Chuck Schumer demands $10 billion bailout for Broadway


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Democrats don’t care if your business goes under.

They’ve pushed these shutdowns and left small businesses floundering for support.

But don’t think for a second that the Dems aren’t fighting for their special interest groups.

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Just a few days ago, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York pushed a $10 billion bailout program for Broadway.

Think about that for a moment. $10 billion. Just for Broadway!

The New York Post reports on Schumer’s latest push:

A $10 billion bill that will help keep the lights on along Broadway took center stage Friday as Sen. Chuck Schumer vowed to fight for entertainment venues hard hit by the coronavirus crisis.

The New York Democrat and Theater District representatives touted the proposed Save Our Stages Act as a much-needed lifeline to live venues and most importantly Broadway, which has been shut down since the beginning of the pandemic.

“The phantom of COVID has hit Broadway maybe the hardest of all live venues in America,” Schumer said at Duffy Square at Seventh Avenue and West 47th Street. “We’re fighting to make sure New York City and Broadway get a lion king share of federal relief.”

Schumer said that under the bipartisan bill, which he co-sponsored, $12 million would go toward “big theaters,” with a cut for smaller venues as well.

“This money is flexible,” he explained. “They can use it for whatever they need to stay in business, including paying key valued employees who we don’t want to just leave.”

What’s worse, they can use the money for whatever they want!

The only reason Schumer cares about Broadway is because its actors, directors, and donors are typically big-time liberals.

Senate Republicans, on the other hand, are busy trying to get another relief bill passed.

And who blocked them from doing it?

Why Democrats of course!

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Because they want to see huge sums of money funneled to blue states and liberal organizations.

All this while Forbes reports that we've seen over 160,000 businesses close permanently because of the COVID shutdowns:

A new report released Wednesday by Yelp bears bad news for small businesses in the U.S. trying to weather the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Yelp Economic Impact report, which tracks business closures through Yelp customer review listings, found that an estimated 163,735 businesses have closed in the U.S. since March 1. The numbers represent an increase of 23% since July 10, when the count of closures sat at 132,580.

Retailers, bars and restaurants continue to be among the hardest-hit businesses. Some 32,000 restaurants have shuttered since the start of the pandemic, with 61% expecting closures to be permanent. Nightclubs and bars, a smaller market, have lost about 6,451 businesses, over half permanently, while retailers have seen 30,374 closures.

Small businesses on the West Coast have been hit particularly hard. High rates of Covid-related closures in the Las Vegas and Honolulu metro areas, likely exacerbated by a slowdown in tourism, have put Nevada and Hawaii alongside California for the highest rates of closures per capita. Meanwhile, six of the eight worst-hit metro areas have been in the Golden State.

Watch this Fox News clip that details the Dems blocking the Republican-sponsored relief bill:


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