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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 09:28 AM

Mitch McConnell is laughing at all of us

Opinion by Helaine Olen

We are living through the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Millions upon millions of Americans are jobless. Industries ranging from restaurants to entertainment are warning they will go out of business en masse without immediate and substantial government aid.

Mass layoffs continue to be announced, and more are expected. The desperation of the unemployed, now going without the federal supplement that made skimpy state unemployment benefits livable, is growing. Last week, the head of a food bank in Alabama told PBS that his organization couldn’t keep up with the demand.

And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is laughing at our nation’s suffering.

The laughter came Monday night, during a debate between McConnell and Amy McGrath, his Democratic challenger for Senate. McGrath castigated McConnell for his lack of action on further economic stimulus and relief for the millions of Americans suffering the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

When McConnell pointed out he had helped pass the first rounds of relief in the spring, and suggested the lack of action was the fault of the Democrats who wanted to spend money on things unrelated to the crisis, McGrath came out swinging.

“The House passed a bill in May and the Senate went on vacation. I mean, you just don’t do that. You negotiate. Senator, it is a national crisis.”

And McConnell laughed.


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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 02:48 PM

1. Fuck his feelings...

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