Republicans and Democrats are still clashing over more relief bills for the nation.
On one side, the DNC wants to give America more money, in the form of both stimulus checks and ongoing federal unemployment aid.
On the other hand, the GOP would rather send the country back to work, and limit the rising costs of the epidemic.
And some Republicans believe Democrats are using this situation to snag funds for their own gain.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is one of them.
During CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Cruz flat-out accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of taking advantage of the coronavirus situation.
Here’s part of the transcript, via Breitbart:
I just listened to your interview with Speaker Pelosi … her objectives are shoveling cash at the problem and shutting America down.
And in particular, you look at the three trillion dollar bill she’s trying to push. It’s just shoveling money to her friends and not actually solving the problem.
Our objective should be Americans want to get back to work. They want to be able to provide for their family.
Cruz specifically cited the additional $600 per week to unemployment, which Democrats want to hand out in the next relief bill.
He says there’s a big problem with that:
Simply, he says the majority of people receiving this aid are making more on unemployment than they ever made at their job.
Cruz concluded by saying he’s “on board with restarting the economy,” and further accused Democrats of using the pandemic for political reasons:
The only objective Democrats have is to defeat Donald Trump, and they’ve cynically decided the best way to defeat Donald Trump is shut down every business in America, shut down every school in America.
Cruz also pointed out that Pelosi’s bill “has a big tax cut for millionaires and billionaires in blue states.”
Republicans believe the best path to recovery involves sending people back to work ASAP. Democrats seem to believe we need more federal aid instead.
The two sides are racing to reach an agreement — the only question will be, which side has to concede more?
And will America be satisfied with the result?
- Sen. Ted Cruz has accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi of “shoveling money to her friends.”
- He says too many people are earning more on unemployment than they ever did at their jobs.
- He also said Pelosi’s bill will give tax breaks to wealthy residents in Blue states.