Wallace Hammers Pelosi Over Dem's Failure To Bring Aid To Americans
America has a 10.2% unemployment rate. There are still many Americans struggling to get by during this pandemic. So the GOP tried to put through another round of stimulus payments to Americans during this trying time. But Dems couldn't have that and refused to pass the stimulus package. FOX's Chris Wallace had on Nancy Pelosi to talk about the Dem's inability to help Americans.
Wallace:"...You're known as a master negotiator, but didn't you mess this one up? Because you talk about all the things that the president -- let me just finish, if I may, Speaker. Now, because there's no deal at all, cities and states won't get any money, there's no money for the Post Office, there's no money for hospitals, there's no money for state boards of election.
You knew that the president was threatening to take this executive action. I understand that you weren't going to get everything you wanted and didn't get everything you wanted, but should you have cut a deal? And are you ready to go back into talks to try to come up with a fuller package?
Pelosi: "Well, clearly, you don't have an understanding of what is happening here both in the weakness of the president's executive order, which don't give the money, enhanced benefit, but with the complicated formula there will take a while if at all to accomplish, to put money in the pockets of the American people.
What we have said, we're going to honor our heroes -- state and local, health care workers, et cetera, first responders, teachers and the rest. And as part of our argument, how much are they willing to do?"
"...But we said to them, we'll come down a trillion, you go up a trillion. Meet us halfway and we'll be able to have an agreement that meets the needs of the American people."
Wallace:"I understand, Speaker, but the point I'm trying to -- I'm trying to make is, you -- they were offering $150 billion for cities and states. You wanted $900 billion. The result of no deal is that the states and cities, which we all agree do need some money, are going to get nothing.
I guess the question is -- and I'm not saying it's all your fault anymore than it's all the Republicans' fault, but the failure to make a deal is going to result in a lot of people and a lot of entities that were in need ending up with nothing.
Pelosi: Well, how do you -- how do you justify, tens of billions of dollars to feed the hungry to $250,000, to understand how far apart we are? Just by that example.
Let's bring all of that together. You contend that they're putting up money for elections. No, no. You contend they're helping with the Post Office. None of that is in their bill.
So, when you look at the amounts that are in their bill, it doesn't have any of that. Our bill does. But let's put it this way. We have to reach an agreement.
Children are food insecure, families at the risk of being evicted. The virus is moving like a freight train even though the president once has ignored and delayed and distorted what that is. Something is wrong."
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Wallace is right. Is it not better to aid Americans now instead of waiting weeks, or months until Dems can get their act together? I get that she wants to hold out until she feels the deal is better. But there are Americans that could use that money to pay their rent or put food on the table now and don't have that kind of time to wait. The Post Office is self-sufficient. They make their own money to survive through postage and deals with Amazon. In fact, whenever they say that they are in a deficit, Politicians are just talking about the excess money the Post Office makes every year beyond their functioning budget. So why is that even part of the equation?