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    GOP Sen. Cotton calls for monthly cash payments to Americans

    This is absolute madness. Everyone gets a check!

    Congress is about to do some very stupid things.

    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Monday he wants to give monthly checks to low-income and middle-class Americans so they can afford necessities during the coronavirus outbreak.

    "Let’s cut out employers as the middle men and get relief to people not in weeks but in days," Cotton wrote in a Medium post outlining his proposals for a Senate bill. "We should send relief directly to American families most likely to be in need — those in the bottom and middle tax brackets — to pay for rent, groceries, childcare, and other necessary expenses, as well as to spend at local businesses that are hurting during this crisis."

    Cotton, who knocked the House-passed coronavirus response bill as too complicated, suggested the money could come from tax rebates or through unemployment agencies.

    It's unclear how much money he wants to give Americans in their monthly checks, but according to Business Insider, he proposed $1,000 per adult or $4,000 for a family of four. His office told Business Insider that he has not settled on a hard number.

    The Hill has reached out to Cotton's office for comment.

    "Giving relief directly to Americans is a better solution than complicated sick-leave policies or payroll tax cuts, and will be more certain to go to the kinds of hourly- or gig-workers who need it most," Cotton argued in his proposal.

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called for some form of a temporary monthly universal basic income as people across the country face job loss or are out of work because they are being asked to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Cotton joins Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who earlier Monday called for giving every adult American $1,000 in a single, one-time payment to address coronavirus. A $1,000 monthly income was also proposed by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).

    The stock market had its second-worst day in history Monday, with the Dow plunging a whopping 3,000 points as President Trump acknowledged that the U.S. "may be" heading into a recession and that the spread of the coronavirus could continue through July or August.
    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/...ericans-during



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    Yes, yes Senator Cotton. You have to “borrow” over a trillion a year to keep the doors open as it is. Great idea here. What’s a little more destruction of the prosperity of future generations?

    You are correct, Warlord. Insanity.

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    A true Republican/conservative would never support something as stupid and insane as this.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Gubermint help me save me keep me safe!!!
    “The right to life is the source of all rights—and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.”

    Read the RPF trolls' playbook here (post #3)

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    There is a form of UBI that Milton Freedman proposed. Can't remember the details but I wonder if its anything like the one being proposed by the good republican senator

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    Thank you Andrew yang

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    Quote Originally Posted by dokkie View Post
    There is a form of UBI that Milton Freedman proposed. Can't remember the details but I wonder if its anything like the one being proposed by the good republican senator
    It's a negative income tax and it has never been tried, but it would be far superior to what we have now.

    Also I doubt the good Senator is proposing anything remotely resembling that idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    It's a negative income tax and it has never been tried, but it would be far superior to what we have now.
    Far superior than what we have now you say. Then what is the problem here? I take far superior to what we have now



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy View Post
    Thank you Andrew yang
    Honestly I don't know why Andy Yang doesn't just jump back in the race right now. Everyone seems to be taking his idea and running with it.
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    I compiled a "brief" history of events since October 2008 that are defining the global currency war and the role that gold is playing:

    Tin Foil Hats, Economic Reality and the Total Perspective Vortex

    Also, have you contacted your Congressional Rep and asked them co-sponsor Ron Paul's Rep. Paul Broun Jr.'s HR 1098 77: Free Competition in Currencies Act?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    A true Republican/conservative would never support something as stupid and insane as this.
    I'm sure @RonZeplin will set you straight

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    Thumbs down The Government's gonna pay for it

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    I'm sure @RonZeplin will set you straight
    The helicopter money is very popular with the REAL Republicans & Democrats, aka TPTB.

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    Cotton joins Sen. Mitt Romney
    Two neocons proposing socialism. Could it be that they both have the same advisers? No doubt Bill Kristol associates.
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    This is so stupid not only because it is the government stealing from an me group of people and giving to another but because common criminals will commit welfare fraud. Someone could create an identity under a delayed birth certificate and new SSN and they might even create 10 fake people. $10,000 after 12 months and you are looking at someone making $120,000 a year. No one will work as just what you are seeing now and just collect checks fake or not. It will kill this country if it already isn’t on its death bed right now!

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    $1000 each...... enough to buy a couple guns.
    If the stampman tells you to kiss his ass, shall he get away with it and live? Don't let your courage cool, or a few bullies scare you. We've nothing to fear but slavery. Love your liberty, and fight for it like men who know its value. Once lost it will never, never be regained.
    -Hugh Ledlie, 1774.

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    Yang is definitely pissed off that these GOP senators and the president are suggesting this. He wanted to be the one put in place this policy.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge



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    Overriding Ministry and Charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord View Post
    This is absolute madness. Everyone gets a check!

    Congress is about to do some very stupid things.



    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/...ericans-during
    It is madness! This is why we have churches! It's the Church's responsibility to take care of the poor and needy, as commanded in Scripture! We don't need bailouts for poor people; God has provided us with local churches, and now is the time for them to step up during this crisis.
    "Diverse weights are an abomination unto the LORD, and a false balance is not good." - Proverbs 20:23

    "Lowering interest rates punishes people for saving, thus encouraging consumers and businesses to spend every penny they make...The Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies harm the average American by eroding the dollar’s purchasing power." - Dr. Ron Paul

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    Why work at all? Lets all shelter in place.
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theocrat View Post
    It is madness! This is why we have churches! It's the Church's responsibility to take care of the poor and needy, as commanded in Scripture! We don't need bailouts for poor people; God has provided us with local churches, and now is the time for them to step up during this crisis.
    Time for them to pay taxes too.
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks

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    Surely...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    Time for them to pay taxes too.
    You're joking, right?
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    "Lowering interest rates punishes people for saving, thus encouraging consumers and businesses to spend every penny they make...The Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies harm the average American by eroding the dollar’s purchasing power." - Dr. Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theocrat View Post
    You're joking, right?
    Nope.

    I pay them, so should they. Or, can I get an exemption?
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks

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    We Shouldn't Reward Incompetence

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    Nope.

    I pay them, so should they. Or, can I get an exemption?
    Truth be told, we all need exemptions. The state and federal governments have proven time and time again that they aren't responsible with public funds.
    "Diverse weights are an abomination unto the LORD, and a false balance is not good." - Proverbs 20:23

    "Lowering interest rates punishes people for saving, thus encouraging consumers and businesses to spend every penny they make...The Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies harm the average American by eroding the dollar’s purchasing power." - Dr. Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    $1000 each...... enough to buy a couple guns.
    If we are going the route of Venezuela, use the $1000 to prepare. If you have guns, buy food, silver, or some other prep item. We will need it.



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