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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell outlined the THREE Pillars of the next stimulus package. This is big and it’s bold.
Some of the statements from Government officials have been cruel and lacking sympathy, but when I see someone doing and saying the right thing, I support it, and I encourage you to do the same – Dr. Nitin Chhoda
This country wants its kids back in the classroom this fall, learning, exploring, making friends. Their education depends on it, and so do the livelihood of working parents. The goal must be in-person instruction. Parents, teachers and doctors agree that it must be as safe as possible.
The American job market needs another shot of adrenaline. Our bill takes several specific incentives to hire and retain workers. The legislation will help reimburse for safe workplaces. Main street can afford testing, cleaning or remodeling to protect workers and entice customers.We want another round of direct payments (he said direct payments twice) to help American families, to keep driving our national comeback.
If we lose control of the virus, or if research stalls, everything else will be window dressing. The American people will not see their historic recovery gobbled up by trial lawyers. Gross negligence will still be actionable. Doctors, nurses, schools districts, universities, non profits, small businesses need this protection if we want any genuine reopening. The legislation that I’ve begun to sketch out is neither another CARES act to float the entire economy, nor a typical stimulus bill for a nation that’s about to get back to normal. Our country is in a complex middle ground between those two things. We can’t go back to April, and we can’t snap our fingers to finish the vaccine overnight. We need to carve out a new normal.