51 Senate Obstructionist republican fascist voted against paid sick leave to protect us in this Pandemic!!!
These Obstructionist republican fascist have paid medical leave and healthcare at our expense!!!
When it comes time to help those who elected them they turn their backs on us completely!!!
Republican Obstructionist Senators knew of Coronavirus weeks before did nothing to warm the public!!!
They cheat and lie to win elections, never deliver on their campaign promises and fill their pockets with outside money from Corporations and Lobbyists. Draft Dodgers who never served and would start a war to send your kids too so they can make some more money. If your just catching on you can see what's next on their agenda after the inside trading scam that they will not go to jail for or anything else for that matter which is why they don't give a dam about those who elected them.
It's a tad more complicated than the on surface appearance. There is Congressional bi-partisan and White House support to get a short-term cash allotment for all citizens. That money would be direct and not subjected to payroll taxes (and employers without flush cash flow would likely not be able to pay sick leave, thereby nobody getting anything.) Paid sick leave, in this situation isn't as good an idea as it may appear. Employers would be able to fire or otherwise relieve employees of their duties for no just cause, thereby avoiding any compensation, and so and on. Right to work states already have that on their side and when someone is, laid off, sick leave wouldn't necessarily be paid anyway.
It's way more complicated and risky than allotments.
It remains to be seen what Mnuchin comes up with to start writing the checks he's publicly promised.
Lawmakers should not be allowed to set their own salaries or benefits. The American taxpayer should need to approve all pay increases. Unless someone owns a business, they don't set their own compensation package. Representative are "hired" by an election and need to be more answerable to their constituents rather than to special interests, big donors outside their districts (the Koch brothers, Mercers, etc.) or even their party. Either we are a government of the people or we aren't.