(RightWing.org) – The economy is running on borrowed time as states are working on their plans to safely re-open their economies. Meanwhile, Democrats have been delaying vital legislation that would help the country get through this crisis. One of those delays included the interim stimulus bill that gave more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that small businesses need to stay afloat.
The White House warned about the damages caused by this delay on Twitter.
After unnecessary delay from Nancy Pelosi and House Dems, Congress is finally replenishing President @realDonaldTrump’s Paycheck Protection Program.
The program proved essential for small businesses—the difference between survival and layoffs in communities across our country.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 24, 2020
This week, those damages are becoming apparent as Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) pointed out a FOX News clip featuring National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Nearly 500 frustrated small biz owners wrote to me last week about Dems' job-killing delays.
WATCH → @PressSec @KayleighMcEnany slams Pelosi & Schumer for their obstruction that hurt workers & small businesses—like one in Alabama that told me they were on the brink of layoffs. pic.twitter.com/OxJxw8jQOD
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 27, 2020
Mass layoffs in cities across the US are resulting from the delayed funding, and it’s not just food workers or delivery drivers. We’re talking about education, sanitation, police, firefighters, health workers, and other related industries that are suffering from budget cuts resulting from delays caused by Democrats. An estimated 300k – 1 million public-sector workers could soon be out of jobs according to the National League of Cities.
Where President Donald Trump is attempting to safely speed up America’s recovery, Democrats are sandbagging him. That’s part of the reason why he’s leaving re-opening decisions to the states; not only to uphold the notion of states’ rights but to keep Congressional Democrats from slowing down economic recovery. The consequences for the Left’s actions are manifesting before our eyes, yet they still continue to drag their feet.
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