It's easy RA - Trump and Bernie have found common ground. And that's put the GOP in a bind
Now, the only thing that is blocking the "hard working folks out in the heartland" who are now out of jobs is, you guessed it, Moscow Mitch. He's all for Corporate Socialism, and shoveling bank pork like its going out of style, but divert a few bucks to Ma & Pa Kettle? No freaking way!!!!! Think the folks on the farm or Main St USA will forget that???
Compared to the average Joe, members of the US Senate rake-in over $170k annually:
2016 $174,000 per annum
2017 $174,000 per annum
2018 $174,000 per annum
2019 $174,000 per annum
2020 $174,000 per annum
Note: Since the early 1980s, Senate leaders–majority and minority leaders, and the president pro tempore–have received higher salaries than other members. Currently, leaders earn $193,400 per year.
https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/hi ... laries.htm
So, while restaurants, bars, stores and so on close and people face hunger and sink into poverty, Moscow Mitch stands strong for preserving the status quo - dole out Corporate Welfare, but screw the little guys.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell again blocked quick passage of increasing stimulus checks to $2,000, calling the proposal – which was a key demand of President Donald Trump – “socialism for rich people.”
Thursday marks the third time McConnell has blocked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., from quickly approving a House-passed bill that would increase one-time payments from $600 to $2,000 in the COVID-19 relief package the president signed into law Sunday. The blockade all but ensures Congress will be unable to pass legislation increasing the size of the one-time payments, at least until a new Congress convenes next week.
The Kentucky Republican repeatedly bashed Democrats for following Trump’s demand for increasing the checks to $2,000 but ignoring the president's two other mandates: Repealing key legal protections for big tech firms and examining the president’s baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
“Socialism for rich people is a terrible way to help the American families that are actually struggling,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday. “Let me say that again. Borrowing from our grandkids to do socialism for rich people is a terrible way to get help to families who actually need it.”
McConnell has instead pushed forward a bill that combines increasing stimulus checks with repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and establishing a commission to study voter fraud, two contentious issues that make the legislation unpassable to Democrats.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 101686001/
Yup, establishing another commission will put food on the table...........