House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday called for more than $500 billion in additional funding for what they termed an “interim emergency” coronavirus package — before Congress even gets around to tackling a new full-blown relief bill.
In a statement that underscores the rapid pace at which Congress is poised to appropriate huge sums of money to offset economic damage from cross-country lockdowns, Pelosi, D-Calif., and Schumer, D-N.Y., laid out “Democrats’ priorities for small businesses and working families.”
They called for billions more as part of an add-on package following the recently passed “Phase 3” stimulus, the CARES Act. This would be separate from a potentially much-larger “Phase 4” economic relief plan, which some estimates indicate could near the size of the last $2 trillion bill. Fox News
Pelosi has been busy massing her fortunes as the national emergency has taken a firm grip on the United States. As the citizens of the United States suffer from loss of freedoms and from illnesses, we also are suffering financially and it boils my blood to watch these politicians reap the benefits and gain fortunes.
“The heartbreaking acceleration of the coronavirus crisis demands bold, urgent and ongoing action from Congress to protect Americans’ lives and livelihoods,” Pelosi and Schumer wrote in a statement Wednesday morning.
“Democrats have said since Day One, Congress must provide additional relief for small businesses and families, building on the strong down-payment made in the bipartisan CARES Act.”
Fox broke down what exactly Pelosi and her puppet want in the next stimulus pack:
Pelosi and Schumer called for $250 billion in assistance to small businesses, with $125 billion of that channeled through community-based financial institutions that serve farmers, family, women, minority and veteran-owned small businesses, as well as nonprofits in rural, tribal, suburban and urban communities.
They also called for improvements “to ensure all eligible small businesses can access this critical funding and are not turned away by banks.”
In their statement, Pelosi and Schumer further called for $100 billion to hospitals, community health centers and health systems “providing desperately needed resources to the frontlines of the crisis, including production and distribution of national rapid testing and personal protective equipment.”
And they called for an additional $150 billion for state and local governments to manage the coronavirus crisis and “mitigate lost revenue,” as well as providing “strong additional support” for families on food stamps, by increasing the maximum SNAP benefit by 15 percent “to help put food on the table.”
Until the American people decide they are done suffering at the hands of these tyrants, we will continue to suffer and they will continue to get fat and rich.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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