(Liberty Bell) – Despite the good news that the death rate is dropping from the coronavirus across the country and that new cases popping up aren’t as severe as those that occurred when the illness first starting spreading like wildfire across the nation, the radical left in America still wants to try and shut everything down for a second time.
This has lots of folks on both sides of the aisle questioning why that is. Especially since another lockdown would cause economic disaster and ruin that would be far more devastating than the effects of the virus. Why would they be so desperate to see that happen in our beloved country.
Liberals are desperate to get rid of him this fall, to ensure that Democrats defeat him soundly in the November election. They are willing to do whatever it takes, including destroy the economy.
But that’s not all.
According to Sen. Ted Cruz, this same strategy is being applied to the drive to keep schools shuttered this fall.
Here’s more on this from Fox News:
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday accused Democrats of deliberately seeking to extend coronavirus lockdowns of businesses and schools so that President Trump suffers politically ahead of the presidential election.
Democratic-aligned teachers’ unions have remained opposed to opening schools. In Los Angeles, the teachers’ union has made overtly political demands as part of its reopening plan, including defunding the police, taxing the wealthy, implementing a moratorium on charter schools, providing “Medicare-for-all,” and obtaining more federal funding.
“We’re 100 days out from the presidential election — the only objective Democrats have is to defeat Donald Trump,” Cruz told CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” anchored by Margaret Brennan. “And they’ve cynically decided [the] best way to defeat Donald Trump is shut down every business in America, shut down every school in America.”
“We’re 100 days out from the presidential election, the only objective Democrats have is to defeat Donald Trump and they’ve cynically decided best way to defeat @realDonaldTrump is shut down every business in America, shut down every school in America.” — @tedcruz
"We're 100 days out from the presidential election, the only objective Democrats have is to defeat Donald Trump and they've cynically decided best way to defeat @realDonaldTrump is shut down every business in America, shut down every school in America." — @tedcruz
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 26, 2020
Cruz specifically took issue with Democrats’ plan for a new coronavirus relief bill, which Congress is expected to take up this week. Brennan noted that top Republicans and the White House have also signaled support for a new round of stimulus relief, including $1,200 stimulus checks and tax credits for businesses. Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow also suggested Sunday the White House would extend the federal eviction moratorium.
But, Cruz urged them to focus on a broader recovery bill.
“The policy that [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are pushing adds an additional $600 a week of federal money to unemployment,” Cruz said. “Except, the problem is, for 68 percent of people receiving it right now, they are being paid more on unemployment than they made in their job.”
That was a concern that some Republicans voiced back in March, although it prompted some skepticism from economic analysts urging for a quick jumpstart to the economy. (“The weird thing about this hypothetical ‘generous unemployment pay will discourage people from entering critical industries’ is… they could just raise wages?” Alex Godofsky wrote on Twitter at the time. “Amazon has already raised wages. Like, it’s okay if wages — and prices — go up for a while. It’s fine.”)
On Sunday, though, Cruz said the problem has become more than hypothetical.
“And I’ll tell you, I’ve spoken to small business owners all over the state of Texas who are trying to reopen and they’re calling their waiters and waitresses, they’re calling their busboys, and they won’t come back,” Cruz continued. “And, of course, they won’t come back because the federal government is paying them, in some instances, twice as much money to stay home.”
Cruz then suggested an alternative measure, arguing in favor of a major payroll tax cut and tossing out the current economic restrictions that are in place. While Brennan has suggested that step would be taken sometime in the future, Cruz said this is something we need to think about doing immediately.
“What we ought to focus on, instead of just shoveling trillions out the door, we ought to be passing a recovery bill. Now, what’s a recovery bill? A recovery bill would be lifting the taxes and the regulations that are hammering small businesses so that people can go back to work. A recovery bill would suspend the payroll tax, which would give it a — a pay raise to everyone in America who’s working. That actually gets people back to work.”
The bottom line, folks, is the radical left is terrified of having four more years of Donald Trump as president. He’s a man they cannot control, unlike previous presidents going back to Reagan, who they had in their hip pockets — including some Republicans too — and could easily manipulate into allowing them to place socialistic infrastructure in our government brick-by-brick.
That ended with this billionaire outsider named Donald Trump. Trump doesn’t need their money. He has plenty already. He doesn’t need their accolades, their high praise, and is willing to suffer through the constant barrage of hatred and opposition he receives from the media because he’s always been hated by the media. This has prepared him for this battle.
It scares them that their plans might be laid to waste by him. It’s no wonder they are desperate to use this virus as a weapon.
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