Democrats Block Temporary Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Democrats/Commies don’t give a flying fuck about Americans. Their agenda right now is get Trump out of office.

Source: WND

Democrats in Congress on Thursday blocked a temporary extension of a special federal unemployment benefit that is expiring this week.

It was because the GOP wouldn’t meet their demands on a plan to spend a massive $3 trillion on various programs.

The Washington Examiner reported Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., opposed the additional, temporary benefits for Americans put in financial straits by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Republicans voted to open debate next week for the consideration of proposals to extend them at a level at or below the current $600 weekly amount,”

Report by The Washington Examiner

Schumer blocked attempts to extend the benefits temporarily – including one proposing to add another seven days of eligibility.

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., had pursued that option.

“I ask, who could possibly be against this?”

Martha McSally R-AZ

It didn’t take long to find out.

“It’s the senator from New York. You can tape his picture on your refrigerator when you open it because it’s the minority leader who’s against this on his path to try to become the majority leader, and that’s unfortunate,”

Martha McSally R-AZ

The fight is over the Democrats’ $3 trillion spending plan and another for $1 trillion by the GOP. The Democrats insisted on negotiating with their plan as the starting point.

One of the sticking points is extra money for schools. The House Democrats originally proposed $100 billion, and Senate Republicans raised that to $105 billion. Then House Democrats changed their demand to $200 billion.

The Examiner House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the author of the $3 trillion measure, told reporters that passing a short-term deal on unemployment insurance would eliminate her leverage to pass the rest of the legislation.

She the extra measures essential to helping the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

McConnell said the Democrats were “refusing to give an inch.”

Democrats also torpedoed a plan from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., to continue the federal benefits at a lower level temporarily.

Democrats Block Temporary Extension of Unemployment Benefits