Our Republican Senate just missed the opportunity to get rid of Section 230, which gives unlimited power to Big Tech companies. Pathetic!!! Now they want to give people ravaged by the China Virus $600, rather than the $2000 which they so desperately need. Not fair, or smart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2021
Trump is clearly in revenge mode. He is slamming McConnell and calling for Thune to be primaried.
Sen. Mitch McConnell: “A huge chunk would be socialism for rich people, money going to households well into six figures who did not lose any jobs or income last year. The House Democrat bill is just simply not right approach.” pic.twitter.com/A2Up8JkWNv— The Hill (@thehill) January 1, 2021
Sen. Chuck Schumer: “If the Senate does not take action today, $2,000 checks will not become law before the end of Congress and they will know that Leader McConnell and the Republican majority have prevented them from getting the checks, plain and simple.” pic.twitter.com/FJ43Oe4JC8— The Hill (@thehill) January 1, 2021
Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Kentucky is the state where 10 out of the 25 poorest counties in America exist. And I am sure Sen. McConnell is aware that throughout his state, you have got thousands and tens of thousands of people living in economic desperation.” pic.twitter.com/tg7MAuqupx— The Hill (@thehill) January 1, 2021
Sanders to John Thune: “When did you suddenly become a religious adherent about concern for socialism for the rich, when you gave 83 percent of the benefits to the rich and large corporations in the tax bill you supported?” pic.twitter.com/DcJyMPpyt0— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 1, 2021
Sanders: “You want to talk about socialism for the rich? It is not the bill that puts $2,000 into working class hands all over this country. That ain’t socialism for the rich.” pic.twitter.com/TfJ1qjCxrT— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 1, 2021
WATCH: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. John Thune debate bill for $2000 checks.— The Hill (@thehill) January 1, 2021
Thune: “Don’t misrepresent the facts.”
Sanders: “Less than 1% of the benefits of the entire program go to the wealthiest people.” pic.twitter.com/HYlkfpFevN
Sen. Josh Hawley on $2000 checks bill: “I can’t for the life of me understand why we cannot get a vote on these bills… I support the measures that Sen. Sanders is trying to bring to the floor. I would support both if we were given the opportunity.” pic.twitter.com/R4BLViiYBh— The Hill (@thehill) January 1, 2021
Todays Mitch McConnell relief bill menu …— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) January 1, 2021
1) Breakfast … 1 Fruit Loop.
2) Lunch … lick a postage stamp.
3) Dinner … leftover tree bark soup.
The Republican Party is too out-of-touch, arrogant, and stupid to realize that they don’t exist without MAGA.— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) January 1, 2021
They’re about to find out in 2021, though.
Happy New Year!
HOLD THE LINE!!!
Do you know who is opposed to “socialism for rich people”?
Senate Republicans funded by the Koch Network who used budget reconciliation to unanimously pass the Trump tax cuts in 2017 for their largest donors. The people who gave you a $600 check.
It is difficult to exaggerate how bad this looks when the polls show that 81% of the public including 73% of Republicans supports a $2,000 check and support is still rising. This is what the Senate Republican leadership has chosen to do though on the eve of the Georgia Senate races with their majority at stake. They have decisively chosen their wealthy donors over their own voters and president. The donor class would rather lose control of the Senate than give an inch on economic populism.
Donald Trump is obviously correct that the Republican Party has a “death wish.” The party establishment refuses as a matter of principle to represent their own voters.