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Old 01-14-2021, 03:15 PM   #1
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Since we have three Trump threads, maybe we can use this one to focus on non-Trump politics and the incoming administration. Sounds like Biden is already walking back his commitment to $2000 stimulus cheques.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/biden...b65671988c2cd7

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The incoming administration will work with Congress on the quick stimulus package after Biden takes office on Jan. 20, although the impeachment of Trump threatens to consume lawmakers in the initial weeks.

The stimulus package has a price tag above $1.5 trillion and includes a commitment for $1,400 stimulus checks, according to a source familiar with the proposal, and Biden is expected to commit to partner with private companies to increase the number of Americans getting vaccinated.
Before anyone tries with the "$600 + $1400 = $2000" spin, he committed to $2000 repeatedly after the $600 went out.

https://twitter.com/user/status/1349762111828848642

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Since we have three Trump threads, maybe we can use this one to focus on non-Trump politics and the incoming administration. Sounds like Biden is already walking back his commitment to $2000 stimulus cheques.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/biden...b65671988c2cd7



Before anyone tries with the "$600 + $1400 = $2000" spin, he committed to $2000 repeatedly after the $600 went out.

https://twitter.com/user/status/1349762111828848642
People received $600
Biden is trying to get them another $1,400

The extra $600 may cause delays to the entire amount.

Get this next $1,400 in their pockets now.

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Old 01-14-2021, 03:21 PM   #5
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Can we get a poll on a thread title? No offense Rube, but surely you can do better.
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Old 01-14-2021, 03:26 PM   #6
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People received $600
Biden is trying to get them another $1,400

The extra $600 may cause delays to the entire amount.

Get this next $1,400 in their pockets now.

Don't let Perfect be the enemy of good
So you're saying there will be another $600 after this $1400 goes out? How does an extra $600 delay things?

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Can we get a poll on a thread title? No offense Rube, but surely you can do better.
I'm open to suggestions.
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You could change it to “Biden time until the whiners decide”
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Bit too soon for a "back to normal" American politics thread, even if it's tongue in cheek.



I think the Capitol Riot thread is going to have to run its course first. I'd give that one the ball for the next week, to be handed off once the inauguration is over and whatever new fires have been lit are put out.



That said, we can probably close down the US Election Game Thread, as that Game is officially over.
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Bit too soon for a "back to normal" American politics thread, even if it's tongue in cheek.



I think the Capitol Riot thread is going to have to run its course first. I'd give that one the ball for the next week, to be handed off once the inauguration is over and whatever new fires have been lit are put out.



That said, we can probably close down the US Election Game Thread, as that Game is officially over.
"Back to normal" till the 20th.

Then its "The New American Politics - this ####s broken for good"
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American Politics 3.0 - "How do you like Dem apples?"
American Politics 3.0 - "Retread Edition"
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American Politics 3.0 - "Orange Crushed"
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So you're saying there will be another $600 after this $1400 goes out? How does an extra $600 delay things?



I'm open to suggestions.
American politics, happy new year?
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I was originally going to call it "back to brunch" for the MSNBC types.
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Back to Brunch would’ve been funnier.

This stopped being funny in 2017.

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So you're saying there will be another $600 after this $1400 goes out? How does an extra $600 delay things?

I am saying I have no idea what occurs or is needed to get this deal across.
Dems have the senate, but by one vote, and a couple of those votes are fairly right wing.

There could be resistance to more, but $1,400 is easy to pass. Get it through and get help to people NOW and then discuss $600

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Back to Brunch would’ve been funnier.

This stopped being funny in 2017.

The quest really does stand upon the edge of a knife.
Back to brunch it is!
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