Aug 07, 2020
Americans waiting for relief package

“We live now in a country where people walk around with just a few thoughts on their minds: School, jobs, work, pay. And they wonder: Why, in this situation with evictions already beginning, with mortgages right on the edge of teetering, with incomes having disappeared, with furlough being a word not restricted to the military but to your company and your office in a building where you might never go back to…why is the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives home? Why are they not working? They’re still getting paid. They have a job. Their job is us, and they’re not doing it,’” says Morning Joe contributor and veteran columnist Mike Barnicle about the federal government’s ongoing failure in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic as Republicans and Democrats in Congress have not been able to reach an agreement on the next relief package for America.