Nancy Pelosi wants you to know she's got a plan for helping the American people survive the coronavirus shutdown and reopen the economy.
What's the plan, you might ask? Well there is one. It involves testing and tracing. And some other things.
Actually, Nancy herself isn't really sure what the plan is. But you should definitely trust her anyway.
"We need to open our economy. To do that, we need testing, testing, testing. Testing, tracement – er, tracing, treatment, and isolation, if necessary," Pelosi explained.
I’d transpose the next bit, but honestly, it wouldn’t make much sense. So here it is, you can watch for yourself. (And hint: it still probably won’t make much sense.)
The intended takeaway, here, is that congressional Democrats’ bill is setting some kind of “benchmark” to understand the “scope” of COVID-19, and ultimately defeat the “villainous virus.” How? No clue.
But despite having no discernible path toward getting back to normalcy, the House Speaker, who played a key role in stonewalling the first congressional aid bill to send cash assistance to Americans struggling during the coronavirus shutdown, is now blaming the GOP for holding back her $3 trillion “HEROES” bill that would funnel even more money into people’s bank accounts. In addition to new cash payouts, the 1,800-page bill reads like a massive liberal wish list, giving millions in assistance to state and local governments, establishing hazard pay for many health care workers, forgiving student loan debt and increasing spending on Medicaid and Medicare. It also extends family leave and blocks evictions and foreclosures.
“We have to address it, and we have to address it in a big way,” Pelosi said of the struggling economy. “That’s a big price tag, but the American people are worth it.”
Many Republicans, including President Trump and many in the GOP-controlled Senate, have argued in favor of reopening the economy so people can reopen their businesses and get back to work instead of relying on insufficient thousand-dollar government checks mailed out every two months.