“This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.” ~ Heroes’ Act – H.R. 6800 Note: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Heroes’ Act in May and an updated version in October, but it has yet to be sent to the floor of the Senate for a vote. Meanwhile, the House and Senate continue to wrangle over a deal.
And, boy! Being COVID-weary, do I ever need a little Christmas now!
So, in the spirit of the holiday season that I adore, as a proud American, and in light of the past many months of suffering we have all gone through to some degree due to this pandemic — following is my parody of the aforementioned song to be sung to its very upbeat tune:
Roll out the House Bill Please pass it now before we all slip away
Reach in your coffer
You need to rush things, as time is running out fast
For we need the Heroes Act now
Right this very minute We’ve long been hanging on
But we’ve reached our limit
We need some help from Congress
So you need to hurry
Don’t you dare go on vacation, ‘cause Senators dear, we’re out of patience
Get on the case now
To pass the strongest rescue bill we’ve ever seen
Please come together If you don’t do so soon, We the People will scream
For we’ve lost so many loved ones
Grown way too much sicker
Grown way too much poorer While our leaders bicker!
So, we need a little something
to help keep us afloat Need a rescue bill passed now!
Yes, we need Congress to act
And that’s just a fact
We’ve been hangin’ on now, we don’t know in heaven how
And we need a little action
To keep our hopes alive Need a rescue bill passed now!
However you celebrate this holiday season — whether you observe Christmas, Hanukkah (we do that, too), Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, something else or nothing at all, I wish you happiness, good health, safety and a bright light at the end of the long, dark COVID tunnel. So, stay the course during the holidays. Heed the best practices to keep yourselves safe, and we will all soon be linking virtual arms and marching out of that tunnel together.
Until next time, cheers!