Millionaire Senators Have No Clue How Much Average Americans Struggle

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-Georgia) – estimated net worth $ 500 million – has any idea what it’s like to be food insecure and have to queue in food bank queues starting at 4 a.m.?

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) – estimated net worth of $ 81.7 million – does he understand the struggle that keeps millions of Americans on fixed incomes from safe shopping?

Is Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) – estimated net worth $ 174 million – experiencing the financial difficulty of having an unexpected medical bill that is impossible to cover without borrowing?

Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) – estimated net worth of $ 214 million – does he have any idea of ​​the time it takes and the cost of cashing a paper check at a collection point of checks for someone who does not have access to a bank account?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) – estimated net worth $ 34.1 million – understands the angst of deciding to work at an overcrowded meat-packing plant that enjoys a shield from unlimited liability or not being able to provide for your family?

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) – estimated net worth $ 10.8 million – feels the frustration of losing his job, trying to navigate Ohio’s “broken” unemployment system, d wait hours on the phone and receive low unemployment benefits?

Senator Rick Scott, whose net worth is estimated at $ 255 million, whose family struggled financially when he was young, does he know what it’s like to wait months for promised benefits to feed hungry children?

Does Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) – estimated net worth $ 79 million – have any idea what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck?

Senator John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) – estimated net worth of $ 93.4 million – does he know how hard it is to get a loan from a bank when you don’t have a relationship already established?

How can senators sympathize with Americans during the coronavirus pandemic?

How can senators, who have a median net worth of $ 1.76 million, understand the struggles of ordinary Americans, who have a median net worth of $ 97,300?

How is it even possible for predominantly white senators to relate to the experience of black Americans who have a median net worth about a tenth that of white Americans?

How can senators, who earn $ 174,000 a year, understand the daily compromises of American families whose median Housework the income is $ 63,179?

Do senators really understand the growing anxiety caused by economic upheaval and skyrocketing unemployment rates?

Do senators understand the implications – financial, mental, physical – of “taking a break” on another coronavirus relief bill and not passing additional stimulus legislation before the end of June or July?

Do senators understand that there are needs that cannot wait for months?

Do honorable senators understand that they have adopted a short-term solution to a long-term problem and that the benefits will expire before the economy is about to stabilize?

Do senators understand that the cost of doing too much is eclipsed by the cost of doing too little, as Neal Kashkari, Justin Wolfers and others have argued forcefully?

How can we trust our elected officials to understand and resolve the financial hardships of average Americans when their wages and wealth make them anything but average?

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Stimulation controls:

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Other:

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New proposal would extend $ 600 unemployment benefits indefinitely until the coronavirus crisis ends

Biden’s proposal: cancel rent and mortgage payments; “Not paid later, sorry”

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