The COVID pandemic has passed. The mask mandates are being removed. It is now possible to breathe fresh air in crowded areas. It's finally “normal”.
Chuck Schumer seems to be somewhere else in 2020, where everyone is still struggling. Although the old Democrat is in dire need of retirement, he will not give up.
The Liberal man believes that the right time is now to pass a new spending bill, which includes $22 billion for COVID-19 relief.
Is he crazy? Is he crazy to think this is a good idea? The country is experiencing an unprecedented level of inflation. People spend hundreds of dollars more each month to purchase groceries. We don't even want to talk about the high cost of gasoline.
It would be a good idea for the government not to spend money. It's not possible to keep throwing money at the problem. We are dealing with inflation because the government spent too much money on the problem.
It won't solve anything if you spend more than $20 billion. Republicans demand accountability for how the COVID money has been spent. States were given billions of dollars – what did they do?
Schumer explained that the Omnibus Package will provide funds for the people and government in Ukraine, as well as “additional funding to ensure that our country is ready for the next COVID variant.”
Stop with the fear-mongering already. Even Dr. Fauci knows COVID is over. That's why he hasn’t tried to get in the limelight anymore.
We've seen the OMICRON variant as the weakest COVID variant. Although it was contagious, most people only experienced flu-like symptoms.
There have been no other variants. This is why COVID numbers are falling, even in large cities such as New York and Los Angeles. Liberal leaders feel confident enough to lift mask mandates.
We don't need to spend $20 billion on a problem that no longer exists. We expect the Senate Majority leader to grasp this. Yet, here we are.
There are many industries that seek more money to “recover from” the pandemic. There's no reason to believe that an industry can't recover naturally, as more cities are opening up and lifting mandates. It is important that people return to work. They can also spend their income in clubs, restaurants, and shops once they return to work.
If the government does not intervene with their “packages”, then the economy will be able to recover by itself.
NIVA is a group that represents “independent” music venues and they are asking for more money. They don't care about whether it has a negative effect on the economy. Schumer will reach out to them for any amount they want. Although they have already been granted a federal bailout, they claim to be “lobbying for additional funding to address ‘inflation' and worker shortages. This is despite the fact that COVID remains ongoing.”
It is time for the Democrats to say “no!” to their own people. There is no money left. They won't hesitate to say “no” when it comes to conservative groups.
Get back to work. You can deal with inflation just like everyone else.
Schumer will need Republicans to support this huge spending bill if he really wants to make COVID seem like a real threat. He may have to convince Democrats as well to approve it. All are willing to move forward, but Schumer believes that COVID poses too much of a threat to justify spending $20 billion.