The Democrat House bill was filled with unrelated leftist policy spending and had zero things to do with coronavirus.
Last week, the Senate had worked hard and came up with a stimulus bill to provide immediate assistance to Americans who have not been to work due to government-imposed quarantine, and the businesses that were suffering and laying off workers. It looked like it was going to pass without too much opposition — even Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer(D-NY) had praised the bill as late as Saturday saying that he was surprised at the bipartisanship of it.
And then… Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) swooped in and said that the $2 trillion spending package didn’t have enough leftist goodies in it.
To her credit, CNN’s political correspondent, Dana Bash pushes back and asks about some of the pork like the environmental nonsense in the bill. How does having airlines report the carbon footprint of each flight have anything to do with COVID-19? According to Speaker Pelosi, it’s a matter of “shared value” for what happens to the environment.
And she wanted unanimous consent on this B.S.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants unanimous consent on Congress’ stimulus deal: “Everything we are suggesting just relates to Covid-19 … We’ve made tremendous progress in this legislation” https://t.co/JXKPr5YIZM pic.twitter.com/c2w0TejDca
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 24, 2020
Really, Nancy? She’s lying through her false teeth.
The provisions included:
- emission standards for airlines
- millions of dollars for unrelated agencies like NOAA
- funding for the JFK Center for the Performing Arts
- increase in funding for the IRS
- creation of a new government oversight committee
- etc., etc.
ClashDaily covered the massive amount of pork in the bill in this article:
But, of course, the spending bill had to include some goodies for their pet causes, right?
Who can forget that one of the favorite causes is the one that kills babies?
Steve Dennis, a Bloomberg reporter, tweeted that his sources say that as negotiations continued on the new stimulus package, one sticking point was that Democrats were insisting on allowing Planned Parenthood to secure aide as a “small business.”
One of the remaining snags in the stimulus package, I’m told: Democrats want abortion providers like Planned Parenthood to be eligible for aid under the small business portion of the bill. https://t.co/QDX32r7Sg4
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) March 24, 2020
So, when Democrats tell you that we need this “vital aid” to “save just one life” remind them that it included funding for abortion providers, so spare me.
A couple of MAGA meme-makers had fun with picking on Nancy because of this ridiculous power-grab while people are suffering.
— Power Tie (@realPowerTie) March 24, 2020
The current state of negotiations in the Senate. pic.twitter.com/y2rJNZWMQK
— Mad Liberals (@mad_liberals) March 23, 2020
The new bill passed early this morning, but I sincerely hope that she didn’t get a damned thing that she wanted. It was a disgusting political play on her part, and I hope that every single Democrat that was on-board with her holding the American people hostage like this is hurt in the next election.
It’s time for Nancy to get out of politics for good. She’s toxic.