Senate Blocks $48 Billion Aid Package for Restaurants, Other Small Businesses the Same Day they Passed a $40 billion Aid Package for Ukraine
At least 20 members of congress personally invest in top weapons contractors that will profit off the $40 Billion aid package sent to Ukraine
On Thursday the Senate blocked a bipartisan bill to provide $48 Billion to restaurants, gyms, and other small businesses that have been hit especially hard by the pandemic.
Senators voted 52-43 to hold a vote on the bill, falling short of the 60-vote threshold needed to move forward. Just five GOP senators voted for the motion to proceed, with the bill’s opponents citing its impact on the federal deficit and inflation.
The vote likely spells doom for the bill, which was crafted by Sens. Roger Wicker and Ben Cardin and backed by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer as a way to help struggling small businesses get out of debt accrued during the pandemic.
“Well, this was our best shot. Make no mistake about it, we’re disappointed that we weren’t able to get it done. But you know, I’ll always fight for small businesses. I’ll continue to look for ways we can help.”
Cardin told reporters after the vote.
As inflation soars and the national gas price sits around $4.50, Republican critics of the bill claimed it was wasteful and would just exacerbate the already drastic state our economy finds itself in.
“Democrats need to wake up and realize that dumping more money in the economy is simply pouring $5-a-gallon gas on an already out-of-control fire.”
Sen. Rand Paul said leading up to the vote.
While this is very true, let’s not forget that the very same day lawmakers argued against pumping more money out to help our own struggling citizens, the Senate overwhelmingly approved sending an additional $40 Billion dollars to Ukraine to aid their fight against Russia.
While this is a very noble cause and the people of Ukraine are in dire need of our help, why is this held with so much more regard than helping our own citizens? Amid record high inflation, it is seemingly a no-brainer for Congress to send $40 Billion to aid a foreign country at war, but to send a $48 Billion aid package for its own struggling citizens is a waste of money?
I’d say I was surprised, but we are dealing with money-hungry politicians who care about nothing more than to stuff their own pockets. If we follow the money we can see that at least 20 members of congress personally invest in top weapons contractors that will profit off the $40 Billion aid package sent to Ukraine.
Once again this is proving that neither side has your best interest in mind. If you are sitting at home debating on whether the Democrats or Republicans are to blame, you’ve already been fooled. Both sides want nothing more than to make money and stay in power. The folly of the 2-party war only further distracts us from the fact that we are being continuously fooled by a bunch of soulless politicians.
The relief package for our small businesses here in America would not benefit the lawmakers and their pockets. Sending billions of dollars to Ukraine will. This is what they base their decisions on. These are the people running our country. Stop arguing with your neighbor about what side is right. The transference of a politician being a public servant to a lucrative career path is one of the most detrimental turning points in our country’s history.