32 GOP Mayors Come Out In Favor Of Biden's COVID Relief Bill

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"In all, 32 Republican mayors – from midsize cities such as Oklahoma City and Mesa, Arizona, to smaller ones like Carmel, Indiana, and Mooresville, North Carolina – are among 425 mayors nationally who urged passage of Biden's COVID-19 relief package in a letter through the U.S. Conference of Mayors to Congress. Despite their efforts, no Republicans in the House or Senate have publicly supported the bill. [Mayor] Barnett said his city took in "millions and millions" less in tax revenue as property tax and commercial tax collections declined. Even the canceling of youth soccer cost the city hundreds of thousands in fees. As a result, the city last year furloughed more than 40 employees, canceled road projects and postponed improvements to public buildings.

Barnett's message to Republican critics: "Talk to some of the Republican mayors." "This isn't because of some gross mismanagement or some bad contracts that were signed or historic deficits," he said. "This is about addressing the needs of a global pandemic that are really (for) the same constituents they serve in D.C. that we're serving here at the local level."

When the CARES ACT was passed; it had overwhelming bipartisan support from the voters and Trump wasted no time taking credit for it...Not a single Dem voted against their own bill because they didn't want a Republican president to get the credit...HEROES Act passed; it also had overwhelming support from voters; in fact, Trump tried to switch positions and come out in favor of those $2000 checks like they were his idea....instead the GOP low-balled for $600...why? Because they are Republicans; also because they have an almost pathological desire to impose austerity on the working class and lavish luxuries on the top 1%.....

However, for the GOP mayors and governors (example being Jim Justice of West Virginia; who urged Biden to go big on COVID stimulus) -- governing is more than just trolling on Twitter...one GOP mayor in Texas thought all he had to do in a crisis was troll his own citizens and he immediately had to resign the next day....trolling isn't governing....Republicans in Congress don't care about bipartisanship; because this bill has more overwhelming bipartisan support than any bill Republicans have pushed in years...which is why Republicans no longer run on policies, just trolling.....and now they are on record for opposing 1400 direct stimulus payments to Americans....AGAIN......but hey, Majorie Greene hung an anti-trans rights sign outside her door; I am sure that groundbreaking policy will help get Americans back on their feet.
 

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The GOP lost Georgia over this issue. It's odd how politicians (both sides) never seem to learn.
 

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There are a lot of defective politicians, Republicans included, who will always take the money. Irresponsible, live for todayers, don't give a shit about the long term affect of their insane spending. As long as they can use the money to buy votes in their next election, they could give two shits if the next generation will be eating out of their neighbors garbage cans. Politicians are sick, obsessed people. We need to be running this country for the long term, like Trump did.
 

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There are a lot of defective politicians, Republicans included, who will always take the money. Irresponsible, live for todayers, don't give a shit about the long term affect of their insane spending. As long as they can use the money to buy votes in their next election, they could give two shits if the next generation will be eating out of their neighbors garbage cans. Politicians are sick, obsessed people. We need to be running this country for the long term, like Trump did.
Most republicans will oppose spending unless it's them doing the spending, then it's like Saturday night at the titty bar.
 
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There are a lot of defective politicians, Republicans included, who will always take the money. Irresponsible, live for todayers, don't give a shit about the long term affect of their insane spending. As long as they can use the money to buy votes in their next election, they could give two shits if the next generation will be eating out of their neighbors garbage cans. Politicians are sick, obsessed people. We need to be running this country for the long term, like Trump did.
So the CARES Act was a mistake?

Is that what you are saying??

600 billionaires since the start of this pandemic made 1.3 trillion dollars -- basically they could give every man woman and child 3000 checks and still be just as wealthy as they were before this pandemic...

But you whining like a bitch over 1400 stimulus checks??

FOH
 

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Follow the money. Federal government to other governments, not to the citizens.
 

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Politicians of both parties like welfare.

Democrats are usually the ones that proposes welfare but the Republicans usually go along with it.

That is one of the main reasons why our country is so fucked up.
 

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No one turns down money from the Feds.

The only difference is that one party fulminates against it while putting their hand out...
 

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"In all, 32 Republican mayors – from midsize cities such as Oklahoma City and Mesa, Arizona, to smaller ones like Carmel, Indiana, and Mooresville, North Carolina – are among 425 mayors nationally who urged passage of Biden's COVID-19 relief package in a letter through the U.S. Conference of Mayors to Congress. Despite their efforts, no Republicans in the House or Senate have publicly supported the bill. [Mayor] Barnett said his city took in "millions and millions" less in tax revenue as property tax and commercial tax collections declined. Even the canceling of youth soccer cost the city hundreds of thousands in fees. As a result, the city last year furloughed more than 40 employees, canceled road projects and postponed improvements to public buildings.

Barnett's message to Republican critics: "Talk to some of the Republican mayors." "This isn't because of some gross mismanagement or some bad contracts that were signed or historic deficits," he said. "This is about addressing the needs of a global pandemic that are really (for) the same constituents they serve in D.C. that we're serving here at the local level."


When the CARES ACT was passed; it had overwhelming bipartisan support from the voters and Trump wasted no time taking credit for it...Not a single Dem voted against their own bill because they didn't want a Republican president to get the credit...HEROES Act passed; it also had overwhelming support from voters; in fact, Trump tried to switch positions and come out in favor of those $2000 checks like they were his idea....instead the GOP low-balled for $600...why? Because they are Republicans; also because they have an almost pathological desire to impose austerity on the working class and lavish luxuries on the top 1%.....

However, for the GOP mayors and governors (example being Jim Justice of West Virginia; who urged Biden to go big on COVID stimulus) -- governing is more than just trolling on Twitter...one GOP mayor in Texas thought all he had to do in a crisis was troll his own citizens and he immediately had to resign the next day....trolling isn't governing....Republicans in Congress don't care about bipartisanship; because this bill has more overwhelming bipartisan support than any bill Republicans have pushed in years...which is why Republicans no longer run on policies, just trolling.....and now they are on record for opposing 1400 direct stimulus payments to Americans....AGAIN......but hey, Majorie Greene hung an anti-trans rights sign outside her door; I am sure that groundbreaking policy will help get Americans back on their feet.
End the shutdown

what liberals are doing is destroying the American work ethic and replacing it with an entitlement mentality
 

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There are a lot of defective politicians, Republicans included, who will always take the money. Irresponsible, live for todayers, don't give a shit about the long term affect of their insane spending. As long as they can use the money to buy votes in their next election, they could give two shits if the next generation will be eating out of their neighbors garbage cans. Politicians are sick, obsessed people. We need to be running this country for the long term, like Trump did.
So the CARES Act was a mistake?

Is that what you are saying??

600 billionaires since the start of this pandemic made 1.3 trillion dollars -- basically they could give every man woman and child 3000 checks and still be just as wealthy as they were before this pandemic...

But you whining like a bitch over 1400 stimulus checks??

FOH
I am sure if you proposed 3000 dollar checks to the peasants and reduced all the Progressive Socialist Pork in the bill you would have many more Repub voters agreeing with it. Remember also....Repub mayors and cities live in a Progressive socialist dominant nation. Money funnels in all directions and all ways. Only a fool does not accept any resources. Unfortunately we keep moving further left and the tyranny grows with it.
 

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