(Right Country) – While millions of Americans are wondering how they’re going to pay their rent and mortgages over the coming months as the economy grinds to a near-standstill, the Democrats in Washington are more interested in cramming their personal politics into a stimulus bill than they are in providing relief for the American people.
On Tuesday, Arizona Senator Martha McSally introduced a Senate resolution that would withhold pay from all US Senators until Coronavirus stimulus packaged, now being called “TrumpBux” and would issue one-time payments of $1,200 to nearly all American adults is passed.
McSally titled her resolution “No COVID-19 Relief, No Pay Act.”
Sounds about right!
If so many who have lost their jobs or been forced to shut down their businesses are wondering how they’re going to make ends meet, why should Senate enjoy their regular income if they can’t even pay their bills?
Across the country, everyday life has halted and millions of Americans are eagerly awaiting relief from the federal government.
We need this bill to pass.
“If Americans aren’t getting paid, then neither should the Senators failing to support the workers and families who need help making ends meet,” McSally declared.
“Today, I introduced legislation to have Senators’ pay withheld until relief is passed. It is despicable that millions of Americans are without a paycheck in this time of crisis, while the Senate wastes precious time playing political games. The Senate must pass this relief package now in order to get cash straight to the people.”
Fortunately, the stimulus may be sent to the President’s desk on Wednesday after negotiations between Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
The final estimate of the stimulus cost has been set at $2 trillion dollars.
This will include a combination of TrumpBux and loans to both small and big businesses.
Big League Politics notes:
There are some similarities between the TrumpBux proposal and universal basic income. The former isn’t ‘universal-‘ individuals who reported more than $75,000 in income on their 2018 tax return will get less money and those who reported more than $100,000’ won’t get anything.
McSally’s proposal ultimately could prove to be the final metaphorical poker stick to the feet of obstructionist Democrats seeking to delay the stimulus package with feckless political gamesmanship.