Opinion: Congress’ Prolonged Standoff on New Stimulus Package is Hurting Americans

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The partisan bickering between Republicans and Democrats in Congress about the next stimulus package has resulted in only one true loser: struggling Americans.

At this time, there are millions of folks across the nation who have lost their jobs, gone out of business, or are on their way to the unemployment line. Just earlier this month, airline companies furloughed thousands of workers, due to reduced flights and diminished budgets.

Negotiations about a new stimulus package to counteract the harm from coronavirus shutdowns have maintained for quite some time. Yet, Republicans and Democrats continue to reach one impasse after the other; at this point, it is abundantly clear that the work on a new stimulus package has failed Americans for a series of reasons.

The timing factor

Timing plays a huge role in the extent to which the stimulus package has failed Americans. As congressional members duke it out in Washington, small businesses are going under; recently laid-off parents are having to make the tough decisions between childcare or going to work.