Excuse me … did I hear you correctly?
Did you say you are taking a vacation without passing the next COVID-19 stimulus bill?
Vacation cancelled motherfuckers! Get your asses back in that room and work this shit out! In case you’ve forgot, you work for me … and I didn’t approve your vacation request!
Uh … in case you’re not aware … there’s a whole country that’s hurting right now, desperate to pay their bills. They are hanging by a thread and waiting for that stimulus check and you guys can’t come to an agreement … so you just go on vacation!?
And don’t give me that bullshit about how the “other side” is just being ridiculous and won’t compromise. You are ALL TO BLAME as far as I’m concerned … Democrats AND Republicans. If you both can agree on the fact that the country needs another round of checks to help people get by … then work out the amount! It’s one thing if one side wants checks sent out and one side doesn’t. Then you’re ideologically opposed and will likely come to an impasse … but you are BOTH in agreement that Americans need money. Their money, not yours! So … work … it … out!
You’re not scoring any points with either side of the populace playing your games! People aren’t in the mood for partisan politics right now! People don’t give a shit about your ideology when they can’t pay their bills.
If you end up spending too much (Republicans) … then just tell the people complaining that:
“It was a lot more than we wanted to spend and we weren’t happy about adding so much to our national debt … but this was a unique situation and we needed to take care of the American people.”
Everybody knows you’re lying … but we’re all used to it! At least you would have passed a bill that helps Americans and done your job. Everyone already knows you don’t have a problem adding to the national debt … you just don’t like doing it by giving money to the people. You’d much rather give it to your business interests to make sure they stay in business for your next election cycle. Campaign donations don’t appear out of thin air, right!?
And if you don’t get as much as you wanted (Democrats) … then just tell the people complaining that:
“We wanted to give you more but we didn’t have unlimited funds so we gave as much as we could within our means to get the money to the people.”
Everybody knows you’re lying … but we’re all used to it! At least you would have passed a bill that helps Americans and done your job. Everybody already knows you could give a shit about spending within your means. If it was up to you everybody would just get any amount they want to stay home indefinitely … just so long as they blindly pledge their vote to your party.
Maybe I’m the only one who’s irritated at the fact that all these assholes are completely out of touch with what’s going on.
None of them are worrying about their mortgage payment! They’re getting paid … even if they DON’T do their job! They’re not worried about the crippling cost of health insurance. They’re not worried about putting food on the table! The only thing they are worried about is staying in power and playing politics by vilifying the other side.
The problem apparently is not so much the amount they want to give Americans in the form of a check but all the stupid extra shit they are trying to put in the bill. Here’s a real simple fix … if it’s not related to helping Americans pay their bills … it doesn’t belong in the bill! Save your pet projects for next year’s budget when we’re all back to work and aren’t paying attention to all the stupid shit you spend our money on.
I understand the problem with the additional $600 for unemployment from the federal government. You have people making more on unemployment than they were when they were working.
It IS bullshit and there really is no incentive to go back to work. I get it and I don’t like it either! But if you are going to hold up the entire thing over that sticking point … you are hurting more people than the ones that are getting over on the system. In any other time, I would be livid at someone taking advantage like that … but in the current state of our country, I’d be willing to begrudgingly look past it so that the majority of people who are struggling can get some help. Hopefully karma is real and will even the score.
I realize that the government did not create this problem but the government IS preventing many people from working … so I feel they have an obligation to help people. Before you start screaming at the monitor about how we all need to stay at home to “Stop The Spread” … most people don’t have 6 months of savings to sit back on and ride this shit out … so they depend on being able to work to make a living.
And the fact that Congress went on recess just shows that they don’t give a shit about us! They ALL sit there saying they are trying to help the American people and “the other side” is playing politics.
Well, … you BOTH went home!
No one stayed. I would have had a little more respect for the side that skipped their vacation schedule and said they were staying until it gets worked out. Yeah … it would still be playing politics because they’d be screaming how the “other side” left but they’re still here trying to work things out for the American People … but at least it would have given the appearance of giving a shit! Anybody else that just went home when shit needed to get done … would be looking for another job.
If you see any of these assholes back home in their districts … do me a favor and make sure you tell them to get their asses back to Washington and do their fucking job!