Senator on Covid-19 relief bill: I’m begging my GOP colleagues

Senator on Covid-19 relief bill: I'm begging my GOP colleagues 1


Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) expresses his frustration with his Republican colleagues at the impasse over passing a stimulus relief bill meant to be emergency funding for those impacted by Covid-19.

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82 Comments on "Senator on Covid-19 relief bill: I’m begging my GOP colleagues"

  1. It’s funny how we can’t get our tax dollars to work for us the people whenever we need it most.

  2. Obergruppenführer John Smith | December 19, 2020 at 4:29 AM | Reply

    It’s funny, because the word he was looking for is “finagle”

  3. courtney young | December 19, 2020 at 5:08 AM | Reply

    The US Government Is A Complete And Utter Joke

    • Bottom line.

    • @miragexl007 nah, us dems are quite happy without you here. We don’t need your narrow minded, uncompromising ideologies anymore. Go back to watching newsmax. “ _Obviously_ ”, you’ll find plenty of bipartisan information there 🙄

    • The Tard Guard | December 19, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Reply

      Agreed nobody is saying it but the real problem with this country is that ALL POLITICIANS HAVE TO MUCH POWER. and money should have absolutely no power in persuading politics. Thats why we are fucked. This situation shows more than ever they only care about themselves

    • Its not the whole Government its the Democrats and some weak republicans.

    • *CNN* is a complete and utter joke

  4. This is a DISGRACE! Every one of them is sitting back enjoying their nice homes, their warm meals and going to their jobs doing absolutely NOTHING!

    • Sounds like a perfect job for a lefty democrat.

    • @Jones Factor You can blame the Republican voters who voted them in and getting burnt twice.

    • ​@Paul Drusbasky Shutdowns are only necessary when people aren’t taking other steps (physical distancing, masks, soon vaccines) to slow or eliminate the spread of the virus. It didn’t have to get so bad as to require them. People who flout these simple guidelines don’t want to inconvenience themselves to save lives.
      Hate is reserved for few. I feel sad for people who seem incapable of looking at what’s happening in front of them and recognizing the impact their actions can have on others, even to the point of life or death. I feel even sadder that people can recognize this and still not care because they can’t be bothered to change how they live for a little while so this can all be over with.

      And make no mistake, it CAN all be over with if people follow the rules for a few months, tops. Vaccines plus physical distancing plus masks would stop the virus in its tracks. But people have been lied to, and can’t admit they’ve fallen for it, so they proceed as if all these scientifically proven methods are fake to save face.

    • Capitalism wins, killing off the middle class

      it is all your money. every penny of a billionaires wealth is a penny of another persons labor


      A thousand years ago, if you were a marauding gang and you wanted to take over a country’s land and its natural resources and public sector, you’d have to invade it with military troops. Now you use finance to take over countries. So it leads us into a realm where everything that the classical economists saw and argued for – public investment, bringing costs in line with the actual cost of production – that’s all rejected in favor of a rentier class evolving into an oligarchy. Basically, financiers – the 1% – are going to pry away the public domain from the government. Pry away and privatize the public enterprises, land, natural resources, so that bondholders and privatizers get all of the revenue for themselves. It’s all sucked up to the top of the pyramid, impoverishing the 99%.

      Let’s start in Ancient Mesopotamia. The group that I organized out of Harvard has done a 20-study of the origins of economic structuring in the Bronze Age, even the Neolithic, and the Bronze Age economy – 3200 BC going back to about 1200 BC. Suppose you’re a Babylonian in the time of Hammurabi, about 1750 BC, and you’re a cultivator. How do you buy things during the year? Well, if you go to the bar, to an ale woman, what she’d do is write down the debt that you owe. It was to be paid on the threshing floor. The debts were basically paid basically once a year when the income was there, on the threshing floor when the harvest was in. If the palace or the temples would advance animals or inputs or other public services, this would be as a debt. It was all paid in grain, which was monetized for paying debts to the palace, temples and other creditors.

      capital gains are not taxed,
      the wealthy do not have earned income to tax.

      In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and governments. The FIRE sector is responsible for today¹s extreme economic polarization (the 1% vs. the 99%) via favored tax status that inflates real estate prices while deflating the “real” economy of labor and production. Hudson shows in vivid detail how the Great 2008 Bailout saved the banks but not the economy, and plunged the U.S., Irish, Latvian and Greek economies into debt deflation and austerity. Killing the Host describes how the phenomenon of debt deflation imposes punishing austerity on the U.S. and European economies, siphoning wealth and income upward to the financial sector while impoverishing the middle class.

    • @Miles Davila Thank you for your spot on remarks.. To add to that when Governors of States try to stop the spread they will shut down or limit the
      operations of restaurants ,bars , health clubs and any other place that will hold a gathering of people. These are all most likely owned by a small group of
      people who are seeking bailout money as a small business while stealing the stimulus money that should be paid to the real people of need . Most of these
      small business owners own several houses , large boats and maybe a couple of Tesla’s. There is a one political party that sees the reality of all that hidden
      agenda in the stimulus package and tries to keep it from happening . People do the research its all there..

  5. Julian Alvarez | December 19, 2020 at 7:55 AM | Reply

    We need leadership that aren’t millionaires

    • Everyone’s gonna be great covid-free and healthy 2021 . ..…..

    • @Jacob Barron wow. How could I not have known! Of course Trump (a multi billionaire who had everything given to him by his father) cares about the well being of American citizens. It’s not like he’s an egomaniac who ran for president with the intention of boosting his credibility, ratings and fulfilling his own self interest.

    • @Reid Elson nah his brand has been around for over 50+ years not much higher you can go, he didn’t waste the opportunity to help the country, never took a paycheck for his work. He built trump tower and several other properties employing thousands of people. Remind me what has joe done, oh right he killed donations to cancer research to solve cancer questions. What a guy.

    • Julian, We need leadership that aren’t millionaires. Literally, we have a system of government that equals this: Millionaire servants of the masses of poor people. It’s an insane formula to get nothing done for the poor masses of poor people. What incentive do the millionaire servants have, to help the masses of poor people? No incentive what -so-ever. All your political servants and spokes-people are millionaires, laughing their way, all the way to the bank. They cannot even keep a straight-face from laughing so much.

    • THE ANGRY QUAD | December 19, 2020 at 8:37 PM | Reply


  6. My “friends” are no longer my friend if they lie, cheat, steal and are uncaring tools!

  7. “for days now” bro its been almost a year

    • I think he’s referencing the timeframe in which Pelosi and the DNC actually started supporting stimulus packages. Instead of holding them up until the election.

    • Antifa Official | December 19, 2020 at 4:35 PM | Reply

      @Marik 444 lol silly deplorable. If by holding up the bill, you mean not voting for a 600B package that only gives a 1 time 1200$ payment while waiving all liability for corporations.. then ya the dems were playing politics. LMAO.

    • @Marik 444 Mind that the Dems have had stimulus packages passed in the House since May, namely the HEROES act. That bill is on Mitch McConnell’s desk, and he can bring it to the floor any time he wishes for discussion and voting. He has not. Negotiations have been ongoing since then and he’s blocked almost everything, and the few times Dems stand on principle and say they won’t give legal protections to businesses that knowingly expose their workers to COVID, people get all upset. As if the other side hasn’t been holding everything up far longer.

  8. 1billionth customer | December 19, 2020 at 8:02 AM | Reply

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  9. Why can’t they just make a simple package for the stimulus without anything added into it??? It’s crazy to me.

    • or no stimulus at all

    • @Code Cody WRONG WRONG WRONG

    • @J. M. Just read your comment history and you are a staunch Trump supporter and voter.

      Trump supporters are so stupid they don’t know that their entire comment history is easily available and searchable. you sound like a really bad person by the way from some of the things you said in the past.

    • @Zach Burskey You straight up didn’t respond to either thing that I said. You wouldn’t have so many company closures if we could pass more covid relief, but Mitch McConnell won’t allow it. It’s as simple as that bud I’m not sure what else to tell you. Saying that Democrats add a bunch of bloat to relief bills is 100% bullshit though.

    • @Chumer Ranion No its not tell me a single relief bill they introduced that the GOP blocked that didn’t have bloat?
      I’ll wait for your response which will probably never happen.

  10. What they are doing is purely evil and cruel and these politicians need to go.

    • you are dumb. we need to get of republicans!!!… democrats are trying their best to help the american public

    • fax

    • Trump wanted Each American family of four to have about $5,000.00, but Nancy didn’t want to give in. Now we got some GOP clown holding up a measly 600 because he’s worried about the national debt. Bet he wont worry about the debt when it comes to his pet projects.

    • @Lucius Kiirus Since you’re spamming this, I’ll follow you. Which bill did Trump endorse that Republicans put forth that included 5k payments? Trump is a Republican currently, so they’re on the same team and should be working together.

    • @Miles Davila HA! You think the Republicans are on our side??? That loony. There is little to no difference between Republicans and Democrats. Fr your information Trump kept telling both parties to go for the higher number when they were debating about the stimulus checks, He said he wanted to see 1200.00 per person or more. That’s when Nancy killed it because she did not want him getting a win so here we sit. Stop being a partisan idiot.

  11. And all the while they’re getting paid and we’re sitting here starving screw them sick of it

    • You’re not starving

    • Average Family is 13k behind on home payments, without jobs and about to be homeless because of Congress and this silly Covid BS. Trump wanted the American family of four to have about $5,000.00 but Nancy didn’t want Trump to claim victory and now some GOP clown is complaining about the national debt. No problem asking the Fed to print money for pet projects, but to hell with the people. If we were donors they could care.

    • Generalsaurkraut | December 19, 2020 at 7:14 PM | Reply

      Really how much do you weigh?

  12. I find it hard to trust when all of the ” Leaders “ are millionaires


  14. Michael Jackson warned everyone best in his song. They don’t really care about us.

    • @J I’m sure everyone knows that.

    • And the only reason this GOP dude is on here so vocally is cause as he said ‘The market would collapse’ & thats all Wall St cares about. Trump abused the FED to prop up markets & keep the economy stable & now he wants to sabotage Biden so he can say ‘Told you so’ to his rich pals. The normal working people are a mere after thought lets be real

  15. Our government is simply incompetent. Merry Xmas from West Virginia.

    • @Lucius Kiirus Which dead bill has the 5k payment? Because “Trump wanted” doesn’t matter if the GOP in the Senate and House don’t go along with it. We’ve actually seen it a couple times lately that they haven’t been falling in line.

    • ​@WiseLyonsPowerfulLyo You state such bold claims so easily. Yet the facts aren’t on your side. The virus is real, there are real people dead because of it, and the economic toll is ARTIFICAL. If the Senate had taken up any of the stimulus bills passed by the House since May, like the HEROES act, the economic toll would have been mitigated if not outright averted because of payments to help people AND businesses. That blame belongs to Mitch McConnell for not bringing any of them to the floor for a vote.

      The real assault, of course, is a disinformation campaign meant to make people distrust verified sources and science. So that they don’t practice safety measures like wearing masks, taking vaccines, or physical distancing. So that the virus kills more people. It’s a perfect proxy method to decimate our population using the manufactured willful ignorance of some – and not a single bullet fired, not a single bomb dropped. Their hands are clean, at least on the surface. From far away, it just looks like we did this to ourselves. Which, to be fair, we halfway did, but it definitely was helped along.

    • WiseLyonsPowerfulLyo | December 19, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      @Miles Davila

      I tell you the sun is bright or fire is hot or two plus two equals four and you believe my claim is bold ?

      Look, in brief, every single thing about leftism is super cr4zy and super evi1, and it’s filled with nothing but outrageous monumental 1ies.Because of this, IF you ever get curious or thirsty for truth and g00dness then you’ll have completely reboot your entire mind and start over. Your mind is FAR too corrvpt to simply repair – it needs to start all the way over like a little child. Only then might you actually have a f!ghting chance at seeing the buffet of evidence and reasoning that counters the scourge of leftist ideology.

    • *CHRISTmas

    • stop voting for Manchin

  16. Douglas Sullivan | December 19, 2020 at 9:51 AM | Reply

    But the sad thing is that it’s our own 💰 money to begin with.

    • @phunkyCW BTW GW Bush added only 5T to deficit which is mainly from Middle East wars. Obama and Truman had the lowest Avg GDP growth for post WWII Presidents at 1.7 GDP Avg.

    • @Nothingstaysthesameliketheneuronsinmybrain minimum 3

    • Shawn McDonald | December 19, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      @phunkyCW No. It is not our tax money. It’s our grandkids and great grandkids and great great grandkids tax money.

    • @Douglas Sullivan Real truth is Obama /Biden put our military in such a perilous position our military couldn’t afford to buy supplies or replace old
      weaponry to keep up with what Russia/China was spending . When a democrat president takes the White House our nations security is always in
      serious jeopardy . Biden has repeatedly said that he intends to give 20 million illegals a path for a US Citizenship . Now where do you think Biden gonna get the
      billions of dollars too pull off that feat. Biden and his idiotic recovery plans is seriously gonna drive this country into a deep recession.. Not a Trump fan
      either but he had to invest in our military to keep our democracy and allies safe..

  17. “If you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings” Wow!!

  18. It’s not an emergency relief package. It was an emergency relief package in July

  19. “I’m begging and pleading with my republican friends, my republican senator friends… aaaand Mitch McConnell….”

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