They wanted a president who would run the country like his business. Oh, they got it. And now everyone gets to suffer.
President Donald Trump is blocking a measure to give back pay to federal contractors affected by last month's government shutdown as part of a bipartisan agreement to avert another federal closure, a Republican lawmaker says.
“I’ve been told the president won’t sign that,” Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., told reporters Wednesday. He added, “I guess federal contractors are different in his view than federal employees.”
Democratic leaders in the House and Senate are pushing the provision, which has the support of many Republicans. Lawmakers argue there should be some relief for contractors affected by the shutdown, which was the longest in U.S. history. A number of Republicans have pointed to precedent, however, saying they have never given back pay to contractors after previous shutdowns.
He’s really keeping his promise to stand by the little guy, isn’t he?
Of course, Trump was notorious for screwing over his contractors while he was running several businesses into the ground … and into the crust, the mantle, the core, and then finally all nine circles of hell.
A June 2016 USA Today investigation found that Trump stiffed hundreds of contractors over the years, many of whom ran small businesses that couldn’t afford a major missed payment.
In other words, he’s an prick, and he’s paying his prickery forward like a good little demon spawn.
And as he’s done his whole life, he’s washing his hands of any and all responsibility while peering down from his shitbird’s aerie with sneering contempt at the hellscape he’s created.
Assholes gonna asshole. What did you expect?
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