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House and Senate Democrats have shown to the American people that the stimulus bill that would put Americans in a much better position to fight this virus is theirs for the stuffing.
They are holding the Senate hostage trying to force wish list items that have nothing to do with the coronavirus or financial relief for Americans.
Reported by Daily Wire, Jim Clyburn, out of South Carolina, was referring to this stimulus packages when he told his other Democrats, “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”
This is just sick. Americans will die from this virus, and Americans will go hungry, lose their car, and homes. Americans need relief, and we need it now.
According to the Hill, there was a “conference call featuring more than 200 members of the House Democratic caucus, lawmakers one by one laid out a sweeping wish list of provisions they want to see included in the nascent package, including a boost in infrastructure spending, an expansion of Social Security benefits and funding for states to set up an all-mail voting system in the event the pandemic extends into November’s elections.”
In this same report, the Hill stated, according to a source on the call that Majority Whip James Clyburn told his fellow democrats, “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”
We have a source on the call saying that not only do they see this bill as a way to push their liberal policies but also that it is not just coming from one democrat leader. Rather “lawmakers one by one laid out a sweeping wish list of provisions they want to see included.”
Speaker Pelosi has again gotten in the way of us delivering an important stimulus package to the American people.
Majority Whip Clyburn then went on record saying: "This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”
This isn't the time to play politics.
— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) March 23, 2020
Lawmakers know this is going on, and still, nothing is happening.
Why isn’t this on every major news outlet?
Because likely, the same special interest groups that own Congress are also the ones that hold the major news outlets.
It could also be that this stimulus package would right our economic ship, and the mainstream media would rather watch the United States of America burn to the ground before they gave Donald Trump a win.