Kentucky paper blasts McConnell for blocking stimulus package

Louisville Courier-Journal editorial:


Sen. Mitch McConnell did precisely what we said he was doing. He blocked the Senate Democrats’ economic stimulus bill, which would have included not only payments to more than 20 million Americans on Social Security and more than 250,000 disabled veterans but help for others in need.

As a result of Sen. McConnell’s tactics, the federal effort to stimulate the lagging economy will provide less help. The failure to extend unemployment insurance will affect 11,458 Kentuckians. And Kentucky loses $50.24 million in energy assistance for the needy.

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