One of the big things that the Trump administration pushed for and Congress passed in the virus relief bill was something to help small businesses, to prevent them from going under and millions of people from losing their jobs. The program was funded with $350 billion.
It provides eight weeks of cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans, backed by the Small Business Administration.
It’s already provided a tremendous amount of help for Americans who were forced to shut down by government closures over the pandemic.
But the problem? It’s been so successful and in such need, the money that funded it in the bill is about to run out this week.
Republicans asked for $250 billion more to keep the program going and helping people. Nothing else. Simple clean bill. Democrats had already agreed to all the terms of the program in the original bill. But they refused to refund it and blocked passing it this past week. That will likely throw millions more Americans out of work and cause countless businesses to go under unless they change their minds immediately.
Meanwhile, Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced that the House wouldn’t be meeting again until May 4, “absent an emergency.”
What exactly do the Democrats think a pandemic and putting all these businesses and Americans out of work is? A party in the park? The Democrats can just skip town, their paychecks aren’t in danger.
The kicker? Here’s House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, bragging about how proud she is that Democrats blocked the bill, she congratulated the Senate Democrats for blocking it.
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Here’s the thing. That doesn’t fly. You want to push other things? Make another bill. There was nothing to object to in this bill. If you’re holding it up, it just means you’re trying to use suffering Americans as hostages to get your agenda passed. That’s just shameful. It’s the same thing she did in holding up the original bill for a week to push crazy Democratic agenda items that had nothing to do with virus relief.
She’s not going to lose her job or be thrown out of her luxurious home.
These are the same people attacking President Donald Trump while they are in fact the ones delaying action?
Hopefully, everyone remembers this in November.