House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is at it again with hindering the American people. This time she said Thursday that the coronavirus relief packages would only be considered by Democrats if Republicans agree to a $2 trillion relief package.
Pelosi Strips Relief Packages from Americans
During one of her weekly news conferences, the question of how the relief negotiations got a ridiculous response: “I don’t know, when they come with $2 trillion. When they’re ready to do that, we’ll sit down.”
The disrespectful speaker had the nerve to say GOP members do not care about the American people.
When the Pelosi was asked why she thought the Republicans “meet in the middle,” Pelosi said, “Perhaps you mistook them for someone who gave a damn.”
Negotiations Between Parties Futile
The GOP has been attempting for weeks to get the Democrats on board to help citizens across the country but the left has been stonewalling them. The argument is trying to bridge the gap between the Senate Republicans’ $1 trillion HEALS Act and the House’s $3.4 trillion HEROES Act.
The White House declined to agree to Pelosi’s demand that Republicans give up $1 trillion if she decreased her package by the same amount, Fox News reports.
“I don’t know that that’s a reduction, as much as she is just changing the time frames. I don’t think she’s come off with her number, other than just made a shorter time,” said the White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Democrats are arguing that the House won’t pass any relief legislation that is below $2 trillion, but Republicans on the other hand are saying that the Senate won’t have the votes to pass a bill was an astronomical price tag.
Pres. Trump says he would accept $25 billion in funding for U.S. Postal Service, including billion in supplemental funding for election resources, if Democrats concede to series of of funding asks as coronavirus relief package stalls in Congress. https://t.co/8KsNttsffW pic.twitter.com/YlWVNQSuTw
— ABC News (@ABC) August 14, 2020
“The House doesn’t have the votes to go south of $2 trillion, the Senate Democrats can’t go south of $2 trillion, so that’s what compromise is all about,” Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said. “Because there are 20 Republicans who don’t want to vote anything that doesn’t mean the whole thing should shift in their direction. You have to meet in the middle.”
Back in March, the $2.2 trillion CARES Act gave $150 to state and local governments.
Trump Takes Executive Action to Provide Relief
Because of Pelosi’s stubborn actions, President Trump announced an executive order last Friday which in part gives $400 in extended unemployment relief.
Big day for Trump and bigger moment for his presidency, as he bypasses both political parties by doing what the American people want – a relief package for working people.
— Cerno (@Cernovich) August 8, 2020
As Pelosi continues to hinder the coronavirus relief packages, Republicans the Trump administration are realizing that negotiating with the left is near impossible.