His call to end stimulus negotiations followed this morning by calls to negotiate smaller packages such as a new demand for billions for airlines....
This guy needs to go back to Walter Reed, he is out of his mind.
The republicans in congress MUST be ready to dump him right? Because they are the ones that will pay for this clownshow with lost seats. Billions for corporarations and nothing for American people who are going hungry and homeless.
And those on Twitter still defending him last night, there are not as many as there once were, said they stood with him because they do not want to see the federal government bailing out the blue state budget deficits. I know there are some here that believe thise right wing meme as well.
So I pointed out the FACT that most of the states that pay more revenue in to the federal government than they get back are BLUE states. And I pointed out listing as I went the states that get back more than the revenues they pay in are nearly all RED! The welfare red states are a drain on the federal budget and maybe it is they who should have relif funds withheld.
California is their favorite target for slashing federal money as if Californians are not Americans. In fact California has an economy that is 6th in the world in size and is the engine that keeps the American economy going. I would like to see scholarly work done to show what the US economy would look like without California.
In fact California has an investment grade bond rating, the only state that is in the B category is (Mish knows this one, he just left it) IL. Of the 11 states that get the MOST back from the federal government for what they pay in all 11 are red states except NM. Of the top 15 states for getting the least back for what they pay in almost all are blue.
So this game of blaming blue states is just more republican BS! I am telling you right now to be very careful what you wish for because if you keep lying about this the response may well be a constitutional amendment that requires all federal spending in the states to be equal on a per capita basis, and the welfare red states are not going to like that at all because they will get less money and blue states which are more heavily taxed will get more. In fact I am all for it, let's have a flat tax where people AK, LA, and KY pay the exact same amount is as in NJ, CA, and NY. And also get equal amounts back. See if the red states like that!
The real question is why are the GOP blocking relief? They know these facts and are using a lie to block aid to people while demanding corporate bailouts.
Pelosi and the democrats are right to follow this strategy, if the right wants corporate bailouts they have to negotiate in good faith for democratic priorities as well and if the right will not negotiate in good faith then there will be no relief for anyone and the voters can decide in 3 weeks whethere they want the dem HeroesAct that may be spends a little too much, or the GOP non plan that just delivers instant slush funds to selected industries. Industries that can borrow at pretty much zero percent interest now.
Frankly I can see where this ends. It ends in the break up of the US because the left is just not going to put up with more fascist bullshit. It is very near to being finished.