(Miss Murdstone was the sadistic spinster in David Copperfield whose cruelty and stinginess provide obstacles for the hero's rise. You might glimpse a similarity, if you have bifocals.)
Foxx -- along with every other last Republican in both houses of Congress -- voted no on the "American Rescue Plan"(ARP). Their rationale was Christ-like frugality. What was their rationale when they gave the super-rich a very similar pile of cash in the "Trump tax breaks"? Frugality for everybody else, while Foxx in particular raids the buffet and makes sure the corporate boys are happy.
Direct PaymentsMost of us, including, ironically enough, stormers of national capitols, will get a direct payment of $1,400 -- $2,800 for a married couple that files jointly -- plus $1,400 per dependent. Individuals earning up to $75,000 should get the full amount, as would married couples with incomes up to $150,000. The size of the check would shrink for those making slightly more, with a hard cut-off at $80,000 for individuals and $160,000 for married couples.
Watering Holes and Non-Profits
Everybody's Watching You, Berger Moore (Ltd.)
|Miss Murdstone, from Quirky Characters|
“I don’t think I’ve ever indicated that there is something that, if we get this, I’d agree to Medicaid expansion," Berger said Thursday, when asked what he'd want in an expansion deal. "My opposition to Medicaid expansion has been I think it’s bad policy. ... Nothing I’ve seen has led me to believe that there’s a reason to change my position on that."
Berger continued: “Are there some things I’d like to see done? Yeah. But whether or not that’s something that an arrangement can be worked out – I’m not saying no to that. I’m just saying that, at this point, I’ve always been willing to discuss Medicaid expansion, access to care.” [Emphasis added]
Renters, Take Heart!
The ARP provides more than $30 billion to help low-income households pay their rent and to assist the homeless. States and tribes would receive an additional $10 billion for homeowners who are struggling with mortgage payments and other housing costs because of the pandemic.
Childcare, Especially for Essential Workers
The ARP provides about $39 billion for child care through an emergency fund to help child care providers pay for staffing, rent, and supplies, and through a block grant program that subsidizes the cost of child care for low-income families.
There's much MORE in the ARP for Virginia Foxx To Vote Against, Because It Helps the Very People She Likes To Claim She Once Was
There's plenty of news coverage, O my brethren, all over the place about the full details of what's in the American Recovery Plan, without a doubt the most progressive legislation since the Great Depression. Democrats can celebrate it as a milestone for rebuilding the social safety net. The Republicans can lie in bed with Trump and rue the day the Federal government gave so much to those who have so little instead of to the richest.