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Senate passes emergency coronavirus package with paid sick leave, sending it to Trump's desk

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The Senate on Wednesday passed emergency measures to cushion the financial pain caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has triggered closures across the economy and encouraged Americans to hunker down at home.  While the package includes tax credits to offset the costs of paid sick leave, some Republicans argued that it places unnecessary burdens on businesses. But on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Republicans to 'gag and vote for it anyway.' He said any perceived shortcomings could be addressed in a third stimulus package that lawmakers have started.

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I'd like to see the wormy senator gagging on a rolled up sheet of fiat benjamins stuffed in his stupid looking face.

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it. The congress just passed a $1.5 trillion peoples coronavirus relief plan that will pay people earning under $50,000, $1 million a year for life...so sorry that was another reality gone awry.

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Shad...love your comments -- Wish we could clone you!

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The politicians never forget who butters their bread:

The bill excludes companies with 500 employees or more.

P.S. This was in the Democratic House passed bill, too.

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