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    Default Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill is a Good Start, But More Must Still Be Done

    The health care coverage is going to be absolutely necessary with a pandemic going on yet it is only being addressed by Bernie Sanders.
    (WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the Senate’s passage of a coronavirus-related stimulus bill last night that expands unemployment benefits, makes money available to hospitals and provides relief to the nation’s airline industry.

    “The Teamsters are pleased to see that the Senate took action on legislation that will boost unemployment benefits to those who have been put out of work by this pandemic, provides billions of federal dollars to hospitals and community health centers to be used for medical supply shortages, and makes available more than $60 billion in relief for the airline industry, almost all of which will go to support its workers.

    “However, there were several important aspects not included in the Senate bill that must be dealt with by the Congress in any future legislation addressing this crisis. That includes addressing the health and safety needs of all essential frontline workers across industries, ensuring the pensions of hardworking Americans and retirees are protected, and further expanding paid leave and extended health care coverage to more workers so they can stay home and care for themselves and their families. We encourage the House to pass this bill now and then we will immediately turn to fight together for these shared priorities in the next stimulus bill.”
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    Default Re: Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill is a Good Start, But More Must Still Be Done

    The problem with these bills are the added "pork" .. Reports all over the internet that the Butch Lewis bill was taken out of the Covid19 bill by Mitch McConnell .. Total BS as it was never in it.. Then many were saying it was in the house version.. Again Total BS ,,but the house version did have some language about pensions that was removed.. I have read from a group that is trying to protect the pensions that they were told it will be addressed in and if there is another stimulus bill..

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    Default Re: Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill is a Good Start, But More Must Still Be Done

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    The problem with these bills are the added "pork" .. Reports all over the internet that the Butch Lewis bill was taken out of the Covid19 bill by Mitch McConnell .. Total BS as it was never in it.. Then many were saying it was in the house version.. Again Total BS ,,but the house version did have some language about pensions that was removed.. I have read from a group that is trying to protect the pensions that they were told it will be addressed in and if there is another stimulus bill..
    Total BS?
    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    She added language for the Butch Lewis act.. page 1231.. That was posted on Facebook this morning.. I would imagine it is Nancy's wish list and there are many items not related to corona virus.
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    Default Re: Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill is a Good Start, But More Must Still Be Done

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    Total BS?


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    I said it was on Facebook and I read some of it . It was about pensions. I posted the link and the page number on here somewhere.

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    Default Re: Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill is a Good Start, But More Must Still Be Done

    House passed the bill .

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hou...ll-coronavirus

    The bill, already approved by the Senate, now goes to President Trump's desk.

    “This bill is not only a rescue package, it is a commitment… that your government and the people whom you’ve elected to serve will do everything we can to limit the harm and hardship you face, both now and the foreseeable future,” House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said prior to the vote.

    The approval, while widely anticipated, followed a stretch of uncertainty over whether one congressman -- concerned about the stunning cost of the package -- might be able to stall the vote.

    Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., had furiously objected to a simple voice vote that would have required only a minimal number of lawmakers to travel. Massie, as part of his push, wanted to ensure there is a quorum, which would require half of the members to show up on Capitol Hill.

    So as President Trump and others accused him of grandstanding, hundreds of lawmakers were summoned to Washington D.C. Thursday night and Friday morning from coronavirus-ravaged communities in New York, California and elsewhere. This, despite strict guidelines from the Capitol physician advising lawmakers not to congregate at the Capitol and stay in their offices until needed to avoid the spread of the virus that has already infected several lawmakers.

    While Massie was able to ensure many lawmakers showed up for the vote, he was not, in the end, able to force a roll-call.
    And then we have John Kerry looking to score points. Called the GOP congressman that was trying to hold up the hill an a-hole but when Bernie threatened to do the same thing Kerry was not to be heard. Sadly this Corona virus is becoming political..

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/joh...imulus-package

    . Former Secretary of State John Kerry blasted GOP Rep. Thomas Massie on Friday in colorful terms over his possible bid to delay a vote on the coronavirus stimulus package, saying he has “tested positive for being an a--hole.”

    The House is expected to vote as early as Friday on the more than $2 trillion package, and it is widely expected to pass with bipartisan support despite Massie's objections.

    “Breaking news: Congressman Massie has tested positive for being an a--hole. He must be quarantined to prevent the spread of his massive stupidity,” Kerry tweeted. “He’s given new meaning to the term #M-sshole.”

    Kerry added: "Finally, something the president and I can agree on!”
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    Default Re: Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill is a Good Start, But More Must Still Be Done

    In regards to the pension protection part included in the virus bill. The house bill that passed did include the Butch Lewis Act, but the senate version did not.

    SENATE BILL FAILS TO PROTECT PENSIONS: BATTLE CONTINUES NOW
    The $2 trillion stimulus package which passed the Senate and will likely soon be passed by the House, called the “Phase 3” plan to revive the economy, did not include protection for earned pensions. But that fight is alive right now, because a new “Phase 4” bill will be considered in late April.
    The National United Committee to Protect Pensions (NUCCP) reports that some members of Congress and staff are working to make sure pensions will be addressed in the “Phase 4” bill. The House-passed bill did include the Butch Lewis Act to protect pensions, but the Senate bill did not include any pension protection.

    The NUCPP encourages Teamsters to contact their local Congressional representatives and Senators and insist that they back legislation to protect our hard earned retirement security.
    Senate Bill Fails to Protect Pensions: Battle Continues Now - Teamsters for a Democratic Union

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    Default Re: Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill is a Good Start, But More Must Still Be Done

    Is this a coincidence that some wealthy real estate investors get a tax break, but the working man can't get his pension issues included with the senate bill ?

    Senate Republicans slipped a tax break for wealthy real estate investors into the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package
    A provision slipped into the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package by Senate Republicans enables wealthy real estate investors to reduce their tax burden, The New York Times reported Thursday.
    Designed to benefit households with over $500,000 in nonbusiness income, the measure allows investors to apply on-paper losses from falling property values to their bill with the Internal Revenue Service.
    The change will cost the IRS an estimated $170 billion over the next decade, The Times reported, characterizing it as "a potential bonanza for America's richest real estate investors."
    "It's a pretty big deal," Peter Buell, of the accounting firm Marcum, told The Times. And it benefits the top 1% of taxpayers, making an existing aspect of tax law into a windfall, for some.
    As The Times notes, Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, was able to avoid paying any taxes in 2018 by applying on-paper, if not actually realized, losses from ample property investments.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/weal...timulus-2020-3

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    Default Re: Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill is a Good Start, But More Must Still Be Done

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Is this a coincidence that some wealthy real estate investors get a tax break, but the working man can't get his pension issues included with the senate bill ?

    Senate Republicans slipped a tax break for wealthy real estate investors into the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package



    https://www.businessinsider.com/weal...timulus-2020-3
    And how much Democratic crap was added to the bill?? Both sides are guilty. But it does seem the Democrats thought they had the leverage and they didn't .. Their wish list was reduced but some was left in it. Like 350 Million for refugee programs ,much of it out side of this country.

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    Default Re: Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill is a Good Start, But More Must Still Be Done

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    And how much Democratic crap was added to the bill?? Both sides are guilty. But it does seem the Democrats thought they had the leverage and they didn't .. Their wish list was reduced but some was left in it. Like 350 Million for refugee programs ,much of it out side of this country.
    Meanwhile ...
    The change will cost the IRS an estimated $170 billion over the next decade, The Times reported, characterizing it as "a potential bonanza for America's richest real estate investors."
    350 million compared to a staggering 170 BILLION.
    Must be terrible to think about helping others ... including those already wealthy investors and real estate moguls.

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    Default Re: Hoffa: Senate-Passed Stimulus Bill is a Good Start, But More Must Still Be Done

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Meanwhile ...


    350 million compared to a staggering 170 BILLION.
    Must be terrible to think about helping others ... including those already wealthy investors and real estate moguls.
    First I think they went about it all wrong..There should be NO added pork period. Should only be for Civic 19. Take unemployment,I think that the government should just have paid the money to the businesses and the businesses would have to maintain payroll. For workers they would know they are getting a fair paycheck everyweek. Businesses would be forced to maintain their employees.
    Pelosi and the Democrats did get crap added. Like around 25 million for the Kennedy arts center in Washington..
    Again every bill that Congress votes on should be stand alone bills. No pork added.

 

 
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