McConnell Says Senate to Vote on Skinny Bill… Don’t Bother

Oh, how does Congress disrespect Americans? Let us count the ways.

With more than 26 million people claiming unemployment benefits, more than 100,000 businesses closing, and up to 25,000 retail locations closing, Congress is still bickering over what to do next.

The House passed a non-starter $3.4 trillion bill in May, which the Senate countered with a $650 billion non-starter bill in July. Since then the House came down to $2.4 trillion, while the Senate went up to $950 billion, before passing another non-starter at $350 billion. In the mix, the White House has supported proposals at $1.5 trillion, $1.6 trillion, and then $1.8 trillion.

All the while, millions of Americans are still not working, still not paying the rent or the mortgage.

Now President Trump wants Congress to pass a very skinny bill, allowing just a few hundred billion dollars already authorized in the Paycheck Protection Program, but not issued because the program expired, to be spent.  But Mitch “we won’t vote on any relief bill before the election” McConnell now says the Senate will take up the matter when it reconvenes next week.

McConnell said:

“Our first order of business will be voting again on targeted relief for American workers, including new funding for the PPP. Unless Democrats block this aid for workers, we will have time to pass it before we proceed as planned to the pending Supreme Court nomination.”

Again, this legislation appears to have zero chance in the House, so it’s one more empty gesture.

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  1. Lee A. Potter
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    Come on Congress, get up off your asses and DO something for this country. How can you find legimate reason(s) NOT to approve this woman as a justice on the Supreme Court? She is as fine an example as you could find and only the Democrats will cry and stall on approving her.

  2. Susanne White
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    Our President is trying so hard but with the disrespectable Democrats it is very difficult. The Democrats dont give a
    hoot about America and what it stands for they want communism so they can rule ..we need President Trump

  3. Steven Vermillion
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    By their own words and actions, Democrats all on their own prove they Hate America and its Citizens… They WANT the Economy to crash. They WANT people to suffer, lose jobs, lose medical coverage, lose the ability to buy food and shelter… Blaming Trump for all… All the while supporting giving tax dollars to their backup voting block, “illegal aliens”… America must be neutered in order for the New World Order can proceed with subjugating the world to its rule unopposed by America..

  4. Ramah Whiteside
    Reply

    Stick to your guns!

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