The American taxpayer is growing annoyed, nay, furious, this week, as Congress continues to fail to provide substantial coronavirus stimulus and relief to those in need.
Our nation have been in this coronavirus crisis for nearly a year now, and the economic impact of the pandemic itself is about to come home to roost. Not only has a federal moratorium on evictions just expired, but the $600 stimulus payment redux that just started hitting bank accounts this week was far below the $2,000 figure preferred by the Democrats and President Donald Trump.
And, given that the money used to fund these programs came directly from the people asking for a little help now, the angst in the air is completely natural.
Mitch McConnell found this out the hard way over the weekend.
United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Louisville home was vandalized early Saturday morning following his blocking of $2,000 stimulus checks to most Americans.
Messages like “where’s my money” and other expletives were written with spray paint across the front door and bricks of the Kentucky Republican’s Highlands residence.
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The Senate Majority leader seemed unfazed, and maybe a little peeved.
McConnell said in a statement Saturday morning that “I’ve spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful protest. I appreciate every Kentuckian who has engaged in the democratic process whether they agree with me or not.”
“This is different,” he continued. “Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society.”
He concluded: “My wife and I have never been intimidated by this toxic playbook. We just hope our neighbors in Louisville aren’t too inconvenienced by this radical tantrum.”
As McConnell and others in Washington continue to stray from the will of the people, there is little doubt that the sentiment expressed so succinctly on the door of his home will be spreading exponentially.
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