McConnell Claims Dems May Hang Americans Out To Dry To Help Biden
The GOP is trying to pass another stimulus package to help Americans during this pandemic. The package would give Americans 1,200 dollars plus $500 per dependent. This could mean food on the table or rent for another month for some Americans. But Senate leader Mitch McConnell is worried that the Dems may sabotage the bill just to make Trump look bad and give Biden a better chance come this fall. This seems like a pretty reasonable concern.
"McConnell, R-Ky., made the remarks just days before Americans will lose their boosted unemployment benefits from the federal government and, for many, their rent will come due. Democrats have said that the $1 trillion GOP proposal, which is controversial within even the Republican caucus and which President Trump called "semi-irrelevant" on Tuesday evening, does not do nearly enough. But McConnell accused Democrats of not stepping up to the table to negotiate over what he called a "serious" proposal in contrast with House Democrats $3 trillion bill that was passed in May.
"This is a more-than-fair, more-than-bipartisan framework for Democrats to engage with," McConnell said. "The only reason I can see that Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic leader would sabotage negotiations is if, as some concluded when they killed police reform in June, they actually think bipartisan progress for the country would hurt their own political chances."
"Almost the instant we put out this proposal — which would send thousands of dollars in cash to families and even more cash to unemployed people — the Democratic Leader proclaimed, 'Those Republican hard-right money people … don’t want the federal government to help anybody,'" McConnell said. "Yesterday, after a meeting with the administration, the speaker of the House said this, quote, 'isn’t a negotiation.'"
Dems claim that the bill is not enough.
"Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accused Republicans of being the ones causing delays and said that the GOP proposal is too little, too late."
It seems it is never too late to have additional funds to help Americans through this pandemic. Yes, it would have been better back earlier but it definitely won't hurt anything now. The Dems seem to be upset that the GOP is taking action and helping the American people, when they'd rather we fend for ourselves in order to make Trump look bad.