Extending the popular Payroll Protection Program is one of the few areas of agreement between the White House and Democrats in the latest proposed coronavirus stimulus — a spending bill criticized by many in the Republican base as a wasteful bailout for cities and states.
H/T: The Washington Times
“Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi is trying to drive a very hard bargain,” said Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, who is in close contact with Senate Republicans. “That would include genuinely $1 trillion of bailouts for big-spending states and cities. She’s not come off of that.”
“What we’re facing now is a national emergency,” the Senate Small Business Committee Chairman Marco Rubio told radio host Hugh Hewitt. “And in times of a national emergency like this, the government has to play a greater role than it would in normal times. These are not normal times. And if we don’t act now on things like PPP and more, there is going to be long-term structural damage to the economy that’s going to make it almost impossible to ever get the debt under control and not to mention … grow our economy again.”
Audio/transcript of this AM interview w/ Senator @MarcoRubio on Tik Tok, and Democratic agenda of "hack, pack, pack, tax and slash" as well as whether @JoeBiden would get any tough questions in debates w/ @realDonaldTrump: https://t.co/xL4IgqbbFK— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) August 4, 2020
Chairman @SenJohnBarrasso on the Senate Floor:— Senate Republicans (@SenateGOP) August 5, 2020
"If enacted, Nancy Pelosi’s so-called HEROES Act would be the largest waste of taxpayer dollars in U.S. history."
↓ MUST WATCH ↓ pic.twitter.com/Usw41nTchm
Democratic leaders say they’ll keep blocking federal unemployment aid unless we pay people more to stay home than to work. That isn’t just bad economics, it’s unfair. We should not be taxing essential workers to pay their neighbors a higher salary to stay home. pic.twitter.com/tFN55kRv4P— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) August 5, 2020
Trump Serious About Using Executive Order To Extend Stimulus, Cut Dems Out Of Deal: Fox https://t.co/FwsOmNhHtg— zerohedge (@zerohedge) August 5, 2020
"We have got to get Americans back to work and get folks their jobs back. This is why I proposed my Rehire America plan back in April to get Americans back to work," Hawley told @henryrodgersdc.— Senator Hawley Press Office (@SenHawleyPress) August 4, 2020
"If jobs aren’t the focus, I won’t vote for it." https://t.co/K1FZuUCs7w
Republicans introduced a Covid relief package with expanded testing, funding for a vaccine, direct cash payments, & renewed UC benefits.— Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) August 5, 2020
Pelosi & Schumer are holding up aid to Americans over stimulus checks for illegal immigrants, $ for sanctuary cities, & no-ID voting.
You don’t have to be Einstein’s cousin to understand that Speaker Pelosi’s bill will not and should not pass the Senate.— John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) August 5, 2020
Meanwhile, Senate Republicans are trying to extend unemployment benefits—yet Democrats have refused. pic.twitter.com/QaESrdwrno
Congress is now discussing giving stimulus checks to dead people. Can wait for phase 5https://t.co/o0hc3L2AdI— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) August 5, 2020
Dead people aren't the only ones who mistakenly received $1,200 stimulus checks. So did thousands of foreign workers who entered the U.S. on temporary work visas and are now living overseas. https://t.co/iHV4pbfd8l— NPR (@NPR) August 5, 2020
Thousands of other foreign workers living outside of the U.S. received the $1200 stimulus payment.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 5, 2020
Government officials said the error was the fault of people who incorrectly filed their taxes to make it seem as though they live in the U.S.