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The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives approved President Donald Trump's $2 trillion economic stimulus package on Friday, March 27.

The vote came a day after the Senate voted unanimously to approve the legislation. The president is expected to sign the bill quickly.

The package includes $1,200 checks to individuals who earn less than $75,000 a year. Individuals who file as "head of household" will receive $1,200 checks if they earn less than $150,000 a year.

Couples earning up to $150,000 a year will receive $2,400. Families get an additional $500 for each child.

The bill also includes an increase in the maximum unemployment benefit to individuals by $600 a week for four months.

But not all lawmakers were happy with the bill's passage. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at Republicans for refusing to give $1,200 checks to immigrants who don't have Social Security numbers.

She tweeted on Thursday:

"To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some w/social sec numbers, NOT immigrants w/ tax IDs (ITINs). Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing. Many are essential workers who pay more taxes than Amazon."

AOC's Twitter followers ripped her to shreds.

One Twitter user responded: "Time for them to go home! There's no jobs here for them! Time to put Americans first!!"

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After days of arguing back and forth, the Senate finally reached a bipartisan agreement on President Donald Trump's $2 trillion economic stimulus package deal early Wednesday.

The bill contains checks ranging from $1,200 to $4,500 for individuals and small business owners. Families will receive an additional $500 for each child.

Checks for $1,200 will be sent directly to taxpayers who earned less than $75,000 a year in 2018.

But before you start spending money you haven't received yet, Tamar Braxton's fiancé, David Adefeso is sharing financial advice on his Instagram account.

The stock market is soaring on the news of the economic stimulus deal. David thinks you should take some of that federal money and invest it for your future.
 


 

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Small businesses including retailers, restaurants, real estate and personal care professionals, comprise the largest employer pool in the U.S. They are also some of the hardest hit during this shutdown because many haven’t built up enough cash reserves to account for the plunge in revenues they are currently experiencing, with no end in sight. Mass furloughs and layoffs by small businesses could drastically drive up the unemployment rate and cause consumer spending to plunge precipitously, thereby extending the inevitable recession. To make loans cheaper the Federal Reserve reduced interest rates to close to zero and Congress is currently debating measures to aid small businesses, including loan guarantees. For those who need immediate assistance, a growing list of programs exist to help small businesses, including emergency funding from the government, protection from eviction and business loan deferment. The Small Business Administration’s website (www.sba.gov) is a good place to start for information on some of these programs. “Together We Stand; But Divided We Fall”.

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Millions of Americans who were counting on receiving coronavirus relief checks from the federal government next month are out of luck.

The Democrats delayed President Trump's coronavirus economic stimulus bill in a Senate vote on Sunday night.

The vote came while at least five Republican senators were in self-quarantine after coming in contact with infected colleagues such as Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

The bill includes relief checks that range from $1,200 to $4,500 to help individuals and small business owners who are financially impacted by the virus.

Corporations and individuals earning over $99,000 in 2018 are not eligible to receive help from the government.

Many Democrats complained that the relief bill did not go far enough to provide healthcare and unemployment aid for Americans.

The Democrats also pushed for food security aid, small business loans and said that three months of unemployment insurance offered was insufficient.

After the vote failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ripped into the Democrats, accusing them of backing out of a partisan agreement after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer intervened.

McConnell claimed Pelosi, who is a multimillionaire, took "a week off" and "poured cold water on the whole process."

He said the Senate will re-vote on the massive $1 trillion stimulus bill on Monday afternoon.

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President Donald Trump is considering sending individuals and small business owners checks ranging from $1,000 to $4,500 to help lessen the financial impact of the Coronavirus on the economy.

The Trump administration seeks $850 billion for a stimulus package to stimulate the economy amid unprecedented responses to the Coronavirus outbreak in America.

The stock market, tourism and airline industries all suffered huge losses as a result of the virus hysteria.

The Trump administration will also defer payments to the IRS by pushing back the deadline for making income tax payments from April 15 to July 15.

Trump will meet with Congress to seek approval for the package, including checks for $1,000-$4,500 paid directly to all Americans except millionaires and billionaires.

"Americans need cash now," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at a White House press briefing on Tuesday. "We want to make sure that Americans get money in their pocket quickly. We're looking at sending checks to Americans immediately.

"We don't need to send people who make $1 million a year checks," Mnuchin said. "We're going to preview that today and we're going to talk about details afterward."

"The president wants to put money in the economy now. If there are small business that can't make payroll, those businesses will cease to exist."

If Congress approves the stimulus package, the checks will be in the mail in April.

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Nina Turner, a former Ohio State Senator, says voters care about jobs, not the Russia collusion story being pushed by the Democrats and their allies in the mainstream news media.

During a panel discussion on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Turner said, "No one in Ohio cares about Russia."

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Once again the Obama administration is up to no good.

On September 10, the Wihte House announced that the communications director for the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), Yogi Sergant, would be "reassigned" to another position. The reason:

Yosi Sergant (with Obama's blessings) tried to use a government agency to unduly influence the public and to promote Obama's legislative agenda. All of this came to light because of a phone call placed by Sargent to artists -- including a rep for Russell Simmons -- who were asked to help Obama push his health care agenda. A political no-no.

Everything went well until the White House and the media learned the phone call was secretly taped by one of the participating artists. Yosi's "reassignment" was announced just days after another White House radical, Van Jones, resigned under fire.

You can read the transcript of the phone call and listen to the audio HERE.

After denying any wrongdoing, the White House issued a formal memo for White House staff to let them know that "Government agencies are not supposed to be engaged in political activities."

Gee, you would think the White House staff already knew that rule?

White House spokesman Bill Burton told ABC News, "It is the policy of the administration that grant decisions should be on the merits and that government officials should avoid even creating the incorrect appearance that politics has anything to do with these decisions."

Burton also said that White House officials were "enacting specific steps to make sure such a call never happens again."

Or at least to make sure that no one is secretly recording such a call.

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I touched on this subject yesterday, but I will repeat it today for those of you who missed it: Obama's Health Care Reform is not free. In fact, young adults, ages 19 to 26, will be expected to "dilute" the expense of covering older people by buying the coverage whether you want it or not.

Barack Obama has made this clear, but some people aren't listening. So pay attention to the following from the Washington Post:

Drafting young adults into any health-care reform package is crucial to paying for it. As low-cost additions to insurance pools, young adults would help dilute the expense of covering older, sicker people. ...this group could even wind up paying disproportionately hefty premiums -- effectively subsidizing coverage for their parents.

If ObamaCare passes, all of us will be expected to pay for health insurance or incur a penalty of $975. According to the WaPo, paying the premium for ObamaCare, which is expected to cost more than $100 per month, would be more expensive than just paying the penalty.

Understand that even if you don't have a job, you will be forced to pay for something that most of you don't need (right now) because you're young and healthy. But if you don't pay for health insurance, you will be fined a hefty fee.

Welcome to Socialism folks!

A scatterbrained ACORN worker in San Bernardino gives prostitution tax evasion tips to a couple posing as a prostitute and pimp (so what else is new?). But as an added bonus, the ACORN worker, who admits to committing every illegal act under the sun, confesses to murdering her husband (yea, right). She sounds just a little grandiose and delusional.

A dozen people with automatic weapons -- two carrying assault rifles -- showed up outside a pro-health care reform rally next to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Arizona where President Obama was speaking, according to the Huffington Post.

HuffPo just posted this video of a man carrying weapons legally outside the event. The man, who is black, said "Because I can do it," when asked why he was armed. He had a pistol on his hip, and an AR-15 (a semi-automatic assault rifle) on a strap over his shoulder. Two police officers stuck real close to him.

The Arizona Republic has more details.

After a week of lying and covering up his tracks, a leaked internal White House memo shows that Barack Obama did indeed go behind the backs of Americans to carve out a deal with the big pharmaceutical companies.

This is the same Obama who promised during his campaign to use the power of the government to drive down the costs of drugs to Medicare recipients. According to the memo, Obama agreed to protect the pharmaceutical companies from Congressional efforts to bargain for lower prices for drugs or to import lower priced drugs from Canada. Please read that last sentence again and let it sink in.

In return, the big drug companies agreed to cut $80 billion in projected costs to taxpayers and Medicare recipients over the next 10 years. That's $10 billion per year that the big drug companies don't mind coughing up because they stand to make hundreds of billions more per year from the outrageously high prices of drugs.

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Democratic House Representative Lloyd Doggett of Austin, Texas was besieged by constituents outside a grocery store over the weekend. Doggett, who plans to vote for Obama's Universal Health Care Reform, tried to talk with the people who helped put him in office, but he was shouted down by chants of "Just say no!"

As Doggett got into his car to leave, the car crowd surrounded the vehicle and wouldn't allow his driver to get out of the parking lot. All the while the crowd chanted "Just say no!"

Similar events are occurring with frequency outside the offices of Democrats in other cities. Americans are fed up with the Obama administration's attempts to force Socialism down their throats.

One woman held up a sign that read "NO GOVT. COUNSELOR IN MY HOME!" -- alluding to the provision in the health care reform bill that calls for a government counselor to visit patients over 50-years-old and counsel them on "end of life" options (euthanasia) as an alternative to expensive surgery or treatments that could prolong their lives.

It's helpful to note that Democrats like Doggett and their families will not have to give up their insurance coverage to join ObamaCare as Americans will be forced to do.

Barack Obama is rapidly becoming the most hated president in recent history as posters of his likeness covered in clown makeup are popping up all over Los Angeles.

Obama's 'Cash 4 Clunkers' rebate program aims to take your clunker off your hands in exchange for $3,500 - $4,500 cash towards a newer more gas-efficient auto -- as long as your clunker doesn't get 18 miles to the gallon. But here's the twist, the engines in these so-called 'clunkers' must be destroyed on the lot, by the dealer, before the government will pay the dealers.

So what's occurring all around the country is that perfectly good cars that were driven to school, to the grocery store and to doctor's appointments yesterday are being destroyed today.

Here's a video documenting the destruction of a late model Volvo's perfectly good engine. The dealer drains the oil and antifreeze from the Volvo, then a sodium silicate solution is poured into the engine. As the engine is revved, the solution solidifies into glass and the engine seizes up and blows.

As you watch this video, hopefully you're not one of those moms who could use a perfectly good running car to take your kids to school, or to a doctor's appointment. And I hope you don't run a charitable organization that could have used that Volvo as a donation or a tax write off.

If you're thinking this is a great incentive to get junk cars off the road, remember that, as with all government programs, this one also has the potential for abuse.

I hear that used car dealerships which normally sell cars for under $4,500 are now busy destroying the engines on those cars and turning the paperwork in to the government for reimbursement. Don't believe me? Try buying a used car for under $4,500 anywhere in the city.

Just an example of more wastefulness courtesy of the Obama administration that we will end up paying for in the long run.

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As MM points out, the Obama administration's ambitious 'Cash for Clunkers' federal rebate program failed after only 3 days.

It wasn't just the fact that the program ran out of money to buy back junk cars in exchange for gas efficient ones in only 3 days -- it's worse than that. The truth is, the Obama administration doesn't have a clue what they're doing.

The cash ran out because there was a woeful lack of planning, budgeting and strategizing on the part of the administration. Once again we get excuses from the White House as to why their bills or programs just don't work:

The Obama administration is attempting to use the fact that the program was popular with consumers as evidence that it was a “success,” but that only serves as evidence of government incompetence. Unfortunately for Obama & Company, many people are aware that sometimes “too successful” is far more expensive than “didn’t work at all.” READ MORE...

So add the 'Cash for Clunkers' program to the growing heap of failures for the Obama administration. And then try to imagine what ObamaCare will be like if it passes.

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There's no chance that Barack Obama's universal health care initiative will get the votes needed to pass any time soon. But in the event that the bill does (by some miracle) make it through Congress, here's who ObamaCare will hurt the most:

Your elderly relatives:

Anyone over 65 in need of life-saving surgery will be offered the euthanasia option instead

The disabled and infirmed:

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuele's brother, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, is a "top health advisor" to Obama and holds two key positions within the Obama administration. Dr. Emanuel thinks doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously in upholding their duty to care for the elderly and disabled with little regard to the cost. Dr. Emanuel believes that "communitarianism" should dictate who gets treatment as a means of cutting costs.

He believes medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled and those who have a better chance of recovering to become productive citizens. For instance, patients with dementia (people who the Obama administration refers to as "mentally retarded") can not be expected to contribute to society, and therefore would not be approved for any costly surgery. Instead, the government would recommend euthanasia. Go here to read more.

Welcome to George Orwell's 1984.

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When Barack Hussein Obama pulled the race card at the end of his nationally televised press conference last week, he made an egregious error by miscalculating the public's response.

Obama's approval ratings -- which were already the lowest in 6 months -- fell even lower after the presser. His overall approval rating is 48% -- the lowest ever recorded for him. And his disapproval rating is now at 39% -- the highest since he was elected.

The Constitution lawyer mistakenly thought that by aligning himself with blacks and Latinos in defense of his friend, Harvard professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr., that blacks and Latinos would help boost his sagging ratings and support his health care reform bill.

Sadly, that didn't happen.

Instead, many blacks and Hispanics who originally voted for Obama are now out of work and feeling dismay that the Hope & Change Obama promised them during his campaign was just a smoke screen to cover up his hidden socialist agenda.

What we saw during last week's presser was an arrogant man so full of himself that he thinks police officers are stupid and doctors don't know the difference between tonsillitis and allergies.

Obama is typical of all narcissists who find themselves in power: they grossly abuse it. Also typical of narcissists is to blame others for their problems. On Thursday night, it didn't take long for Obama to blame George Bush for the economy -- as he has done for the last 6 months. Blacks and Latinos are getting tired of his excuses.

Obama's ratings will continue to fall because Americans everywhere have taken notice that Obama is determined to ruin this great country with his socialist policies. That's what separates him from George Bush.

Police officers across the country are reacting with reserved anger to Barack Obama criticizing one of their own for doing his job.

During Wednesday night's live press conference on health care reform, Obama made the broad statement that the entire Cambridge police force "acted stupidly" in arresting his friend, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. last week.

"That was totally inappropriate. I am disgraced that he is our commander-in-chief," said Stephen Killion, president of The Cambridge Police Patrol Officer's Association, in an interview with The Huffington Post. "He smeared the good reputation of the hard-working men and women of the Cambridge Police Department. It was wrong to do. It was disgraceful."

Obama's remarks came at the end of his nationally televised presser when Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau chief for the Chicago Sun Times asked him a pre-arranged question about the arrest that made national headlines.

Unfortunately, Obama has proven to be a totally ineffective speaker without his teleprompter.

Rather than criticize the actions of one officer, Obama painted the entire Cambridge police force with the same racist brush.

"By reducing all contact between law enforcement and the public to the color of their skin or ethnicity is, in fact, counterproductive to improving relationships," said James Preston, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Florida State Lodge.

This past Saturday, while driving briskly along I-85 with my good girlfriend riding shotgun, I turned to say something to her, and in that brief second while turning, I caught a glimpse of a Dunwoody police officer standing on the shoulder of the highway training his radar gun on me.

Realizing I was caught red-handed, I began to pull over while the officer was still half a mile behind me (that's how fast I was going).

Being a natural born pessimist, I began to fret out loud about the ticket I had not received yet. My friend, who strives to find the silver lining in every dark cloud, assured me that I wouldn't get a ticket.

Sure enough, after running my tag, the officer informed me that -- since I pulled over so quickly -- he would not issue me a ticket for going 80 mph in a 55 mph zone!

We were so excited that my friend offered the Dunwoody officer a hug, which he declined (but you should have seen him blushing).

It was the 2nd time in as many months that white Dunwoody police officers pulled me over without giving me a ticket or even a written warning. I wrote all that to say that if I'm pulled over in the future by another Dunwoody officer, who turns out to be not as nice as the previous two, I won't condemn the entire police force for the actions of that one cop.

Let's see what happens the next time Obama visits Boston. Will the "stupid" police officers willingly provide backup to his security force, or will they call out sick that day?

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According to HotAir.com, Obama wasn't being honest (lol) when he scoffed at a Republican senator's comparison of his disastrous healthcare bill to Waterloo.

In fact, Obama and his administration are very worried.

So much so that when discussing his health care bill with a Democrat congressman who told him the bill wasn't going to pass if there weren’t some major changes made, Obama whined, "You’re going to destroy my presidency."

Does this mean Obama is finally in touch with reality for the first time in 6 months?

Question: How do you know when Barack Hussein Obama is lying? Answer: His lips are moving.

Remember when Obama urged Congress to pass his wasteful 800 billion stimulus package because it would save or create 3 million jobs?

Well, now you know that was a lie. 3 million jobs have been lost since Obama took office. Can't blame that one on George Bush.

Here's another lie that recently rolled off Obama's lips: remember when Obama said you could keep your private insurance if his health care reform bill passed?

Well, guess what? He lied.

Tucked deep inside the House Democrats' House's "health care for all Americans" bill -- on page 16 -- is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal once his bill passes.

Under the Orwellian header of "Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage," the "Limitation On New Enrollment" section of the bill clearly states:

"Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day" of the year the legislation becomes law.

So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: Those who currently have private individual coverage won't be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers. READ MORE...

To further explain: those who don't have coverage on the date that ObamaCare becomes law will not be able to acquire private insurance after that date.

Welcome to the Socialization of America. One day you will regale your grandkids with stories about a time when America was the land of the free.

Former secretary of state (under George Bush) Colin Powell changed parties last year to throw his full support behind Barack Obama's campaign for president.

Powell was a staunch Obama supporter, frequently appearing on left leaning news programs to help push Obama's socialist agenda. Along the way to the White House, Obama and his camp served Kool Aid on ice to the fawning multitudes and pulled the wool over their supporters eyes.

But now Powell can see clearly, and he is expressing growing doubts about Obama's ability to lead this country.

"I'm concerned at the number of programs that are being presented, the bills associated with these programs and the additional government that will be needed to execute them," Mr. Powell said in an excerpt of an interview with CNN's John King that aired over the weekend.

Powell expressed his concerns about Obama's reckless spending amid rumors that another wasteful stimulus bill is in the works.

"One of the cautions that has to be given to the president -- and I've talked to some of his people about this -- is that you can't have so many things on the table that you can't absorb it all. And we can't pay for it all."

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Does Barack Hussein Obama have an honest bone left in his body? Unemployment is now at 9.5% -- its highest level in 26 years! Unemployment has now risen a full 2 percentage points since Obama took office.

After pushing his massive $800 BILLION stimulus bill on unsuspecting Americans, Obama is now saying his bill is working. Really Barack?

How embarrassing that America's first half black president is a jive talking narcissist. At least we knew what George Bush was all about: that oil.

As Barack Hussein Obama prepares to meet with the largest medical association in America on Monday, its doctors are already going on record opposing Obama's national health plan.

From the NY Times:

As the health care debate heats up, the American Medical Association is letting Congress know that it will oppose creation of a government-sponsored insurance plan, which President Obama and many other Democrats see as an essential element of legislation to remake the health care system.

The American Medical Association (A.M.A.), with its 250,000 member doctors, is America’s largest physician organization. Without their approval, Obama's health plan is dead in the water, so to speak.

Nurses that I've spoken with over the last 6 months also oppose the national health care plan (I'm a registered nurse). None of Obama's grand plans have produced the expected results so far. His $800 billion stimulus bill is already an epic failure.

We nurses know that what Obama proposes will be a nightmare because we are the ones in the trenches! Why doesn't the Obama administration focus on Medicare and Medicaid? Why not fix those ailing programs first?

Obama's plan will drive private insurance companies like State Farm and Aflac out of business. Private insurance companies cover almost 70% of Americans. The insurance companies that survive will be at the mercy of Obama, Pelosi and the government.

Meaning, if you're over 65 and you require hip surgery, that option will not be available to you under Obama's health plan because it will be deemed too expensive. There is simply not enough money for what Obama proposes. And if doctors and nurses leave the field as they say they will, there won't be any medical services either.

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Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will appear on FOX News tonight to say a big 'I Told Ya So' in the face of a new report that Barack Hussein Obama will spend this country into a $11 trillion dollar deficit.

Additionally, critics are wondering what happened to those jobs promised in Obama's wasteful $800 billion Stimulus package as the unemployment sits at its highest level in 25 years.

Instead of finding solutions to fix our ailing economy, Obama is doggedly pursuing Congressional approval for his wasteful health care plan that is doomed to failure. There's that word 'wasteful' again.

I'm not sure what part of "Obama isn't qualified to run this country" -- people don't understand.

From Drudge Report:

As President Obama vows to spend the 'stimulus' faster, Governor Palin tells host Sean Hannity: 'You gotta quit digging that hole!'

HANNITY: What do you make of – look at the state of the economy now...

PALIN: Well, when you consider that the federal government is about eleven trillion dollars in debt, and we’re borrowing more to spend more.. it defies any sensible economic policy that any of us ever learned through college. It defies economy practices and principles that tell ya ‘you gotta quit digging that hole when you are in that financial hole’

Palin continues:

"America is digging a deeper hole and how are we paying for this government largesse. We’re borrowing. We’re borrowing from China and we consider that now we own sixty percent of GENERAL MOTORS – or the U.S. government does… But who is the U.S. government becoming more indebted to? It’s China. So that leads you to have to ask who is really going to own our car industry than in America."

HANNITY: You know but it goes back - It does go back a little to the campaign. I mean, ‘spread the wealth, patriotic duty…’

PALIN: Kind of a ‘we told ya so’. READ MORE...