The Covid Relief Bill passes with a simple majority

But the Republican Party deceived the people of America

srinivasan sankar
3 min readMar 7, 2021


The Senate on Saturday passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in a party-line vote (50–49), without the need for VP Kamala Harris’ tie breaker, as Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) was absent due to family emergency.

Breakdown of Senate passed American Rescue Plan (where the money is going (in billions))

9% of the bill pays for the vaccines and distribution. The rest pays for the $1,400 one time payments, extended unemployment insurance, and money to states and importantly schools to help them reopen. 85% of that bill is directly for pandemic relief.

Democrats were able to pass $1.9 trillion in aid without a single Republican vote. While Trump was president, EVERY Democrat voted for the $2 trillion CARES Act. While Biden is president, ZERO Republicans voted for the $1.9 trillion American Relief Plan, because hurting Biden is more important than helping Americans. Those Senate republicans don’t care about pandemic aid to the people of this country. They can give whatever justifications they want but the bottom line is every single one of them said NO to the millions damaged by COVID19. Let’s never forget, that while the country as a whole is made up of people who have different political ideologies — the majority of legislation in this package is widely popular at a bipartisan level and despite that, zero republicans in congress voted for it.

Ossoff and Warnock

This bill shows how huge those two Georgia runoff elections were. If Mitch McConnell still controlled the Senate this bill would be much smaller or not happen at all. Thanks to Stacey Abrams’ voting drive and Georgia voters for electing Senator Warnock and Senator Ossoff to make this happen. If only Democrats didn’t flip these 2 Georgia seats, Republicans would’ve never even voted on a stimulus.

This $1,400 stimulus check also going to the conservative base of America because the Democrats passed it into law, not a single Republican voted for stimulus even for their own base. Yet still half the country votes republicans. These conservative Americans will gladly take in the $1400 and will have to remember where it came from.

One of the main reason the GOP is against this bill is because it may actually help people and stimulate the economy. That is bad news for them. They want people to suffer and for the economy to remain poor, so they can blame Democrats in 2022, and win more seats.

The modern GOP is a dangerous and regressive entity and they’ve shown that once again. The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges. GOP don’t want to help people, don’t care for the people or work for the people (e.g., Ted Cruz escaping America during Texas winter crisis).

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