Over the weekend, it seemed as though we would have a bill on the President’s desk to sign at some point on Monday.
Then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived and blew everything up, and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) had no problem shredding her for it.
Bipartisan to Partisan
From virtually every report we read, the Senate had agreed on virtually every point.
Democrats and Republicans sat down in different groups to negotiate the stimulus package and they thought they had a deal.
Then, Nancy Pelosi arrived and blew everything up.
Democrats suddenly started to spew a false narrative that Republicans were creating a slush fund for major corporations with no stipulations, which simply was not true.
With the Senate bill now stalled, Pelosi decided to craft her piece of legislation that was packed with Democrat poison pills.
To put this into perspective, the Senate bill was around 120 or so pages… the Pelosi bill was reportedly more than 1,400 pages!
When Senator Blackburn saw the Pelosi bill, she lashed out…
Nancy Pelosi is prioritizing the Green New Deal over rescue aid for American families and small businesses.
Pelosi tanked bipartisan negotiations to push solar and wind tax credits.
What in the world does that have to do with COVID-19?! pic.twitter.com/QBcv1Yxixm
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) March 24, 2020
Just Get It Done
The American economy is on the brink of destruction.
With every passing day, more and more workers are being laid off or fired.
While there will be unemployment benefits, for most Americans, those benefits hardly cover what they were making in the business world.
With every passing day, small business owners are shuttering their businesses wondering if they will ever be able to open their doors again.
Most businesses will probably be able to survive a short shutdown but if this is prolonged, many of them will be forced to close for good and join a workforce that will probably have record-breaking unemployment.
A lot of this can be avoided if Congress gets this stimulus bill out now, so why is Pelosi more worried about airline emissions and student loan forgiveness than getting money into the hands of Americans that were forced to leave their jobs and close their businesses by the government?
Ironically, while Pelosi is doing this, she is holding press conferences accusing Republicans of putting poison pills into the legislation.
Come election day, remember this and remember it well.