DailyCaller.com reports that
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Monday introduced a massive coronavirus bill with a number of provisions completely unrelated to the crisis.
Pelosi’s coronavirus bill is 1,119 pages and contains provisions including, “conducting risk-limiting audits of results of elections,” bailing out the postal service, requiring early voting, same-day voter registration, requiring the airlines to fully offset their carbon emissions, gives you chance to look up greenhouse gas emissions from the flights you want to take, and much more that have nothing to do with helping solve the crisis at hand.
“The country is burning and House Democrats would rather delay passage of direct relief to working families and small business so they can manipulate the way we conduct elections, bail out the postal service, impose greenhouse gas mandates on the airlines, and ensure diversity on corporate boards,” Rachel Bovard, Senior Director of Policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute told the Daily Caller.
The bill also reportedly gives unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions, increases fuel emissions standards for airlines and expands wind and solar tax credits.
“The bill does take a strong step in prohibiting stock buybacks and limiting executive compensation and dividends from corporations who get taxpayer-funded loans. If she started and stopped there, that would be a helpful proposal. As it stands, it’s lost in the rest of the completely partisan Democrat agenda that is House Democrats response,” Bovard continued.
Pelosi said Sunday that she will halt negotiations with the Senate and move to pass her own coronavirus package in the House, which could drag things out longer than many expected. Pelosi’s legislation will be a $1.6 trillion emergency package, according to Politico.
“The American people are counting on their leaders to deliver results now, but Pelosi and Senate Democrats cost our country at least a day. Small businesses, families, and hospitals are still waiting for aid because Democrats want to ‘restructure things to fit their vision,’” a GOP aide told the Daily Caller, referring to House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s comments to caucus members last week that the bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”
The Speaker’s $1.6 trillion emergency package comes as Senate and House leaders could not lock down a deal Sunday for an expected vote. “From my standpoint, we’re apart,” Pelosi told reporters as she went into McConnell’s office Sunday morning to discuss the legislation.
Meanwhile, The Senate again failed to pass a procedural cloture vote Monday on a phase-three coronavirus stimulus bill as there has been continued internal dispute between both parties.
The vote was 49-46. Republicans needed 60 yes votes to pass the vote. On Sunday night the Senate tried to pass a cloture vote but failed 47-47 as no Democrats would jump on board.
Pelosi’s office did not respond to the Daily Caller when asked about the list of provisions unrelated to the coronavirus.
Among other “important matters” listed in Pelosi’s bill include the return of “Obamaphones” and $35 million for the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center.
Recently, I wrote about the Speaker of the House getting caught attempting to put abortion funding in the first Coronavirus Relief Bill.
It turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg.
How tone deaf are Pelosi and the Democrats?
Did they actually believe that average Americans who are out of work because of the “invisible scourge”, as President Trump called the Coronavirus at the Taskforce Press Conference yesterday, would see their pork-laden bill designed to pay their special interest groups as being beneficial?
If so, then they are a bunch of idiots, just as Senator John Kennedy described them yesterday.
There are average Americans out here in Realityville that do not know how they are going to pay their bills and feed their families while they are off work due to the Coronavirus.
That is why the President has been pushing so hard for a bill which will provide immediate relief in the form of $1,200 to every adult American citizen and $500 to each of their children.
What Pelosi and the Dems proved once again yesterday is that they do not give a rat’s hindquarters about average Americans.
Their number one priority is filling their own bank accounts and the bank accounts of their “friends”, i.e., those special interest groups and companies which they have a financial interest in.
I guarantee you, if you look at the investors lists of those wind and solar energy companies who sprang up out of nowhere during the Obama Administration, you will see several Capitol Hill Democrats and/or their family members name listed.
It is amazing to me that after three years of trying and failing to remove Trump from office via impeachment and not passing anything of significance of behalf of average Americans, that the Democrats in the House of Representatives and the Senate remain oblivious to the wants and the needs of average Americans, the very voters whom they always erroneously claim to represent.
If they don’t cooperate with the Republicans and pass some actual relief for average Americans during this difficult and scary time, I would not be surprised to see a march on Washington reminiscent of the scenes in the movies of the villagers chasing the Frankenstein Monster with torches and pitchforks, “shelter in place” be d@mned.
The Democrats awoke, as Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto called us during World War II, a “sleeping giant” in 2016.
If they thought we were angry then, they haven’t seen anything, yet.
Until He Comes,