Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) called the HEROES Act “blatant political scammery” and said on a Tennessee radio show that he wondered if it was a deliberate attempt by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democrats to keep the economy slowed down until after the election.
“It’s almost like they’re hoping for a slow financial recovery,” DesJarlais said of the attempt at a $3 trillion spending bill. “We happen to have a presidential election in November. The economy often drives elections. President Trump was presiding over one of the best economic times of our nation’s history. Then this virus hits.”
“To me, it just seems like a Democratic ploy to stall the economy and somehow blame Trump in the fall,” he added, mentioning bloated unemployment payments that pay people more than they were getting to work and $10,000 in student loan forgiveness as some of the things in the bill that would cause excessive spending.
The House passed the bill on a near party line vote, but the Senate has refused to take it up because of all the Democrat priorities Pelosi stuffed into it. As usual, the Democrats are trying to take advantage of the situation to make laws that could never get passed when it wasn’t a crisis situation.
Republicans have not been falling for their attempts, however, and have insisted on passing legislation that gives help but doesn’t waste money and change laws to benefit Democrats.
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