Here we go again, America.
The last time Congress tried to pass a bill to help Americans during this tough time, Democrats held it up for a week so they could add unrelated pork into the bill.
Now Senate Republicans are rushing through a package to help small businesses, but Democrats are blocking it again! And you won’t be surprised why.
From the Washington Examiner:
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, responding to a request from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, hoped to pass a bill quickly to replenish a small-business aid program with an infusion of $250 billion in federal funding.
But Democrats blocked the Kentucky Republican’s unanimous consent request to pass the measure out of the Senate and proposed their own $500 billion measure.
When our small businesses need it the most, Democrats are slowing down the process to help them once again.
The Treasury has requested these specific funds to help small businesses, but Democrats think they know better.
$250 billion is already a lot of money—but they won’t let it through until they can double the price of the bill.
What’s all the extra money for? According to Mitch McConnell, it’s doubling down on what we have already spent:
The Democratic leadership has suggested they may hold Americans’ paychecks hostage unless we pass another sweeping bill that spends a half a trillion dollars doubling down on a number of parts of the CARES Act, including parts that haven’t even started to work yet.
The CARES Act is the $2 trillion bill that was just passed weeks ago. A lot of that money hasn’t even gone out yet, and we haven’t been able to see how effective it is.
But Democrats want to double down on portions of that act, even before it has been carried out, according to Mitch McConnell.
It sounds like an opportunity to stuff another major spending bill with pork.
Democrats, how about you do as much as you can for the American people—but spend as little as you can to effectively help?
A Nobel Prize winner just warned how too much government “help” could hurt our recovery. Maybe you should listen to him, Democrats.
Come on, Congress—stop dragging your feet and do your job!
Source: Washington Examiner
Author: Jon Brenner