AOC Says She Opposes Interim Coronavirus Relief Bill Because It Is ‘Such a Small Amount of Money’

Congressional leaders appear close to a deal on an interim coronavirus relief package designed to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP.)

The Hill reports that a basic framework of the package includes another $300 billion for the PPP to help small businesses pay their employees, $75 billion for hospitals, $25 billion for coronavirus testing, and $50 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

However, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday responded to the reported framework of the bill, “We have not seen the final text of this bill. But what I can say is that if it matches up with what has been reported, I will not support this bill, personally.”

She explained, “It is insulting to think we can pass such a small amount of money in the context of not knowing when Congress is even going to reconvene and pass such a small amount of money, pat ourselves on the back and then leave town again. I am not here to support that.”

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She noted that New York City has seen more deaths than occurred in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

“I’m not here with the luxury of time, I need legislation that is going to save people’s lives,” she added. 

Earlier on Monday, Ocasio-Cortez called for recurring $2,000 a month payments to help people struggling because of the virus. 

Republican lawmakers were looking for a bill that would just replenish the PPP which ran out of funs last week. However, Democratic lawmakers pushed for funding for hospitals, testing, and state and local governments as part of an interim bill. 

The Senate is expected to try to pass the interim bill by unanimous consent, while House members are expected to return to the capital for a recorded vote on the bill. 

Congressional Democrats are also eyeing a larger coronavirus relief bill, which would provide another round of checks to Americans, further expand unemployment insurance, and provide more assistance to small businesses. 

Responses

  1. AOC, the product of constant indoctrination from the MSM. She should move to Venezuela. She’d fit right in there.

  2. Confused Scott tells lies again. The constant Democrat cry is that Republicans are providing more money to the rich. Perhaps he can’t read or is just stupid. The money is not going to corporations, but to small businesses. Lying dolts like Scott don’t realize that businesses are where jobs come from. If businesses, small and large fail, there are no jobs. Of course if there are no jobs because of Democrats stalling the aid bills, they’ll point at Republicans and say, “Look they failed to provide jobs.”. Typical lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats.

  3. AOC, another Democrat stalling on the bill. The money is too small, the money is too big, it doesn’t contain enough special interests, I don’t like it, I don’t like it, I don’t like it. I hope the voters remember the constant stalling on the aid packages by the Dems.

  4. William:

    Do you recall that AOC was elected by only a small fraction of the District 14 population she represents and that MANY – even after she was elected – don’t know who she is? Covert, stealth or damned sorry representative?

  5. “So $2000.00/ month. I guess she doesn’t understand (and neither do others who commented on this) that the government can’t just print money whenever they want.” Robin

    Robin is confused.

    That is EXACTLY what they can do and just did – print gazillions of dollars, to give to their buddies who donate to them. They can be SOCIALISTS for the wealthy and big corporations, but we don’t hold their interests, so they can ignore the small businesses and people who REALLY need help and support.

  6. I’m super confused as to what this woman thinks about the weight of her opinions. Yes she doesn’t speak in facts or statements it’s all feelings and opinions. I mean she’s literally done nothing but pass token legislation so it’s not blatantly clear she’s incompetent and self serving. She ran off a 40 million dollar deal and around 20,000 jobs in her district. Who the hell does that when you’re supposed to be there to represent the people who would have liked a nice paying career working at Amazon.

  7. I haven’t decided if she doesn’t realize how dumb she is or if she does realize it and she’s proud of being that dumb.

  8. Yes, kids. AOC is a piece of work. Let’s all take notes when she speaks. A true hero of our education system. Life taught me more about economics than
    this moron learned supposedly getting her masters degree. I’ll bet I can tell how she passed most of her classes and it wasn’t by studying. I went to college too!

  9. So $2000.00/ month. I guess she doesn’t understand (and neither do others who commented on this) that the government can’t just print money whenever they want.

  10. Marxist AOC is one uneducated piece of work. She acts like money grows on trees to be harvested at will (she’s begun pushing her $93 TRILLION Green Nutty Deal again during this pandemic). HOW do idiots like her get elected? Are the few in NY District 14 who voted for her THAT stupid or just brain dead? Answer: Either one or Both. Vote her OUT in November. Put her to work on “The View” or cleaning toilets in Grand Central Station.

  11. Says the ex bartender. STOP giving this spotlight hog any attention. She is not as important as she believes herself to be.

  12. Sfe is right.

    Small businesses and individual people have little political power, so she is standing up for all of us.

    Thank you, AOC!

  13. Where are they? Not where they should be working to help the American citizens. Maybe just lounging around in their million dollar homes?

  14. Just WHERE is Congress right now? Pelosi is ripping Trump all the while showing us videos of all the chocolate in her freezer. What a effing hypocrite! Does not Congress hold the purse strings to the money this Country can spend? Where the F are they?

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