He’s told the House GOPer’s he’s dead set against helping anyone to anymore federal $1,200 checks or an extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits…
If ya ain’t working?
You’re on your own….
Oh, and the guy wants legal protection for big business from virus law suits….
Mitch McConnell promised House Republicans Wednesday that the beefed up unemployment benefits enacted earlier this spring “will not be in the next bill.”
The Senate majority leader told the House GOP minority in an afternoon phone call that he is comfortable waiting to see how the nearly $3 trillion in coronavirus spending previously approved plays out before moving forward on the next relief legislation. And he told them that the ultimate end-product won’t look anything like House Democrats’ $3 trillion package passed last week, according to a person briefed on the call.
While McConnell conceded more aid may be necessary in the coming weeks, he also repeated his insistence that liability reform be included in the next round of legislation to minimize lawsuits. And he said that the $600 weekly boost in unemployment benefits won’t continue — a vow he hadn’t previously made.
McConnell warned against trial lawyer “vultures” ready to file lawsuits and said Republicans are “going to have to clean up the Democrats’ crazy policy that is paying people more to remain unemployed than they would earn if they went back to work,” McConnell said….
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