Spontaneous, they did it. Just one day after the government confirmed that the economy had shrunk by an unbelievable 32.9% annual rate last quarter, Republican nihilists in the Senate allowed expanded unemployment benefits to expire. They had months to take action. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats sent them a bill in May. Mitch McConnell just decided not to act.
I have no words for this callousness and gross incompetence. Only anger.
Republicans only seem to take action when they think there's a price to pay for inaction. Okay then: Let's make them pay.
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Mal-appropriation of stolen resources
Protection Racket -
an illegal system in which criminals threaten to harm you or your property if you do not give them money
Confidence Game -
a criminal who plays confidence tricks on people
a crime in which someone gets money or information from someone else by using force or threats