Something Ain't White in the Milk
The Democrat effort to load up the relief bill with unrelated stuff isn't right.
Have you ever been about to put something succulent in your mouth, but decided to look twice and realize you almost made a mistake? You were hungry and this was your favorite restaurant serving your preferred dish. However, there was something in your food that didn’t quite look right — maybe a strand of hair. Yuck! Immediately you would be suspicious and while your stomach was still growling, you would be hard pressed to put that fork of your favorite dish in your mouth.
Welcome to the politicized COVID-19 crisis.
Something on the Left doesn’t smell right. The Democrats have just waved their hands in the faces of Americans vehemently. They have proclaimed that they couldn’t care less about the American people, preferring their Big Government agenda. What’s it going to take for Americans to realize the Left has left “We the People” out of the equation?
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi pushed the following (and many more) demands after blocking the bipartisan stimulus bill amid “pandemic-fueled” economic collapse:
1) Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
2) Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
3) Expansion of wind and solar tax credits
The Democrats strike again! What do these things have to do with the stimulus bill for Americans? House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) 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.”
What? “Our vision”? So, forget about the millions of Americans who are suffering financially through this frenzy. The one person that spoke to the outright tomfoolery of this blockage of $1.7 trillion dollar stimulus bill was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. He spoke to the conditions of “We the People”:
I am no stranger to robust political and policy disagreements. But we are in the midst of a global pandemic. People are dying. People are suffering. [Sunday] night when the Senate voted on whether to move forward with emergency relief legislation for the millions of people being devastated by the economic disaster we’re seeing as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, every single Democrat in this body voted to block consideration of this bill. Now for those of you at home who are not poring over a Senate procedural matter, what does it mean to vote to block consideration? It doesn’t mean they voted against the bill. It means they voted against even starting to take it up.
The New York Times headline moments afterwards said, “Democrats block $1.7 trillion stimulus bill.” Of course that headline had the fault of being accurate and so within minutes the New York Times changed it to “Democrats block $1.7 trillion stimulus bill, citing worker concerns.” That was headline number two. But then apparently the partisan leanings in the New York Times were too strong for that, and so they revised it a third time to say, “Partisan division halts discussion of the bill.”
No, it wasn’t a partisan division. It was one party — the Democratic Party — saying to this chamber and the American people, “Hell no. We won’t even take this up and discuss it.” At a time of crisis, at a time when people are dying, that’s wrong. That’s shameful.“
Something ain’t white in the milk, and Senator Cruz spoke on behalf of "We the People!” Thank you Senator Cruz for your passionate speech to light a fire under the American people. We will remember in November! In the meantime, prepare for the worst and expect the best.