I’m not saying it is right or wrong for the Democrats to block the cloture vote. But if the majority of the stimulus, which we have been told was for the people, is front loaded to corporations, then doesn’t it stand to reason that trickle down is the GOP answer here?
Loans to businesses that need them to stay afloat, not loans that may or may not have to be repaid. Extensions of unemployment benefits to those who will need them. Not sure if the direct “rebate” payments are good, but need be, then so be it. BUT with qualifiers that are fair to all.
This is what happens when the majority party does not work with the minority party to get the deal done. I know the House did the same thing with package #2. It wasn’t right then, but at least it got done, and ended up passing with overwhelming support in the House. And McConnell told his caucus to gag on it and vote for it. But because the Senate rules are different, more bipartisanship and honesty is required from the GOP. All IMHO.