Nancy Pelosi is following the Barack Obama administration’s policy of “never letting a good crisis go to waste.” The Speaker is on Capitol Hill today, and she is desperate to pass the Democrats’ coronavirus stimulus package which allots billions to programs that have nothing to do with COVID-19. “Let’s just pass it first,” Pelosi told reporters. The last time the Speaker uttered words similar to that she was ramming Obamacare down our throats. Don’t miss this.
We shouldn’t be too surprised that Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts are using a pandemic to pass billions in pork that would sink the Trump economy. GOP Minority Whip Steve Scalise is warning Americans.
“Pelosi wasted the whole week behind closed doors drafting a partisan bill full of liberal fantasies that have nothing to do w/ Coronavirus. Republicans are ready to work w/ Dems on SERIOUS solutions. Now is not the time for politics. Pelosi needs to stop the games & work w/ us,” Scalise tweeted on Thursday.
Pelosi wasted the whole week behind closed doors drafting a partisan bill full of liberal fantasies that have nothing to do w/ Coronavirus.
Republicans are ready to work w/ Dems on SERIOUS solutions.
Now is not the time for politics. Pelosi needs to stop the games & work w/ us.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 12, 2020
According to Scalise and GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Pelosi and her minions released their “Porkulus” COVID-19 stimulus package Wednesday night at 11 pm. This was done to make sure the GOP did not have enough time to read through and absorb the many paged bill. The House was scheduled to vote on it Thursday morning.
President Trump and his crack economic team came up with a plan that would not hurt the economy. Pelosi and her Democrat cohorts countered that with this ridiculous multi-billion-dollar stimulus plan that would ensure another recession by growing government programs.
“You have Nancy Pelosi, you know the old ‘never let a crisis go to waste,'” Scalise said. “[Pelosi’s plan] is literally unlimited money from the federal government, free everything, you’ve got literally getting rid of the ‘welfare to work’ requirements which have helped so many people get into the middle class and be part of the American dream…they want to get rid of that.”
“So, [Pelosi ‘s including] things that have nothing to do with the coronavirus—just taking advantage of this crisis,” Scalise adds.
Notice the contrast:@realDonaldTrump → Working hard & taking smart, decisive action to protect Americans from Coronavirus & stabilize the economy.
Dems & The Media → Weaponizing the crisis to push their liberal agenda & vendetta against Trump.
Somehow not at all surprising. pic.twitter.com/vr9IPekE72
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 12, 2020
Also included in the Democrats’ stimulus plan is taking President Donald Trump’s presidential authority away in regards to closing travel between countries. For example, Trump acted with speed by closing all travel coming from China into the U.S.
In the Pelosi stimulus package, Trump would no longer have that sole authority. This is dangerous considering the Democrats are for keeping all our borders open during this pandemic.
“Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Monday during a Fox News Town Hall that he would not consider restricting movement across the U.S. border to prevent the spread of a worldwide contagion like COVID-19, commonly called the coronavirus,” Fox News reports.
Sanders is echoing every Democrat in congress. Not one has come out for closing our borders.
So, if the Democrats were in charge, they would not be restricting travel into the United States. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is leading Trump’s team and is an infectious disease expert from the National Institue of Health, testified that the president’s quick response of closing the border to China helped stem the number of cases in America.
Pelosi’s stimulus plan also has other problems. It does not include anything Trump’s economic team advised like a payroll tax cut. Of course, they don’t want a payroll tax cut. That means monies aren’t coming into the government to fund all their new big welfare, free stuff plan.
They also rejected an increase in funds to help small businesses. The Democrats care nothing for Americans running small businesses. They excluded any funding of labs, which is in Trump’s plan. This is just common sense. Labs that are working on this virus need additional funds.
Nancy’s big boondoggle in her plan is expanding Medicaid. The Democrats are hoping to expand Medicaid so they can grow government healthcare.
The mainstream media is refusing to report on Pelosi’s Porkulus bill. Instead, they are trashing President Trump and hoping this crisis will hurt him so badly he won’t be re-elected.
GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke on Thursday morning and said he would rather get the bill “right” than rush it through. Make sure your representatives know now is not the time to pass a bogus bill full of pork that will ruin the economy in the long run.