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Why $600 Checks Are Tearing Republicans Apart

Why $600 Checks Are Tearing Republicans Apart

Update: 2020-07-2830
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A fight has erupted among congressional Republicans over how long and how generously the government should help those unemployed during the pandemic. But what is that battle really about? Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

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Albert H

My issue with the unemployment aid was that it did not take into account the cost of living on each state. $800 per week goes a loooong way in places like Arizona but in states like California and New York it is barely enough. I'm not going to lie, at times I've felt a little jealous of people in my city getting more money on unemployment than I make even with overtime.

Jul 31st
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Somnambulist_23

No mention of $1.75 billion toward FBI building refurbish so they don't move away from trump hotel, OR $30 billion pentagon gift that is in GOP senate HEALS act. Reduced help for taxpayers while simultaneously throwing money to trump and military, is also part of the story.

Jul 30th
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Sasha Anne Lyn

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and all the rest of them sound like hollow tin men. After lying to the American people and giving themselves an outrageously.huge tax cut in 2017 wherin the rich got richer, the economy flat lined and the deficit grew, they hypocrisy is limitless as real, working people neeed a few hundeed dollars more. letsbis never forget that the people need this money yesterday soley because of the inaction of their own party leader and by default, them: the minions. At this point I am shocked the have the nerve to stand up there like tin pot dictators and that the people have not stormed the Bastille over this.

Jul 30th
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CraggyPete

I need this money to survive!! these democrats better not take my money! #Trump2020 #KeepAmericaGreat

Jul 29th
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Why $600 Checks Are Tearing Republicans Apart

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