A bipartisan group of “centrist” senators are reportedly pushing for a coronavirus deal with no second stimulus check.
According to the Washington Post, the group of “centrist and dealmaker type” senators — that includes Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-WV), and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) — are expected to announce their $908 billion proposal in a press conference on Tuesday.
“It would provide $300 a week in federal unemployment benefits — a lower amount than the $600 per week sought by Democrats, while still offering substantial relief to tens of millions of jobless Americans — for four more months,” the Washington Post reported, adding that the “agreement includes $240 billion in funding for state and local governments,” and “a six-month moratorium on some coronavirus-related lawsuits against firms and other entities.”
Americans protested the absence of a second stimulus check in the proposal, calling the deal “lousy.”
Wow sounds very lousy https://t.co/mXUCps9WLg
— Malcolm Harris (@BigMeanInternet) December 1, 2020
— David Call 🇺🇸 (@davidscall) December 1, 2020
no stimulus checks and a liability shield is the kind of bipartisan compromise that you hear the american people screaming out for https://t.co/FTCWpMVhLy
— Bill DiFilippo (@billdifilippo) December 1, 2020
kinda looks like shit, but i guess thats all we can expect in neoliberal nightmare US https://t.co/mkUp2oZcmq
— jack the grinch (@jackallisonLOL) December 1, 2020
1.) Not as good as previous iterations of bipartisan proposals.
2.) Far superior to the “let 12 million people lose unemployment benefits in 25 days” default. https://t.co/LZ9bhbKX4a
— Matt Darling 🌐💸🌇 (@besttrousers) December 1, 2020
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