Democrats Block Critical Coronavirus Relief Bill as Markets Plummet

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In a 47-47 vote, Senate Democrats blocked a critical $2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package on Sunday. The move sent futures markets plummeting by over 5%. According to the Washington Examiner, the Democrats have stalled the plan to pass the bill by Monday and send it to the House for a vote.

President Donald Trump and congressional leaders hoped the measure would send a signal that would help stabilize the stock market and U.S. economy amid fears of recession as economic analysts estimate unemployment levels could hit up to an unprecedented 30% in April-June with GDP contracting by 50%, figures not seen since the Great Depression.

The bill included trillions in aid for working families and small businesses

Democrats blocked a package that includes direct cash payments averaging around $3,000 per family ($1,000 per adult and $500 per child), as well as an expansion of unemployment benefits and over $850 billion in loans to small businesses and industries directly impacted by the deadly pandemic that has brought the U.S. economy to a grinding halt.

As recently as Saturday, Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) was hailing the measure as bipartisan, but Democrats sang a different tune on Sunday, arguing the relief amounted to a “slush fund” for corporations. Republicans blasted the Democrats for playing politics at the expense of American taxpayers.

“You’d think the nonsense [Bernie Sanders] class warfare rhetoric would take a break for a minute during a pandemic,” a Senate source told RealClearNews. “Corporations employ Americans. This is about keeping their jobs, not corporate executives.”

‘Utterly absurd’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blasted Democrats’ obstruction in a fiery Senate floor speech. “The notion that we have time to play games here with the American economy and the American people is utterly absurd,” he said.

“We’ll have this…vote again at some point of my choosing and hopefully some adults will show up on the other side of the room and understand the gravity of the situation and the need to act before the markets go down further and the American people become even more depressed about our lack of ability to come together under the most extraordinary of circumstances,” McConnell said.

McConnell also noted that Democrats would not have been disadvantaged if they had allowed the bill to proceed in its current form and further negotiations would have still been possible.

“If this vote had succeeded…it would have required potentially 30 more hours of discussion during which negotiations could go on as long as they would like,” he said.

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85 thoughts on “Democrats Block Critical Coronavirus Relief Bill as Markets Plummet

  1. I agree with Mitch McConnell! Everyone who really wants our country to continue current trend to service, have to support President Trump’s Administration decision to help individuals AND corporations to be able to hire workers! When the country is being healed from COVID-19, we have a huge opportunity to create a new bullish trend for EVERYBODY to get out from poverty as well as from the Government’s Debts!!!! My only thought is that the Discussion with Democrats should be limited in time. Please, vote for the way USA will survive! Sincerely, Sima M Schwartz.

    1. At the rate the demonRATS are going it”ll be 40 years before they get another demonRAT elected president! They are insane because Trump beat Hillarious in 2016! Go president Trump in 2020!

      1. I hope all democrat voters wake up and see that pelosi and Schumer care nothing about them and only care about their politics I hope they the voters wen it comes time to vote puts all dems out of jobs for playing with peoples lives jobs and homes in jeopardy will vote all dems out of office because they are playing with peoples lived

          1. It’s not the rich who are affected in this it’s the average worker whose trying to to take care of their family.

          2. The general motors mail out in 2008 was paid back in total to the US government by General Motors

  2. Eventually the democratic party will just become a memory. Everyone that has a vote to defeat them should wake up and shut them out. After the pandemic subsides, and November rolls around, the swamp draining process will continue. The only way to defeat a cancer like the left is to cut it out. Destroy and eliminate it!

    1. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER REASON FOR WE THE PEOPLE TO VOTE OUT THESE LIBERALS ,ESPECIALLY PELOSI AND THE REST THE LIBERALS FOR PUTTING THEIR POLITICS BEFORE THE HEALTH OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ,,THIS POLITICAL STUNT IS JUST TOO DISGUSTING FOR WORDS ,SHOW PELLOSI WHAT YOU THINK OF HER DISGUSTING ACTIONS

        1. at the elections in novenber vote out all these useless American hating demorats who are stopping the firms and people from getting support,they go to any length to get things over on trump

    2. I totally agree, we need to do everything within our power to vote all of the democrates out of office come November. It’s sad that they think so little of the American people. They would rather see us all die than to lift a finger to help us. Or the hospitals who are in deep need of the stimulus package.

    1. Wouldn’t have mattered. The tie wasn’t the problem. A minimum of 60 votes was required. As usual, too many democrats – who these days act and think like a hive.

  3. Selfish democrats putting their un-related wishes into the help package. People are hurting. Think of them, not yourselves.
    Everyone….please vote Republicanm for all senators and house members, and get rid of Nancy.

    1. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the VP only breaks a tie vote in the Senate, not the house. These Liberals as so full of hate for President Trump, they have no room to care what happens to the United States and its citizens. God Bless our great President and God Bless the USA. Wake up Liberals/Socialists/Communists. You are the problem here but you can’t fix Stupid. How so very, very sad.

      1. Dear Ms. Myer, If my memory serves me correctly the VP presides over the House and votes only to break a tie. Senate rules require a 60 vote majority for measures to proceed.

        1. Mr. Wyatt,the vp does not preside over the house.he breaks ties in the Senate and the Senate can declare the nuclear option where it takes only 51 votes

  4. You CAN’T FIX STUPID…AND STUPID IS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE !!
    THEY HATE THE U.S.A….

    MAY THEY ” REAP WHAT THEY SOW….

    They ARE A ” EVIL BUNCH “…

    1. They will reap what they sow. Problem is, we also reap what they sow. Never in my 77 years have I seen a group so full of hate as the Liberals (excluding terrorists who are full of more than hate). What a sad, sad bunch of idiots.

  5. You would think that the democrats would think about someone besides themselves. Maybe the American people will wake up in November and vote all the low lifes out of office. It would serve them right. Democrats are sold on socialism, giving everyone free food , free rent, free utilities, an d free colledge education. I am now 82 years old. I have earned everything that I have and proud of it. What can you be proud of if everything is given to you. and you have no ambition (git up and go). Thanks for letting me air.

  6. The Demoncrats don’t care who lives or dies. They’re extremely selfish. Our President is trying to help our industries, the healthcare providers, and out money in the pockets of the American people who are suffering from this crisis. You can’t even by a roll of toilet paper anywhere because of all the panic buying. It’s gotten rediculous.

    1. They want our President to fail …. No matter the cost! Twenty years from now on one will remember it anyway. What we cannot forget is that while he is their target …. we are the prize! They want us!

  7. I addition to voting out the democrazies. The senators, BOTH Republicans And Demos who sold their stocks, using insider information, should be fined the amount of value they would also have lost had they not sold. In addition they should be jailed the same way Martha Steward was for lying about not using insider information.

  8. I would care less if I picked up the morning paper and read that Nancy Pelosi caught the coronavirus, with a terminal result.

      1. If you tied her hands she wouldn’t know how to talk!!!! It just does not seem possible these elected Democrats have our interest in us or our country. Vote them all out in Nov!!! Too bad we cannot cut their pensions and benefits . My pension is being affected in the stock market collapse.

  9. Democrats only want what they can get out of this for them! They care nothing about the people of the United States all they want is money and power! They will stand before their maker one day and give an account for their actions!

  10. What is wrong with Congress? Where did common decency go? Our country is struggling, with many people out of work or without enough money to make ends meet right now, and yet Congress is only worried about what they want extra, things that have NOTHING to do with the problems the American people are facing. They are still collecting a rather decent paycheck, and yet they aren’t doing the job we pay them to do. Sometimes I can’t believe I was a Democrat for over 35 years before I got smart and became a Republican. We need to completely clean house in November and put in people who have a conscience and a true love of this country. If we can get these American-haters to leave our country, there are many of us who will help them pack.

    1. The democrats are simply a communist bunch that want to destroy America, and then they can control lives which they don’t care for, put them on plane and send them to China dropped off by a parachute with no I’d and only shorts and tshirt, they are worse than the bubonic plague. This is from a 100% disabled veteran. Vote them out and AMERICA will continue to be great. Stop using virus for their advancement for their corrupt cause. Beware of the leftlllll. Thank you

  11. Bella Pelosi, better known as Dracula. Sneaked in a 1 billion Dollar funding for Plan Parenthood (The abortion factory) in the Coronavirus bill. Never let a crisis go to waste is one of the Demoncrat 10 Satanic Commandments.

    Wuhan Virus Bioweapon AKA: China Virus, Coronavirus weaponized by China and their treasonous Godless demoncratic Commie party and cohorts the fake media, academia, Hollywood, Millennials…to crash the greatest US economy ever! And to take down the greatest president ever, President Trump!! Keep up the great work President Trump! 2020 and beyond! From the Patriots of a Commie Demoncrat free America!

  12. Much more of this and we the people will come in force to settle the DeviRats down to the real Americans they should be. They want China to come to their aid great as we Benin caged to long in our homes and need some outside activities. Besides we won’t be alone.

    1. Why are the liberal Democrats allowed to control our country? They do not care about the American people that actually work for a living. It is a double standard for the Democrats vs Republicans! President Trump actually cares for the people. We have to elect President Trump again! If the National Media blocks our President from having briefs to keep us informed, our Country will definitely become socialist!

    1. THEY STILL NEEDED 60 VOTES TO GET IT THROUGH IN WHICH IS STUPID BUT THEN AGAIN ALL DEMORATS ARE BORN STUPID ANYWAY.

  13. Betty
    March 23, 2020
    The whole bunch of democrats should get the virus, and maybe some of them would die, if we are lucky. They only care about themself and will do nothing that they think would show good for President Trump

  14. The Democrats are a Disgrace to the USA, and Everybody that Votes for a Democrat is a disgrace to the USA. Nobody with a ounce of common Sense, would even consider Voting for the Communist Democrats. They are of the Devil, with the Devil, and For the Devil, and all will burn in HELL.There is no way a Democrat can go to Heaven, because they are against all Christian Beliefs. Vote trump 2020 and Republican forever.

    1. And that is exactly what’s going on. Pelosi, Schumer and the rest are just puppets, and the puppet master pulling the strings is none other than Barrack Obama. He can’t run for another term, but he wants Biden to be the nominee. Biden will pick Michelle Obama as a running mate. We already know that Biden is going senile. He won’t be able to do the job and will be forced to resign the Presidency. That will make Michelle Obama the President, which will in fact make Obama the President behind the curtain.
      That’s always been the scenario. It was crafted before Obama left office.
      That’s why Democrats have been obstructing Trump at every turn.
      I don’t think Obama could’ve foreseen the present crisis, but it plays neatly into his ambitions.
      Anyone who doubts this could happen hadn’t been paying attention to what’s been happening since the 2016 election.

  15. The bill included $1,000 per adult and $500 for children, with restrictions. It also included $500 billion to corporations with no restrictions… catering to those wealthy CEOs who then could use this money, just as they did with their huge tax cuts, merely to buy their own stock and enrich themselves. The democrats wanted a more even playing field and protections for the workers. What don’t you folks understand about that?

  16. Bella Pelosi, better known as Dracula. Sneaked in a 1 billion Dollar funding for Plan Parenthood (The abortion factory) in the Coronavirus bill. Never let a crisis go to waste is one of the Demoncrat 10 Satanic Commandments.

    Wuhan Virus Bioweapon AKA: China Virus, Coronavirus weaponized by China and their treasonous Godless demoncratic Commie party and cohorts the fake media, academia, Hollywood, Millennials…to crash the greatest US economy ever! And to take down the greatest president ever, President Trump!! Keep up the great work President Trump! 2020 and beyond! From the Patriots of a Commie Demoncrat free America!!!

  17. There is a special place in hell for Democrats. May Pelosi and Schumer lead the way!!! What an evil bunch of horrible bastards they all are.

  18. Pelosi and Schumer both multimillionaires and there only goal is to hurt a Trump and they will even hurt the country and its citizens and they do not care! They hate Trump because he stands up to the rotten, lying DemocRARS unlike other Republican Presidents! They hated Reagan but Reagan did his fire side chatsvto the country and that stymied the RATS. In my lifetime they were the only two Presidents the DemocRATS hate the most! Both were helping the country and that got under the DemocRAT skins!

  19. It will be useful if the voters in this country can recall all the obstructionism the Democrats have worked on the American people when November 2020 rolls around and return the favor. Besides being stuck with a presidential candidate who cant remember what State he is in the so called leaders of the Democratic party shoot themselves in the foot every chance they get.

  20. I totally agree, we need to do everything within our power to vote all of the democrates out of office come November. It’s sad that they think so little of the American people. They would rather see us all die than to lift a finger to help us. Or the hospitals who are in deep need of the stimulus package.

  21. It is disgraceful that the democrats are holding the US at ransom to achieve their self-serving greedy justice-obstructing objectives. I wonder how long will the people of the country allow this to go on.

  22. I think all Senate and House meetings should be televised, with the exception of national security meetings, so we can see who is for or against a particular Bill and why. When Piglosi and Schumer had conferences in the Oval Office they didn’t want it televised and Trump did. That’s because Trump wanted to be transparent and they didn’t, they knew they would look like fools and they did for a short time because they refused televised meetings in the future. Now we can see the latest meetings where the Demotards want to sneak everything under the sun into the Coronavirus bill that has nothing top do with the virus or economic help. The biased press won’t report what the Demotards are doing so we need to see it for our self and make our decisions as to who the a-holes are, and not the media telling us.

  23. Strike “3” for the “DEMONCRATS”!!!!!
    There has been enough deaths from Covid 19 thus far. Pelosi and her imps want to “wait” on the urgently needed “stimulus bill” because they want to include “THE BUTCHER BUSINESSES” (aka) Planned Parenthood in the plan. Well I am not surprised! ! !
    We should be outraged with the Demoncrats and their deplorable, senseless attempts to demean our Nations “Republican” standards. Pray for them!

  24. I for one see a Target getting place on these two people by some angry millionaire! They don’t care about the country or anything except the one who are their BIG DONORS OR BIG PHARMA. Why does PLANNED PARENTHOOD need million of Taxpayers money? When women can get THREE TYPE OF BIRTH CONTROL PILLS? Why do SOLAR SYSTEM AND WIND NEED MILLION OF TAXPAYERS MONEY? We are not talking about any of these things the DEMOCRAT ARE PUSHING! WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A COUNTRY OF PEOPLE! THE FUTURE OF AMERICA! IF THE ECONOMY COLLISIONS IT WILL BE BY THESE DEMOCRAT AND RINOREPUBLICAN WHO SUPPORT THESE STUPID SET OF WANT BY THESE SOCIALISM DEMONCRAT! And the dam fool who will vote for them!

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  26. Let these STUPID dems. continue there childish games . It’s already ruined them for anyone official spot in the senate , the house , congress & of course , the WH. President Trump will again be reelected . #MAGA #2020

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