Jake Tapper: How on Earth can Congress adjourn for the weekend?

Jake Tapper: How on Earth can Congress adjourn for the weekend? 1

The House and Senate have adjourned for the weekend without coming to an agreement on a new economic stimulus package despite the looming deadline for unemployment benefits that many have relied on during the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Manu Raju discusses with Jake Tapper.

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79 Comments on "Jake Tapper: How on Earth can Congress adjourn for the weekend?"

  1. youknow thething | July 31, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

    They are still getting paid. They don’t care.

    • Julian Marsh | August 1, 2020 at 6:16 PM | Reply

      That’s a good point. It should have been set up that if the stimulus bill did not get passed, no one in Congress would get paid until it did. Or start taxing the living hell out of the rich until the bill got passed. They’d put so much pressure on Congress, the stimulus bill would have rocketed through approval.

    • Robert Palmer | August 1, 2020 at 9:30 PM | Reply

      They gave themselves a raise in March… Did the same thing in 2009during the crash, but put the language in there to keep it secret so that people wouldn’t get upset at how crass they truly are.

  2. Tamiko Blackmon | July 31, 2020 at 9:04 PM | Reply

    It doesn’t effect them so they could care less

  3. Todd Morningstar | July 31, 2020 at 9:04 PM | Reply

    This is what will lead to mass rioting.

  4. Republicans are a bunch of 🤦🏾‍♀️ never mind

    • 🙄🤡

    • @Julian Marsh Republicans won the last civil and we’ll win the next one violence isn’t the way to solve this but maybe splitting the country in half isn’t a bad idea let both of us govern how we see fit.

    • Julian Marsh | August 1, 2020 at 8:45 PM | Reply

      @dan smith I agree. But we both know that is not going to happen. This country will sink under the weight of its own stupidity.

    • dean mushtuk | August 1, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

      Masks are a total political joke I hope everyone can see that. Breath into a mask and tiny moisture droplets leaches/permeates through the fibers just waiting to be touched. Look at anyone with a mask around their neck, the second that mask is touched and doesn’t immediately disinfect their hands you may as well lick your fingers and shake everybody’s hands. That’s exactly how contagious these types of viruses are and exactly how they are being transmitted around the globe like wildfire. Everyone that is walking around wearing a mask and not using proper medical procedural mask wearing protocol (basically zero percent of the population) is unwittingly passing potentially deadly pathogenic viruses onto everything and anything touched. It happens just that easily, often and quickly millions of times everyday, just look around people. This is an empirical immunological fact that everyone is obligated to learn!

    • Motrell Morrid | August 1, 2020 at 10:16 PM | Reply

      I know baby 😩 we godda continue to pray for one another Black Queen !! 🙋🏽‍♂️❤️❤️

  5. ุ ุ ุ ุ | July 31, 2020 at 9:06 PM | Reply

    Not enough money = people going to work, even if they’re sick = more cases of covid
    this wouldn’t be a problem if paid sick leave was required

    • @TB Wolf Educated people call it the ChinaFlu because this is a flu that came from China – Democrats decided to exploit this Chinese |Flu to the fullest to create as much chaos as possible hoping it’ll make Trump “look bad” and help their candidate Dementia Joe Biden who isn’t even aware he is alive at this point

    • Velociraptor 1961 | August 1, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

      @Delage Eric You want to be in that 0.2 percent sweetie…

    • @Velociraptor 1961 Its 0.02%, sweetie and over 90% of those who died are over 80 – You’re safe, sweetheart – You won;t die before getting lobotomized

    • @Delage Eric so senior citizen lives matter less than others?

  6. This will cause the first wave of homelessness. What other rich western country would let their people suffer this way? No other country. Cruel beyond words.

    • Brent Anderson | August 1, 2020 at 6:52 PM | Reply

      VOTE JOE 11-11-20…Joe is 14 times smarter than you!!! Ask anyone! Joe is smarter than all the Democrats combined..VOTE JOE, JOE WILL FINGER IT OUT!!!!

    • We need to open everything back up.. and dont bother responding with nonsense.. corona is no more dangerous than the flu…

    • @generationofswine and every single Democrat politician is just as rich as the Republicans..if you think Pelosi or any other democrat cares about you then you’re to stupid to be on there posting.. a politician is a politician…

    • A Thought Crime | August 1, 2020 at 7:38 PM | Reply

      In America, only corporations matter and helping people is communism.

    • @will smith My cousin died from Covid 19. Tell him that it’s not dangerous. Oh yeah, you can’t because he’s DEAD. You sir, are an idiot.

  7. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that they did not take the weekend off when they were bailing out Wallstreet.

    • Julian Marsh | August 1, 2020 at 6:12 PM | Reply

      They didn’t have to take a weekend off….they got that settled by lunch time…

    • Heather Shaw | August 1, 2020 at 8:26 PM | Reply

      Of course not, those “poor ” Wall Streeters got their 💰 right away. Do not pass go, do not just collect 200 and you don’t even have to pay it back-that’s what the poor people are for.

  8. Alyssa LaSean | July 31, 2020 at 9:22 PM | Reply

    They need to stop calling it jobless benefits and start calling it economic crisis assistance

    • I agree. We’re in a Pandemic.

      And other countries have paid their people, while in Lockdown.

      And guess what? In a few months or so: No more virus.

    • Heather Shaw | August 1, 2020 at 8:31 PM | Reply

      @Emu Riddle Well that’s what the Democrats want to do. But the GOP thinks we’re just all lazy and want to live off the government. So they don’t want to give us anymore money during a Pandemic. (Gasp) That would be socialism! Don’t come here with that crazy talk. Next thing you know you’re going to want to keep your healthcare coverage. (and I hope you’re aware that the GOP are trying to get Covid19 listed as something that insurance companies can exclude you coverage for). Nice of them, seeing as how they have the best medical coverage that we pay for. #SaveAmerica #Votebluenomatterwho

    • Heather Shaw from what I’ve read and seen on the news, not all of the Republicans agree with the idea that we are lazy bums who want the government to pay us not to work. Apparently, it’s Steve Mnuchin’a idea to cut unemployment crisis benefits to $200, but that’s not the actual conflict between the GOP and the Democrats. The actual conflict is that Democrats want other incentives along with extended unemployment crisis benefits that cost an estimated $3 Trillion while the GOP thinks that’s too much to spend and aren’t budging to give the Democrats the other $2 trillion of incentives. Nancy Pelosi has explicitly said that she is willing to negotiate on the amount of unemployment, but she wants it to come with more money for schools, testing, etc. The Democrat proposal doesn’t say anything about paying Americans to stay home during the pandemic, what it proposed was to extend the CARES ACT unemployment benefits date to Jan 2021 instead of July 31. So, unfortunately it seems that neither party actually cares about the American public and that both sides are in a power struggle at our expense.

    • Heather Shaw | August 1, 2020 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      @Prima Donna Yes, how dare Nancy Pelosi wants to be able to have adequate testing done for Americans, and make sure that the schools are properly outfitted for the returning children that the Republicans can’t wait to get back in there so the little germ magnets can spread the virus to mom, dad, teachers, lunchroom personnel, administration (many of whom are elderly, BTW). I didn’t realize Mnunchin was now head of the Senate or even a Senator, for that matter. Oh, that’s right, he’s NOT. What the Republicans offered was 200 a week. Most unemployment benefits Max out at or around 300 a week. That’s only 2000 a month. Not sure where you live, but most people can’t pay for their home, car, healthcare, other bills and food with that paltry sum. The Democrats did their jobs-back in MAY, in fact. Meanwhile, Moscow Mitch dragged his feet until a week before the benefits were to expire. Funny, Republicans had no concerns whatsoever about the budget or the deficit when passing a 1.5 trillion tax break for the uber wealthy. (part of the problem as to why we’re in this financial pickle as they’ve been gutting most social programs to pay for all those tax breaks) But now they’rr concerned about the deficit when hundreds of thousands of people are dead and millions are unemployed? How about asking their rich friends for that 1.5 trillion back?

  9. Why would they care about American people?

  10. The same way they’ve been ignoring bills to help Americans for 4 months.

    • More like FOUR YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Velociraptor 1961 | August 1, 2020 at 8:08 PM | Reply

      @Pam Deshane Awwwww S.T.F.U.. go and sit on the 🍊 man’s lap….

    • Velociraptor 1961 | August 1, 2020 at 8:10 PM | Reply

      @Debbie H Hahahaha…

    • Julian Crooks | August 1, 2020 at 8:34 PM | Reply

      @Dave Waldon they accomplished major tax breaks for the rich while increasing taxes on poor

    • Heather Shaw | August 1, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

      @Pam Deshame Wow! Let me try to unpack some of that crazy for you. The Democrats passed a bill way back on MAY 15th, which then sat on McConnell’s desk for over 2 months even though he was well aware of benefits expiring at the end of July. Once a bill gets passed in the House of Reps. It goes to the Senate for a vote, but as the Republicans control the Senate it is up to McConnell as to what and when something will be brought up for a vote. Did you not have American History or Government class in high school or college?!? As for the virus, it wasn’t created by 5G or China or astral witches demon spawn. Jesus Christ, did you not have biology either? I mean this is like high school level biology here. OK, I will do what I can, but I’m not a miracle worker. Covid19 is not the 19th attempt by the Chinese government. The 19 stands for 2019, which is the year it was discovered. It is in the class of virus known as SARS. It is a very large class encompassing such viruses as rhinovirus(not a virus caused by rhinos. You probably know it as the common cold. Rhino is Latin for 👃) as well as H1N1 (you might know it as “the flu ” , which yes, it is a flu virus-but it is just one of many as viruses mutate constantly -crazy right?) Covid 19 is a SARS 2 virus. Which is, yes, a mutation of the SARS virus. See, isn’t learning fun?Viruses, by their very nature mutate constantly (as they really just consist of a protein like shell and the DNA material that they infect a cell with. Once they do this they tell your cells to make more of them. Still with me? It kills your cell, which releases more virus in your system, which then go on to infect more of your cells. The process is a bit more complicated than that, of course, but I wanted to be sure you’d understand and I’m not sure how many gaps in a general education you have. So it is not some evil government conspiracy. It is a natural mutation of a virus. Also, the Spanish Flu -did not originate in Spain. Actually, it originated in the states but as we were in WWI at the time we, of course, didn’t want to “take credit for it”. Neither did the UK who was also hit hard with it, but poor Spain was neutral in the war do they were saddled with it. No, neither the US or UK developed the Spanish Influenza and unleashed it to kill millions. Again, it was a virus that mutated. Please, I implore you to open a science 📖. Don’t just open it though-READ IT!

  11. Compelling Point | July 31, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

    “A government of laws, and not of men.” -John Adams,

  12. Thomas Dwyer | July 31, 2020 at 10:12 PM | Reply

    This is what it’s like to watch a Great Depression unfold.

  13. “the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer”. Smh

    • Deer Slayer Slabaugh | August 1, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      @tRumpet troll Killer yeah, like when your hero Obama HISSED into Dmitry Medvedev’s ear : “Tell Vladamir I’ll have more flexibility after the election” on HOT MIC. Boy, you liberals are a bunch of hypocrites.

    • Velociraptor 1961 | August 1, 2020 at 7:59 PM | Reply

      @Melinda Williams They have been at it slowly year after year….But I don’t think the Elite Oligarchs counted on COVID-19….

    • Velociraptor 1961 | August 1, 2020 at 8:02 PM | Reply

      @Pam Deshane That’s some typical orange 🍊 cult bullshit…Glad you and probably 50 other Cultists believe it…

    • Velociraptor 1961 | August 1, 2020 at 8:04 PM | Reply

      @Deer Slayer Slabaugh In your wet dream..The 🍊 Turd is Done….

    • Velociraptor 1961 | August 1, 2020 at 8:05 PM | Reply

      @Deer Slayer Slabaugh Oh yes master…get that motivation sensation… Hahahaha

  14. Norma Hernandez | July 31, 2020 at 10:28 PM | Reply

    This is a waste of time!!! The Republicans don’t want to help the citizens of AMERICA!!!! 🙏💖🇺🇸

    • real american | August 1, 2020 at 8:50 AM | Reply

      It is drunk Nancy and her children holding this up.

    • @real american she doesn’t control the Senate. Obviously there are Republicans who don’t agree with that bill to give more money to corporations who are banking during a pandemic.

  15. Sounds “convenient” to them that they’re not agreeing on anything

    • The democrats want America locked down, people in dire circumstances, to try to make POTUS look bad, in an attempt to have a Democrat as president, without any consideration for the public that votes them in. Where is an agreement? Ask the democrats cuz they are the ones postponing it constantly playing with the American people’s livelihoods so they can find a way to smuggle more money into their corrupt pockets. None of their crap has anything to do with the current crisis they planned with China.

    • @TB Wolf So you admit democrats are keeping businesses shutdown , hurting people just trying to make a living over a flu.

    • @TB Wolf One more thing Im in my 20’s so you’ll be dealing with me and millions like me just trying to survive and not be department on a Jekyll and Hyde government.

    • @dan smith over 157,000 people are dead including my uncle. Its not the fucking flu. The number of deaths is equal to over 52 9/11s. In places that actual shut down and rolled out testing in their entire country the numbers are much better than the USA.

  16. Alberto Marin | July 31, 2020 at 10:34 PM | Reply


  17. The short answer? Because they dont care

    • Maverick Watch Reviews | August 1, 2020 at 10:46 PM | Reply

      The short answer is Liberals want handouts forever and Republicans want the country to get back to work supporting themselves.

  18. Not about people getting paid to stay home, about what we need to save our entire economy. The real pain hasn’t even begun yet. Trump has no hope 2020.

  19. Stacy August | July 31, 2020 at 11:35 PM | Reply

    They don’t give a damn about us peasants, as long as they are eating steak and lobster from their comfy mansions.

  20. Laurie Holdt | August 1, 2020 at 1:24 AM | Reply

    When will our nightmare end!? Stay safe everyone, take care of each other! It’s going to get worse!

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