McCarthy Claims Democrats Are Trying to Use Coronavirus Pandemic to ‘Enforce Their Socialism’

Congressional Democrats are pushing for additional COVID-19 relief measures to help blunt the economic impact from the coronavirus shutdowns.

However, Republicans are accusing their colleagues of using a global pandemic to implement a socialist agenda in the United States. 

During an interview on Fox News on Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) said, “It’s really sickening that Democrats are using this opportunity to enforce their socialism.”

He continued to tick off a series of provisions in House Democrats’ recently passed $3 trillion coronavirus bill which he called a “socialist wishlist.”

“These are all things that are [a] socialist wishlist that they’ve been trying to pass long before COVID ever came to this land. And that’s exactly what they’re trying to do, knowing that it will not go anywhere. They’re just using this as an opportunity to restructure government,” McCarthy added.

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On Friday, the House passed the Democratic bill in a narrow 208-199 vote. 

The latest bill expands upon the $2 trillion CARES Act that was signed into law in late-March. 

Democrats’ newest bill would give hazard pay to workers on the frontline of the coronavirus fight, provide $500 billion for state and local governments, and provide another round of direct payments to Americans.

The bill is not expected to make it very far, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blasted the bill and said that it is “hardly salvageable.”

“It’s a 1,800-page liberal wish list. It strikes me as hardly salvageable,” McConnell said on Thursday, adding, “It’s a parade of absurdities that can hardly be taken seriously.”

Additionally, President Donald Trump said the bill is “dead on arrival.”

While Republicans have balked at another spending package right now, Democrats argue the country needs a “Rooseveltian” package to help the economy. 

“This is a crisis. This is not simply you take out a page out of a conservative playbook, conservative economics handbook of 2017,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. 

He added, “This is new, adopt to the times. Let me say something, when we had the Great Depression, there were people who said let’s sit and do nothing. They didn’t go down in history very well. Franklin Roosevelt did.”

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  1. My last paycheck was $9500 working 20 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can’t believe how easy it was once I tried it out. The potential with this is endless. This is what I do………….. Employment10.com

  2. Of course, we will have to restructure government. Trump and you, inept GOP legislators, have been destroying our democratic institutions one by one. And look at you, blatantly complaining that responding to COVID19 crisis is socialism. You don’t complain when you give our tax dollars to corporations and the elite. Those are the biggest socialists in our country. It hurts you when our tax dollars are addressed to the real moral thing to do. Get out from our government. You are supposed to be a servant of the people, not the corporations. We pay your salary.

    1. Well, Minerva, like it or not it does smack of socialism. But not being able to think past your hate you will never admit it. “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money“ Margaret Thatcher. You know who she is right?

  3. did Schumer just compare himself to Franklin Roosevelt? LOL…..now that is some of the funniest comical release from corvid i have seen. they should invite him on SNL as he has some jokes

  4. While Republicans have balked at another spending package right now, Democrats argue the country needs a “Rooseveltian” package to help the economy. ” Article

    Let’s not cause confusion.

    SOME Democratic members are trying to help people. For the most part, the American Fascist Party is done helping anyone at all (except their donors), a lot in the DNC are not all that enthused about helping the majority of PEOPLE that desperately need support and help. They could have tried, but… you know, corruption got in their way.

  5. It is difficult to understand how McConnell’s insistence that employers be protected from liability should their employees and customers acquire COVID while on the premises, promotes CONFIDENCE that returning to work or patronizing the establishments is safe. Anyone who feels safer knowing employers are exempt from responsibility, please share your logic?

    1. You are correct. It would be far better to subject small local businesses to predatory lawsuits brought by scum of the earth lawyers and “injured” customers looking for an easy jackpot. The large national corporations (Walmart, Target, etc) already have substantial legal departments in place because they’ve been getting sued for years by scum of the earth lawyers and their “slipped and fell” customers.

      How much time and effort do you want to spend trying to prove when & where you caught Covid 19 so you can sue a small business?

      Say hello to your Mom when you come up from the basement for dinner.

      1. Your argument could be so much more effective if you had decided not to reveal your fascination with mom’s basement.

      2. 1. My mom is turning 90 in less than 3 months. She lives alone with lunches and dinners I daily take to her. When she can no longer live independently, my husband and I will move her to our home or an assisted living facility. But, I will tell her you said hello.
        2. I spent 20 yrs in Risk Management and have participated in my last deposition.
        3. Sensing your lack of concern for the safety of employees, I take it you and all your family members are retired. My husband and I are retired but our nieces, nephews and great-nephews are NOT. Our niece is married to a dentist and I expect he is following all CDC standards, ADA regulations, PA & FL state regulations, AND OASHA regulations in order to keep his patients, employees, and HIMSELF safe.

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