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Schumer: ‘If We Don’t Open Up The Schools, You’re Going To Hurt The Economy Significantly’

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In a seeming change of heart, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said if the nation doesn’t reopen its schools, the economy will be significantly hurt. This comes just four days after the senator tweeted saying schools should reopen only after the federal government gives them more funding — which would greatly delay reopenings and in his own words, hurt the economy.

Schumer tweeted on August 3 that if we want schools to reopen and teachers and students to be safe, “we need MORE federal funding for EVERY school.”

Republicans and Democrats are in heated negotiations on Capitol Hill about what this school relief bill and stimulus will look like — and per usual the talks are not reaching solutions quickly.

Just yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the talks are delayed as the Democrats and Republicans “are very far apart — it’s most unfortunate.”

Schumer himself said “we are very disappointed in the meeting…They were unwilling to meet in the middle,” as reported by Fox 59.

Yet, Schumer said today we must reopen our schools to avoid serious economic consequences. The comments can be seen in the below video starting at 4:41.

“What is one of the biggest problems facing us in the next month,” Schumer asked. “Schools. Opening up the schools safely.”

Schumer explained the impact on teachers and the economy. “You’re going to hurt the economy significantly because lots of people can’t go to work,” he said in today’s news conference.

President Donald Trump has been advocating for the safe reopening of schools for weeks, citing the economic and educational consequences our nation and students will face if we continue to wait for Congress to reach an agreement.

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If Schumer sees the grave consequences of not reopening as well as how slow talks are going, what is he waiting for?

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VIDEO: Thousands of packages looted as thieves rob L.A. bound trains

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The lawlessness of California continues to manifest itself in very visible ways. Videos are emerging on social media showing huge amounts of trash, and in particular, UPS boxes and amazon packages that were en route to residential addresses.

The trash is piling up jut next to the train tracks, where CBS Los Angeles reports train burglaries are on the rise. “There’s loot3ed packages as far as the eye can see. Amazon packages, @UPS boxes, unused Covid tests, fishing lures, epi pens. Cargo containers left busted open on trains” tweeted John Schreiber.

Schreiber added, “I’m told by law enforcement these @UPS bags are especially sought after by thieves opening cargo containers…they are often full of boxes with merchandise bound for residential addresses. More valuable than say, a cargo container full of low value bulky items like toilet paper.”

Schreiber’s multiple videos posted to Twitter show the absolute disgust resulting from the thievery. “As you can see, trains frequently slow or stop in this area as they get worked into the @UnionPacific Intermodal facility near Downtown LA. The thieves use this opportunity to break open containers and take what’s inside, I’d say every 4th or 5th rail car had opened containers.

In another tweet with more photos of damaged property, Schreiber writes, “missing a package? Shipment delayed? Maybe your package is among the thousands we found discarded among the tracks. This is but one area thieves have targeted trains. We were told this area was just cleaned up 30 days ago so what you see is all within the last month. @CBSLA.”

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