With any political scheme involving money, democrats always demand an excessive "piece of the pie." They inexorably persist until their greed succeeds in acquiring or destroying their target.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Paycheck Protection Plan was swiftly proposed by the administration, providing millions of small businesses and their employees urgently needed funds to survive. The democrats intentionally delayed passage for a week, hoping to force insertion of their pork barrel nonsense. The bill was finally passed without any of the democratic patronage in it. By then it was too late for millions of small enterprises and their personnel.

The program was so successful for its fortunate recipients, the funds were almost immediately depleted. Rather than promptly replenish the urgently needed money to help more desperate people, the democrats again blocked it. They wanted political "goodies" in the bill. Shamefully, this further delay caused even more small firms and their workers' livelihoods to be lost. The additional democratic plunder should have been easily managed in a separate proposal.

Incredibly, when Congressional House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked if she would rush back from San Francisco to facilitate passage of this critical bill, she specifically responded she would not return until Congress' May 4 opening, "Unless there was an emergency." What?

Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's previous chief of staff, once cynically said, "A crisis is a terrible thing to waste."

Once again we are reminded the democratic party stops at nothing to gain power.

Emil Kortzky, Rochester