Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had said that the bill — which has grown to as much as $1.8? trillion — includes direct-deposit checks to Americans and expanded unemployment benefits. Five Republicans who are quarantined couldn't show up for the vote, including Rand Paul, who was diagnosed with China Coronavirus. However, even if they had shown up, the package would have fallen short if the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture, cut off debate, and allow an up or down vote.
Schumer said the package had too much money for corporations. Well, if one purpose of the bill is to save people's jobs, then we need to help the corporations stay open. But Schumer, Pelosi, and the rest of Democratic leadership needed to placate their leftist base, which would get angry if they helped corporations and made President Trump successful. Therefore, Democratic leadership said vote no — The Senate Democrats acted like little lemmings and told America to DROP DEAD.
Per the Blaze, "In a 47-47 vote, Senate Democrats blocked a critical $2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package on Sunday. The move sent futures markets plummeting by over 5%. According to the Washington Examiner, the Democrats have stalled the plan to pass the bill by Monday and send it to the House for a vote. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders hoped the measure would send a signal that would help stabilize the stock market and U.S. economy amid fears of recession as economic analysts estimate unemployment levels could hit up to an unprecedented 30% in April-June with GDP contracting by 50%, figures not seen since the Great Depression."
The easiest way to describe what happened is via this Newspaper front page, Chuck Schumer and his party doesn't care about America. Their party always comes first.
The Democrats are imploding in front of our eyes. First came Russia. Then the “impeachment.” And now holding up virus legislation in the Senate administers the coup de grace. They don’t realize how over it is for them with the people.— Roger Simon (@rogerlsimon) March 23, 2020