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VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL ~ McConnell, D.C. Republicans Are A Disgrace

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Senate President Mitch McConnell and some of his Republican colleagues in Washington, D.C. are a disgrace to our country.

Since March of last year, millions of Americans have been out of work because of government imposed shut-downs. In the first nine months of the COVID crisis the best our Congress could do for the American people was give everyone a $1,200 stimulus check.

That’s $29.27 a week while suicides spiked (including teen suicides), opioid addiction, alcoholism, and severe depression soared higher than ever before, and as millions of small business owners lost their life savings.

With all of that, the best Congress could do is give you less than $30 a week of your own tax money to live on.

PATHETIC!

In the last week of the year, Congress once again decided to throw crumbs to the little people and approved another $600 per person stimulus check.

Why so little?

Because Senate President Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues in Washington D.C. are very concerned about the debt we are imposing on our grandchildren. They are so fiscally responsible that even in the worst pandemic in American history they just couldn’t spend more than $600 per person.

Mind you, congressmen and senators never missed a paycheck during these mandatory closures and lockdowns. Some of them jetted off to exotic places while telling the rest of us not to travel. Others dined at exclusive restaurants while the rest of us are scrambling to pay grocery bills.

Then, Democrats in Congress – at the urging of President Trump – passed an additional stimulus that would increase the $600 check to $2,000 for every American. But, Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in D.C. attached unrelated legislation to that bill knowing that Democrats could never support it, thereby killing the proposal because, the debt is just too high, and you know … for the children of the future.

Yet, Mitch McConnell and the D.C. Republicans had no problem shipping trillions of our tax dollars to Egypt, Pakistan, and other nations, for border security, gender studies and other foolishness.

McConnell and the Republicans never worried for one second about borrowing that money on the backs of our grandchildren. They weren’t concerned even a little, about being “fiscally conservative”. No, when it comes to spending our money on citizens of other governments, the GOP is all too eager to run up more debt like their Democrat colleagues.

The money that Congress spends belongs to the American people and our needs must come first. Shame on the D.C. Republicans for forgetting that. ◊

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The Valley Patriot is a free monthly print newspaper serving Northern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. The print edition is published by the 10th of each month and is distributed to 51 cities and towns.

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