By declaring that his administration will not discuss a COVID relief package until after the election, Donald Trump has shown the American people where his priorities lie.
Millions of Americans have lost their incomes due to the pandemic. Our state and local governments face huge deficits that will devastate public services. The airline industry is reeling and has begun furloughing more than 30,000 employees, including thousands of CWA passenger service agents and AFA-CWA Flight attendants. Students without access to high-speed broadband are being left behind. Local media outlets don’t have sufficient resources to provide life-saving news coverage. Trump's own economic advisors have warned that without a stimulus bill, our country’s economic recovery will take much longer and create unnecessary hardship for working families.
Mitch McConnell and the Republican members of the Senate share the blame for this debacle. McConnell’s delays and his obsession with confirming a new Supreme Court justice as quickly as possible show how little he cares about the impact of the COVID pandemic on our economy.
Donald Trump is erratic and impulsive and his Senate enablers have abandoned working people. It’s time to restore stability and civility to the White House and put our country on the path to recovery by electing Joe Biden and a Democratic Senate majority.