Editorial: Relief package should be about helping Americans, not just boost Trump's reelection
Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis need to speak up to demand President Donald Trump makes sure North Carolina has the resources it needs and demand the Senate engage in serious and sincere talk with the House about a comprehensive relief package that truly HELPS NORTH CAROLINIANS AND AMERICANS FIRST. Speak up and stand up for the survival of families, main street businesses, local agencies and state government services. Do not cave to inappropriate presidential power and Donald Trump's vanity.Posted — Updated
Are senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis going to sit back in silence and inaction, just doing what Donald Trump thinks is in HIS best interest?
Are they going to do their jobs – and demand the same of their fellow senators – to work with the House of Representatives and produce a pandemic economic recovery package that is best for North Carolinians and the nation?
Trump and Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal since May to seriously negotiate with the House of Representatives is more of a misguided try to protect their political fortunes in November than help those most in need today.
Even more so, Trump’s effort to delay payroll taxes is a camouflaged attack on the integrity of Social Security, risking the future of a program that is critical to every Americans' economic security in retirement.
Disingenuous statements from Trump and McConnell seek to blame Democrats for playing politics. Trump’s own statements belie that shallow contention and reveal it is he and the U.S. Senate leadership that are playing politics -- taking up for big business over working Americans.
This should not be a difficult choice for North Carolina’s two senators – particularly Tillis who is in the midst of an intensively competitive re-election effort.
Burr and Tillis need to speak up to demand Trump makes sure states – particularly North Carolina – have the resources they need. they should demand the Senate engage in serious and sincere talk with the House about a truly comprehensive relief package that HELPS NORTH CAROLINIANS AND ALL AMERICANS FIRST.
Speak up and stand up for the survival of families, main street businesses, local agencies and state government services. Do not cave to inappropriate presidential power and Donald Trump’s vanity.