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Pelosi’s So-Called Coronavirus Bill Filled With Pork, Over-Reaching Government

Pelosi’s So-Called Coronavirus Bill Filled With Pork, Over-Reaching Government

What do a bailout for the post office and a diverse corporate board have to do with the coronavirus pandemic?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exch89QjHvw

Never let a crisis go to waste! When the government sees an opportunity to obtain more power they take it. Thing is they will never let go once it gets that power.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi displayed that attitude today with her “Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act.”

Don’t you love the names they give their bills? You cannot vote against it because then you hate workers and families!

The bill does have a few parts that will actually help workers and families:

  • $30 billion directly provided to states to help them stabilize their funding for schools.
  • $10 billion to help alleviate the harm caused by the coronavirus on higher education institutions, while providing them with added flexibility to continue operating during the crisis.
  • The legislation also would help current borrowers with their student debt burden and GI Bill benefits.

Pelosi’s press release on the bill only highlights the parts that address those affected by the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Even then it leaves out the parts that describe ways the government will continue to impede private businesses.

So let’s look at the pork and big government portions of the bill.

Rachel Bovard at The Conservative Partnership Institute did an excellent job outlining the material not related to coronavirus.

The bill includes a bailout for the post office. The Democrats want to force big corporations to have diversity on the corporate board. There are a few parts about voting because that fits in with this pandemic.

Don’t forget retirement plans for local journalists!

Full text: Nancy Pelosi Cor… by charliespiering on Scribd

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Comments

She is scum.

2smartforlibs | March 23, 2020 at 3:13 pm

IF they cant get a clean bill now of all time. THey need to be RECALLED. Apparently some knuckle draggers don’t like that comment. I don’t lie the detritus they support either.

    Katy L. Stamper in reply to 2smartforlibs. | March 23, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I kind of doubt people don’t like it. The problem is that congressmen aren’t subject to recall. Under the constitution, the houses can eject a member by a 2/3 vote, but recall by voters/states isn’t provided for.

sad that gop also played games like extension of an abstinence education program due to expire in May. not at all related to the “emergency” we are dealing with.

course that sort of pales to tax breaks for solar crap and how much crap an airline spews into the sky.
heres a hint, with no passengers there are no flights so no crap spewed into the air.

oh- this will fail bigly.

Calypso Facto | March 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm

“The bill does have a few parts that will actually help workers and families:

$30 billion directly provided to states to help them stabilize their funding for schools.”

Why do states need extra money to “stabilize schools”? Their expenses are down and I KNOW I’m not getting a property tax refund any time soon because schools shut down.

“$10 billion to help alleviate the harm caused by the coronavirus on higher education”

Same thing here … I haven’t heard of any universities refunding tuition.

So it seems to me, this is just more money shoveled at the teachers union in specific, and the highly Dem-partisan education sector in general.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Calypso Facto. | March 23, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Universities are being expected to refund room and board money that is likely already spent at this stage. Tuition will not be refunded because the semester will be finished online (no one that I know of has cancelled the semester).

    They have lower expenses but still have payrolls and much lower revenue (no dining revenue, endowment revenue is tied to the market, etc.)

    I’m not going to disagree with you on responsibility of handling money, but I wanted to address your questions from a higher ed perspective.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to healthguyfsu. | March 23, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      The school administrations and all their staff
      just gave themselves a

      FOUR MONTH PAID VACATION!

      But it’s making more work for the teachers.

        Again, that’s actually untrue.

        In my state, Universities were mandated to close and go online, so no one “gave themselves” anything.

        Secondly, I don’t love administrative bloat, but they are working very hard right now to keep the infrastructure afloat and maintain lines of communication. Our university was not set up to go online (which is a problem in and of itself), so this has not been a simple transition.

          ” Our university was not set up to go online (which is a problem in and of itself), so this has not been a simple transition.”

          Agree with that. I taught online courses at two universities. The courses required a lot of preparation and staff support (exams, homework, &c.). I was given a few days notice (< a week) this time to pivot to an online offering, my first online exam is Wednesday. Angels and ministers of grace…(Hamlet).

      “Universities are being expected to refund room and board and more…”

      American univerities are corrupt sewers for leftism, and the likes of oberlin should be allowed to go broke. Let those psycho teachers get work in the private sector.

        A lot of us engineering faculty did work for a living in a previous life.

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Perfesser33. | March 23, 2020 at 6:38 pm

          So Perfesser, can you say “Weyerhaeuser U?”

          RE:

          ” Our university was not set up to go online (which is a problem in and of itself), so this has not been a simple transition.”

          Agree with that. I taught online courses at two universities. The courses required a lot of preparation and staff support (exams, homework, &c.). I was given a few days notice (< a week) this time to pivot to an online offering, my first online exam is Wednesday. Angels and ministers of grace…(Hamlet).

          Does Oberlin even have an engineering faculty?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Calypso Facto. | March 23, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    I think a bigger problem than teachers are incompetent bloated administrations. Notice that this bill promotes even more useless affirmative BS. K-12 and colleges have been totally corrupted by incompetence.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to JusticeDelivered. | March 23, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      A recent study found that since about 1985 every last penny of increased funding for education had ended up in
      Administration Budgets!!

So I run a small insurance agency in Olympia. Cancellations are starting to come in. Downtown Oly was struggling due to homeless druggies, this just killed it.

Denny Heck… giving congress heck now?

she had a full week to pander to every special interest group she could find, probably some that we have never heard of.

    lc in reply to buck61. | March 23, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    1400 pages?! Seems they’ve been working on it for more than a week.
    It sounds like they threw everything they had into one pot.

Asking seriously: Isn’t there some executive action the president can pen to get the bill passed without the Dem pork?

    MrE in reply to EOS. | March 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Was it Reagan who pleaded for the line item veto several times?

      SHV in reply to MrE. | March 23, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Clinton got the line item veto in 1996. He used it 82 times before the SCOTUS declared the law unconstitutional in 1998 (Clinton v. City of New York)

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to SHV. | March 23, 2020 at 3:51 pm

        Just need a new version of it.

        That will not have been covered by the DEMS bought off courts and judges.

    healthguyfsu in reply to EOS. | March 23, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Certain things can be funded through the emergency military fund but Trump was hesitant because I believe it spends from the military budget.

    These creeps just want to play games all day.

ScottTheEngineer | March 23, 2020 at 3:47 pm

Its be nice to buy needed supplies before this gets worse. We haven’t seen the top yet. Makes you how many more people will get sick from going to the store once the delayed money comes in and the infection rate is higher.
This is a real instance of government delay causing people to die.
“How dare you!!!”

Republicans should not cave in.
I know, I know, they don’t have the marbles.
But they should not cave in. Trump (and every other Republican leaders) should go out on TV today and plead with the American people.
They should point out what the Democrats are doing and recruit the American people to start calling their Representatives in Congress, flood the lines to express our disgust with what they are doing. This is bad, really bad.

The worst part is that half of the population (democrats & “principled conservatives”) are all screaming “Yeah, you go girl!! OrangeManBad!!!” If the democrat voters weren’t on board with this kind of stuff, their reps would be voting NeverPelosi not NeverTrump.

Nancy calls in her flying monkeys..

healthguyfsu | March 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm

The local journalist retirement plan is the most transparent of a typical Dem ploy. Add a few bribes into a bill to get favorable coverage…in this case, local coverage.

She inspires a song I’ll probably never finish / record:

Petty woman – Gal I’d like to see
Petty woman – Hangin’ from a tree
Petty woman – I don’t believe you
You’re such a shrew
No one could be as shrill and cruel
Filthy …

LibraryGryffon | March 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm

I just left a phone message for my Congresscritter, Joe Courtney, telling him not to vote for the speaker’s pork barrel, since a) we don’t need a bill with crap in it that has nothing to do with the current crisis and b) we don’t need another bill we have to pass to find out what’s in it.

Not that he’ll listen….

    rocky71 in reply to LibraryGryffon. | March 23, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Unfortunately you’re 100% accurate. Neither Joe nor any other of our Commie-necticut (Party) representatives will act to counter any of this abomination. I’ve said for years I have no representation as my votes in this state are always worthless. Oh for the day I can flee to Red-er pastures…

Which is worse…. passing the Dem bill converting the USA to a socialist/communist country or spinning back up the economy NOW?

    Two thumbs up. In maybe a week, we will know if Hydroxychloroquine plus Azithromycin has therapeutic value and if the slope of the disease curve has changed at the target 15 day point. If things are acceptable and I were Trump, I would go on national TV and say that adding a Christmas tree of garbage is not what you sent me to Washington for. This has got to stop. We will re-open the country, without a bill, except in limited areas and keep your social distance. If we work together we will get through this. But we will not survive a Democratic Party that only cares about power and not about you.

LibraryGryffon | March 23, 2020 at 4:21 pm

I should have mentioned that his in-district offices are currently closed.

Nancy Pelosi just oozes with evil.

THANKS California for voting in Nancy Pee-lousy again and again to help screw over America continually!

good ON you mates!
let’s hope your homeless population become flu zombies so many more will fall!

ok, not really…. sorta not

    healthguyfsu in reply to LisaGinNZ. | March 23, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Well, she’s just the face of her many handlers. And you can tell she’s been handled a bit too much over the years.

There is no way on earth that the woman is reelected, term after term, legitimately.

The Friendly Grizzly | March 23, 2020 at 5:04 pm

The next Trump press conference will have me – ME! – making popcorn.

wants be empresses pelosi fiddles while the United States burns

This is a feint.

The D’rats know perfectly well they won’t get any of this stuff. But in politics the freebies you promise but don’t actually have to give away later are the best ones.

Now they’ll be able to claim that they were going to give all sorts of free shit to all and sundry, and but for those Repub trogodytes, we’d already be in a new socialist government nirvana. (Of course that nirvana would never arrive, but we’d have to vote for it to find out what’s not actually in it.) The goal, obviously, is to get the ducks aligned for November; they know they can’t win on the strength of the candidate, so they have to run on promises, and overdue promises are more tangible than ones which are due in some uncertain future. They won’t fool any Repubs—not even the Amybody-But-Trump types—or real Independents, but they’re after Bernie Babies. BBs are easily conned (as their wild enthusiam for “democratic socialism” shows) but their votes are still needed; cluelessness doesn’t invalidate votes.

Very cynical, even by Democrat standards, and it hinges on the Party’s desire to rule the country, even if all they’ll win is a ruin.

Mitch needs to go to simple majority vote with those self-quarantining in Hazmat suits and present to vote.

That thing is dead before its feet even hit the floor. How very caring and responsible of the Democrats to try to hold the country hostage with their tone-deaf and pathetic quest for more power.

IF the Dems are willing to play these kinds of games with the Corona relief bill, should we take that to mean the Dems don’t consider it as serious a health crisis as they make it out to be elsewhere?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to MrE. | March 23, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Spot on!

    If this wasn’t total FAKE all those old geezer DEMS would have dropped dead last month.

    Really, most are close to pushing into their 9th decade on this planet…………

Democrats are enemies domestic. Engage accordingly.

This witch will burn in Hell someday.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 23, 2020 at 8:32 pm

FYI

NYT Editorial Board Spreads Egregious Lie
About Virus Relief Bill Fight

‘This is actually insane’: New York Times editorial board’s spin on Dems undermining COVID19 relief bill is ‘an absolute lie’

Now’s not the time to play politics. Which means, of course, that Democrats are playing politics.

Nancy Pelosi piloted the submarine that torpedoed the bipartisan COVID19 relief bill. And the New York Times editorial board is on it.

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2020/03/23/this-is-actually-insane-new-york-times-editorial-boards-spin-on-dems-undermining-covid19-relief-bill-is-an-absolute-lie/

caseoftheblues | March 23, 2020 at 9:03 pm

The Democrats are doing this for the simple reason it will work…GOP will cave and media will cover for them. They dont give a damn about americans and most are gleefully hoofing the country goes up in flames.

Side note…the Dems put nationwide ballot harvesting in the bill. Not seeing much discussion of that. Even shady 3rd world countries refuse to do that practice as it’s designed to allow fraud.

When Aunt Clara lost her magic powers she found a new way to make things appear.

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