Yesterday, the Senate fell short on 60 votes needed to pass their stimulus package and aid Americans. The proposal was a $1.8 trillion package that would aid a lot of large businesses and corporations, which Democrats deemed it unnecessary and a waste of money. President Trump stated that he wasn’t choosing favorites, but rather he wanted to provide funding to some of the largest employers in America to help fund the employees that work for them. If you fund the companies, they can provide more pay to their workers. If they’re not funded, then employees don’t get paid.
A lot of the large industries have been affected by the declining economy. Not only has it affected the stock market, but more importantly, this can cause a decline of jobs and ultimately would send employees to their homes without money to pay their bills.
“I want everybody to fully understand if we aren’t able to act tomorrow, it will be because of our colleagues on the other side continuing to dicker when the country expects us to come together and address the problem,” McConnell said.
Unfortunately, during this meeting, Speaker Nancy Pelosi came in to demand several tasks to be done from the Senate, as well, such as wiping out $10,000 for anyone who has student loans. This was part of their “negotiation process” to come to turns with the bill.
The GOP declined, stating that student loans has nothing to do with this economic stimulus package, for a very good reason. The people bringing jobs and money to this economy are the large corporations. If they’re not aided, then it can several damage the American people. Think about it if some of the largest corporation were to shut down. This would put many Americans without employment. Providing aid to students was another political aim for the Speaker to capitalize on seeking their agenda. Will it be fixed? We don’t know that for sure, but this isn’t the time to talk about that. Loans isn’t a serious threat to our economy right now. Our president already caused a huge relief to students by cutting interest for the time being, until they can figure out a way to bring back the economy.
It makes me sick that on a time of crisis, when families are losing their jobs and stuck at home without pay, there are debates in congress as to whether a package would bring the U.S. government in a greater deal of debt. The amount of debt they’re bringing to themselves shouldn’t matter to Democrats more than the American people. The Trump Administration is risking bringing themselves into more debt, showing that they’re putting the American people first than the government itself.
As a matter of fact, many people have criticized the administration for not acting soon enough. Sadly, this is all because of this struggle he goes through behind the scenes in coming to agreement with Democrats. This isn’t a time to be politically right, this is a time to get to work. Americans elected these officials so they can work for us, not so they can push their agendas to Americans.
Let us continue to pray for this government and for our leaders. I pray for a complete repentance, and that there is a speedy solution that comes out of this crisis! I pray that the Speaker, and everyone with an opportunist mindset would learn to put it down the drain in hopes of caring for the American people.