(NewsReady.com) – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is trumpeting a “victory” with a good dose of circular logic. He claims that by blocking legislation that would help small businesses in need, Dems did companies a favor because their demands are going into the new bill. The old “I’m hurting you, so I can help you,” logic hard at work.
Democrats are fighting for small businesses, and hospitals and healthcare providers, and frontline workers, and state and local governments across the country. They need more help from the federal government, and they need it fast.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 19, 2020
Republicans already had a proposal with $250 million written up.
Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are playing a dangerous game of chicken with the lives of the people they purport to represent. They have done an end-run around Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) by negotiating directly with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The theory is they believe an endorsement by President Trump would back GOP lawmakers into a corner.
However, people on both sides of the aisle are desperate to show the voters back home they’re doing something for them, which will likely mean even more delays as the haggling begins. The House is out until May and the Senate is holding pro forma sessions. That means all it takes is one angry senator to hold a bill up.
Nero fiddled while Rome burnt, and the Democrats are blithely repeating history in America. This country is going to be fundamentally changed when this is all said and done, and delays in relieving the stress are going to make the “new normal” drift farther away from what it was. But then, maybe that’s their plan.
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