BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Threatens To Torpedo Coronavirus Package In The Final Hour
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On Wednesday evening, the Democrat party found another way to withhold cash payments to the American people. This time, the Coronavirus deal is being throttled by communist Bernie Sanders.
According to Fox News, Sanders pledged to torpedo the Coronavirus stimulus package unless Republican senators drop their objections about what they called a "massive drafting error", which actually incentivized companies to lay off workers and collect unemployment.
“In my view, it would be an outrage to prevent working-class Americans to receive the emergency unemployment assistance included in this legislation," Sanders posted on social media.
"Unless these Republican Senators drop their objections, I am prepared to put a hold on this bill until stronger conditions are imposed on the $500 billion corporate welfare fund to make sure that any corporation receiving financial assistance under this legislation does not lay off workers, cut wages or benefits, ship jobs overseas, or pay workers poverty wages," he continued.
The stock market reacted immediately when Bernie threatened to block the bill. Check out these charts from CNBC:
As Democrats trash Republicans because of this "change", it's important to remember why this change was made.
"A massive drafting error in the current version of the coronavirus relief legislation could have devastating consequences," Senators Ben Sasse, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham told Fox News in a statement.
"Unless this bill is fixed, there is a strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work. This isn’t an abstract, philosophical point -- it’s an immediate, real-world problem".
“This isn’t who we are as Americans; this isn’t what we do in a crisis. We must sadly oppose the fast-tracking of this bill until this text is addressed, or the Department of Labor issues regulatory guidance that no American would earn more by not working than by working," the statement said.
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