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House Democrats just unveiled their latest coronavirus relief package providing hundreds of billions of dollars in aid while pushing a radical leftist agenda.
The sweeping new $3 trillion stimulus bill was released Tuesday without any Republican input and reveals a “grab bag of socialist proposals” from Democrats who are “expert practitioners of the politics of fear,” according to conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza.
(Source: Fox News)
The author and filmmaker spoke with Fox News host Laura Ingraham on the radical agenda revealed in the latest Democrat push for relief with a partisan package filled with a leftist wish list not even related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s pandemic politics at its worst,” Ingraham said Tuesday on “The Ingraham Angle,” noting the proposal to get Americans back to work includes plans for voting reforms, releasing prisoners, incentives for marijuana businesses and tax cuts for blue states.
D’Souza explained that Americans’ fear amid the coronavirus crisis is just another “opportunity” for Democrats who have used past issues like disappearing ozone and climate change to “introduce hysteria” to prompt people to “act in ways that they would never act.”
“A bunch of these Pelosi proposals have nothing to do with fighting the health crisis. They have nothing to do even with jobs. They are just basically a way to introduce proposals that they’ve been trying to push for a long time but met the resistance of kind of calm reason and political good sense,” D’Souza said.
The more than 1,800-page piece of legislation, drafted by Democrats in secret, was immediately condemned by Republican leaders and anyone else who could see their ideological agenda in its pages.
What’s in Speaker Pelosi’s coronavirus bill?
❌Diversity provisions for marijuana businesses
❌Tax breaks for wealthy blue-state donors
❌A federal election takeover that mandates mail-in voting & prohibits voter ID
Seriously? This is NOT the time to play swamp politics!
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) May 12, 2020
“The country is in crisis, and Democrats are playing politics,” U.S. GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas tweeted. “They know this bill will never become law or help anyone.”
Speaker Pelosi and Democrats just spent WEEKS keeping the House in hiding while they drafted a partisan, multi-trillion dollar bill behind closed doors.
They know this bill will never become law or help anyone.
The country is in crisis, and Democrats are playing politics. https://t.co/xsmjb33y4a
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) May 12, 2020
Conservative actor James Woods reacted to Crenshaw’s tweet with one of his own, calling out the “leeches” who “parade all over the landscape raining our hard earned money over anyone who’ll keep them in power.”
History has taught us that these leeches eventually are brought to justice. The gallows have dispatched multitudes of them to the hell they deserve. In our country, however, they parade all over the landscape raining our hard earned money over anyone who’ll keep them in power. https://t.co/k3FoyO6UU8
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 13, 2020
“But what you’ve seen in the House is not something designed to deal with reality, but designed to deal with aspirations. This is not a time for aspirational legislation. This is a time for practical response to the coronavirus pandemic,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in condemning the bill.
Nancy Pelosi has refused to let the House show up to work for weeks.
Yet she just dropped a massive 1,800-page, $3 TRILLION partisan spending bill full of liberal wish list items that she wrote completely in secret. 🤔
What a joke. Americans deserve better.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) May 12, 2020
Democrats blocked and delayed previous partisan bills on the way to the eventual passage of the CARES Act, and in a telling moment back in March, House Democrat Whip, Rep. Clyburn of South Carolina admitted it was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”
Tucked inside the Democrats’ latest power grab are voting measures that would almost guarantee fraud in the election system just months ahead of the November presidential election, including mandatory early voting for every state as well as mandatory mail-in ballots for all which would negate voter ID rules.
— $3.6 BILLION for “contingency planning, preparation, and resilience of elections for Federal office.”
— HOUSING ASSISTANCE … $75 BILLION
— $1.5 BILLION for broadband hotspots.
— $10 BILLION for small businesses.
— $25 BILLION for the Postal Service.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 12, 2020
The bill includes provisions that many critics say could be addressed in other targeted legislation and not add to a strained government during the pandemic emergency, such as $25 billion for the U.S. Postal Service and a provision allowing the marijuana industry to be able to work with federally backed banks and insurers. Another $50 million would go to the Environmental Protection Agency to study the link between COVID-19 and pollution in minority communities.
Despite the backlash over the CARES stimulus package including $25 million to help the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Democrats are now looking to add $10 million more for the National Endowment for the Arts and an additional $10 million for National Endowment for the Humanities.
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