It’s Thursday, also known as Friday Eve or the Day the Stock Market erased 3 years worth of gains…good times.
For Friday Eve/Stock Market Erase Gain Day President Impeached has tweeted 2 times, and retweeted 30 times.
In his first tweet he quotes his favorite news network and show. The tweet came 15 minutes before the Stock Market opened, that becomes relevant later.
“Nancy Pelosi all of a sudden doesn’t like the payroll tax cut, but when Obama proposed it she thought it was a brilliant thing that all of the working families would benefit from because if you get a paycheck, you’re going to take home more money.” @kilmeade @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2020
You’re going to take home more money…and then have to pay it back at tax time.
In 2012 Rep. Nancy Pelosi supported a pay roll tax compromise bill presented in the House of Reps.
A transcript of her remarks can be found here.
From the transcript in part:
first I want to say that this represents a victory for the middle class in our country. And I salute President Obama for going out there so strongly in taking this message to the American people. That it was very important for us to have a payroll tax cut for the middle class. It’s important to those families because it puts 40 dollars more into a paycheck, to buy groceries, to buy gasoline, to make ends meat, to make ends meat. But, in addition to being personally helpful to families, it has a macroeconomic effect. Because these families will immediately spend that money, inject demand into the economy, and that is a job creator. And any economist will tell you, that this is very important to continuing the economic recovery in our country, to have rejected it, as had been in the mix earlier, would have halted, if not turned back, our economic recovery.
So, let us recognize that–we have three pillars, that we insisted be in this package. We on the Democratic side. One, that we would have a payroll tax cut for 160 million Americans, preferably unpaid for. And that it is the way it is in this bill. What is unfortunate, is that we did not use our choice of a pay for, should it be paid for, the surcharge, to cover the unemployment insurance, that would have been a preferable place to go–the extension of unemployment insurance. It could of also been used to pay for the SGR, the ability for seniors to see their doctors, instead of taking money out of the prevention piece of the Affordable Care Act. Prevention makes America healthier, it saves money, it expands opportunity for people to get in the health care loop. That’s unfortunate. And it could have been avoided, as well as the unfortunate provision relating to our public employees. And even on that score, as Mr. Hoyer and Mr. Van Hollen said, there was a further compromise that could have been made that addressed some of the needs of the Republicans to vote for this bill, without doing more harm to the, as Mr. Hoyer said, the recruitment, the retention of public employees–the best, the best public employees to help implement our laws. And I want to salute all of them for their patriotic duty to our country: to keep us safe in every possible way, to allow commerce to proceed in a very positive way.Pelosi Floor remarks. 02/17/2012.
Yahoo Finance reported on Wednesday that Pelosi recently argued “that cutting payroll tax is too broad a measure and ideas should be focused on those actually impacted by COVID-19. “We’re not talking about massively saying we’re going to have family medical leave, we’re saying if you are affected by the coronavirus,” you should get help, she said of the emerging Democratic plans on Monday.
at 10:44 a.m. as the market tumbled President Impeached focused on…
Many Republican Senators want me to Veto the FISA Bill until we find out what led to, and happened with, the illegal attempted “coup” of the duly elected President of the United States, and others!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2020
The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that the House passed a bipartisan bill that would institute some “changes to the government’s surveillance authority while also imposing new requirements on the way the FBI obtains wiretapping warrants in national security investigations following criticism of its monitoring of a Trump campaign adviser in 2016.”
According to the article the changes to the USA Freedom ACT would ensure the rights to privacy of U.S. citizens, while also making needed changes to the FISA application process.
According to The Hill, Senators, Mike Lee (R-UT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) have urged President Impeached to veto the bill.
The Bill has moved to the Senate where it still needs to pass before reaching President Impeached desk.
As to the timing of the tweet, as the News Blender covered this morning, after President Impeached National Address, the DOW futures tumbled signaling a huge lose at the open of the Stock Exchange on Thursday.
Currently the DOW is down 2,100 plus points or 9 percent. (Business Insider).
Asked about the falling market President Impeached said:
With the stock market tanking, Trump has now resorted to touting falling gas prices as akin to “a tax cut” for consumers pic.twitter.com/yAtKntxS7R— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 12, 2020
“Gasoline prices will be coming down.”
In Other News:
He was asked why he hadn’t consulted European leaders on the travel ban, that affects foreign nationals, not American citizens. He said:
President Trump on not consulting European leaders on travel ban: “We had to make a decision…it takes a long time to make the individual calls…we have spoken to some of them prior to…When they raise taxes on us, they don’t consult us.” pic.twitter.com/2R16eTtaOE— CSPAN (@cspan) March 12, 2020
No, Trump isn’t banning Europe’s goods. No, the UK isn’t the only exempt country. No, Americans don’t need screening before flying. No, US citizens aren’t the only ones who can come back. No, the ban doesn’t only hit Europeans or people flying from Europe. https://t.co/oBMdfV9PWR— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 12, 2020
Asked about cancelling rallies…
Pres. Trump on canceling rallies amid coronavirus outbreak: “We need a little separation until such time as this goes away. It’s going to go away…In the meantime, we want to lose as few people as possible.” https://t.co/ZiAHdZMaE1 pic.twitter.com/Xz09ZdN6pN— ABC News (@ABC) March 12, 2020
“We want to lose as few people as possible,” is an actual quote from President Impeached regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
Currently happening on The Hill.
A highlight from the hearing regarding testing for the coronavirus.
Pressed about limited availability of coronavirus tests, CDC Dir. Robert Redfield turns to NIH official Dr. Anthony Fauci, who says, “The system is not really geared to what we need right now, what you are asking for. That is a failing…Let’s admit it.” https://t.co/ZiAHdZMaE1 pic.twitter.com/LiJmUvaMEQ— ABC News (@ABC) March 12, 2020
Scheduled to happen at 1 p.m. eastern time Democratic hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to speak regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
At this time, I’d like to explain that this mornings developments relating to the coronavirus outbreak are a bit overwhelming. We learned last night just minutes after President Impeached spoke to the nation, that actor Tom Hanks, his actress wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the virus and are stuck in Australia, where they will remain in isolation.
We also learned that due to a NBA player testing positive for the disease that the NBA has cancelled the 2020 basketball season. The NCAA has also cancelled their tournaments.
“On Monday, Rudy Gobert joked with members of the media by making sure to touch all the mics and recording devices reporters had placed on the table in front of him. Wednesday, he became Patient Zero for the NBA when he tested positive for the virus.” https://t.co/QQVusLk2lv— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 12, 2020
The DNC is moving their scheduled audience free debate from Arizona to D.C.. Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau is self-isolating as his wife awaits the results of her COVID-19 test, after she returned from a trip aboard felling ill.
CBC: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie are in self-isolation as she awaits COVID-19 test results. https://t.co/gqYyd1HR9w— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 12, 2020
If that wasn’t enough to pop your head, it’s also being reported that President Impeached along with Vice President Pence may have been exposed to COVID-19.
A Brazilian official who was part of a delegation that met with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago five days ago has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the New York Times and the Washington Post, who cited Brazilian media reports https://t.co/0fZCzN6DVl— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) March 12, 2020
To be fair there are conflicting reports, some saying the test results are not known yet, but likely to be positive, others saying he has tested positive.
My point is, it’s overwhelming an anxiety is not abnormal as a result of the coming at us fast news.
President Impeached has posted four new tweets…in ALL CAPS!
@2:01 p.m. D.C. time.
KEEPING THE HOME SAFE, ENCOURAGE YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO…. pic.twitter.com/2hUQuUvGQb— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2020
KEEPING THE SCHOOL SAFE, ENCOURAGE YOUR FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS TO…. pic.twitter.com/mfLgNN3b19— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2020
KEEPING COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS SAFE, ENCOURAGE YOUR EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS TO…. pic.twitter.com/Fxx6DlHmPf— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2020
KEEPING THE WORKPLACE SAFE, ENCOURAGE YOUR EMPLOYEES TO…. pic.twitter.com/Fgt0HTv2KU— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2020
Regarding the news that President Impeached and Vice President Mike, “President Trump is Great,” Pence, coming into contact with an official that has tested positive for COVID-19 the White House offered this statement.
WH statement on Trump interaction with Brazilian official testing positive for Coronavirus: "Both the President and Vice President had almost no interactions with the individual who tested positive and do not require being tested at this time."— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 12, 2020
“almost no interactions.”
Brazil: President's press director Fabio Wajngarten is suspected of having coronavirus, days after returning from trip to Miami, and meeting President Trump and VP Pence pic.twitter.com/aJbX4h09RE— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) March 11, 2020
Updating post is possible.