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Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Republicans Over Stimulus Bill That Every Democrat Voted For
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) listens as Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on "An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC on October 23, 2019.

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has repeatedly attacked Senate Republicans over the massive $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill, which provides relief to American families and protects the economy, even though every Senate Democrat also voted for the bill.

The 880-page bill was passed 96-0 with four Republican Senators not being able to vote because they were self-quarantining over the coronavirus outbreak.

The Washington Post reported:

The bill would extend $1,200 to most American adults and $500 for most children, create a $500 billion lending program for businesses, cities and states, and a $367 billion employee retention fund for small businesses. It would direct $130 billion to hospitals and provide four months of expanded unemployment insurance, among other things.

Lawmakers and the White House were bombarded with lobbyists and special interest groups seeking assistance during the negotiations, and the price tag rose from $850 billion to $2.2 trillion in just a matter of days.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to the bill’s passage in the Senate by attacking only Republicans, even though every Democrat in the Senate also voted for it.

“Just a reminder that there is absolutely no good reason why Senate Republicans are tying a historic corporate giveaway to getting relief money in the hands of families,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “They could just authorize sending checks to families today, right now, & deal with the rest. But they refuse.”

“To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some w/social sec numbers, NOT immigrants w/ tax IDs (ITINs). Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing. Many are essential workers who pay more taxes than Amazon. Wall St gets $4T,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “What Trump + Senate GOP have done is hold hospitals, working people, and the vulnerable hostage so they could get in $500 billion (that will be leveraged into $4T) in corporate welfare. Without the Wall St giveaway, GOP refuses to fund hospitals & unemployment. It’s inhumane.”

Ocasio-Cortez continued, “Republicans put more strings and means-testing on single parents and struggling mom + pops than they do on multibillion dollar corporations that don’t pay taxes.”

“The cruise industry registers as foreign companies to avoid paying US taxes. Now they want US bailout money. Now the same Republicans who say immigrants who pay US taxes shouldn’t get help are bending over backwards to give 🤑 to foreign companies who DON’T pay taxes. Insane,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “GOP really pulling for a hat trick of corruption, classism, and racism all in one policy move here.”

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