Americans around the nation are suffering mightily on account of the global coronavirus pandemic, and Congress appears to be twiddling their thumbs.
This is the way it has been for years, if we’re going to be honest about it. These folks are no longer “public servants” so much as they are ruling class lobbyist fodder, all of whom make well over the yearly salary that the average American makes.
So when they drag their feet on providing much needed virus relief to ordinary Americans, it is simply infuriating, and on a national level.
This latest dragging of the feet has forced the White House to threaten to step in.
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The Trump administration is considering taking “a number of options” without congressional approval as negotiations on the fourth coronavirus stimulus relief package are stalled between the White House and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Fox News has learned.
A senior administration official told Fox News Monday that the administration is weighing taking unilateral action to quell the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As the negotiations continue to progress as a snail’s pace, the administration is considering a number of options that might be available without congressional legislative action,” the official told Fox News.
The message from the White House was clear:
“Those that are counting on enhanced unemployment need to be gravely concerned about the lack of progress,” White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told Fox News. “My recommendation would be for them to call their members of Congress and their senators and ask them why they are not willing to compromise when obviously the White House is willing to compromise.”
Meadows added: “There are two things standing in the way to a deal on enhanced unemployment benefits continuing. One is Sen. [Chuck] Schumer and Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi and the other is a negotiating tactic that puts people at risk.”
For the sake of this great nation, we can only hope that someone in Washington does something…and soon.
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