Comrade Bernie Sanders is threatening to hold up the coronavirus relief bill because the GOP is objecting to language that would incentivize people NOT to work.
The language would in essence pay people up to $24 and hour for unemployment, which is more than many lower paying, entry level or menial type jobs.
Via PJ Media:
As the Senate moved toward passing a $2 trillion stimulus package on Wednesday, Republican senators held a press conference to warn against passing the bill as written, noting that unemployment benefits would create an incentive for workers to leave their jobs. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) threatened to block the bill unless the Republicans drop these “anti-worker objections.”
“This drafting error made me pause for a moment,” Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said, referring to the provision that unemployed workers should be paid $600 in addition to normal unemployment payments. “We cannot encourage people to make more money in unemployment than they do in employment.”
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) warned, “lots of the important industries in America have median wages which are lower than what would happen under the unemployment benefits portion of that bill. So we don’t actually want to accelerate the severing of the employee-employer.”
Senator Lindsey Graham suggested that he rejects the idea that the mistake in language was simply a “drafting error.”
“Very few people are going to turn down a $24/hour deal not to work than work for $15/hour,” he warned. “We have incentivized people not to go back to work.”
So, of course, Bernie Sanders threatened to hold up the bill if Republicans tried to change that provision.
Is Bernie Sanders sick in the head?
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“Unless Republican Senators drop their objections to the coronavirus legislation, I am prepared to put a hold on this bill until stronger conditions are imposed on the $500 billion corporate welfare fund,” he tweeted.
Unless Republican Senators drop their objections to the coronavirus legislation, I am prepared to put a hold on this bill until stronger conditions are imposed on the $500 billion corporate welfare fund. pic.twitter.com/7X0o9C4BoO
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 25, 2020
I hope the American people remember in November how despicably the Democrats acted during this crisis.
Thank God Bernie has zero chance of ever becoming president.
This coronavirus pandemic would be 1,000 times worse with idiots like him, or Biden in charge.