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Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) told Yahoo Finance that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is to blame for stalled stimulus negotiations in Congress, explaining that McConnell was “refusing” to bring a stimulus vote to the floor unless an aid package “wipes away all COVID-related lawsuits filed that allege injury or death due to corporate negligence.”
“He’s absolutely just kowtowing to his large corporate donors here,” Porter said…
“This is simply about doing the bidding, checking off an item that has long been on the wish list of the nation’s largest corporations,” Porter explained, adding that companies are already “protected from liability so long as they act reasonably and follow reasonable safety precautions with regards to their customers, patients, and workers.”
Understand that safety, fair pricing, have less to do with bringing a healthcare product than shortcuts that can increase profit margins. Senate Republicans, led by McConnell, simply want to take the risk of lawsuits for harming patients out of the profit structure…for the people that own their crooked hearts.