Skip to comments.Senate Dems Block Small Business Relief Funding, Seek Billions for ‘Local Media’
Posted on 04/09/2020 5:56:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Senate Democrats are pushing for a proposal that might send as much as $10 billion to local media outlets as part of a fourth CCP virus relief package, while blocking additional rescue funding for small businesses.
For over a decade, there has been a steady succession of local outlets closing down, reporters being laid off, production schedules cut, and resources tightened as the growth of social media and technology platforms has concentrated critical advertising revenue in the hands of a few, states an April 8 letter from 19 mostly Democratic senators, to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
The letter was also addressed to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Vice Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).
The letter didnt specify an amount of funding to be provided to local media outlets but referenced proposals from three media trade groups that are seeking $5 billion to $10 billion in such assistance.
Reliable local news and information has been critically important during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet it has become more scarce, the letter said.
Any future stimulus package must contain funding to support this important industry at such a critical time. Such a provision should be tailored to benefit aid recipients who make a long-term commitment to high-quality local news.
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Support your local propaganda outlets.
Torches and pitch forks time yet?
Something a bit stronger.
The socilaist revolution to create the UNited Socialsit States of America has begun.
We are headed for a 6 Trillion in bail out funds, all to be passed by voice vote.
Pelosi and a gang of Obama socialist radicals are re-engineering America in the midst of a pandemic.
Maaay, as unnpopular as he is was right.
A virtuakl coup is taking place.The federal Treasury is buying our debt, no body else wants it.
hate to say it, but we are in big trouble folks.
have the Red Chinese finally beaten us ? We will have indebtedness of close to 30 Trillion, and its an indebtedness we can never pay back.
Soon Pelosi will be saying we need Red China’s “help.”
The 2nd American Civil war is coming shortly. I do not want to be A Democrat...period!!! Go figure!!!
Maybe it’s because they’re irrelevant and costly 20th century relics? Save a tree. Cut down a local newspaper.
Almost time to Bugaloo.
The dems want to turn the Save American Small Businesses Bill into the, Save Our Democrat Propagandists Bill.
NO, and HELL NO!
In a way I’m OK with this. The democrats just prevented us from printing another pile of money. Time to stop doing that. We need to hold out just a little longer and we are over the hump. Then we can get back to work.
No more “stimulus.”
Learn to code.
Democrat, Joe Biden is eagerly awaiting the arrival and verbal public endorsement from, The Magic Magician, Ex-POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama. Where have you gone, Barack Hussein Obama & wife, Michelle? Hmmn....not in sight either of them!!!
Wow! So they can all become just like NPR!!!
Way past time.
CNN mocked for changing headline on Senate Dems blocking $250B small business fund
This is no surprise.
“Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute”
Its time to decorate lamp posts.....
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