Never let a good manufactured crisis go to waste.
Via The Federalist
So it turns out the real reason congressional Democrats blocked a Senate coronavirus relief bill on Sunday wasn’t because they were concerned it favored corporations over individuals or because they wanted more direct aid to families and small businesses. It was because they want to use this crisis as pretext for passing a bunch of Democratic policies that have nothing to do with the pandemic.
On Monday, right around the time Senate Democrats blocked a $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill for the second time in as many days, we found out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, fresh from a weeklong vacation, has her own bill, a 1,400-page monstrosity chock full of mandates, regulations, and nonsensical federal programs that leftists would enact if they were king for a day.
Many of the provisions in Pelosi’s bill have no discernable relation to the coronavirus pandemic, much less helping families and small businesses facing economic ruin. There are sections mandating “risk-limiting audits” of election results, early voting, same-day voter registration, mandatory reporting for federal agencies on their use of minority-owned banks, new rules for the retirement plans of community newspapers, and even a section requiring airlines to provide passengers information about greenhouse gas emissions from flights they took. The list goes on, like a parody of Democratic governance.
But it’s not a parody, it’s an old Democratic tactic—especially for Pelosi. Remember President Obama’s $830 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009? It was supposed to fund those now-infamous “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects but in the end mostly went to federal welfare programs like Medicaid, food stamps, and extended unemployment insurance.
That wasn’t an accident. Pelosi was speaker of the House back then, and she helped transform the stimulus into a massive welfare bill, arguing that injecting billions of dollars into food stamps and unemployment insurance would somehow generate economic activity. It didn’t, which is one reason the recovery under Obama was so sluggish—and why he was so thoroughly panned last month for bragging the stimulus paved the way for “more than a decade of economic growth.”
……Majority Whip James Clyburn reportedly said, “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”
Leftwing douchebag Gavin Newsom has the same idea as Clyburn:
A reporter with Bloomberg News asked Newsom whether he saw “the potential, as many others in the [Democratic] Party do, for a new progressive era, if you want to call it that, in national politics and policy … and whether there’s the opportunity for additionally progressive steps … on the national and state level.”
They do the same thing whenever there’s a mass shooting; taking advantage of the crime to target the 2nd Amendment and lawful gun owners.
This time around, they’re exploiting the hysteria by violating civil liberties and cashing in with insider trading.
The fucking Dems spent the last 3 years attempting to overthrow a duly elected President with a Russian collusion hoax and an impeachment shitshow that failed spectacularly. Every other legislative responsibility was put on the back burner. Now that there’s a virus scare, they’re trying to shove their socialist bullshit into a bill that’s supposed to help the victims of draconian government shutdowns.
If this bill ever lands on President Trump’s desk he should write a huge “FUCK NO” across the top, along with a veto.