During one of the darkest hours in recent history, wealth Democratic Party leaders blocked a coronavirus relief package twice so that they can line it with corrupt payouts to their liberal elite cronies.
“The Democrats put partisan interests ahead of what’s good for the nation by blocking the cloture vote this evening to proceed on the CARES Act,” Jobs Creator Network president Alfredo Ortiz reportedly said. “Millions of small businesses and employees around the country need the relief that this bill offered.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took advantage of a rare opportunity. Several GOP Senators are under self-quarantine after being exposed, and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul recently tested positive for COVID-19. Republicans did not necessarily have a majority with several sidelined. That gave Democrats voting power, and they seized the moment to deny everyday Americans relief.
Pelosi and Schumer demanded the COVID-19 relief package be stuffed with pork spending for their radical left-wing base. They are also using a smokescreen that the delay is about increasing individual payouts. Before Congress voted to pass the final bill, Pelosi rolled out a suspect wish list that puts money in the pockets of traditionally left-wing organizations under a phony COVID-19 banner. These are some highlights:
- PBS: $300 million
- Migrant & Refugee Assistance: $300 million
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (climate change): $33.2 million
- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: $35 million
“The Democrats want the Virus to win? They are asking for things that have nothing to do with our great workers or companies. They want Open Borders & Green New Deal,” President Donald Trump tweeted. “They have to get together and just stop with the partisan politics, and I think that’s happening. It is about putting our great workers and companies BACK TO WORK!”
Tragically, this money could be added to the checks the Trump Administration proposed to keep working people afloat until the crisis subsides. The Jobs Creator Network also criticized the pair of multi-millionaire Democrat leaders for failing to act swiftly and use a direct pipeline into the pockets of working families and small businesses.
“Small businesses will know who is to blame for holding up the loans and grants they require to stay operational and pay their employees. April 1st is right around the corner and in the real world that is when rent, car, and mortgage payments are due,” Ortiz said. “Ordinary Americans need the checks that the CARES Act would provide now, not a month or two from now. Millionaires like Pelosi and Schumer obviously don’t need to worry about these concerns facing their constituents.”
There have been outrageous negotiation holdups with Senator Schumer. He was refusing to allow his constituency to move the relief package forward until measures were put in place to add regulations and expenses to the already devastated airline industry over its “carbon footprint.”
“They ought to be embarrassed,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “This is no time for this nonsense.”
When all of this is over, Americans will never forget what the Democrats did while the world burned.