President Donald Trump desperately blamed “heartless” Democrats in Congress on Wednesday for the failure to pass a much-needed coronavirus stimulus package as millions of Americans struggle to get by.
Tens of millions of Americans are currently unemployed because of Trump’s reckless and incompetent response to the pandemic, which forced many businesses to temporarily close or reduce operations in an effort to slow the spread and prevent unnecessary deaths.
Unfortunately, infections and deaths have only continued to worsen because Trump ended the economic shutdown far earlier than health experts recommended and has continued to rail against public health measures such as masks and staying home even though he knew all along how bad the virus was. This has negatively impacted businesses as employees get sick and some die. And businesses that could have reopened had there been a proper response have kept their doors closed. Nor have they received stimulus money to keep their employees afloat.
That’s why a new stimulus is absolutely necessary, especially since many face certain eviction in the weeks and months to come.
But while stimulus negotiations continue to drag on, Trump blamed Democrats on Twitter and told Republicans to pass a high dollar amount.
Democrats are “heartless”. They don’t want to give STIMULUS PAYMENTS to people who desperately need the money, and whose fault it was NOT that the plague came in from China. Go for the much higher numbers, Republicans, it all comes back to the USA anyway (one way or another!).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2020
That’s just it. Republicans are the ones standing in the way of this new stimulus becoming reality because they want a smaller number while Democrats want a large package. It should also be pointed out that Senate Republicans have refused to bring a second stimulus package that House Democrats passed months ago up for a vote, effectively killing it and denying Americans the help they need. A Republican version of the package, meanwhile, has no direct payments to Americans in it, which makes the bill useless.
Twitter users set the record straight.
Fact check: the latest Republican bill didn’t have any direct payments in it.
— Chris Riti (@CTRiti) September 16, 2020
Is that the reason the democrat plan gave more money to us citizens and more job loss relief that the republicans blocked and then submitted a plan that gives less?
— hermes lawrence (@hermeez1122) September 16, 2020
No, Democrats want to give those people who need the money the money they need. Republicans want to instead give them a fraction of what they need so that they can give corporations more.
Meanwhile you got destroyed in the ABC town hall last night!
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) September 16, 2020
Another Trump projection.
Remember when your Secretary of the Treasury said that the 1200$ check will be enough to a person for 10 weeks?#TrumpFailed
— Republicans for Joe Biden (@RepsForBiden) September 16, 2020
The Democratic relief bill would provide six times more funding than the “skinny” bill the Republicans are pushing.
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) September 16, 2020
House Democrats passed a stimulus bill over a month ago. Moscow Mitch won’t put it to a vote. Senate Republicans can’t even agree with each other on their own bill. and speaking of heartless, remind me who it was who said ‘is it what it is’ about 200,000 dead Americans
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) September 16, 2020
Clearly, Trump and Republicans are to blame for the economic suffering millions of Americans are going through right now. Democrats have tried repeatedly to pass an appropriate stimulus bill to address our needs, but Republicans only care about giving money to the rich. Had Senate Republicans passed the second stimulus House Democrats passed months ago, we would be much better off right now.
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