Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi yesterday announced her own ‘pandemic relief bill’. Among the items included in the bill was money for the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, solar and wind tax credits, having taxpayers pay for prior student debt and other items in the billions of dollars that have nothing to do with the current pandemic.
This is what Pelosi thinks is most important?
With businesses forced to close and having to lay off workers, claims for unemployment benefits are projected to reach 5 million this week. Even knowing that, Pelosi thinks that it is worth it to hold up crisis relief funding to try to get money items unrelated to the current pandemic, things that she has been advocating long before anyone heard of coronavirus but unable to get passed.
If we want to have a debate on those items, that’s good and let’s have it in due course. But don’t try to promote your agenda at the expense of holding up critically needed help for people who now have no jobs because of government mandated orders to close businesses that employ them. If you really want to help the working class, then quit trying to promote an agenda at their expense and while people are suffering.