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Opinion: It shouldn’t take 880-page Senate bill to address non-working Americans during coronavirus pandemic

Our legislators, instead of working on alleviating some of the sufferings, have decided that working on their shopping wish-list and looking at who to give money to is much more paramount.

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Only time will tell if the coronavirus relief bill is bad or not. With it being over two trillion dollars —the surreal nature of trillions of dollars boggles the mind— those of you who believe President Donald Trump is an inerrant savior of mankind need to keep focused. I understand your wanting to shield him from the Left and their hate. We voted for him and want him to do good.

I am a staunch Trump supporter, but he is capable of mistakes and blind spots. I am not even talking about the small ones because, again, people make mistakes. This bill looks like Porkulus disguised as a “relief” package.

If you listen to my podcast, you know I have always been against these massive spending bills. I continued to call out the Republicans for passing two Omnibus spending bills roughly valued close to three trillion dollars within 10 months of President Trump’s first term. The reason they provided for that was to help our military.

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The fact is this is the kind of spending that’s ruining our country, and the record revenues we’re all sending to the federal government to paper-over that massive deficit just came to a screeching halt. But guess what didn’t? The ballooning interest payment on the exploding debt. That keeps rising higher than a Johns Hopkins coronavirus curve, and we aren’t squashing the peak—we’re extending it.

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Sorry, boomers, your future social security payments just took a haircut. And since all those nice millennials don’t believe they’ll ever see a dime of social security, do you think the next wave of nice young politicians are going to let you have yours? Hint: it doesn’t look affirmative. Read the full Senate bill.

People are wondering when they will get their next paycheck. And our legislators, instead of working on alleviating some of the sufferings, have decided that working on their shopping wish-list and looking at who to give money to is much more paramount. Their favorite organizations and pet projects were/are far more important.

Guess this shines a light on their actual priorities. The American people who are laid off right now or the businesses that will probably wind up the closing are not on their wish-list.

I voted for you, Mr. President, and damn proud of it. But for the love of God, please veto this monstrosity of a bill (Cares Act) that the Senate has rushed through. Please read it to the American people and explain to them why you will veto this. We the People are tired of this constant rush to purportedly favor the American people…only to be yanked down by political games played in the legislative body.

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For many years, politicians have always promised us the world and only delivered a tiny fraction of those promises, always pretending to “represent” us. But you, Mr. President, you were different, and this is why the American people voted for you. You asked us to take a chance, and we did! So now I’m asking you to take a chance and trust the American people who put you in office the first time and those who know that we will be there the second time.

You’re a good man, sir; even I know you cannot morally sign this Act. Mr. President, we have your back, I promise you!

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."

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