Republicans Tell 19 Million Jobless Americans To Starve By Opposing Stimulus
Republicans in Congress are informing the 19 million Americans who are getting some kind of federal government look for lost salaries to deal with it as they oppose more stimulus.
CNN video on brand-new unemployed claims:
19 million Americans are getting a check from the federal government for lost salaries or unemployed advantages, as Republicans oppose more stimulus. pic.twitter.com/FsV51XSosf
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 25, 2021
CNN reported on the most recent unemployed claims information:
730,000 individuals declared the extremely very first time for welfare recently. A little much better than we had actually been anticipating, however that number itself is so huge, Alisyn. When you include individuals getting the pandemic programs, those unique programs in covid, it’s something like 1.2 million Americans for the extremely very first time declaring novice welfare.
These numbers far surpass the records embeded in the excellent economic downturn and even earlier than that. So this still reveals a great deal of discomfort in the American job market. Altogether, some 19 million Americans — I just want you to think about how big that is. 19 million Americans are receiving some form of check from the government for lost wages, for jobless benefits. That reveals the depth of the jobs crisis.
House Minority Leader McCarthy suggested to Punchbowl News that he wants unemployment to stay high so that he can blame Biden, “It’s early, of course, but McCarthy believes that he can lay a subpar job-creation situation and rising gas prices at Democrats’ feet next year. McCarthy also thinks that some early Biden executive orders, such as canceling the Keystone Pipeline, will hurt Democrats politically.”
For almost a week, House Republicans have been telling their caucus to vote no on the stimulus:
Ahead of the House’s expected vote late next week on $1.9T COVID-19 relief reconciliation bill, House GOP leaders are contacting their members, whipping against “Pelosi’s Payoff to Progressives Act”:
“Leadership recommends a NO vote.” pic.twitter.com/1LSdNMZsvq
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) February 19, 2021
House Republicans are telling Americans to starve. They desire to keep the country in crisis because it is their only path back to Home and Senate majorities in 2022. Republicans are trying to politically profit off of the suffering of the American people, which is why the Biden stimulus must be passed.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White Home Press Swimming Pool, and a Congressional reporter for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Government. His graduate work concentrated on public law, with an expertise in social reform motions.
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