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    $2.5 Trillion in spending. 1400 pages. There is so much dirt in here that researchers are still digging it out. Our country is facing a Second Great Depression and the Democrat's response to a call for economic stimulus to address hardships suffered as a result of the Wuhan Virus pandemic are best and most succinctly articulated by House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn ( Democrat - South Carolina): he reportedly told Democrats on a conference call last week that the party should exploit the Coronavirus stimulus: “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

    From the Washington Times:

    After poring over the 1,400-page proposal, Mr. Scalise offered his characterization of Republicans’ objections to the following items:

    Under the heading of “Union Giveaways”:

    • Nullifies the White House executive orders on federal collective bargaining and codifies taxpayer-funded union official time.

    • Requires a labor union representative on every airline’s board of directors.

    • Multiemployer pension bailout lacking needed reforms.

    • Permanently raises the minimum wage to $15 for any business that receives federal aid for COVID-19.

    • Cancels all debt owed by the U.S. Postal Service to the Treasury.

    Under the heading “Green New Deal priorities”:

    • Requires all airlines that receive assistance to offset carbon emissions for domestic flights by 2025.

    • Includes a $1 billion “cash for clunkers” airplane program where the Transportation Department buys fuel-inefficient planes from airlines in exchange for agreeing to buy new ones.

    • Includes expansive new tax-credit for solar and wind energy.

    Under “Student Loan Forgiveness”:

    • $10,000 blanket loan forgiveness.

    Under “Federalizing Elections”:

    • Mandates how states must run elections, including the nationalization of ballot harvesting, requiring early voting, same day registration, and no-excuse vote by mail.

    • Puts states at risk of costly litigation if they are unable to implement these stringent mandates ahead of the 2020 election.

    Under “Immigration Provisions”:

    • Requires the Homeland Security Department to automatically extend visas and work authorizations expiring within the next year, including those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status, for an amount of time equal to their prior visa, authorization or status.

    • Limits Customs and Border Patrol’s ability to shutdown processing centers if there is a health crisis on the border and requires CBP to assure the timely adjudication of asylums applications.

    • Would allow certain funding to go to sanctuary cities.

    Under “Overreaching Mandates on Businesses”:

    • Permanent changes to who can serve on corporate boards of directors for companies that receive assistance for payroll and operating costs.

    • Mandatory disclosure on supply chain management.

    • Requires board diversity disclosure for all publicly traded companies.

    • Ban on all federal rulemaking including non-COVID 19 proposals (extends 30 days after emergency) “in an attempt to delay the current administration from promulgating actions House Democrats disagree with.”
    Under “New Permanent Mandates”:

    • Virtually rewrites the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program policy with no reference to COVID-19 and permanently disallows rulemaking pertaining to work requirements and eligibility.

    • Permanent expansion of Obamacare entitlement, “putting the American taxpayer on the hook for endless and unchecked health insurance spending and would remove all incentives for insurers to reduce the cost of health insurance.”

    Mr. Scalise said the Democrats’ bill also excludes bipartisan health-care provision in the Senate bill, including a proposal to expand telehealth access for home dialysis patients, hospice and home health patients; and a measure to prevent a payment reduction for durable medical equipment to help patients’ better transition from the hospital to home.

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    Better we let the virus run rampant than this bunch of socialist garbage become law.

    Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. - Benjamin Franklin

    I have but one person on my ignore list. Can you guess who it is?


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      There is also $35 Million for the JFK Performing Arts center. $300 Million for the National Endowment for the Arts. $300 million for the National Endowment of the Humanities. $100 million for NASA and $278 million for the IRS. See >


      • #4
        Well, heck fire then, we need to pass this bill! The Arts and Humanities folks will save us all! They are truly enlightened.

        Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. - Benjamin Franklin

        I have but one person on my ignore list. Can you guess who it is?


        • #5
          Tuesday; Pelosi released a revised version and it included this:

          A nationwide mandate for ballot harvesting $300 million for foreign refugees abroad An automatic visa extension for all foreign workers An expansion of foreign-language ballots Same-day voter registration for the 2020 presidential election Slipped into the plan is an amnesty for the nearly 700,000 to 800,000 DACA illegal aliens who currently reside in the United States, many of which take blue-collar and entry-level jobs that would otherwise be filled by America’s working class.

          Apparently, Pelosi and the Democrat House Leadership are still writing this coup.