As negotiators in Congress and the White House discussed another COVID-19 federal bailout bill Tuesday, Sen. Ben Sasse sent a statement to his constituents.
White House Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are the primary negotiators in the massive government spending package, said to range from $1 trillion to $3 trillion.
“The swamp should stop pretending there’s some thoughtful negotiation happening here.” Sasse said. “We have two big government Democrats — Sec. Mnuchin on behalf of the Trump administration and Speaker Pelosi on behalf of binge-spending politicians everywhere — playing gross games with your kids’ money.”
Sasse said, “The White House is trying to solve bad polling by agreeing to indefensibly bad debt. This proposal is not targeted to fix precise problems — it’s about Democrats and Trumpers competing to outspend each other.”