Bernie fought the good fight.
Thune pointed to GOP concerns that under the House-passed bill higher income households who were not eligible for a payment under the $2.3 trillion coronavirus-government funding bill passed last month would be eligible because the House bill increased the amount of the checks but kept the same phase-out structure.
When Sanders asked if Thune had seen a Tax Policy Center analysis, which shows that a small percent of the checks would go to top earners, Thune responded that he hadn’t but “I know math.”
And when Thune said that all he was saying was Democrats shouldn’t “misrepresent the facts,” Sanders responded: “All I’m saying is that according to a very reputable tax organization center … less than 1 percent of the benefits of the entire program go to the wealthiest people in this country.”
Sanders also cut in as Thune rehashed a months-long stalemate over coronavirus relief, saying that he was reclaiming the Senate floor but that senators were having a “great debate.”
“In one moment I am going to bring — because I know Republicans think I don’t do much for them, that I’m not concerned about them. … I am going to bring your bill to the floor to show you what a nice guy I am,” Sanders added.
Please “cut in” on Thune as much as possible going forward Bernie.
Happy Saturday Birdies! I hope you all have a wonderful day and please stay strong!