May I Buy Your Vote?

009ABA53-BD53-4924-BB35-E2490D7E94AETreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday that the Trump administration wants to send direct payments to Americans within the next two weeks to help mitigate the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Americans need cash now and the president wants to give cash now,” Mnuchin said during a press conference with Trump. “And I mean now, in the next two weeks.”

To that end, White House officials are working with congressional Republicans on approving an emergency stimulus package that could send two $1,000 checks to many Americans.

So, “many Americans,” whatever that means, will get $2,000 to aid those of us who are feeling the effects of an out-of-control pandemic. One that Trump told us would miraculously disappear. He said that everything was under control. He gave himself a pat on the back (a 10 out of 10) for how he responded to the threat. Had he taken this threat seriously early on and acted quickly and decisively to stem the rapid spread, we wouldn’t be in this situation.

But here we are. We’re getting paid to look away and to be grateful to an inept, incompetent leader for giving us money so that we can shop at stores with empty shelves.

Too little too late, Mr. “President.” You’re payoff is not going to work with me. You’re not buying my vote for two grand.

19 thoughts on “May I Buy Your Vote?

  1. slmret March 18, 2020 / 10:30 am

    Although I realize that the “shutdown” will affect many people financially, money doesn’t buy everything!

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    • Fandango March 18, 2020 / 3:18 pm

      Especially when the goods we’d buy with the money are in extremely short supply.

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  2. rugby843 March 18, 2020 / 11:07 am

    Just reading Cheyenne news this morning about how many people are being sent home, servers, etc that rely mostly on tips to survive, and that is going to get worse. Some may be able to be delivery drivers but here there are not a lot of options. I worry for their families. It’s hard enough surviving on their incomes as it is.

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  3. m.caimbeul March 18, 2020 / 5:31 pm

    Of all the things to distribute during a pandemic…idiocy in the making.

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong March 18, 2020 / 7:05 pm

    Trump is currently explaining he is a ‘wartime’ president. That’s right. It’s a war we’re fighting and our fearless leader is leading the charge. If he really were leading anything, we’d be in much better shape and not facing and massive collapse of the economy. This is worse than in 2008. This is a depression, not a recession. But. Given how this virus is taking over most of the world and so far, only two countries seem to have managed to get on top of it. I think this would have happened anyway. Maybe we’d have more tests and more glove and masks and ventilators, but this is a very big country. After China, we have the biggest population of any country that has been hit and certainly one of the most diverse. We could have helped flatten the curve more, but I think we were doomed to a major disruption. Maybe not this bad, but bad.

    Plagues have a way of massively disrupting society, you know?

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    • Fandango March 18, 2020 / 10:17 pm

      You’re right, this probably would have been disruptive, but if we had a competent president, the curve might have already started to flatten by now. Unfortunately, it still growing and his incompetence is literally killing people.

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      • Marleen March 19, 2020 / 9:44 pm

        The following article says Trump told the governors to obtain supplies themselves. However, as I recall, it was a little more “off” than that: he said for them to try and get the supplies themselves.

        https://fortune.com/2020/03/19/coronavirus-trump-states-governors-medical-supplies-fema/

        “I’ve got a feeling that if someone has the chance to sell to you and to sell to me, I am going to lose on every one of those,” a sheepish-sounding [Massachusetts governor] Baker told Trump, who chuckled at the remark.

        The president replied he still wants governors to seek out their own medical equipment, like protective gear for doctors and nurses as well as respirators, but acknowledged the federal government has greater buying power than any state.

        …..

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  5. Marleen March 19, 2020 / 12:33 pm

    It looks like considerations are under way to send billions to hotels, restaurants, casinos… you know, more money in Trump’s pockets (and those of others like him).

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    • Marleen March 19, 2020 / 3:25 pm

      Actually… when it comes to “his” (or his family’s) stuff/properties, it could be more the pockets of Russia/Putin or DeutcheBank.

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  6. leigha66 March 20, 2020 / 1:33 pm

    If only there was a way to connect an actual brain to his mouth…

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  7. Carol Anne March 31, 2020 / 12:52 pm

    Wow! He’s unbelievable! He is also so dilusional! This virus is going nowhere! Nowhere at all and it wont end for months to come! xoxo

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