All we have been hearing from Democrats and Republicans alike is how essential it is that we deal with the coronavirus outbreak. The President addressed the nation from the Oval Office last night and laid out what he is proposing to deal with both the health and socioeconomic effects of this pandemic. Democrats worked through the night to come up with their plan, which of course, is a different approach to the problem. That’s okay; that is our system. Logically the next step is for the two sides to come together and come up with something productive.
Republicans, for their part, have no proposal of their own prepared for debate. They got a good night’s sleep last night because tomorrow Congress is going on a scheduled recess. Seriously? The NBA has suspended the season, and the NCAA tournament is going to be played in front of empty arenas, if at all. Many functions that involve gatherings of large numbers of people are being canceled. The public is becoming increasingly alarmed, and general panic is a genuine possibility if testing reveals a substantial increase in the number of coronavirus cases. And Congress is going on recess?
No, I’m sorry. We are being asked to give up a lot more than a few days off. So you can keep your overpaid, elitist, entitled, and arrogant butts right in those taxpayer-funded seats until you pass a bill for the President to sign freeing up money and putting measures into effect to deal with this crises.