Letter to the Editor

Jordan gets it (Opinion)

By August 18, 2020 August 20th, 2020 No Comments

With 30 million people unemployed across the country, our president and Congress have allowed the Cares Act, which was providing desperately-needed unemployment benefits for many jobless Americans, to expire. Republicans in the Senate are currently preventing any meaningful legislation to extend this aid which allowed many Idaho families to pay their rent and buy groceries.

So how does our Idaho Senator Risch respond? “When we passed the first bill, before it was even voted on, people realized that $600 thing was a mistake.” This from our senator – well known for falling asleep during the impeachment proceedings.

Paulette Jordan, who is running against Risch in the November election, says ‘’that $600 ‘thing’ is how multimillionaire Senator Risch refers to critical, in some cases life-saving aid, going to

Americans who need it to provide for their families.

“As your senator, I would stand up for Idaho families and work tirelessly across the aisle to get an emergency aid package passed. For the GOP to even allow this aid to expire signals that the well -being of the American people is not their top priority. They would rather play partisan games with the lives of American people.”

Idahoans, remember this and vote for Paulette Jordan for the U.S, Senate in the upcoming November election.

Pat Ramsey