
PSPS Feb 2021 #9
atreides1 Feb 2021 #10
truthisfreedom Feb 2021 #11
SamsDrink Feb 2021 #14
Mc Mike Feb 2021 #15
Mr. Sparkle Feb 2021 #16
redstatebluegirl Feb 2021 #17
BumRushDaShow Feb 2021 #18
mahina Feb 2021 #19
SpankMe Feb 2021 #20
machoneman Feb 2021 #21
wryter2000 Feb 2021 #31
MarcA Feb 2021 #22
11 Bravo Feb 2021 #23
CaptainTruth Feb 2021 #24
msongs Feb 2021 #25
EndlessWire Feb 2021 #26
Nitram Feb 2021 #28
AirmensMom Feb 2021 #29
Tommymac Feb 2021 #30
dsc Feb 2021 #32
hibbing Feb 2021 #35
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bucolic_frolic Feb 2021 #37
PoliticAverse Feb 2021 #38
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 12:57 PM

1. This just makes me smile

"Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:01 PM

2. Tots and pears, you turtle gulleted motherfucker (Nt)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:03 PM

3. What's new?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:10 PM

4. Every time



McConnell starts down the road with the usual cheapskate bullshit that the Republican party is known for, Chuck Schumer needs to get on the horn right away and blast back at him and remind him and the Republicans that the Democrats have always done better as far as GDP and other measurements of the economy, when they’re in power and the only thing Republicans ever accomplish is to take care of the 1% and fuck everybody else.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:12 PM

5. That's ok since McConnell and company will be

taking votes in the next couple of weeks that what Trump inspired on Jan 6th is fine and dandy with them.

If I were a senator, I might introduce a bill to deny stimulus payments to q-anon believers. Rs can go on record supporting those kooks.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:13 PM

6. Time to inflict pain on McConnell and the Republicans

and make them like it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:19 PM

7. You can't get a stimulus check w/o a SS number

Illegal immigrants, don't have Social Security numbers, and therefore cannot get stimulus checks, the GOP disinformation campaign never ends

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Response to neohippie (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:26 PM

8. If that is true, why would anyone vote against an amendment that affects zero people?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:37 PM

12. Not sure what this fuss is about

My guess is the GOP wants to claim that the Democratic Congress people are for giving illegal immigrants money as propaganda


https://www.forbes.com/advisor/personal-finance/will-non-u-s-citizens-get-a-stimulus-check/

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Response to neohippie (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:46 PM

13. ⭐️ EXCELLENT Complete source of answers. Thank you ⭐️

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 04:05 PM

27. He is making crap up

Like they always do...They have such a hard time telling the truth on anything.

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Response to neohippie (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 05:27 PM

33. Sadly

 

You are incorrect. I have worked with countless illegals in the garment business in Los Angeles.
Every one of them has a social security card. I personally know a half dozen places to buy one in downtown and surrounding areas.

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Response to FancyOlive (Reply #33)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 05:33 PM

34. Those would be fraudulent SS cards though

Stolen from but still linked to US citizens, not the immigrants. So any stimulus money would go to the legal holder of said SS number, not an illegal immigrant.

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Response to FancyOlive (Reply #33)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 08:10 PM

40. Welcome to our DU family.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:29 PM

9. LOL. "Political pain"

Stimulus passes and it works wonders. Economy immediately improves because almost all of that money will be spent immediately. Vaccines are distributed properly because there is funding for it, pandemic wanes, businesses can reopen, economy further improves. People realize that government actually works when the sadistic, greedy and unamerican republicans are shoved aside. "Austerity" was always a scam.

OMG! THE POLITICAL PAIN! OMG!!111!!11


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:31 PM

10. Not the American people

The only ones who will see the delusional things that McConnell and the new Nazi/Klan party are planning...are their base, more Nazi/Klan party members!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 01:51 PM

14. McConnell is Schooling the Democrats on how to play hardball

 

Facts don’t t matter, just spew the code words that gin up the Republican base and curry favor with their donors. I hope the Dems are taking notes.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 02:04 PM

15. Right. Smart and responsible policies are obviously the repug party's brand. Dickhead.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 02:06 PM

16. Total scumbag!

I wouldn't expect anything else from him. A turtle doesn't change stripes at the end of its life.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 02:23 PM

17. All he cares about is winning back the Senate and his power.

I noticed this mornign that Morning Joe was back on the bandwagon saying McConnell was seeing the light. Nope, he isn't, he needs the moderate republicans who show up and vote and who didn't vote for 45 and made them pay in Georgia. He will do ANYTHING to get back in power.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 03:22 PM

18. In other words

he hates being "second fiddle" .

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 03:23 PM

19. He's a sadist so it makes perfect sense

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 03:24 PM

20. Republicans are bitter old people. n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 03:29 PM

21. Wait, how can the minority Senator force votes? I thought we controlled the agenda....

and bills brought to the floor? Arcane Senate rules or is is the need for a majority vote on each item McTurtle mentioned?

Time for eliminating the F word..................Filibuster!

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Response to machoneman (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 04:57 PM

31. Amendments to the bill

R's introduce an amendment to refuse stimulus checks for immigrants, and the D's vote it down.

I'm not sure how many regular voters are aware of amendments to bills, though.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 03:29 PM

22. At least there will be votes, unlike when moscow mitch was in charge. n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 03:31 PM

23. How? Moscow Mitch no longer controls what measures are put to a vote in the Senate.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 03:39 PM

24. Now comes effective Dem messaging to lay waste to McConnell's words, I hope!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 03:41 PM

25. it's called messaging. every repub will be onboard. they are better at that some others nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 04:00 PM

26. Malice aforethought

“This is just a small taste,” he added...what exactly does that mean?

Ever notice how once they get elected, they turn away from the People and make it a war between what they want and the opposition? They don't seem to notice people anymore. We cease to be a part of the government until they need our votes.

I personally don't care if some illegal immigrant gets money to feed their kid. I just don't. We will be feeding everyone before the ship is righted.

Meanwhile, Turtle Man (Senate MINORITY Leader Turtle Man) seems to think that he is still Number One. He's not. They lost. The Georgia Peaches took care of that.

So, this infighting is either 1) distraction from Trump's trial, or 2) a power trip by the Repubs. Cause it sure isn't real concern over the economy. If they cared about the economy, they would be screaming, "Where do we sign!"

I dunno. I think McConnell is evil. Here he is broadcasting with impunity the fact that he intends to disrupt the Dem agenda no matter what it is, just like he declared he would during Obama's tenure. Not too hard to see that that's the plan.

The problem for him is that life is not normal. We are in the midst of a pandemic post Trump, and everything is upside down. His red states are likely to be hurting every bit as much as blue states, and his people will be wondering why they didn't get their $1,400 when it would have saved them a world of hurt.

You know that this will be brought up for midterms. "I didn't want you to get your money! Vote for me!" Uh huh...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 04:23 PM

28. LOL! McConnell is going to "force" the Democrats to vote on the bills they want to pass!

What a concept! I guess when you're the minority party in both Houses of Congress you actually have to abide by the results of a majority vote. Who knew?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 04:29 PM

29. Go for it, asshole.

I live in a very red part of a red state and I can tell you that all the Trumpers cared about with the last stimulus payment was that they got it. And they thought they got it from their god, MF45, directly. They didn't care who else got one.

Yes, I know illegal immigrants can't get them, and people are stupid to believe him. Still, as long as they get their $1,400, they'll be happy. Only thing is that they'll still be convinced that it was left over from MF45. You really can't fix stupid.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 04:34 PM

30. Kiss my poop hole Mitch.



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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 05:16 PM

32. and Schumer should retaliate by making them vote on the stimulus checks repeatedly

raising the amount by $25 per each of these votes. So they vote against $1400, then $1425, then $1450 and so on.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 05:47 PM

35. Ahh, turning up the racist dial to 11 n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 05:50 PM

36. That blade cuts both ways.

I think Mitch has lost his “A” game.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 06:25 PM

37. Mitch hasn't a CLUE how much of America disagreed with everything he did

Not a CLUE!!

What's he gonna do when he pushes the SADIST button and no one cares?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 06:34 PM

38. How's that "bi-partisan" stuff going? n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 06:44 PM

39. There should be an amendment that any asshole that was a leader of the party that violated the

advise and consent of the Constitution should have said pay check stripped ...............and forfeit all retirement and benefits............

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