Biden to discuss relief package with CEOs at Walmart, JPMorgan, others

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with the chief executives of JPMorgan Chase, Walmart, Gap Inc, and Lowe’s Companies on Tuesday as part of his efforts to boost an economy still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.

      Biden and the executives, who will be joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for the 1:45 p.m. EST gathering in the Oval Office, will discuss Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus recovery package, known as the American Rescue Plan, the White House said.

      JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon, Walmart’s Doug McMillon, Gap’s Sonia Syngal and Lowe’s Companies’ Marvin Ellison were all slated to attend along with Tom Donohue, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a top business lobby.

      Speaking at a briefing with reporters ahead of the meeting on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the goal was to hear thoughts on the plan from some of the nation’s top employers, though she expected it to be the first of many meetings with the business community.

      Full story hereJoe’s getting his marching orders. Talking points to follow at SV. 

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    • #402102
      Bearian
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      Biden’s no FDR

    • #402118
      GZeusH
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      Apparently has a new meaning:  ass-kiss, snivel, grovel, and placate.

      Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.

    • #402122
      NV Wino
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    • #402123
      FedUp
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      How about an Oval Office meeting with people who run homeless shelters and food banks, or better yet homeless people and others who can’t feed their families invited to come in person to discuss what people really need? Like $2000 a month checks to tide them over until this scourge subsides. Yea, I know, dream on.

    • #402124
      Satan
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      Perhaps WalMart might make a little money, if the PEOPLE had money to spend there? And perhaps they could make at least minimal payments on their credit cards, which would help out your buddy Jamie Dimon.*

      For Hell’s sake, this dragonshit fable of “trickle down economics” never worked, even in the best of economic times. It DAMNED sure doesn’t work in a global pandemic & resulting depression.

      You want to keep your corporate donors alive? Fine…. let them make their money the way they’re supposed to…. by selling their shit to people who have money. And if the people don’t have money? THAT is the problem to be solved, isn’t it?

      Seriously, who the fuck is feeding him this 666% ridiculous idea??

       

      *-this is not to imply that the Devil endorses either shopping at WalMart, nor banking with Chase, but sadly millions of mortals do, so if those mortals had money to spend, those corporations (among others) certainly would benefit from it.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #402131
      HassleCat
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      If everybody got a $10,000 relief check, about $8,500 would be spent at WalMart.

    • #402136
      ThouArtThat
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      @ohiobarbarian

      Hi ob,

      The raping and pillaging of America continues.  What else is new?

      TAT

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    • #402142
      Bernie Boomer
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      Biden chooses Jamie Dimon, who loves to talk the talk but only walks as far as the boardroom before he tosses his ‘stakeholders’ under the bus in favor of his shareholders.

      Harry Hopkins is spinning in his grave.

    • #402169
      mrdmk
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      These are marching orders:

      No $15 minimum wage, gotta keep the working hungry

      No $2000, the people at home will use it to fix up their homes and not go to work

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      djean111
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      JP Morgan!   Bezos will be so jealous!  Seriously, I kidded around about this a little while back, but if American peasants are going to spend money, our corporate overlords will be wanting to control that.    Oh, and all you fucking inflation-pushers – fuck the fuck off.  As if $1400 was enough to jack up the price of jack shit.  Go back to drooling over a picture of Ayn Rand.

      And remember, boys and girls – a rising tide lifts all YACHTS.

      The leaky fucking rowboats stay where they are.  And the dog-paddling poor folks can go ahead and drown.  Them’s the American rules.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

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      David the Gnome
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      I wonder what he hopes to actually accomplish here.

      “Speaking at a briefing with reporters ahead of the meeting on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the goal was to hear thoughts on the plan from some of the nation’s top employers, though she expected it to be the first of many meetings with the business community.”

      Its like a meeting of the big bosses of (poorly) organized crime.  Which ever one has the highest net worth will set the tone and call the shots.  Too bad nobody will Capone those fuckers.

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      3fingerbrown
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      Why? What the fuck do they have to do with it? Can’t the fucking pathetic democrats do anyting on their own without consulting Jaime Fucking Dimon and his guillotinable ilk? At least try and make it a secret meeting ffs!

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

    • #402272
      Ohio Barbarian
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      I’ll just point out that this story was on Reuters, a British outfit. I saw no mention of it in any of the usual American sources. That doesn’t mean it isn’t there, but it does mean they buried it. It was on Reuters’ front page.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

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    • #402292
      MizzGrizz
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      ..@in this country,@Ohiobarbarian.What does that tell us?

      • #402295
        Ohio Barbarian
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        I had successfully avoided coverage of it until this morning, when the local news went off and CBS This Morning came on at 7. It was all about the impeachment trial. My wife came running in the room to flip the channel to something with far more redeeming social value, in this case a Bugs Bunny cartoon featuring the Tasmanian Devil.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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