Today Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi shot down a proposal that would have put money directly into the hands of the American people to help deal with fallout from the Coronavirus.
As noted by CommonDreams.org, Progressives erupted with frustration and anger Wednesday over days of reporting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not consider cash payments for Americans without means-testing despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has ground the U.S. economy almost to a standstill.
President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have taken the opportunity to outflank Pelosi and House Democrats on the payments, leading to anger from the left.
“I truly don’t know how to describe how maddening it is that Republicans and Trump officials are to the left of Congressional Dem leadership on this issue,” tweeted activist Jordan Uhl.
Pelosi's Deputy Chief of Staff is saying that a proposal for giving American's direct financial relief was shot down because it would be universal and not means tested pic.twitter.com/gSnRCgm75o
— jordan (@JordanUhl) March 18, 2020
Twitter erupted following Pelosi’s decision:
.@SpeakerPelosi killed a proposal for giving Americans direct financial relief
How much more proof do u need that Nancy does not actually care about We The People & she has been “fake caring” this whole time?
— DeAnna for Congress🇺🇸vs Nancy (@DeAnna4Congress) March 19, 2020
Most saying that the Trump Administration is more left on the issue than Pelosi.
It's absolutely shameful that the most senior member of the Democratic party is refusing to consider universal cash payments for Americans in this time of crisis. @SpeakerPelosi you are further to the right than Trump on this issue. Get your shit together, now. #PeopleVsPelosi
— Zach and Matt Show (@ZachandMattShow) March 18, 2020
Another Wrote: “Nancy Pelosi is against the Trump proposal of sending out checks to Americans. I am against socialism, but we are experiencing a national crisis and Americans are in trouble financially. I fully support Trump’s proposal. Nancy Pelosi is wrong dead wrong. #PeopleVsPelosi”
Nancy Pelosi is against the Trump proposal of sending out checks to Americans.
I am against socialism, but we are experiencing a national crisis and Americans are in trouble financially.
I fully support Trump’s proposal.
Nancy Pelosi is wrong dead wrong. #PeopleVsPelosi
— RD (@real_defender) March 18, 2020
Progressives got into the mix as well. One user had this to say: “Trump’s stimulus proposal doesn’t go far enough, but it goes further than Pelosi, Schumer or Biden want. Why I’m a progressive, not a Dem.
Author: Star Political News
Source: Star Political: Nancy Pelosi SHOOTS DOWN Proposal To Give Americans Direct Financial Relief