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Mitt Romney Proposes Giving $1,000 to Each American in Response to Coronavirus

Mitt Romney Proposes Giving $1,000 to Each American in Response to Coronavirus

Cheers from the Yang Gang!

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1225134025834147842

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) sent out a proposal to help Americans due to coronavirus, which includes providing each American with $1,000.

“The House coronavirus response package contains critical measures to help families in Utah and across the nation in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, and the Senate should act swiftly on this legislation,” Romney wrote. “We also urgently need to build on this legislation with additional action to help families and small businesses meet their short-term financial obligations, ease the financial burden on students entering the workforce, and protect health workers on the front lines and their patients by improving telehealth services. I will be pushing these measures as Senate discussions continue about an additional relief package.”

Everything has basically shut down since the CDC recommends banning large gatherings of 50 or more people.

Romney suggested the government give each American $1,000. I guess Andrew Yang inspired him.

Romney tried to justify his proposal sine “Congress took similar action during the 2001 and 2008 recessions.” He admitted that “expansions of paid leave, unemployment insurance, and SNAP benefits are crucial,” but insisted “the check will help fill the gaps for Americans that may not quickly navigate different government options.”

The proposal also included grants for small businesses impacted by the virus, ease the financial burden for students by putting in “Unexpected Costs due to COVID-19” as a factor for Pell Grant Amount. Romney also wants the government to allow loan deferment for any recent graduate affected by the coronavirus.

As we all know once the government implements something it rarely goes away. Never let a crisis go to waste!

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Severely conservative Mitt Romney.

And those times the money was deducted from tax refund next tax season. And those who pay no taxes got free money.

    Paul in reply to dmacleo. | March 16, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    There he goes, talking about the 47% again

    amwick in reply to dmacleo. | March 16, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    I remember one time, years back, we got a tax rebate. Even people who paid no federal tax. Go figure.

      Paul in reply to amwick. | March 16, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      People who pay no federal income taxes get a “refund” every year. It’s called “earned income tax credit” and it’s a form of stealth welfare.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Paul. | March 16, 2020 at 1:40 pm

        Just like EBT is a farm subsidy. As is putting corn in our motor fuel.

        “Earned Income Tax Credit” has to be one of the more Orwellian descriptions of a government program I have ever heard.

No doubt about it; he’s an idiot.

    redc1c4 in reply to tiger66. | March 16, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    why you insult idiots?

    PersonofInterests in reply to tiger66. | March 16, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    But bigger Idiots were those in Utah who elected this carpetbagging fraud.

    Admittedly, more than a few of us voted for him in 2012 but that was a decision that the Corrupt Establishment Uniparty presents us between “Bad” and “Worse” for a choice. Even this Joker was better than The Kenyan.

      “Even this Joker was better than The Kenyan.”

      I loathe “the Kenyan”, but I’m not sure this is true.

      I’m going to suggest they are equal.

WHY?????????

Mitt can’t even use senility as an excuse. He’s the Republican Bernie. How about he write $1,000 checks to us out of his own money? AHA!

What a doofus.

Why not a million?

2smartforlibs | March 16, 2020 at 12:37 pm

Not that I couldn’t use it but I’m sure others need to more. Like the waitresses are the restaurant that was forced to close because people are stupid.

“Romney suggested the government give each American $1,000. I guess Andrew Yang inspired him.”

And he took the Article VI oath!!! And we believed him!!!

At one time in this country we were lead by a majority in Congress who understood the Constitution, meaning, they understood it was a document of limitation. Constitutionalists still serve in Congress, but not as a majority.

“The next morning [after that Georgetown fire] a bill was introduced appropriating $20,000 for [the victims] relief. We put aside all other business and rushed it through as soon as it could be done. I said everybody felt as I did. That was not quite so; for, though they perhaps sympathized as deeply with the sufferers as I did, there were a few of the members who did not think we had the right to indulge our sympathy or excite our charity at the expense of anybody but ourselves. They opposed the bill, and upon its passage demanded the yeas and nays. There were not enough of them to sustain the call, but many of us wanted our names to appear in favor of what we considered a praiseworthy measure, and we voted with them to sustain it. So the yeas and nays were recorded, and my name appeared on the journals in favor of the bill.”

This Congressmen, months later, visited in his district and decided to take the temperature of his constituents. One of them, a worker in the Dreaded Private Sector = a taxpayer, said this to his rep,

“‘Well, Colonel, it is hardly worthwhile to waste time or words upon it. I do not see how it can be mended, but you gave a vote last winter which shows that either you have not capacity to understand the Constitution, or that you are wanting in the honesty and firmness to be guided by it. In either case you are not the man to represent me. But I beg your pardon for expressing it in that way. I did not intend to avail myself of the privilege of the constituent to speak plainly to a candidate for the purpose of insulting or wounding you. I intend by it only to say that your understanding of the Constitution is very different from mine; and I will say to you what, but for my rudeness, I should not have said, that I believe you to be honest …. But an understanding of the Constitution different from mine I cannot overlook, because the Constitution, to be worth anything, must be held sacred, and rigidly observed in all its provisions. The man who wields power and misinterprets it is the more dangerous the more honest he is.’

“‘I admit the truth of all you say, but there must be some mistake about it, for I do not remember that I gave any vote last winter upon any constitutional question.”

“‘No, Colonel, there’s no mistake. Though I live here in the backwoods and seldom go from home, I take the papers from Washington and read very carefully all the proceedings of Congress. My papers say that last winter you voted for a bill to appropriate $20,000 to some sufferers by a fire in Georgetown. Is that true?'”

“‘Certainly it is, and I thought that was the last vote which anybody in the world would have found fault with.'”

“‘Well, Colonel, where do you find in the Constitution any authority to give away the public money in charity?'”

From Congressman Davey Crockett (yep, that Davey Crockett), found in,
https://www.constitution.org/cons/crockett.htm

    pfg in reply to fscarn. | March 16, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    When the people themselves don’t know the Constitution and its chief purpose of limiting fedgov, you’ll get the awful, awful reps and senators we now have. There’s not one Democrat who gives a fig about the text of the Constitution (“Huh, what’s the 10th Amendment?”).

    There is no seriousness surrounding the taking of the Article VI oath. Omar, Tlaib, Carson, yeah really.

    Of the Repubs you’ll get a better percentage, but no way even close to the percentage found back in Crockett’s day (1830s-1840s).

    Unless the people are educated as to their Constitution, they’ll follow any Pied Piper.

Comanche Voter | March 16, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Why not a million dollars? We’ll just back that unicorn up and let its alimentary canal rip! A million for everyone! And Now!!!!

Mittens you are a real moron.

And where would the people spend it? No restaurants or bars open. Grocery stores empty. Hospitals full. What would they do with the money? This is the first time in modern history of something like this and there is a learning curve. We will get through it and it would help if the left didn’t make it a political football every single day. But I do know one thing I have learned from it and that is socialized medicine would be a disaster in the US. Every country that has the virus that also has socialized healthcare is a disaster. There are no “Private” hospitals to help out and there are no “Private” industry making new and more drugs.

Romney never fails to disappoint.

Pierre Delecto would like you to know how important he is..

    PersonofInterests in reply to Taxpayer. | March 16, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    With Divine Intervention maybe the Covid-19 will favor Frauds like Pierre Delecto and help purge those with the IQ of a Donut. Stupid should hurt.

The liberal ideal now is that somehow taking money away from us and giving back a fraction of it will somehow make us all so happy that we’ll reelect the thieves.

    Tom Servo in reply to georgfelis. | March 16, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    We’re in a massive deflationary wave. No reason to take money “away” from everyone. Keynesian theory (and I know all the problems there, but at the end of the day that’s still what you’re going to see acted on) says that in the face of deflation, the answer is to have the Government attempt to massively re-inflate the economy by creating and distributing extremely large amounts of new money. No taxes on anyone, the Fed just snaps it’s fingers.

    Oh of course there will be the devil to pay in the long run, but there always is. This is what I think we will see happen next.

what to spend the $$ on….

MOAR ammo?

a new firearm?

alcohol?

decisions, decisions… 😎

Why can’t we have Bloomberg give everybody $1 million

Wow, a whole thousand dollars. That should bail out a small lemonade stand. Romney is a jerk.

Massinsanity | March 16, 2020 at 1:14 pm

It makes more sense than a rate cut and QE5 which will do nothing to alleviate the challenges that will be faced by millions of Americans who will not get a paycheck because businesses are closing down for an indeterminate amount of time.

Our economy is close to 70% consumer driven and there has been a 3 decade trend of jobs moving from manufacturing to service. Guess what… the service based economy is getting crushed. Bars, restaurants, hospitality, gyms, sports of every kind, etc, etc. Many of these businesses are going to 0 for perhaps months and millions of business owners will be staring down bankruptcy and their employees will lose their jobs.

Is a $1,000 per person sensible? Probably not. I don’t need it, lots of people here probably don’t need it but millions of people will need some help as they give up their livelihood to stop the spread of this Chinese disease.

So mock Mitt all you want, I personally can’t stand the guy but Trump’s decision to focus on the Fed was stupid, he got what he wanted and it won’t do shit to help regular people, it won’t help markets and it leaves the Fed worse off down the road when the next crisis hits.

    Tom Servo in reply to Massinsanity. | March 16, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    I won’t say it was stupid to focus on the Fed, it was a necessary preliminary. But it definitely won’t be enough, the Fed is already out of ammunition. All of the service industry people who will be losing their jobs this week and next are the ones who are going to need cash to pay the rent and keep the lights on.

Will that be possible ?

Bank of America has ‘rush’ at mid-town Manhattan branch

The Friendly Grizzly | March 16, 2020 at 1:41 pm

Romney, the candidate formerly known as Yang.

I liked last week’s offer of a cool million from Bloomberg better. Is this going to be a show of hands or do we text somewhere?

OleDirtyBarrister | March 16, 2020 at 1:56 pm

I support all liberal millionaires and billionaires directly funding this endeavor. To make it easier for them to fund, we can settle for them only giving $1,000 to each adult 18 and older that it compos mentis.

Start with Mitt, Bernie, Pelosi, Obama, Biden, Steyer, Feinstein, and Soros and go from there.

ScottTheEngineer | March 16, 2020 at 1:57 pm

Charity is not the responsibility of the government.
And dont worry, if you dont “need” it your definitely not going to get it. You get to give it.

Yeah, a little pocket change will definitely make up for the haircut I’ve taken in the stock market over the past couple of weeks.

Every “worker” huh? Well, as long as he wants to hand out goodies, how about those of us living on a fixed income after retirement? I could also use an extra $1000 per month.

This piece of garbage is about as genuine as Fauxcahontas.

$1000 isn’t very much money. Don’t need it myself. Best use would be to send to Trump’s reelection campaign. If reelected Trump’s economy will come back and I will make hundreds of times more money.

A grand will probably get me one of them thar AR14s with a 100 round clip magazine

Not Yang. George McGovern back in 1972, and look how that worked out for HIM!

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/yangs-usd12-000-ubi-was-pioneered-by-george-mcgovern.html

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