Graham Slams Dems Wasteful Attempt At A COVID Relief Bill
Before Trump left Office he pushed for a COVID Relief bill that would give Americans $2000. Biden claimed he was for it and now we are over a month in and Biden seems more concerned about violating the right so females than helping Americans and small businesses. But Dems have come up with a bill but helping Americans seems to be a side note in what Senator Graham is calling a Liberal Wishlist.
“The bottom line is, I know what it’s like for businesses to have to absorb increased costs. There’s only so much you can pass on to the consumer. So, this is a really bad idea.
I don’t mind looking at increasing the minimum wage in a responsible way. I just met with the Waffle House today. If you don’t know who the Waffle House is, you’re not in touch with America. So, the Waffle House is where the rubber meets the road, in terms of affordable good food and people working hard and living off tips.
So, they’ve got a plan I’m going to talk to Joe Manchin about – about how to increase the minimum wage, index it to inflation – that will be easier for business and get us to where we want to go.
But, what these folks are proposing is doubling it at a time when government at the state and local level is pretty much restricting your ability to earn a living. You want a one-two punch for small business, this is it.”
"How many small businesses in the hospitality industry are at less than full capacity? and at the time you are reducing their ability to serve their customers because of covid concerns you are going to double their costs? That makes zero sense."
“The bill, Mr. President, that you’re pushing has got more to do with the liberal wish list than getting us back in business,” he added."
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "The bill, Mr. President, that you're pushing has got more to do with the liberal wish list than getting us back in business." pic.twitter.com/nF7PhWobgV
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Graham goes on to explain that Biden is killing the bipartisan efforts by adding a whole bunch of Liberal objectives to a bill that is supposed to be about helping the American people. But Dems did this before too. Trump pointed out that before the election Dems had a ridiculous amount of spending in the last COVID Relief Bill that had nothing to do with Americans. There was money allotted to other countries in the bill. But Dems at the time were trying to sabotage Trump and prevent him from helping the American people. But what's their excuse now?