Trump Rages As Congress Refuses To Remove Pork From COVID Bill In Exchange For $2,000 Checks

When we talk about a biases, partisan, spinning media, this is a good example

Unemployment benefits expire for millions as Trump rages

Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet lapsed overnight as President Donald Trump refused to signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill that had been considered a done deal before his sudden objections.

The fate of the bipartisan package remained in limbo Sunday as Trump continued to demand larger COVID relief checks and complained about “pork” spending. Without the widespread funding provided by the massive measure, a government shutdown would occur when money runs out at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

“It’s a chess game and we are pawns,” said Lanetris Haines, a self-employed single mother of three in South Bend, Indiana, who stood to lose her $129 weekly jobless benefit unless Trump signed the package into law or succeeded in his improbable quest for changes.

Washington has been reeling since Trump turned on the deal after it had won sweeping approval in both houses of Congress and after the White House had assured Republican leaders that Trump would support it.

Instead, he assailed the bill’s plan to provide $600 COVID relief checks to most Americans — insisting it should be $2,000. House Republicans swiftly rejected that idea during a rare Christmas Eve session. But Trump has not been swayed in spite of the nation being in the grip of a pandemic.

“I simply want to get our great people $2000, rather than the measly $600 that is now in the bill,” Trump tweeted Saturday from Palm Beach, Florida, where he is spending the holiday. “Also, stop the billions of dollars in ‘pork.’”

That’s “raging”? Nowhere in this Associated Press article, published at ABC News, does it mention that Trump wants all the pork, all the silly stuff, pulled from the bill, which is a combination COVID and government operations bill. Seriously, as Trump said

“It’s called the COVID Relief Bill, but it has almost nothing to do with COVID,” Trump said. “This bill contains $85.5 million for assistance to Cambodia, $134 million to Burma, $1.3 billion for Egypt and the Egyptian military, which will go out and buy almost exclusively Russian military equipment. $25 million for democracy and gender programs in Pakistan, $505 million to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. $40 million for the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, which is not even open for business.

And $15 million for Pakistan, at least $10 million of which must be used for gender studies. Lots of folks defending the Covid bill are saying “hey, this includes a normal operations of government funding bill”. Is it necessary to add all this stuff for other countries as well as non-needed stuff to it? Even some stuff such as $1.4 billion for wall construction is not necessary at this point. Nor is $15 billion for grant programs for live entertainment venues such as Broadway, which are all shut down. It’s really all the foreign aid that is unnecessary at this time. Kill it off.

But, you know, Trump’s raging about stupid spending or something.

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13 Responses to “Trump Rages As Congress Refuses To Remove Pork From COVID Bill In Exchange For $2,000 Checks”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Seriously? Teach’s concern is a word used in a headline? Tens of millions of Americans don’t know from where their next meal comes while the tax-avoiding Diaper Don is a golfin’ and a tweetin’, trying to overturn the election he lost.

    Over 335,000 dead Americans as of today. It looks as if the daily new cases may be leveling off, but is expected to rage again in January 2021.

    The House should impeach him Monday morning, the Senate convict him Monday afternoon, and the DOJ indict him Monday night. That will give Pence a little time to pardon him for his federal crimes against America.

    America’s medical care workers, Americans who volunteered for the vaccine trials, the scientists who developed the vaccines, American voters, the families of the 335,000 dead, those Americans up against the wall financially… ALL Americans deserve better than Trump.

  2. MrToad says:

    Good News! You’re about to get that Quid Biden – Kamala ticket you voted for!

    And you’re going to get it Good and Hard.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      America and Americans have been getting it Good and Hard from Trump and his mob for 4 years.

      Trump is over at noon on January 20, 2021.

  3. Zachriel says:

    “It’s called the COVID Relief Bill, but it has almost nothing to do with COVID,” Trump said. “This bill contains $85.5 million for assistance to Cambodia, $134 million to Burma, $1.3 billion for Egypt and the Egyptian military, which will go out and buy almost exclusively Russian military equipment. $25 million for democracy and gender programs in Pakistan, $505 million to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. $40 million for the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, which is not even open for business.”

    The spending he is complaining about is part of the catch-all spending bill, not COVID Relief. For instance, the support for the Kennedy Center was exactly what Trump’s own budget proposed.

    Trump didn’t bother to negotiate while the bills were being crafted. However, Trump’s Secretary of the Treasury agreed to the current bill. Only after months of work and passage of the bills does Trump threaten a veto.

    In any case, the Democrats are ready to pass an increase in the cash payments as part of COVID relief. Indeed, AOC has introduced the amendment, though it has already been rejected by Republicans.

  4. Hairy says:

    Trump was no where to be found during the weeks tgat it took to put this bill together
    The Dems always wanted more in stimulus checks they had to fight the GOP to get it raised from $300 to $600
    Pelosi is now going to pass a $2000 stand alone stimulus bill
    Will the GOP pass it ?

    • The Left Are Traitors says:

      “Trump was no where to be found during the weeks tgat it took to put this bill together”

      First, Trump has nothing to do with putting that bill together. That’s Congress’ job. They were stalling to hurt Trump and to filter in as much corruption into the bill as they could. It’s time to start paying off all those people who helped try and steal an election.

      Second, Trump has been a little occupied trying to make sure the commies on the left don’t steal America right from under our noses so we know EXACTLY where he could be found seeing as he was in the news DAILY.

      “The Dems always wanted more in stimulus checks they had to fight the GOP to get it raised from $300 to $600”

      I don’t know what pool of bullshit propaganda you got this ridiculous nugget from but you need to stop believing everything you read there. AT NO POINT were Republicans or even Democommies urging a $300 personal stimulous.

      “Pelosi is now going to pass a $2000 stand alone stimulus bill”

      Nazi Pelousy is in no manner, shape or form passing any “stand alone stimulus bill”. Nazi Pelousy can’t pass water, Congress is considering a new bill, NOT Pelousy. She is too corrupt to back ANY bill that doesn’t contain PORK.

      If a truly “stand alone bill” is proposed (which I really doubt) and if it’s for at least $2500 Trump will sign it. After all that is EXACTLY what he’s been asking for for three months.

      You really need to start telling the truth. Although it’s already too late nobody believes a fukin thing you say.

      Honest men live dangerous lives…in the kingdom of lies. When everything is fake and virtue turned into monstrous perversity, the only course of action that remains is…defiance.

      So we stand silent, furious vigil as one by one the lights go out throughout the world. With the useful idiots like Hairy and Elwood at the light switches.

      This perverted and Pork Stuffed bill promoted by Pelousy and the Democrats (with some traitorous Republican help) is an insult to all the businesses they illegally shut down and drove out of business and the millions of American workers thy tossed in the street unable to work while giving their constituents “special” status as untouchable “essential workers”. Leftists aren’t satisfied dividing America by race, sex, color, religion, education, etcetera, now they want to determine which American is “essential” and who are not.

      From Ace and I couldn’t agree more:

      Bit by bit, our nation, our society, our way of life and the freedom to live that life as we see fit and as G-d gave us the ability to live it to its fullest are being stripped away from us. I don’t know what’s worse; the evil and corruption that is part and parcel of the Democrat Party, the media and the apparatchiks in government and the private sector that are bringing about our demise, or those allegedly on our side who for whatever reason have abrogated their oaths and lack the morals, ethics and character to defend us from this madness.

      We’re well on the way towards the endgame of “fundamental transformation.” A warning, though, to those who have the upper hand. Fundamental transformation is a two-way street. Tens of millions of decent, G-d fearing Americans, who abhor violence at some point are not going to stay that way. Something’s going to give. But if we continue to allow this to happen, we’ll have no one but ourselves to blame when the inevitable collapse happens.

      One of the lefts big propaganda pushes was “We’re all in this together”. Really? More lies they expect us to believe when they lock down the people but go to a salon to get their hair done or dine at the French Laundry or visit their family at one of their out-of-state mansions for Thanksgiving. I guess the “non-essentials” are a little less equal than the essentials. Liars, you are all fuking liars.

      • Zachriel says:

        The Left: First, Trump has nothing to do with putting that bill together. That’s Congress’ job.
        In order to enact legislation into law, it normally requires the president’s signature, so negotiations between Congress and the presidential administration are typically part of the process. Indeed, the Treasury Secretary was deeply involved in negotiations.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        tRumpublicanism would prefer NO relief bills, preferring more tax cuts for the wealthy as a means to stimulate their economy.

        Have you kept your employees paid during the pandemic? Didn’t you receive $100s of thousands of US taxpayer dollars, you socialist you? LOL.

        What is this “fundamental transformation” you fundamentalist Americans fear so much? Continued reproductive rights? Universal healthcare? Same-sex marriage? Civil rights for the transgendered? Global economics?

        Are you really ready to start murdering your fellow citizens over expanded Medicare/Medicaid availability? Really?

        Could you or formwiz or The Teach or dana outline your top 5 fears regarding the next 4 years?

        • The Left Are Traitors says:

          “tRumpublicanism would prefer NO relief bills, preferring more tax cuts for the wealthy as a means to stimulate their economy.”

          Wrong again, white man. Where do you get this misinformation from, CNN? YOU DON”T KNOW WHAT TRUMP WANTS so stop acting like a sycophant. All he said he wanted was $2000 for taxpayers, NO PORK!!! Is that as hard for you to understand as it is for your Nazi leader in the House?

          “Have you kept your employees paid during the pandemic? Didn’t you receive $100s of thousands of US taxpayer dollars, you socialist you? LOL.”

          As usual you talk about things you don’t know anything about. My employees have been paid, their taxes have been paid, the only people NOT PAID are my wife and me. Our rent is paid, electric etc. She couldn’t have done it without the LOAN from TD Bank, backed by the Feds. BTW, there are a lot of things in America that are socialist but we as a nation are NOT.

          “What is this “fundamental transformation” you fundamentalist Americans fear so much? Continued reproductive rights? Universal healthcare? Same-sex marriage? Civil rights for the transgendered? Global economics?”

          You can’t even say the word “abortion” you have to cloak it as “reproductive rights”. You fukin liar. You mean child murder. Say it!! We have universal healthcare, what you want is government controlled health care so you can deny people you disagree with, liar. Same sex marriage is the promotion of a mental illness and advocacy for perversions, and an excuse to sexualize children. The transgendered have more civil rights than I do. Nobody has to pay for my sexual preferences. More perversion. And what exactly is “global economics if not world wide socialist domination? Economics should be as local as one can get since it encompasses people’s private property. You just want your sycophants to be able to keep regular people down by taxing away their income while leaving the massive wealth of your billionaire supporters in tact. Again you cover your intent in LIES!

          “Are you really ready to start murdering your fellow citizens over expanded Medicare/Medicaid availability? Really?”

          First of all, you’re the murderer. You are for murdering babies. I’ve killed in war only. If you keep fuking with people you’ll find yourself in a war. Is that what you want? You’re saying if WE don’t want immoral laws placed on us going to war is wrong but if YOU want to place immoral laws on us it’s okay for you to send in a fukin SWAT team to force compliance. You’re covering your intent with bullshit about Medicare (which BTW I’ve paid for almost my entire life).

          “Could you or formwiz or The Teach or dana outline your top 5 fears regarding the next 4 years?”

          Would you and Hairy mind outlining yours? I mean after the gun confiscation, the required Gay kindergarten classes, the reeducation of Trump supporters and the execution of the Trump family?

          You’re all a bunch of commie liars.

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    Ah, sychophantic musings of The Swamp from a trio of sociopaths.

    (Rimjob, Johnny Retard, and the KiddieZ)

    The day is complete.

    Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Ah, Teach’s bootlick, Dickbreath, kneeling in service before his lord and master, that loon, trump.

      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

      But Kudos to Dickbreath for almost creating a new and useful word. Perhaps he wanted to create “psychophant”, which, of course, describes him!

      (Sorry, Dickie, but it’s already in the dicktionary. Don’t get a sadz.)

      psychophant: Psychotic sycophant. One who attempts to garner favor by flattering influential people, but does so to a psychotic, sometimes violent manner. Usually someone who feels insignificant in their own life. Often “keyboard tough guys” such as Kye and Dickbreath who threaten physical violence against others to curry favor with their personal idols.

      BTW, “thanks” GOP Senate for not tossing trump out on his ass when they had the chance.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        If you want to out someone you suspect of being a sycophant, express an opinion or preference for something—then change your mind, and see if he or she will do the same.

        Works everytime with Rimjob. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

        Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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