The challenges that millions of Americans are facing right now are real, life-threatening, and demand immediate, far-reaching action by our elected officials. It shouldn’t be too much to ask that they act like it.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Congress has poured trillions of dollars into relief efforts that mostly benefit wealthy individuals and big corporations. From a $500 billion corporate slush funds with the barest of oversight, $195 billion in tax cuts for millionaires, and $350 billion in small business loans that were sucked up by big chains and public companies, our lawmakers have gone through three full relief packages without including substantial or adequate relief for the most vulnerable in this crisis—working people.
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