Skip to comments.Why The Pelosi Wuhan Virus ‘Deal’ Is A Near-Total GOP Surrender For Blue-Collar Entrepreneurs
Posted on 03/14/2020 12:26:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
Friday night's deal includes every Democratic wish except taxpayer-funded abortion and not a single Republican proposal. Those will come later, we're told. We're always told that, and it almost never happens.
WASHINGTON, DC — Washington politicians appear poised to fail the country once again, agreeing Friday evening to a one-sided and partisan coronavirus bill disguised as compromise. It’s not a shock to any conservatives in Washington and probably isn’t surprising to Republican voters either. They’re used to betrayal. But the suffering men and women who run America’s small and mid-sized businesses might have hoped they wouldn’t be abandoned in a D.C. “negotiation.”
Both political parties brought their relief ideas to the table. Washington Republicans predictably focused on small and mid-sized companies, proposing no-interest loans and a suspension of the payroll tax. Washington Democrats predictably focused on both workers and an unrelated radical wish list, proposing shored-up unemployment, Medicare and food stamp benefits, paid sick leave, and, amazingly, taxpayer-funded abortion. Republicans and Democrats roundly agreed on providing free coronavirus testing.
There is good reason to strike an actual bargain on most of these proposals: While both Republicans and Democrats have plans to relieve their favorite groups, both sides are necessary to bring relief to all who need it. Yet Friday night’s deal includes every Democratic wish except taxpayer-funded abortion and not a single Republican proposal. Those will come later, we’re told. We’re always told that, and it almost never happens.
It’s not about points here. While Democrats are right to get money to help people afford to stay home while sick and to get by when they’ve been laid off, there will be many more lay-offs when small and mid-sized companies with disrupted supply lines and cratering revenue streams go out of business.
Mid-sized businesses — the type you might have never heard of but that employ people all over your town — aren’t getting the no-interest loans they need. Small businesses, which would struggle to get those loans even if they were part of the package, aren’t getting the immediate relief a payroll tax-suspension would provide, despite the president demanding it.
These businesses need anything they can cling to to stay afloat and delay further layoffs. There is nothing for them in this apparent deal, nothing for the blue-collar businessman this country’s middle class was founded on. Even the $50 billion President Donald Trump previously announced for Small Business Administration loans are only good for big businesses who can guarantee it, get the lowered 3.75 percent rate, and work the months of accrued debt into their future projections. These big businesses do not include the entrepreneurs who are bootstrapping to make it for the American dream.
Republicans say they’ll have their day — just after they give House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nearly everything she asked for. “Both [Democrat and Republican] leaders made clear,” The Washington Post reports, “that the legislation agreed to Friday … would be followed by further relief measures. That could, potentially, include some version of the broad payroll tax cut sought by the president.”
Those measures could also include taxpayer funding for abortion, if we’re being honest about all that was left on the table. “You get everything you want and we can work on my asks later” is not how Washington negotiations begin — it is how they end.
“[But] as the crisis spiraled,” the Post continues, “lawmakers felt they needed to act quickly to provide economic relief to affected Americans.”
This sense of urgency does not seem to have been felt by Pelosi, who delayed negotiations Friday by pushing for policies that would allow taxpayer dollars to reimburse labs for abortions. The Hyde Amendment, which blocks taxpayer dollars from funding abortion, has been the norm since President Jimmy Carter’s administration, and nothing about the pandemic suggests any need to force citizens to pay to facilitate abortion — a mortal sin in the church Pelosi crows her adherence to.
Judging by the results of Friday’s negotiations, the Republicans are the ones who felt the urgency — an urgency that caused them to abandon their proposals. Mitch McConnell’s Republican Senate is next up, faced with the option to move quickly or demand their policies be included as well — a delay Democrats would be sure to capitalize on politically.
While we could have passed this bill on our own, I believe it was important for us to assure the American people that we can work together to manage this crisis,” Pelosi told reporters.
We should indeed be working together, but this is not that. It is a surrender and it is a betrayal.
Its a deal both the Rats and Repukes like, but the Repukes pretend to dislike. there is only the Uniparty, and the Trump party. Unfortunately We/Trump have to deal with the Uniparty.
The fact that leftist politicians are now praising PDJT tells me Monday, 3/16, may be a good Dow/Nasdaq/S&P500 market day. Their ploy may have failed and some actually see that.
Yeah, foot-dragging to get everything conservatives want, from a left-controlled House, would’ve definitely been a better way to give much-needed relief.
Hey, there’s still the Senate, then conference, then the President. And NO, the DEMS did NOT get everything they wanted. Good grief.
Hysteria is the currency of trade for the left and a good chunk of change was generated right here. So its little wonder that the Dems will carry the day on spending.
Newsflash, the GOPe is devoid of actual ideas (as proven by the healthcare debacle). If Trump says this is what can be done at this time and it doesn’t find abortions then I trust that he’s being real with us. Trump is the only one in that place I trust to be trying to work for the people. Period.
Mitch can shut Botox down, tell her to suck a lemon, and put a Gag order on all Democrats/Rinos. FDR controlled the Message and MSM after Pearl.
Get rid of those idiot test guns, use a small easy to use Finger Prick pad in a sack with instructions that can be put in mailboxes with picture instructions since most can’t read English any way. Color code chart, how to dispose of. Solves 2 problems.. Makes them more cheaper, more tests available and eliminates a person who has to do it. FIRE REDFIELD, HIRE A HONEST EPIDEMIOLOGIST NOT A LYING CHRIS CHRISTIE BOT THAT HATES TRUMP. People don’t have to leave home.
Most have the Flu. Have flu test kits ready same way. Test that first.
The government is only in it for government. They will play politics and suck OUR money even as America is hurting and suffering. This “deal” is pure sh*t. We the people probably only get pennies on the dollar. I only wish the worse for these scum.
I personally believe this virus will subside in the near future, and the resurgence will be the tonic. The panic is far more destructive than the virus, but the panic must be recognized. I see no offers coming from you on how that panic is quelled. I applaud the president for taking the steps he has. At least it will minimize the spread, and the panic will be replaced with hope. Once again the engine of capitalism will be seen by all as the best cure for the entire world.
Never trust these Democrats in office. They always lie.
The Turtle should STRIP everything out, pass it and send it back to the Hag
Pres. Trump has to survive to fight again. Those Republicans who are upset about this should have convinced/paid the 42 GOP cowards who retired in 2018 to keep their congressional seats instead of abandoning their moderate districts to the Democrats putting Pelosi in charge of the House.
Is it time to relaunch Paul Ryans cuts on Social Security?
The MSM has proved they still have enormous power. They nationwide panic they cultivated is hitting everything l live in a small town and the grocery store shelves are wiped out its just ridiculous. The swine flu hit 60 million and killed a thousand in six months and there was none of this.
I think full school choice, a border wall and shifting Social Security to a fully funded, personal investment account basis are all essential responses to the virus crisis. The Senate should enact these and defy the democrats to delay emergency relief for selfish political reasons.
My small business cant even call on customers to make sales. The yell fire in a crowded movie theater media is the cause of this and there should be class action lawsuit on these bastards. I am in my 60s and may just shut it down and not participate anymore. It is not worth the headaches.
I don’t know if people understand the absolute destruction this is going to cause small businesses. Wait until the restaraunt and leisure industry is shut down. As a small business owner myself, we can’t afford to simply have no business for 6, 8, 10+ weeks.
This is where the financial emergency plan needs to be focused. Trump needs to start addressing this now instead of hyper focusing on the cruise and airline industry.
Simply can’t overstate the domino effect of so many failing businesses.
Wait for it...
...”social distance shaming”
Restaurants should sell restaurant quality frozen food.
No lines for frozen food here!
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