Partisan games in Congress have slowed down the effort to get relief to the American people.
Senate Republicans hammered out a great deal last weekend. But it was stalled—thanks to Democrats.
Pelosi even thought she could rush out a bill aimed at funding far-left goals. She lost most of that battle, but still snuck some Democrat goodies in.
Even with the Senate’s heroic efforts this week, some House Democrats could stall even further, possibly forcing House members to fly back and vote.
So Lindsey Graham is joining one of his colleagues to hit Congress with an ultimatum.
From Washington Examiner:
Sen. Lindsey Graham said “there is no good reason” why Congress shouldn’t quickly pass a coronavirus relief bill and that lawmakers should be punished by the American people if they fail to do so…
“There is no good reason left to deny the American people the relief they need…
“[I]f in the next 48 hours we do not pass this bill, everybody in the country should cut off our pay.”
Sen. Graham said if they can’t pass this bill in the next two days, Congress should get a pay cut.
This isn’t the first time a senator has suggested this route. Sen. McSally of Arizona has put forward a bill to do just that.
Because of the government’s mandated “slow down,” many Americans are forced to stay home. Businesses are struggling. Families worry about putting food on the table.
The least Congress can do is put aside partisan agendas and get some relief out the door.
Instead, Democrats keep playing games. Why?
Is pushing their progressive goals more important than helping Americans? Do they not realize what’s going on outside their political bubble?
It’s hard to say for sure, but the longer Democrats waffle, the more families suffer.
Why shouldn’t they get a pay cut as punishment? Why should members of Congress sit back and collect checks, when so many Americans can’t?
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Source: Washington Examiner