Patience running thin
Billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Tuesday voiced frustrations likely felt by many Americans who are watching Congress fail to pass a stimulus bill to help individuals, families, and businesses impacted by lockdowns caused by the coronavirus.
Cuban responded to some Twitter bickering between GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.). Schumer on Sunday tweeted his reasons for voting against the Senate GOP stimulus proposal. Cornyn responded with a tweet saying “Blah blah blah.”
Blah blah blah https://t.co/zkJ1fsKMGc
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) March 23, 2020
Cuban found this exchange … unproductive.
“BOTH OF YOU NEED TO DO YOUR F***ING JOB!” Cuban wrote in a Tuesday morning tweet. “@SenSchumer, stop kissing progressive ass. We can’t solve every problem in this deal. @JohnCornyn , stop kissing big corporate ass. They don’t need buybacks or exec bonuses. They have no choice but to take any deal they can get.”
“The economy is crashing and people are getting sick and dying because you 2 hard d**ks think your agendas are bigger than the health and future of the American people,” Cuban continued. “They are not. There is no perfect deal. TIME IS OUR ENEMY. Get this done today!”
There are signs that a deal is close. The package has grown to about $2 trillion now, including direct payments to individuals and families as well as hundreds of billions of dollars toward other measures to sustain both small business and large corporations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said there is “real optimism” of something getting done Tuesday, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that “we are very close.”
“The fact that they now have assistance for state and local government was a big concern for us and that is — my understanding — is now in the bill,” Pelosi said, according to CNN. “Unemployment insurance was almost right from the start agreed that we would have it, but the scope of it was enlarged and we are very pleased with where it is.”
Author: Aaron Colen