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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly prepared to unleash a wave of far-left legislation if Democrats win the White House and retake the Senate next week.
Speaking on SiriusXM’s “Signal Boost” show this Wednesday, failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton laid out some of this agenda.
“I’ve told the … Biden campaign and the Biden transition team that they’re gonna have to move really fast. Let’s assume we take back the Senate. It matters whether we take it back and we have 50 votes or 51 votes or more. And we’re going to have to move really quickly,” she said.
“Now thankfully, Nancy Pelosi, bless her heart in every way, has teed up a lot of great legislation. It’s been sitting there dying in, you know, Mitch McConnell’s office. She has legislation on everything we care about. Even bipartisan legislation.”
This legislation includes the PRO Act, which would destroy the gig economy; the Green New Deal, which would destroy the energy industry; and the Equality Act, which would force schools to allow biological males who identify as transgender to compete alongside female athletes.
“So I would hope that if we get that Democratic Senate — and I would urge everybody listening to your program please, please, please vote for Democrats — if we want to get something done again in our country and overcome the really inexcusable resistance to progress we’ve seen from the Republicans, then I think we’re gonna have to move quickly, and one of the areas we’ll have to move quickly on is the courts,” Clinton continued.
“We’re gonna have to move quickly on everything — election reform, climate change, COVID relief, expanding health care, everything that we care about.”
Listen below starting from the 3:18 mark:
Calls for “election reform” likely refer to the Democrats’ desire to abolish the Electoral College, while calls for expanding health care likely reference Medicare-for-All.
In short, if Democrats regain full power this November, they intend to steer the United States of America as far-left as humanely possible.
The results of their legislation could be devastating. Take the PRO Act. It’s based on California bill AB5, which decimated the state’s gig economy after going into effect this past January. It accomplished this by making it significantly harder — and in some cases impossible — for companies to hire contract workers.
“AB5 took effect on January 1, and it’s already causing trouble. A limit on the number of articles that freelance writers could produce for one publication resulted in layoffs for some California journalists and a First Amendment lawsuit from others,” City Journal reported on Feb. 11.
“Workers in more than 135 occupations claim that losing contractor status hurts them, while independent theater and arts groups are facing thousands of dollars in costs they can’t afford because they must now treat staff as employees.”
The only saving grace has been exemptions that have been added at the last minute, including one instituted last month that removed the limit on the number of articles that freelance writers may produce.
However, plenty of professions still remain under the ax, including contract driving. AB5 would force ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft to classify their freelance drivers as employees. This would make their businesses unsustainable, meaning they’d have to leave California (and eventually the rest of the country if the law goes nationwide).
So far drivers have been spared the brunt of AB5’s negative ramifications because of court challenges by Uber and Lyft. However, on Nov. 3rd the state’s citizens are slated to vote on a resolution that would exempt Uber and Lyft from AB5. If the resolution passes, the drivers will be safe. But not surprisingly, Democrats oppose the resolution.
“California’s Proposition 22 Would Save Jobs and Help Consumers. Legislators Won’t Listen,” a headline at Reason magazine bluntly notes.
State lawmakers want Uber and Lyft to classify their drivers as employees. A majority of drivers disagree.https://t.co/rnHHX66m1L
— reason (@reason) October 26, 2020
If Democrats regain power in November, the same thing will no doubt happen on a national scale: Democrats will pass legislation that harms everyday Americans, but they’ll stubbornly ignore the complaints of said Americans because they’ll assume they know better.
Will Democrats regain power, though? Pelosi certainly believes they will.
Listen to what she said during her weekly press briefing this Thursday:
Speaker Pelosi: “I feel very confident that Joe Biden will be elected President on Tuesday. Whatever the end count is on the election that occurs on Tuesday, he will be elected, on January 20th he will be inaugurated President.” pic.twitter.com/NNGAeiKSxP
— The Hill (@thehill) October 29, 2020
But remember, Clinton displayed the same arrogant confidence prior to the 2016 election. Afterward, she spent four long years paying dearly for her hubris …
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