in ,

House Dems Pass Meaningless $2.2 Trillion COVID Stimulus Package

Lacking even a single Republican vote (and even short more than a dozen Democrat votes), the House of Representatives passed a meaningless $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package on Wednesday. The move, which appears to do nothing other than give Democrats something to squawk about on the campaign trail, came as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to supposedly negotiate towards a bipartisan deal with White House officials.

From the Daily Wire:

The legislation, the largest spending bill since the Democrat-endorsed $3.4 trillion Heroes Act, managed to receive even less support from Democrats in conservative-leaning districts, many of whom were concerned about passing a bill without GOP support, reported The New York Times.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) derided Democrats for not committing to a spending bill with bipartisan support, and accused them and Pelosi of not being “serious about helping Americans.”

In total, 18 House Democrats voted against the legislation and no Republicans voted in favor of it, however, Roll Call reports that the “largely symbolic” package could have been derailed had 10 absent GOP lawmakers voted against it.

We assume that Pelosi sees this “symbolic” legislation as some sort of feather in her cap, but the move drew condemnation from some in her caucus. Politico reports that several House Democrats texted the Speaker this week and asked her to take the deal being offered by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. That deal, which would put $1.6 trillion of new coronavirus stimulus money into the economy, isn’t the left-wing treat package that Pelosi wants, but it’s certainly better than nothing.

“Republicans have put forward a serious offer and I think leadership should stay at the table and get this across the finish line,” said Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT). “It’s a serious offer and a good faith offer, and it feels like we are close.”

“This is going nowhere, we know it’s going nowhere,” lamented Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA). “This is just a vote to make people feel good. I want to help people, and that means sitting at the table and getting the damn deal done.”

Well, that’s just the problem, isn’t it? Pelosi doesn’t WANT to get a deal done. She wants her minions to go out and campaign on the message that it’s Trump and Mitch McConnell standing in the way of a relief package, and passing something smaller and more manageable doesn’t fit that agenda. She would rather the American people suffer economically than to actually negotiate with Republicans in good faith.

What do you think?

-2 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 4

Upvotes: 1

Upvotes percentage: 25.000000%

Downvotes: 3

Downvotes percentage: 75.000000%

Written by Andrew

Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. Just as demoncraps always do. Attach a bunch of pork projects to a bill that is totally impassable, then blame Republicans for not voting for it. Typical.

  2. I thought the President had to sign a bill like that? Pelosi is a joke, she just keeps printing fake money and soon that’s going to come back and bite her in the a**.

  3. I hope the white house checks all the add on that the Dem House has tacked on to the end of it and it if is like it was a couple weeks ago, hopefully the president will send it back.

  4. She using it as a poltical issue and could care less about the people who could use the money. tss too bad so many of the liberals don’t realize what she is doing and believes here when she says its Trumps fault. Trump needs to override it as an execute order; to help the people only and no mickey mouse attachments for liberal projects. She should be prosecuted for it.

  5. Pelosi wants pork in the bill to help failing, mismanaged, blue states. This has absolutely nothing to do with the virus and Pelosi is using the virus as a handy reason to bail out these states. Trump is 100 % right in not negotiating with her. In all of our government that is so dysfunctional, two people stand out; Pelosi and Schumer, who lie, twist, or create facts to suit their purpose, then hide behind “saving or democracy” when they absolutely do not care about it. They are as anti-America as they could possibly be. Getting those two out of our government would be real progress toward unity.

  6. TERM LIMITS IS THE ONLY SOLUTION TO THE NEVER ENDING POLITICAL GAMES THAT ARE PLAYED AT OUR EXPENSE. DEMOCRATS THINK IT’S FUNNY THAT FOR FOUR YEARS THEY HAVE REFUSED TO DO ANYTHING TO HELP THE PRESIDENT HELP ALL OF US. I HOPE AS PUNISHMENT THE REPUBLICANS WIN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE MAJORITY AND PRESIDENT TRUMP WINS IN THE BIGGEST LANDSLIDE IN AMERICAN HISTORY. AT LEAST THEN WE CAN HAVE PURE GOVERNMENT AT WORK FOR US VOID OF CONSTANT DISRUPTIONS AND FRIVOLOUS ATTACKS ON THE PRESIDENT. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

James Comey Testifies To Knowing Nothing About Anything

Cuomo Denies That He Had Anything to Do With Nursing Home Deaths