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GOP Senators Give The Middle Finger To Working Americans During Covid-19

As millions of Americans and small business owners are staring down economic hardship due to statewide closures of businesses, senior GOP leaders are here to remind us that they’re complete and utter sh*tbags devoid of any human qualities.

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Taking the lead from Republicans like Sen. Mitt Romney, President Donald Trump shocked many when his administration pledged to send $1,200 direct payments to people earning up to $75,000 and couples earning up to $150,000 and to phase out the subsidies quickly after those thresholds.

However, a group of senior Senate Republican leaders, proving to be the anti-American obstructionist we know them to be, could jeopardize by the internal disagreements over direct payments.

“I personally think that if we’re going to help people, we ought to direct the cash payments maybe as a supplement to unemployment not to the people that are still working every day, just a blanket cash check to everybody in America that make up to $75,000. I don’t know the logic to that,” said Sen. Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

Not looking to be outdone in the scumbag department, Sen. Lindsey Graham voiced objections as well.

“I’d rather take that $250 billion and put it in a system that will give people sustainable income,” Graham said. “Direct payments make sense when the economy is beginning to restart, makes no sense now because it’s just money.

“What I want is income, not one check. I want you to get a check you can count on every week, not one week,” Graham added. “Here’s what I’m focused on: You have unemployment insurance that is totally inadequate, let’s beef it up.”

Oddly enough, President Trump supports the idea of direct payments. Therefore, one shouldn’t expect direct payments excluded in the final bill given Trump’s strong support.

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