Bailout

From The Washington Post: Before securing the GOP nomination for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin sidestepped questions about whether President Biden had legitimately won the White House — something followers of former president Donald Trump doubt. Youngkin would say only that Biden is the president, had been sworn in and was...

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  • May 15, 2021

Do we really have the will to prosecute Trump for anything? Or will he escape yet again because he’ll try to bargain his way out of an indictment  because he holds something, something national security secret. This is probably how Kushner guaranteed his safety after leaving the Trump regime. For...

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  • April 17, 2021

Large hedge funds representative of fictitious capital aka “dumb money” got screwed by swarming reddit collective action. Numerous “redditors” caused a small scale version of (short) market chaos. WE GOT JON STEWART TO JOIN TWITTER He's right tho… https://t.co/iHedgMhKqg — WSB Mod (@wsbmod) January 29, 2021 UPDATE: It's definitely not a...

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  • January 29, 2021

Unlike one of her predecessors, who had numerous connections to the Trump impeachment and its hinky relations with the Russian oligarchs, Jennifer Granholm will combine clean energy policy and economic recovery. Even without explicit support for the GND, this is a direction 180 degrees from the prior administration's kowtowing to...

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  • December 16, 2020

Like the counterintelligence limits of the Mueller report, there are still slender skeletons to be revealed in the corruption of US interests. Trump’s inquiry about a strike against Iran last week was not about Iran’s nuclear proliferation as much as it was part of much larger regional conflict among nuclear...

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  • November 19, 2020

The crises facing the country are severe — from a pandemic to an economic recession, climate change to racial injustice — and the transition team will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden-Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One. Biden Transition Team As I write...

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  • November 8, 2020

From The American Prospect: Meanwhile, the Loeffler family farm continues to operate, and several of Loeffler’s family members continue to pull in significant sums of money from government agriculture subsidies. Despite allies of Loeffler slamming her conservative opponent Collins for supporting the farm bill that provides such subsidies to farmers, five of...

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  • September 25, 2020

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Georgia House Speaker David Ralston (R. GA) reached out to both U.S. Senators David Perdue (R. GA) & Kelly Loeffler (R. GA) last week about Congress approving a $500 billion relief package to help states stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Ralston emphasized helping...

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  • August 10, 2020
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Good: In a meeting with black Wilmington leaders Monday, Joe Biden said he will create a police oversight board in the first 100 days of his presidency.   The former vice president and presumed Democratic presidential nominee met with about a dozen community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington,...

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  • June 1, 2020

New York Governor Cuomo did a great job in today’s news conference as he scolded Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rick Scott (R-FL) making it clear they were not bailing out New York. In fact, their states were the ones taking more out of the pot as taker states, unlike New York who...

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  • May 28, 2020

Stephanie Ruhle made an important point about the Trump bailout stimulus. The big businesses will get bigger as the small businesses disappear. Stephanie Ruhle on the bailout x x YouTube Video Watch full episodes here. One can make large structural changes when economies take the kind of hit the world economy is...

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  • May 19, 2020

“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Donald Trump, February 17, 2017 It  has been a while (a few years) since I have posted a last Dispatch. I thought though with most (sane) people finding...

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  • May 16, 2020

Classic Trumpian economic policy, preying on chaos. Trump pimps a “V-shaped” recovery in time to re-elect him. Nope, probably not happening. DC is barely keeping the US economy together because the GOP intends to rebuild it on the victims of the pandemic. Bill Blain does a rant on this. … The...

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  • May 2, 2020

Kudos to The Daily Beast for calling this out: Republican Senator Susan Collins got a boost in the polls when she took credit for helping write the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. But now she’s back in the doldrums, her job approval at 37 percent, as she faces increasingly steep...

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  • May 1, 2020

Go down with the ship: When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) moved to draw the line on sending further coronavirus aid for hard-hit state and local governments on Wednesday, it caused a backlash among Democrats and even some Republicans. But on Friday, one of the most politically vulnerable members of McConnell’s...

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  • April 26, 2020

New York Governor Cuomo did not let Senator Mitch McConnell get away with inferring the Federal Government was bailing out New York. He made it clear New York put billions more into the Federal Government than it takes out and that Kentucky is a welfare state that takes out a...

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  • April 24, 2020

We are getting a pretty good look at what a rapid transition to green energy would look like if we ever act to slow down the looming apocalypse. Of course, we are in one now because of the trifecta of coronavirus, climate change, the sixth mass extinction, and predictions of...

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  • April 22, 2020

Wouldn’t it be nice if your landlord answered to you? Maybe next time we should think twice about electing a pr*sident with more conflicts of interest than functioning brain cells. The New York Times is reporting that the Trump International Hotel, which is located a few blocks from the White House, is...

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  • April 22, 2020
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D. NY) nailed it yesterday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO: I don’t think we ever get back to normal. I think this is one of the new normals now in public health, like we go through the environment, like we’ve gone through the economy. It...

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  • April 11, 2020

What a difference ten years makes: In early 2010, Cory Gardner sent an email to supporters that criticized his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey, for supporting “the most expensive spending bill in the history of the United States,” an economic stimulus package that cost upward of $800 billion. “The stimulus has failed....

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  • March 31, 2020

I like the sounds of this: Joe Biden’s campaign is mounting an aggressive behind-the-scenes effort to address the biggest weakness of his candidacy: A lack of enthusiasm among the liberal base, particularly young voters. Since his landslide victories earlier this month, Biden’s advisers have engaged in talks with a range...

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  • March 29, 2020

And I thought Ivanka Trump’s faux camping trip with her kids in her posh living room was the most tone-deaf thing I’d see during the coronavirus crisis. x Under the new coronavirus relief act, Geffen qualifies for a bailout for his cruise ship. https://t.co/kUVIa0iaDo— Robert Reich (@RBReich) March 28, 2020...

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  • March 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D. CA): Our country owes a debt of gratitude to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. Thanks to their tireless negotiations and standing firm for core Democratic principles, Congress passed a stimulus package today that will...

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  • March 28, 2020

UPDATE press holding for daily COVID taskforce briefing following CARES act signing ceremony. x YouTube Video 5pm ET will supposedly feature the daily WH COVID-19 briefing, featuring a Trump stand-up warm-up. Trump's “jack-(w)hole of government”approach means he’ll be doing the relief act signing because he wants to pretend he’s in...

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  • March 27, 2020

Why it matters: What happens in Washington is often lost on the rest of the country. But this rescue package is the largest in American history, has the attention of leaders on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue and matters to Americans back home. The big picture: Washington leaders have already begun preliminary...

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  • March 27, 2020

This is the best news I’ve heard since the Trumpian coronavirus shitshow started. (Question for lexicographers: Is shitshow one word, two words, or hyphenated? I’m really going to need to know this going forward. I plan to use it a lot, and for some reason my AP Stylebook isn’t giving...

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  • March 26, 2020
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This is a robbery in progress,” wrote David Dayen, executive editor at The American Prospect. “And it's not a bailout for the coronavirus. It's a bailout for 12 years of corp. irresponsibility that made these companies so fragile that a few weeks of disruption would destroy them” McConnell declaring a...

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  • March 26, 2020

Jake Tapper: “It’s not all bad news”. There’s no way of knowing the false sense of security that Trump’s declaration created one month ago, that “15 cases will soon be zero”. The Trump goal remains reelection, if only to evade indictment, and the key is trying to resurrect the economy,...

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  • March 25, 2020

The GOP will make 1933 Fireside Chat claims for Trump’s Easter economy claims, but the reality was the bounce came from word of the Congressional stimulus package moving toward agreement.  x Pelosi on call w/Dem caucus: “We're in the red zone” and hopes House can pass coronavirus package by quick...

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  • March 24, 2020

Facing The Novel Coronavirus Healthcare Emergency Together Solidarity,  Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / WebinarWednesday 4pm ET 1pm PT—RSVP to Mike Fox   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) invites you...

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  • March 23, 2020

Desperate for a change in the COVID-19 spread that will help his re-election, and in the choice of available hope, Trump opts for false ones.  x One anecdotal story from the New York Post does not constitute a large scale randomized clinical trial on which to base the practice of medicine....

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  • March 23, 2020

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went to the door and slammed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for a corporate stimulus Republican bill and partisan screech. x x YouTube Video Politico reports the following. AsSenate Democrats went to the floor Sunday night to vote — the first time they’dbeen there in days —...

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  • March 23, 2020

Trump’s main goal is to be re-elected, he needs the con to continue. His grift requires getting past a pandemic that will not abide a timetable built on the lies and inaction of incompetence. His magical thinking now hovers around 15 days when everything gets better, it won’t. Monday will...

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  • March 23, 2020

Giving the GOP emergency powers is another scheme to loot the treasury, much like the attempts to defund social security and Medicare. So much cynicism in the GOP pimping a stimulus package that favors corporate income. x Sen. Jeff Merkley explains why Senate Democrats blocked Mitch McConnell's corrupt coronavirus stimulus...

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  • March 23, 2020

You all have heard by now that Moscow Mitch proved once again how immoral he is with his proposed fraud of a “fiscal stimilus” plan.  We all knew this was coming because he locked Democrats out of any negotiations on his scheme to enrich corporations while a pandemic rages across...

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  • March 23, 2020

The Green New Deal Is The Stimulus We Need! Solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Join Our Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / WebinarThis SUNDAY 4pm ET 1pm PT—RSVP to Mike Fox For Details   Progressive Democrats...

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  • March 20, 2020

What You Can Do About Covid-19 Solidarity,  Alan, Mike F., Deb, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Join Our Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town Hall / WebinarThis SUNDAY 4pm ET 1pm PT—RSVP to Mike Fox For Details   We all have things to do...

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  • March 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: The Washington Post just reported that Donald Trump is considering a bailout for oil companies. Let’s be absolutely clear on this: Oil and gas companies don’t need a bailout. The millions of Americans who can't afford medical...

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  • March 11, 2020

“We are in the midst of a crisis where people are literally having to skip work and may miss paychecks or face medical debt” because of coronavirus, said Robert Hockett, a professor at Cornell University who has advised Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on economic policy. “The...

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  • March 11, 2020

Rick Santelli, the Wall Street asshole that sparked the tea party movement after a rant over a modest homeowner bailout in 2009, has outdone himself in yet another evil rant on CNBC. This evil ghoul suggests infecting the entire country to cull out the weak and needy so that the...

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  • March 6, 2020

Show Solidarity: Join a picket line near you ! Photo from a report in the Hill. In solidarity,  Scott Houldieson – Autoworker, activist and former Vice president of UAW Local 551 – PDA chapter leader – Calumet Region – Northern Indiana Stand With Striking Workers!   This from PDA Chapter...

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  • October 1, 2019

Here’s how it ultimately breaks down, in pure and simple human terms. This Friday morning, over 800,000 federal employees will wake up, hit the “brew” button, and log into their bank accounts, which will show exactly the same amount of money that they did when the employees went to bed...

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  • January 8, 2019

2019 is going to be great. 2020 even better. Yeah, the shutdown sucks, but I imagine it can only last so long—Trump’s 54,000 border patrol agents are currently not getting paid, nor are the farmers who can’t get their bailout payments until the furlough ends. Trump will cave, and it's not going...

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  • December 30, 2018

I know I am picking at a fresh wound here, but NPR had an interview with a soybean farmer — Josh Gackle – in North Dakota who sits on the American Soybean Association’s board of directors about the effect of Trump’s tariffs on soybeans.  You could tell that Gackle didn’t want to...

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  • December 8, 2018

Some good news today out of Montana courtesy of Gravis Marketing’s latest poll: Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) is leading his Republican opponent Matt Rosendale by 4 points in his Senate reelection bid in Montana, according to a poll released Tuesday. A new Gravis Marketing survey found Tester ahead of Rosendale, 49 to 45 percent,...

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  • September 25, 2018

This story originally appeared on Up North Progressive. Livingston Developmental Academy Co-Founder Chuck Stockwell is considered an institution in the Michigan for-profit charter school industry. Who knew a loving parent relying on vision therapy to cure his daughter of an inoperable brain tumor would over two decades later be the...

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  • September 20, 2018

You have to read this entire joint report by the Kansas City Star and ProPublica to fully understand the story. I will attempt to summarize the report in less than 50 words: Kansas Secretary of State and Donald Trump crony Kris Kobach convinced multiple U.S. municipalities to adopt anti-immigrant policies,...

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  • August 1, 2018

Josh Marshall at TPM flagged this Reuters article of U.S. Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue telling American farmers, “Yeah, you’re screwed by Trump tariffs.” Perdue said in an interview on the sidelines of the G20 meeting of agriculture ministers in Buenos Aires that the plan would include between $7 billion and...

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  • July 29, 2018

It will still take a lot of damage before farmers who voted for Trump to think — not publicly admit — that they bet the farm and lost, but the vice president of the American Soybean Association appears to have stopped drinking the Kool Aid when it comes to Trump’s tariffs and...

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  • July 25, 2018

Q: What do Stormy Daniels and soy bean farmers have in common?   A: They both got schlonged by Donald Trump The story is like a cross between a Mel Brooks movie and a Steve Martin movie, we'll call it Young Jerkinstein. An aging, dumpy, philandering faux billionaire, with the...

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  • July 25, 2018
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