The GOP stimulus bill is receiving strong criticism for providing little in the way of stimulus for Americans most in need.
Bernie Sanders called the bill “a disaster,” noting that it provides $29.4 billion for the Pentagon but zero dollars for hazard pay, state and local governments, and nutrition assistance.
The Senate Republican plan:
– $29,400,000,000 for the Pentagon
– $0 for hazard pay
– $0 for nutrition assistance
– $0 for the uninsured/under-insured
– $0 for the Postal Service
– $0 for state and local governments
– 100% deduction for three-martini CEO lunches
What a disaster.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 27, 2020
He highlights some of the military spending in the bill, like the $1 billion for surveillance planes, $375 million for armored vehicles, and $283 million for Apache helicopters while providing zero dollars for the millions of people facing eviction. Sanders says the bill is “dead on arrival.”
The GOP COVID-19 bill includes
$2 billion for F-35s
$1.75 billion for an FBI building
$1 billion for surveillance planes
$375 million for armored vehicles
$360 million for missile defense
$283 million for Apache helicopters
$0 for millions facing eviction
It's Dead on Arrival
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 28, 2020
Ohio senator Sherrod Brown called the GOP bill “a half-baked proposal” that “cuts unemployment benefits by $400 a week.”
Senate Republicans have waited over TWO MONTHS to release their half-baked proposal, the #HEALSAct.
What does it do for the 30 million unemployed workers, laid off by no fault of their own?
It cuts their unemployment benefits by $400 a week. pic.twitter.com/wdVHN6IDfy
— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) July 27, 2020