Good riddance to Rep. Lipinski, a Democrat who was really a Republican
Only two House Democrats on Monday voted against boosting COVID-19 benefit checks from $600 to $2,000, and one of them was U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski of Chicago.
The people of the 3rd Congressional District have suffered for years by having U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., consistently vote Republican and for war expenditures over humane concerns.
He betrayed his constituents, and especially his blue-collar constituents who did not have the advantage of a daddy to hand them a job, as he did to land what has given him job security and all the perks of office — like congressional health care.
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Lipinski, who lost his last election and is leaving office, was one of only two Democrats who voted on Monday against boosting COVID-19 benefit checks from $600 to $2,000 for eligible adults, to help save the unemployed and those desperately in need.
Why? Good riddance to a Democrat who was really a Republican.
Ed Juillard, Morgan Park
Why a check for everyone?
Government, with pandemic restrictions, shut down thousands of businesses, restricted the businesses of others and put millions of people out of work.So, yes, I can live with the government helping people in need.For now. Raise unemployment benefits until such time as the businesses reopen or go back to full capacity.
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Aid to businesses, though, is a little more complicated.Stopping all tax payments that incur during this time would be a good start, including property taxes.
But last time they sent us a pandemic stimulus check, too.We didn’t need it. We weren’t affected by the shutdown or restrictions.Why did we get a check?Why are they giving everyone a check, just because they made less than a certain amount of money?I made less than that even when I was working, and I was working in an essential business.
They’re using this virus thing as an excuse to just spend money that’s not needed.
Maybe I should just give the money back or donate it to a charity. Nah!All this government borrowing will only increase the rate of inflation, and I’ll need the money to stay even.
Larry Craig, Wilmette