#US_Election | Logs for 2020-12-29

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[14:51:21] <FatPhil> The US House of Representatives has voted in favour of increasing the aid sent to individuals under the new coronavirus stimulus package from $600 (£445) to $2,000.
[14:51:24] <FatPhil> The Democratic-led House passed the bill with the support of more than 40 Republican members. However, the bigger relief package is likely to struggle in the Republican-led Senate.
[14:52:04] <FatPhil> would the senators really care that much? it's not on their shoulders, they're just 'doing the best for their voters', no?
[14:53:01] <requerdanos> Is "doing the best" a matter of leaving a smaller debt/deficit, or paying cash now? your ideology may decide that question
[14:54:13] <Bytram> ask a cat whose owner is named Schroedinger
[15:01:36] <FatPhil> smaller than what??!?!? It's already bigger than it's ever been!
[15:02:39] <requerdanos> smaller than if you paid out cash to everyone, I guess
[15:03:17] <FatPhil> It's the treasury that's supposed to be the arbiter on whether the monetary policy is good or bad, not the individual senators. Of course, they might have their own opinions (such as Rand Paul) on that matter, but no senator can be blamed for trusting his party's experts.
[15:03:53] <FatPhil> (Yes, 'experts' should have been in quotes, none of them has ever demonstrated any expertise in the task)
[15:10:58] <FatPhil> when does the senate vote on it?
[15:13:08] <requerdanos> That I don't know.
[15:23:01] <Bytram> ISTR some time today
[15:32:14] <FatPhil> woh, OK, I'll keep my eyes peeled
[19:23:42] <Bytram> https://www.cnn.com
[19:23:46] <systemd> ^ 03Analysis: Trump lashes out at Republicans after they override his veto
[19:24:24] <Bytram> https://www.cnn.com
[19:24:27] <systemd> ^ 03Error
[21:33:32] <chromas> Where muh gibs at?
[21:39:25] <pinchy> at the dollar general
[22:03:13] <FatPhil> if muh g/f don't get her gibs, there's gonna be one angry fatphil here
[22:30:41] <chromas> Drink da federal gibs
[22:30:55] <chromas> If our economy dies due to overinflation, I expect a heartfelt "thank you for your service"
[22:37:01] <FatPhil> I'm gonna thank Yellen!
[22:37:25] <chromas> Nobody....calls me...Yellen