Christmas Eve, less than a month to Inauguration. Congress came together and passed a spending bill along with some Covid relief, in itself something of a holiday miracle in these divisive times. Not a great bill, mind you, but it does extend unemployment benefits for a couple more months for all those forced out by the pandemic, as well as offer more assistance for small business.
The Petulant-Man-Boy-In-Chief has stated he’ll not sign it. The one-time check is too small in his tiny little mind. He has the Democrats and my own self agreeing with him (gasp!). But the one time check, whether it be $600 or $2000 to me isn’t the big deal.
First, a one time payment, while helpful and undoubtedly appreciated, is just that. One time. This bill also offers extended unemployment assistance. So, a one time payment of six or twenty hundred dollars, or an extra three hundred with EVERY unemployment check you receive while you wait for the vaccines to get you back to work? While I get instant gratification, it seems like a no brainer to me. Fact is, once people get a check, it’ll be spent. Then what?
Second is the bigger concern. The PMBIC has stated he’ll not sign the bill if it comes to his desk.
Now, he vetoed the military funding, which, speaking as a vet, is a right BASTARD thing to do. But, a veto can, and likely will, be overridden by a bipartisan vote. I mean, who doesn’t want to pay the troops that protect them, and that are playing a strong backing role in Covid assistance? Oh, right, the PMBIC, ’cause he doesn’t want to get kicked off social media when he leaves office.
But if he doesn’t sign the bill, is that the same as a veto? If it is, then Congress has enough votes to override it. But if he fucks off to Mar-a-Lago and puts it off, what’s to be done for it? Does it just set, already months overdue, like a hostage waiting to be released until its captor’s demands for another term are met? Does this make his supporters proud?
Well, the Trumpster fire continues, because some people just like to watch things burn. It’s been smoldering for four years, now it seems the door opening has let the oxygen in to fuel it.