The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is uncertain.
Democrats led passage, 275-134, their majority favoring additional assistance, but dozens of Republicans joined in approval. Congress had settled on smaller $600 payments in a compromise over the big year-end relief bill Trump reluctantly signed into law. Democrats favored higher payments, but Trump’s push put his GOP allies in a difficult spot.
The vote deeply divided Republicans who mostly resist more spending. But many House Republicans joined in support, preferring to link with Democrats rather than buck the outgoing president. Senators were set to return to session Tuesday, forced to consider the measure.
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So the outcome of this is literally happening as I type this out. First, a little context. My mom is verrrry left on the political spectrum. My soon to be MIL is at complete opposite end of it. I understand that politics has had some really bad repercussions over the last couppe of years for some families, but I am just now beginning to witness it first hand. My mom made a post on FB about condemning the invasion on the U.S. Capitol. Someone commented on it basically saying that Antifa is planting people in there to make the right look crazy. My fiancèe showed it to me and said she can comment actual substance to disprove these comments and I encouraged her to do so because I honestly think the truth should be shared, especially if someone is passionate about the subject. So she linked her research and my mom thanked her for the backup and the other person didn't have a reply to it and that was the end of that...until it wasn't. My soon to be MIL basically commented that everyone should keep an open mind and that there's a lot of fake news being spewed by the media. She argues that Trump has done a lot of great things that the media doesn't acknowledge and that people shouldn't make rude comments about her president. My mom didn't realize who made this comment, and immediately replied that MIL is one of the idiots who blindly follows Trump and that if she agrees with him, then she's a traitor. She immediately apologized after realizing who it was and tried messaging her and texting her, but shes been unfriended, blocked, and now my fiancèe is having a pretty heated political discussion with her mom. We've tried apologizing on behalf of my mom, but MIL is airing out aalllll of her political beliefs. Man I can't wait until the wedding! /s
tl;dr: TIFU by starting a FB war between mom and MIL and now there's trouble in paradise.
I’ll be reading discussions and considering my investments then you’ll see lots of comments like “I’ve got a spare $100 to throw at something, shill me” and so I suddenly realise that a lot of what gets posted is from people with very little skin in the game. I know it’s all relative and I am not meaning to sound arrogant but just yeah sometimes it surprises me when I read so many queries about such small investment amounts because people talk and act like they are talking about much larger sums.