White House and Senate leaders reached a historic deal shortly after midnight Wednesday on a massive $2 trillion coronavirus relief package for workers and businesses, although support in the House of Representatives remained uncertain as one member openly criticized the plan.
The bipartisan breakthrough in the Senate capped days of heated negotiations that had nearly been derailed by last-minute demands from House Democrats.
“Ladies and gentleman, we are done,” White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland announced as he left the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., near midnight. “We have a deal.”
OK, so for $2 trillion, what did we get?
An economy that remains shut down by the government, mainly by state governments. Over a virus that has yet to prove anywhere near as deadly as H1N1 ten years ago (per CDC’s own statistics), when NOTHING like this ever occurred.
We also get continuing uncertainty about when (or even if) things will ever be the same again. President Trump clearly wants us moving again, but the rest of our government (local and federal) is so morbidly corrupt, it’s going to be another uphill fight. And we’re trillions more into an unsustainable national debt.
THAT’S what we get.
I don’t consider this a very good deal for “the American people” — do you? Unless you’re a constituent of the massive corporate/entitlement/transfer-of-wealth enterprise of getting something for nothing. It’s like giving a pack of criminals a trillion dollars and telling them to have a party with it. Excuse me — two trillion dollars. Oh what the heck. Government can press a computer key and create any money it wants, right?
Supposedly the bill (has anyone read it, honestly?) contains provisions for people’s lost income, due to this continuing disaster. I suppose there’s a certain justice in paying back the victims for what you’ve done. But it’s not really like that. Government and politicians take the credit for giving money that’s not theirs to people whose lives and businesses THEY thwarted, by fostering mass panic over a nasty case of the flu.
Does anyone else see the madness here?
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