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Paycheck Protection Program out of money as Nancy Pelosi still demands additional unrelated spending

Paycheck Protection Program out of money as Nancy Pelosi still demands additional unrelated spending

Bloomberg reporter: “I’m having a tough night. Hearing from small business owners who didn’t get PPP and who aren’t going to make it, it’s just brutal.”

A week ago, when it was clear that the $350 billion Payroll Protection Program to help business retain workers would not be sufficient given the demand, Republicans propose a clean unanimous consent authorization to add another $250 billion to the program.

That proposal, however, required unanimous consent, which Democrats in the Senate — working in coordination with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — refused unless Republicans agreed to an additional $250 billion (bringing the total to $500 billion) of spending unrelated to the Payroll Protection Program. This was the same type of hostage taking Democrats did to delay the original $2 trillion rescue package.

Nance Pelosi thanked Senate Democrats for blocking the Senate funding vote.

Yesterday, Tuesday night, April 14, when it was clear the PPP would run out of money on Wednesday, Pelosi repeated that Democrats would not agree to clean funding unless they got some or all of the additional unrelated spending. Pelosi then went on the Late Late Show to show off her very expensive kitchen and massive refrigerator/freezers packed with expensive ice cream.

Pelosi was so proud of her posh lifestyle while tens of millions of people were thrown out of work and businesses collapsed, she share the Late Late Show clip on Twitter:

[Full Late Late Show segment here.]

Today the PPP ran out of money, and stopped taking applications.

Pelosi is not backing down, and insists that the additional funding she demands still needs to be negotiated.

A Bloomberg reporter summed up what she’s hearing.

“I’m having a tough night. Hearing from small business owners who didn’t get PPP and who aren’t going to make it, it’s just brutal.”

My guess, Republicans will pay off the hostage taker to release the nation from her clutches. Which will ensure she will do it again.


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Send that hideous witch down to Jasper, Texas and let her have a trail ride. Dan Rather can cover the story and offer a heart felt eulogy.

    No she’s lost her head with her “Let them eat Cake – ala mode with designer ice cream” moment. Where’s the nearest guillotine so we can cut government.

    Trump is a walking optics problem but the Dems keep pouring napalm on their dumpster fire. And with his press conferences he is actually WORKING.

    I guess Congress is a non-essential job.

    Dr. Dimentia is their nominee, Chucky “Child’s Play” Schumer may be their best, and AOC is at best a Socialist Succubus with her Squad.

    RickCaird in reply to NotKennedy. | April 17, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    We need an advertisng campaign the ends with “Tell Pelosi and her pet Chihuahua, Schumer, the economy needs hep for small business now. We do not need to feed her other pets more treats. Care for the country, not pets”

Does this demented witch even know how to eat an ice cream bar?
(hint: start at the top, not the side you blithering idiot)

Republicans, hang tough against this bitch and the media — do NOT give in to her funding demands! EVER!

    4fun in reply to Geologist. | April 16, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Not only don’t give in to the funding demands, put in something to take away PP’s federal funding.
    Then we can maybe do a trade.
    MaligNancy gives up her slush fund and we’ll (temporarily) give up the PP funding.

Pelosi simply doesn’t see how this benefits her personally. Roman patron-clientism. She can’t coerce small business. But she can loot big business. Bail out friendly news media outlets and expect a return on investment – her vig? Sure. Bail out Jose and Joe’s BBQ Ribs & Taco Stand? lol?

:::eats spoonful of $14 a pint ice cream:::

I honestly don’t see the upside for Speaker Pelosi and the d party on this. They don’t have any reason to refuse a clean bill to add in additional funding for the SBA loans.

This is especially true since the administration wants to do an additional fourth round of spending legislation for infrastructure. Why not just attach these d spending demands onto that legislation?

So since the additional funding for the SBA isn’t the last opportunity to utilize as a vehicle what gives? IMO, the Speaker’s arrogance. She has drawn a line in the sand hoping that the administration will capitulate. I don’t get the sense that PDJT will do so. In fact he is likely to let pressure build over the weekend and then on say Tuesday, utilize his authority to call Congress into formal session to pass a clean bill.

If it were me I would do so once a week until the legislation passed. Let the Speaker explain why she and the d party oppose additional funding for the SBA.

“Let them eat ice cream.”
–Queen Marie Pelosi

I hope they don’t fund it. The PPP was just a bailout to State UI funds- which I’m speculating have been robbed to fund the general fund for most states with inadequate reserves. The stimulus totally fucked sole propritor/owner/operators.

Bankrupt the states and they’ll re-open the economy up soon enough.

I’m not buying the apocolypse we’ve been sold about this virus. If you remove the 80+ demographic it’s not worse than the flu.

Bubble wrap seniors instead of dropping an atom bomb on the economy.

    Andy in reply to Andy. | April 16, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    and the fatality rates are bloated- for every person who they’ve tested, 10-20 have had it w/out symptoms or major sypmtoms.

    So the death rate is as published ONLY for those who present SERIOUS illness- ie- they were sick as hell and got tested. So when you statistically skew something this badly the margin of error is astronomical.

    Barry in reply to Andy. | April 16, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    “The stimulus totally fucked sole propritor/owner/operators.”

    How so?

      Andy in reply to Barry. | April 16, 2020 at 10:28 pm

      Owner operators have either been shut down or have no customers due to the lock down. For many of us, those customers aren’t coming back too fast.

      PPP- is a bailout for state UI. It’s not for owner/operators.
      Small biz grant: Out of money in the first day.
      UI- for W2 workers. The window for sole proprietors to collect on federal is limited and it’s unclear how Nazi-like states will be in allowing owners to collect or not. The retro payout window starts two weeks AFTER businesses were impacted. In Wa, you can’t even file until after the 18th (presuming they get their website working) and God knows if they will fuck you at that stage or not.

      Stimulus checks- they are handing fat checks out to so many NOT impacted, who are still working, were retired, who are incurring no extra bills. Hell- they even sent checks to dead people. But if you are an owner operator, you’re the first to pay and the last in line to collect. EXCEPT if for some random reason the IRS can’t find your direct deposit info, then your check might arrive or it might not and good luck sorting it.

      When it comes to TAKING my money, the government runs like a well oiled machine. When it comes to servicing ME when I need it- they are about as worthy as an evicted renter.

    Close The Fed in reply to Andy. | April 16, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Andy, I totally agree: bubblewrap those over 80, or 65….

But there’s no emergency requiring the House to be in session.

SeekingRationalThought | April 16, 2020 at 9:24 pm

Why does Pelosi want to take away the jobs of the poor and minorities? I thought she was a compassionate person. Apparently not when the little people get in the way of her quest for more money and power.

Katy L. Stamper | April 16, 2020 at 10:44 pm

I called Pelosi’s office and left a message today.

Said her moves are all obviously political, and if an American doesn’t support her and/or her party, she won’t lift a finger to help him.

Said I wish the bitch would leave office.

I dislike using profanity, but the bitch has earned it in spades. She’s worried about “one death” from the flu while the pretend “Catholic” pushes for vivisection of babies.

She’s evil. No other way to say it. She must believe all her followers are stupid – which they must be – for anyone to swallow her barbaric behavior and to actually SUPPORT her? That’s sickness.

The dems, to reclaim the title of “Americans” must ditch this bitch.

Again, I’m sorry for the profanity.

Eastwood Ravine | April 16, 2020 at 11:42 pm

People are at home, watching their TVs. The GOP ought to be running ads that Pelosi and the Democrat party are blocking a clean bill for partisan gain. Run the ad through to Election Day.

Results: Trump re-elected, Republicans regain the House majority and expand their Senate majority.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to Eastwood Ravine. | April 17, 2020 at 12:59 am

    A lovely plan if the R-party had a media operation.

    Trump stands a chance because The God Emperor *is* the spectacle of the Empire. And “alternative media” has “built over, under, and around.”

    The pro gun folks in VA can mobilize 22,000, mostly armed, shared message, protesters, n keep it calm, despite being baited, dissed, harassed, n unsupported in the official and “media” communication channels. Roll yr own groups n sites are too agile to censor. Opposition political action, and we are the opposition, despite who’s in the White House, operate as flash mobs.

    The fundamental target is an election day get out the vote operation, to secure wins by more than the margin of fraud. Support that with monitoring n mobilization against post-hoc counting shenanigans, and we stand a chance. (Trump got in *because* they thought he couldn’t; though they’d already won.)

BierceAmbrose | April 17, 2020 at 1:03 am

The party that will add to their coaltion off of this Kung Flu spasm is the party that helps people get their lives back. Address the disese. Develop mitigations. Get people back livign their lives despite a world with Bat Soup Flu in it.

Myself, I’m seeing a lot of rethinking among previously impenetrably staunch knee-jerk folks. The experience is letting notions sink in that never made contact before.

    Katy L. Stamper in reply to BierceAmbrose. | April 17, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Interesting Bierce. What are they thinking? I would very much like to know. Any insight appreciated.


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Concerning the parable of the wheat and tares, I wondered how the harvesters could tell the difference between them since they look the same. I’m told it has to do with the wind (symbolic of God’s Holy Spirit) – when it blows, the wheat swirls, sways and bows in concert with the wind. The tares resist the wind and stand tall.

So here we are – humbled so-to-speak by the wind of circumstance we can’t control – people doing what they can to cope and survive – many turning to prayer – and vile Pelosi sticks her head up like a damnable tare and boasts of her wealth.

Here’s praying the Father dispatches a harvester for Pelosi’s dark soul this night.

At her age the grim reaper can knock on her front door any time now.

Have you noticed that we now are adding thousands of employees to the government payrolls while giving congress pay raises? Also note that the dems are withholding benefits for the people in need.

We are also losing basic rights that may not be coming back. This is not going to end well. Buy your guns while you can.

At this point the cure is worse than the illness.