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McConnell finally allows stimulus package with paltry $600 payment to all Americans

McConnell finally allows stimulus package with paltry $600 payment to all Americans

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The word from Washington today is that an agreement has finally been reached between Democrats who passed a $3 billion-plus stimulus package to combat the financial crisis caused by the pandemic months ago, only to face an immovable object in the form of Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocking the monetary relief to suffering Americans at every turn…until now.

Having already admitted that he would not allow a bill that helped ordinary Americans pay for food, clothing, and shelter without horse-trading immunity from liability for corporations that put their workers in harm’s way during the pandemic, McConnell finally gave in after it became clear that his own power was in danger because the lack of a stimulus bill was threatening the election of two GOP senators in Georgia that his return as Senate Majority Leader will depend on.

After initially rejecting the idea of any further direct payment to individuals while slathering dollars on corporate interests, McConnell finally agreed to a paltry $600 one-time payment that the Democratic negotiators were forced to accept rather than see people continue to get absolutely no help from the government as their unemployment insurance runs out and their rent and mortgages are due.

As word of the agreement spread, people on social media attacked the new payments as too little, too late, and blamed McConnell and the rest of his caucus for their pitiful parsimony when it comes to the health and welfare of ordinary Americans.

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No matter how many people shame the Republican Party that is responsible for this abominably minuscule pandemic relief check, don’t expect them to have an ounce of shame.

The GOP has been bought and paid for by corporate interests for decades now, and their shamelessness is legendary. They’ve got theirs and don’t worry about you at all.

If this doesn’t inspire you to contribute to the campaigns of Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to win the Georgia Senate runoffs and remove McConnell from the leadership of the Senate, I don’t know what will.

Here’s a link to donate. It will be the best money you ever spent, even in the face of difficult financial circumstances.

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