Our representatives on both sides of the aisle never had the political will to make it possible for most people to stay home
Congress passed the CARES Act and gave everyone $600/week of unemployment TO stay home.
The GOP aggressively attacked that as "too much" when CEO's that make $15000/hour saw that the minimum wage crowd was not showing up to make them their money because "they made more not working".
How sad is America that $15 an hour to stay home is more than what a person makes for 40 hours work?
Both sides may not have done enough to squash this down in the beginning, but ONLY ONE party right now is saying that giving relief to the middle class that is being destroyed by the virus is UNAFFORDABLE.
The GOP wants full reopen.
The GOP wanted no testing.
The GOP wants no additional aid for vaccines, relief and unemployment.
They hide behind the "$1.9 trillion is too expensive" after passing a $2 trillion tax plan in 2017 that was negotiated in secret and crammed down Congress's throats.
It's not too expensive, it's just that 85% of it is not going to the 1% like the last two times.