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John Galt

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In the past year, a divided government worked together to pass multiple Covid-19 stimulus packages. Now, with all 3 branches under democratic control, Joey unity is going to go all out and get stimulus passed through reconciliation instead of the normal legislative channels.

Score one more for team #unity.

Biden Signals Support for Reconciliation as He Says COVID-19 Relief 'Has to Pass' (ijr.com)

President Joe Biden is seemingly willing to use budget reconciliation to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

A reporter asked Biden on Friday if he supports passing relief using budget reconciliation.

“I support passing COVID relief with support from Republicans if we can get it. But, the COVID relief has to pass. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts,” Biden replied.


The budget reconciliation process would only require a simple majority in the Senate instead of 60 votes to pass the bill.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during her press briefing on Thursday, Republicans can still vote for the bill even if Democrats choose to use budget reconciliation, as IJR reported.

“The president wants this to be a bipartisan package, regardless of the mechanisms. Republicans can still vote for a package even it goes through reconciliation,” she said.

Psaki continued, “There’s no blood-oath anybody signs. They’re able to support it regardless. And he wants this to be a bipartisan package. He’s listening to Democrats and Republicans, we all are, to ensure that that’s what it looks like at the end of the day.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) suggested Democrats will have to move ahead without Republicans if they decide to object to the bill, as IJR reported.

“Our preference is to make this important work bipartisan, to include input, ideas and revisions from our Republican colleagues,” he said.

Schumer continued, “But if our Republican colleagues decide to oppose this urgent and necessary legislation, we will have to move forward without them.”

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) slammed the bill and called it “a colossal waste and economically harmful.”

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told reporters “the whole package is a non-starter.”

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) argued Biden’s announcement of the proposal was “not well-timed.”
 

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I'm OK with it. He's right, the money needs to get out soon.
 

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Sounds like a dictator. It’s no longer a bad thing.
 

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Even Trump was able to work with a Democratic House to get $3 trillion passed. But now we need this 10 days into a new president? Shocking, really.
 

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Where is the Jam Jam Clan to insist proper legislative channels must be followed, and not reconciliation? Bipartisan support, remember Poobah?
 

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Biden learned from the mistakes Obama made. Obama designed the stimulus bill just the way the seditionists wanted it, then they didn't vote for it. Also, this week the seditionists rediscovered the deficit. Shocking.
 

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Where is the Jam Jam Clan to insist proper legislative channels must be followed, and not reconciliation? Bipartisan support, remember Poobah?
Don't send your $2K to donald, micro brain.
 

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There will be no Congressional unity until all the right wing insurrectionists who don't believe in democracy, and conservative ideologues who don't believe in negotiation are purged from the Republican Party. For the next four years the only way Joe Biden will be able to govern is through budget reconciliation and executive orders. This is the America we are now living in. Biden knows this because he is a veteran of the eight-year holy war that Mitch McConnell and the GOP declared on the Obama administration.

 
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$2000 checks and more stimulus are overwhelmingly popular. The tax cuts that Republicans used reconciliation to pass were not.

The ACA was also quite popular when Republicans tried to use reconciliation to eliminate it

 

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Watching you scramble to defend someone like Sleepy Joe for the next 4 years is truly going to be entertaining. It has to feel at least a little bit odd, right?

I'll pause and wait for the yabutTrump....
You specifically said people would freak out if it happened under Trump and it did, but you don't even remember it. You embarrassed yourself

I have posted several things already I disagree with Biden on. But using a very standard process to pass wildly popular and very necessary stimulus in the face of complete intransigence from the Republicans I will simply applaud
 

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The outrage must have been really loud in 2017 for you to have completely forgotten about it.
Not outrage, OUTRAGE. It has to be loud and very precise. Anything less is not good enough.
 

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Where is the Jam Jam Clan to insist proper legislative channels must be followed, and not reconciliation? Bipartisan support, remember Poobah?
To bad your storm sucks - Q ANON ISN'T REAL PERSON - ITS A PIG FARMER IN THE PHILIPPINEES.
 

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Even Trump was able to work with a Democratic House to get $3 trillion passed. But now we need this 10 days into a new president? Shocking, really.
Yes, Democrats worked with a Republican President to pass $3T in stimulus, and now Democrats want to pass $1.9T more and Republicans won't go along. Great point. What could have changed?
 

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Yes, Democrats worked with a Republican President to pass $3T in stimulus, and now Democrats want to pass $1.9T more and Republicans won't go along. Great point. What could have changed?
lol. Just let the dotards lose their minds over these things. It's funny after four years of them trying to convince everyone that everything Don was doing was really great. :ROFLMAO:
 

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You get two shots with reconciliation Dems. Use them well.
 

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Yes, Democrats worked with a Republican President to pass $3T in stimulus, and now Democrats want to pass $1.9T more and Republicans won't go along. Great point. What could have changed?
The answer, of course, is that nothing has changed. Its the same old story going back to Obama's first week in office. No matter what they say, Republicans don't want unification with the Democrats. It's not good for their brand and the future of their party. The GOP has had too much success by refusing to cooperate with Democrats on just about everything.


The Victory of ‘No’ - The GOP’s Unprecedented Anti-Obama Obstructionism Was A Remarkable Success

January 29, 2009, the whittled-down and beaten-up Republican minority in the House of Representatives gathered for a strange celebration of defeat.
The Democrats had just drubbed them at the polls, seizing the White House and a 79-seat advantage in the House. The House had then capped President Barack Obama’s first week in office by passing his $800 billion Recovery Act, a landmark emergency stimulus bill that doubled as a massive down payment on Obama’s agenda.

Even though the economy was in free fall, not even one House Republican had voted for the effort to revive it. At the House GOP retreat the next day at a posh resort in the Virginia mountains, there was no woe-is-us vibe. The leadership even replayed the video of the stimulus vote—not to bemoan Obama’s overwhelming victory, but to hail the unanimous partisan resistance. The conference responded with a standing ovation. “I know all of you are pumped about the vote,” said Eric Cantor of Virginia, the House Republican whip. “We’ll have more to come!”

The Republicans were pumped because they saw a path out of the political wilderness. They were convinced that even if Obama kept winning policy battles, they could win the broader messaging war simply by remaining unified and fighting him on everything. This strategy of kicking the hell out of Obama all the time, treating him not just as a president from the opposing party but an extreme threat to the American way of life, has been a remarkable political success. It helped Republicans take back the House in 2010, the Senate in 2014, and the White House in 2016.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/republican-party-obstructionism-victory-trump-214498
 
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$2000 checks and more stimulus are overwhelmingly popular. The tax cuts that Republicans used reconciliation to pass were not.

The ACA was also quite popular when Republicans tried to use reconciliation to eliminate it

$2000 checks are popular. There’s nothing else in the $2T that might be unpopular?
 

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You quoted a post with a poll that is not specific to $2000 checks. People generally think more stimulus is required.


As they have been forever, Republicans continue to be the party of self-interest.

 
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