Congratulations Kamala Harris

If you sincerely campaign for the UBI bill you introduced last month with Bernie and Senator Markey I’ll gladly vote for you.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Ed Markey (D-MA) on Friday introduced the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act, legislation that provides a monthly $2,000 check to those struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. As rent comes due and bills continue to pile up, Americans desperately need assistance to financially survive this crisis.

https://www.harris.senate.gov/news/press-releases/harris-sanders-markey-introduce-bill-to-provide-monthly-2000-payments-during-the-covid-19-crisis-

The only way we’re going to bring Covid-19 under control is to make it possible for people to stay home and social distance. That means putting money in their pockets. I hope you follow up on your proposal when you actually have the power to make it happen.

8 comments

  1. I just spent time watching/listening to “A Ralph Nader Telethon with Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker”, (his running mate). They raised just over $10,000. They still need signatures, etc. to get on the ballot in some states. Ralph Nader joined in on a call, pumped up the crowd, as it were. All of the phony hooplah of Biden’s running mate is very, very stale electioneering while Trump has trashed the Postal Service and appointed Elliott Abrams to deal with Iran. 21 days from evictions. Money not yet arranged, it looks like “they” want millions of “refugees” hitting the road to oblivion. One of the first weapons appeared in Chicago Sunday – there will soon be a flood of armed clashes.

  2. John Thurloe · · Reply

    Who cares? The Democrats are just running sock puppets. They cannot advance an election platform because whatever it will provide a focus for disapproval. And they can’t run a ground campaign. Meanwhile Trump will buzz around, marshal his forces and the contrast will favour him.

    A couple more months of this virus scam and economic ruin will really sour people. All Trump has to do is say if the Democrats are elected it will never end. Folks will see that is likely to be so. The crisis that was supposed to be over months ago perpetuated by the Democrats. That sort of scenario will push other considerations aside. And Trump will find it easy to mobilize his infuriated supporters.

    Any road, Trump will conjure up a string of October surprises. Like the impending Durham Report. Shit hits the fan if it names big Democrats.

    1. The election of 2020 is about who gets to be the Captain of the Titanic after it hits the iceberg.

      The ruling class really can’t lose. If Trump wins, then he’s holding the bag. The Republicans have already put in a lot of work distancing themselves from his wing of the part. They’ll just rebrand the way they rebranded in 2008 as the “Tea Party” and claim they had no responsibility for Covid the way they once claimed they had no responsibility for Iraq.

      If Biden wins, then the media immediately starts running a “Covid Death Counter” on every news program and starts talking about the deficit. But Biden can save himself if he pushes genuinely popular, universal programs like UBI or Medicare for All. I think the latter is out because it threatens the control of the insurance industries. They’ll probably just subsidize COBRA but the former is possible. They might print some money and hand it out.

      I do think if Trump wins things are going to get pretty bad. He’ll immediately start pushing for more conflict with China and carry out repression of the BLM and other movements in the name of national security.

      1. I think the future depends on who dies….which one eliminated here and/or there? If I die, I could forget all this grief…thank you God. Don’t fear the Reaper. Old men can die in moments.

  3. John Thurloe · · Reply

    While you’re right about the Titanic analogy, I support the iceberg. The Democrats are so desperate they will destroy the country with a permanent lockdown. They will impoverish millions and engender the forces of civil war. A trade/cold war against Russia+China would inflict massive pain on the U.S. Military action is not possible. So, the U.S. and UK sink into Ukraine status by their own doing. They’ve gone too far to back down. Despite the warnings whomever is Captain Smith is obliged to proceed at full speed. Suits me.

    Yesterday, Russian and German Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Heiko Maas announced at a joint press conference that Nord Stream 2 will be implemented. Thus throwing down the gauntlet. And the Czech government told Pompeo to fuck off about Huwaei. Sanctions and threats will be increasingly resisted.

    Mass currency printing and humongous debt threaten the dollar. The vultures circle. The U.S. will get more frantic and do ever more stupid things but this tide will never reverse. A tipping point has been passed. So, piss on Trump and Biden and all who sail in them.

    1. Right. The Democrats play into the right wing conspiracy theories about Coronavirus by not having an endgame to the lockdowns. They give the impression that they’re not only permanent but that wearing masks is some kind of mark of cultural “wokeness.” If neither the Dems nor the Republicans are willing to pass some sort of UBI sooner or later we’re going to be back to “normal” (only normal plus the virus) anyway. Now both houses of Congress are on vacation for a month. Clearly both parties care more about politics than about people descending into poverty.

  4. John Thurloe · · Reply

    Today, Off Guardian has a stellar excoriation of the ‘left’ to the virus panic. The comments burn up the page in approval. I wrote “At best they think they are ‘saving’ socialism but in fact they are embalming it.”

    Like every pathogenic virus, the panic will burn itself out. Then what? There is no light at the end of the tunnel. Neither to Democrats or Republicans hold forth a path, a vision, a programme with a happy ending. They only offer a grim future of hanging on to the present corrupt regime. Both parties suck any optimism out of existence.

    The road to Hell is worn smooth by the treading feet of DemGOPs and it’s downhill all the way.

  5. John Thurloe · · Reply

    “I shall not go to the polls. I have not registered. I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no “two evils” exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say.”

    W.E.B DuBois,1956

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