Personally, I have no issue with the tax credits. But that is something that should be pushed in a separate bill. It has nothing to do with helping out Americans affected by this crisis, and its intention was to cause a partisan divide.
It was something that is objectively good for america that republicans refuse to enact due to partisan and corrupt reasons. Why is it a bad thing to try to pass an objectively good thing?
Voter fraud is bad for democracy.
There is no evidence there has ever been significant amounts of voter fraud.
You're missing the point. You can disagree or agree with a lot of what they tried to put in the bill. The point is that a crisis is no time to attempt to slip pork barrel BS into a bill to further your ideology. The bill's sole purpose should be to help Americans as quickly as possible. If the American people want these unrelated things, they will elect you in the future so you can pass them.
you appear to be missing the point. This was extremely relevant to the crisis. Having people go into cramped election booths is a surefire way to spread corona virus. Having people vote by mail is a way to have elections, but not spread deadly diseases. Trump was pretty clear, if you passed a law where everyone could vote easily would destroy the republicans because the only reason they are able to win is by suppressing the vote. Their concern is not voter fraud, it is that people would actually vote.
It was easy to fix to make it accepted by the other side. Simply add oversight and then they have no problem passing it.
Just because both sides are extremely corrupt does not make it acceptable. It makes them both reprehensible that they chose a crisis to try to make their donors richer.
Other items like voter ID need to be taken out entirely. There is no fixing that part of the bill. It doesn't belong there.
of course it does, we need remote voting in order to have safe elections. We need to start implementing this stuff now to have it ready for the next presidential election.
Nice framing. Holding Americans hostage to push tax credits and hoping to increase voter fraud. See? I can frame things too. Doesn't contribute much to the discussion, though.
it doesn't hold americans hostage. It is called negotiating. Trump wants to dump billions into companies that don't need any help. The democrats wanted to invest in technology that would help america's future. But for some reason the democrats are the problem?
And the Democrats are complicit in it. Don't try to make this all about Republicans. I'm angry about it, too. Every day the news is making me much more populist.
agreed. The corporatist dems are fundamentally republicans. Their economic policies are extremely similar (corrupt and corporatist). The only difference between the 2 parties is social policy.