A Republican from Texas has accused the Democratic Party of sabotaging the American way of life to serve its own political interests.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) believes senior Democrats are not interested in agreeing to any financial relief for struggling businesses and people affected by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus recession.
The senator believes at this rate no CCP Virus stimulus package will be approved by Congress until after the upcoming election on Nov. 3.
“Based on their public statements and their private statements I believe that both [Senate Majority Leader] Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi have decided they do not want to reach a deal or have any significant legislation between now and Election Day,” he told Just the News’s “John Solomon Reports” podcast.
Cruz is very concerned that Pelosi and Schumer appear to be inflicting as much economic pain as possible on the American people to improve Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s chances of winning the election.
“They are all-in, in keeping the economy shut down, keeping people out of work, keeping schools shut down because they believe that benefits their political and partisan interest,” Cruz said. “In their judgment the more people who are at home, who are broke, and pissed off, and unemployed, the more likely they believe it is that Joe Biden wins in November—that is a very cynical and partisan decision.”
In an editorial article, RedState backed this view and referred to the Democratic Party’s several attempts to discredit the Trump administration’s success in rebuilding the national economy before the pandemic caused government-imposed lockdowns to help contain the deadly disease.
“Cruz is spot on the money,” senior editor Brandon Morse said on the publication’s website. “The Democrats have been attempting to blunt the edge that is Trump’s economy for years, even going so far as to tell everyone a recession was coming and Trump’s economy was fraudulent despite economists telling everyone the opposite.”
In contrast, Republican-led South Dakota imposed no lockdowns during the CCP Virus crisis and the economy has performed so strongly that Gov. Kristi Noem politely refused an additional $300 a week for South Dakotans without work, as promised in the Trump administration’s Lost Wages Assistance presidential memo.
“South Dakota is the only state in the nation that did not have extended benefits kick in because our insured unemployment rate has been the lowest in the nation,” she said in a statement.
In June 2020, the number of South Dakotans who were unemployed dropped by 10,000 to give an overall jobless rate of 7.2 percent. According to the Department of Labor and Regulation website, the total number of unemployed people in the state is 33,700.