By Duncan Smith
Republicans led by President Donald Trump have been trying to pass new coronavirus relief for Americans and businesses hard-hit by Democrat- and RINO-imposed lockdowns that have lingered on months longer than they were ever supposed to.
But as usual, the party of the stubborn ass is standing in the way of that relief.
The GOP-led Senate attempted to pass a clean relief-only measure totaling $500 billion but because literally no Democrats in the upper chamber care about ordinary folks and small businesses smarting under lockdown mandates, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) couldn’t get the 60 votes to advance the legislation even for a vote.
Senate Democrats blocked a Republican-backed $500 billion CCP virus stimulus bill on Wednesday from advancing in the midst of talks between the White House and House Democrats on a larger relief package.
The GOP, led by Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), tried to hold a debate on the measure. It was blocked after Republicans failed to obtain 60 votes needed to overcome a procedural hurdle.
The Republicans' bill included a boost to federal unemployment benefits, more Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses, and funding for schools and testing.
How many times have you heard Democrats complain about the need for more funding for schools and testing amid this pandemic? Too many to count?
And for those keeping score, this is the second time Democrats have blocked this $500 billion relief bill.
'Democrats have said we shouldn't pass any more relief at all unless Speaker Pelosi gets her whole far-left wish list, including all kinds of non-COVID-related demands. Working families in Kentucky and around the country deserve better than this obstruction,' McConnell wrote on Twitter.
Democrats have said we shouldn't pass any more relief at all unless Speaker Pelosi gets her whole far-left wish list, including all kinds of non-COVID-related demands.
Working families in Kentucky and around the country deserve better than this obstruction.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) October 21, 2020
Here’s the problem: House Democrats’ HEROES Act is misnamed — unless your ‘heroes’ are Che Guevara, Hugo Chavez, and any leader from the former Soviet Union.
As McConnell has repeatedly said, that bill is stuffed with money for relief but also a socialist wishlist of goodies for left-wing Democrats everywhere.
Bailout money for mismanaged blue cites. Nationwide mail-in voting so Democrats can steal elections for a century. Green New Deal elements. And so forth.
All Republicans want in this particular legislation is relief for Americans suffering economically amid the pandemic.
Democrats won’t pass it, however.
And we’ll keep telling our readers Democrats are the COVID-19 relief obstructionists as long as that remains true.
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