Democrats Scuttle Senate Coronavirus Relief Bill, Playing Typical Politics

If they think their polling is correct that this will help them come November, they are sorely wrong. The American people will remember them playing games while average citizens are worried about their jobs, their money, keeping their homes, cars, finding food, etc

Senate Fails To Pass Cloture Vote On Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

The Senate on Sunday night failed to pass a procedural cloture vote on a phase-three coronavirus stimulus bill as there has been continued internal dispute between both parties.

The vote was 47-47. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that the bill would include $75 billion for hospitals and that two-thirds of all new money in the bill would go to states, however, this vote will likely end consideration of this bill. McConnell also said, “it’s just about time to take yes for an answer.” Democrats have said the coronavirus bill lacks new SNAP funds and were reportedly pushing for expanded emergency leave provisions and more than three months of unemployment insurance.

Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin, who has been negotiating with members of Congress on behalf of the White House, was spotted entering Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office, 20 minutes away from the cloture vote.

McConnell voted no, which was not planned. He voted with the Democrats so he would have the option of recalling the vote, as Senate rules state.

This was literally a bill that the Democrats negotiated on over days. They knew what was in it, and then, instead of voting for taking care of citizens, they went rogue. They literally could have voted for it then worked on those other provisions, which make little sense, since those people are already being taken care of, especially with things like SNAP.

McConnell blamed this directly on Pelosi

McConnell added that there was bipartisan consensus among “regular members of the Senate, not in the Leadership office, not in the speaker’s office for goodness sakes.”

“She’s the Speaker of the House, not the Speaker of the Senate,” he added. “We were doing just fine until that intervention.”

Think about this, though

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) said in a statement on Sunday:

‪How pathetic. Tonight’s vote was not even on passing a bipartisan plan, it was merely to begin debating it. The American people are hurting, the clock is ticking, but Senate Democrats would rather cave to Speaker Pelosi’s eleventh-hour demands. My colleagues on the other side of the aisle should worry more about getting relief to their constituents and less about the House Speaker’s partisan wish list. This cannot go another day.

They wouldn’t even vote to allow debate on (original article)

The text for a phase-three Senate bill announced Friday would give $1,200 checks to every person, while couples would receive $2,400. That $1,200 check will go to Americans making less than $75,000 annually. Each child will receive $500. The amount is reduced by $5 for every $100 a person earns over $75,000. Those making above $99,000 would not get any money.

No matter how places like the Washington Post and NY Times want to spin it…

…Democrats are playing with our livelihoods. The Wash Post subhead says “Democrats allege the $1.8 trillion package tilts too far in favor of corporations.” First, Democrats negotiated for all this. 2nd, who they hell do they think employs people?

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9 Responses to “Democrats Scuttle Senate Coronavirus Relief Bill, Playing Typical Politics”

  1. John says:

    Teach you seem to have forgotten that in our last national election the American people OVERRWHELMINGLY voted for the Democrats
    Elections have consequences
    Now teach isn’t this all just a bit too socialist for you to swallow?
    Should government just be giving money away to corporations !
    This stimulus is far bigger than Obama’s

    • formwiz says:

      No, they didn’t.

      Depends on what you’re talking about. You call a lot of things socialist, like postal service and public roads, that aren’t.

      Bet you didn’t mind when they gave it to GM.

      And it will actually work because it will be going to people.

      And fu(k you.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Typical Republican political whining.

    Their bill included $500 BILLION (of the $2 TRILLION) for Treasury Sec Mnuchin to distribute ad libitum to corporations with no reporting for 6 months, and they got called on it.

    Said Trump last night: “I don’t want to give a bailout to a company and then have somebody go out and use that money to buy back stock in the company and raise the price and then get a bonus,” Trump said. “So I may be Republican, but I don’t like that. I want them to use the money for the workers.”

    • formwiz says:

      Merrick Garland.


      So much for the whining. Especially Jeffery’s.

      Their bill included $500 BILLION (of the $2 TRILLION) for Treasury Sec Mnuchin to distribute ad libitum to corporations with no reporting for 6 months, and they got called on it.

      No, this was about Pelosi Galore and her Christmas tree. She fu(ked the Demos as royally as everybody else. Anybody who sees their business fail, anybody who loses their home, anybody who loses their job, anybody whose retirement dries up is going to blame it on the Demos and there’s no spin that will turn it around.

      Trump may own the economy, but the Demos own the panic.

      Have fun.

    • Kye says:

      Again the politicking at a time we need to pull together. Corporations are being hit too, Elwood just like the rest of us and if you want them to survive when this is over and rehire their employees you need to remember they can’t pay their bills either.

      Why is it so necessary to continue your class warfare in the midst of an epidemic? You do realize that people in corporations get sick too but I guess they don’t matter to leftists. You also realize much of the overhead continues on for corporations just like the rest of us when no money is coming in.

      There is something so evil inherent in the left they refuse to help their fellow Americans who don’t share their political views. That’s very cruel (to use your word) and it just supports their un Americanism.

      This morning I arraigned through our little support group for my niece to take a neighbor for chemotherapy Tues. & Fri until the quarantine is lifted and I don’t even know if she’s an R or a D and it does not matter. It doesn’t matter if she’s rich either, or gay, or black. It only matters she needs our help. What have you done for your country today?

      Trump 2020 And let’s get rid if that pig Pelosi ASAP!

      • formwiz says:

        The Left is all about division.

        Break everybody up into petty bickering camps and set them against each other.

  3. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Face it. Dems are the party of death. Remember that in November.


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