Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Fox News Tuesday he will not consider any additional coronavirus aid legislation unless it includes liability or litigation protections for businesses and employees seeking to come back to work.
“We can’t pass another bill unless we have liability protections. That’s the only way we’re going to ultimately begin to get past this,” McConnell told “Your World with Neil Cavuto“. “We have to have businesses brave enough to open up again and employees brave enough to go back to work. And I’m glad to see that some of the states are beginning to move in the direction of reopening.”
“We are in a place that we have never been before and we are all hoping for a rapid recovery,” McConnell added. “I think that we get a more rapid recovery if we have liability reform [and] if we have testing that reassures people, because the economy will not truly be open unless everybody’s willing to participate in the economy again.”
The majority leader emphasized that that liability reform is a “red line” in any negotiations over coronavirus aid to small business, health care organizations or local governments.
Now, here’s something to think about in regard to the government’s handling of your tax dollars.
WH Group (Wànzhou Guójì), formerly known as Shuanghui Group is a publicly traded Chinese meat and food processing company head quartered in Hong Kong. Sometimes also known as Shineway Group in English-speaking countries, the company’s businesses include hog raising, consumer meat products, flavoring products, and logistics. It is the largest pork producer in the world, and the largest meat producer in China.
In 2013, WH Group bought Smithfield Foods. Smithfield Foods is a meat-processing company based in Smithfield, Virginia. Among other companies, Smithfield Foods owns Nathan’s Famous.
Nathan’s Famous operates a chain of fast food restaurants specializing in hot dogs.
Nathan’s Famous recently received $1.2 million from the government on the Paycheck Protection Program. Of course they have since decided to return the money.
Just something to think about…