Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is lashing out at Democrats because they are rejecting the coronavirus stimulus package. He claims his colleagues should “be embarrassed” for failing to agree to the terms in the $1.8 trillion plan.
But there are some very valid reasons why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the other Democrats aren’t keen on the details. The Republicans may be throwing a few measly bones at the American public, but the biggest winners in the package are the corporations.
“This is a national emergency,” McConnell says. Democrat agee that it is a national emergency and that therefore the stimulus package needs to help and protect the American workers—not big corporations. As Alex Lawson, the executive director of Social Security Works, puts it:
“Mitch McConnell sees the coronavirus pandemic as just another excuse to shovel money at his Wall Street billionaire donors.”