March 26, 2020

Just before midnight Wednesday, the Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill, the biggest in US history. Details of who gets what are here:

It’s a compromise bill, meaning that it removed most of the leftist goodies Democrats tried to stuff into it, but not all. Republican did remove the demands for CO2 limits on airlines that can’t even fly at the moment, diversity hiring quotas and other irrelevant “progressive” pipe dreams. But here’s what survives: in addition to banning large companies that take out loans from fighting union organizing efforts (a boost to the Democrats’ electoral base), it contains such “emergency” funding as $75 million for the notoriously liberal Corporation for Public Broadcasting, $25 million for House staff and salaries, $350 million to resettle more immigrants and migrants at a time when millions of Americans are losing their jobs, and $150 million to the National Endowment for the Arts.

As I said last night on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News, it’s as if President Trump were a fireman, rushing around to put out fires at every business in America, and instead of helping, the Democrats are backing trucks up to the back doors and looting them. This irresponsible and unconscionable opportunism in exploiting the pain of American workers and businesses to promote their own political interests is one more reason why this November, voters must show up at the polls and remove them from power in the House, reduce their power in the Senate, and keep them far, far away from the White House.

The bill now goes to the House, where Nancy Pelosi and Republican leaders say they hope also to get a unanimous vote to fast-track it so they don’t have to delay it with more debate, especially with some members absent due to the coronavirus.

Oh, but wait: look who’s talking about delaying all that desperately-needed help for American workers because she cares so much about American workers!

This news is especially ironic, considering AOC’s own former chief of staff who helped write the “Green New Deal” called Nancy Pelosi’s attempt to block aid to working people while she tried to stuff the Senate relief bill with leftist political issues such as carbon emission limits “ridiculous.”

FYI, this is the aide who was often referred to as “AOC’s brain.” You’ll notice that he no longer holds that position.

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  • Jane Stratman

    04/03/2020 07:52 PM

    Just can’t believe what Pelosi stuffed into the 2.2 trillion dollar bill. Really mad. Was it about the people’s needs during COVID 19. She needs to be GONE

  • Deborah D Kruger

    03/28/2020 01:03 AM

    Dear Governor Huckabee.
    Thank you for your tireless efforts in helping to share & explain all that President Trump is doing for America, I had to write to you about the pork in this bill. I don't know whether to be angry or saddened that Democrats used this time of fear & anxiety to further their own agenda. To put in $350,000,000 to resettle even more immigrants when Americans are unable to even leave their houses is sickening, self serving & demonic. But what choice die the President have? Send it back and let them drag this out so long that the threat of COVID19 is over & the country is in a depression? Schulosi (SCHUmer/peLOSI) may think they have it made now, but wait until they have to answer for their criminal behavior.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this. You are very much appreciated.

    Deborah Kruger
    PA Women for Trump

  • Janie Adams

    03/27/2020 09:23 PM

    I do not understand why a stimulus bill to help Americans that had to be home from work and business closed to tied giving themselves a raise and other ridiculous amount of money for the left to pass it. In November we need to all go to the polls to stop these clowns....

  • Audrey Enzor

    03/27/2020 12:10 PM

    Is the President able to use "the line item" veto to strike the Immigration
    Issue or the House Staff salary increases ( why should taxpayers foot the bill)
    From the emergency Bill when it reaches HIS desk ?
    Thank you for keeping us informed.

  • Marlene Helfrick

    03/27/2020 11:40 AM

    If Obama had a phone and a pen to pass garbage edicts can't Trump pass an emergency edict? I know it's not the best solution, but it's not possible to lock Pelosi and Schumer out of Congress.

  • Linda Johnson

    03/27/2020 11:27 AM

    I would like to see each and every representative and congressional vote on the stimulus package and what they voted on. We only get bits and pieces of the news. We should lay it all out there.

  • David E Ozanne

    03/27/2020 09:53 AM

    It is time to pass a bill outlawing all non relevant amendments to bills and make them single issue bills!

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    03/27/2020 08:04 AM

    And I STILL cannot afford health insurance while I cannot work as I am taking care of my VET husband, and I am too young for medicare with NO medicaid available because we have NO children. BUT...let's GIVE THE HOUSE MORE MONEY and PAY FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE KENNEDY ARTS CENTER, so the rich get richer and enjoy their life and I am now looking at a slide into Capitalism.

  • Wallace Hoffman

    03/27/2020 03:52 AM

    Many of Speaker Pelosi's demands have long been advocated by CAGW as wasteful agencies that should be terminated. Speaker Pelosi should be named Porker of the Month for April 2020 (The Porker of the Month for March 2020 has already been named. He is Rep. Pallone (D-NJ).

  • Wendy Olson

    03/27/2020 03:14 AM

    They will try and turn it I'm sure later and this shouldn't surprise us but Pray for President Trump and tomorrow fast the way that's best for you and lots of water and soak in Him and read His word and ask for Wisdom for our President, health and peaceful sleep and still time with his family and wife. I know God sees their tricks and knows their hearts, and man I never thought God would let us all see through them as we do. Long ago we didn't see it like we do now. They don't know any better as were taught that...I have prayed for them before but not lately and will again tomorrow.

  • B. Palmer

    03/27/2020 02:35 AM

    You never EVER compromise your values & if you make deals with the Devil, you'll surely get burned!

  • Cathy Sikes

    03/27/2020 01:04 AM

    Even though this a few of the Democrats ludicrous demands were removed, many are still in place! This is not in Americans best interest! I understand the Republicans want to help the people, but what was kept in is STUPENDOUSLY WRONG! I’m so disappointed!!!

  • Anne B Eagle

    03/26/2020 08:57 PM

    All of Nancy's pet projects, which cost American taxpayers millions, and the Dems held our for, should be great talking points for any Republican running against one of them! Agree that there is an urgent need for the line item veto. Also a need for a Republican majority in both houses to pass term limits (bye bye Swamp creatures) and a law that unrelated items cannot be sneaked into a bill. Again the Dems prove that all they're interested in is their own power, not the welfare of the American workers !

  • Les Haveman

    03/26/2020 08:45 PM

    So the lefts extortion continues. I would contend that EVERY so- called conservative in the Senate as well has the House should be screaming NO from every possible soapbox. Those who don’t need to be gone.

  • Debra Mitan

    03/26/2020 08:35 PM

    Dems need to lose their salaries and jobs for being responsible for this mess if they want the pork funded let them use their money not mine i just got furloughed today and can't get signed up for benefits because of error msgs. Phone help isn't there. This is ridiculous. I would hate to have to answer for them before Jesus.

  • Darwin Drake

    03/26/2020 08:22 PM

    If all these overpaid, under worked politicians would donate their excessive salaries every other payday plus their hidden incomes from back door deals, like Trump donated his paycheck, we wouldn't have to add to the national debt. Then arrest all the swamp crooks like Bill and Hillery and Joe Biden, confiscate all the crooked money and then fine them good and heavy for their crooked dealings. These poor folks losing their jobs because of the virus would never have to go back to work. Think that will happen?

  • Linda Dolan

    03/26/2020 07:31 PM

    This is criminal. President Trump needs to veto and w get message to to
    Americans why

  • Firewagon

    03/26/2020 07:15 PM

    "....a compromise bill...." LOL! There is so much 'garbage' in that thing that has nothing to do with the impact this virus mess is having on American businesses that it is no wonder the DemonRATS have been so 'giddily SILENT.' We, the poor deluded American taxpaying public, are getting 'hosed' once again (my Marine vernacular for 'hosed' would not be acceptable language here)!

    Does anyone have the numbers of working stiffs that have EVER availed themselves of that "Kennedy Center for the performing arts?" This joint is a must-see tourist stop in the puzzle palace of Washington. How many 'needy' workers have they laid off? All of the MILLIONS going to our 'Institutions of HIGHER Indoctrination' many of which have BILLION dollar endowments are helping our hospitals and medical care personnel deal with this virus in what way??!!

    This thing remains PATHETIC. You might well ask the question, have these people no shame, but that question has LONG AGO been answered, and it is a resounding NO, they can't even spell the word. There can be NO compromising with STUPIDITY, and stupidity is the only thing these wonks are excellent at!

    These people have no idea about 'fighting a war.' They would tell you that, for every warplane or other vehicle that was budgeted for, there would have to be, I don't know, an entire section of America set aside to benefit some 'snail darter!' Never mind that America 'losing' that war would NEVER need another 'snail darter,' 'Kennedy Center,' or 'indoctrination centers' like Howard, or care.

  • Barbara Cowherd

    03/26/2020 07:03 PM

    I am very disgusted by what I am reading is in this bill. The Democrats have used us as leverage to get money for things unrelated to the virus when that money could go to those American's who need it desperately! I will be disappointed if the Republicans allow this to pass as is!

  • Sheila Carroll

    03/26/2020 06:50 PM

    I am so disappointed in the Senate for giving in to the liberal democrats ridiculous demands during this difficult time. Americans did not need the added burdens of providing them funds. The focus should remained limited to the economy, American workers and Coronavirus medical care, equipment, and supplies. Democrats are shameful in making selfish demands during this national emergency.

  • Dennis Minella

    03/26/2020 06:46 PM

    It's almost as if Congress, and the Democrats in particular have no idea that we are $20trillion dollars in debt. If they removed all of this liberal pork from this ridiculously created sausage bill, perhaps the cash stimulus to Americans could have been more than $1200. Even more disappointing than the behavior of our communist friends in the Democratic Party is the fecklessness of the Republicans. Why do they ALWAYS lose when they go head to head with these nutty liberals. What's the purpose of electing Republicans when they cave and become RINOs at the first battle in a long term war.

  • Nancy L Knauss

    03/26/2020 06:28 PM

    We are seriously appalled at those in the Congress and Senate who passed this insane current bill that STILL has "goodies" in it that has NOTHING to do with our current health situation!! What in the world is wrong with sicko Pelosi and Shumer and the rest for doing this to we, the American people when we need help, NOW!!?? These representatives need to be ousted, by their voting districts as that's the only way we're going to get rid of them!!!! We are seniors, republicans and living on our SS income. I have never seen anything like this before in my life time - not only the pandemic of this magnitude but of those elected officials who care not for the average or above average citizens of this great country. We don't want the President to sign this bill, we will pay dearly for the crap within it that is totally ridiculous and nothing to do with the needs currently at hand. I fear our President will have this hang over his head come election time and he and WE will pay...….thank you.

  • HCorey

    03/26/2020 06:25 PM

    Pelosi & Co put in corona virus aid bill that airlines have to print carbon footprint of flight on passengers’ tickets. This will add to cost of plane ticket for passengers since airline will have to create a department of flight footprints or what Congress is naming footprint boondoggle—and staff it. It would only be fair that taxpaying citizens know the flight footprint of their Congress people by publishing that footprint on their ballot. It would give voters another metric to measure their representative’s cost to taxpayers. Pelosi’s flight footprint would be Huuuuuge rivaled only by Hirono and Schatz.

  • Carolyn Wright

    03/26/2020 06:11 PM

    The President really needs to veto all of this stupid Fluff,, It's our tax payers money their spending. I would rather go without then to give my hard earned money for such stupid stuff.

  • Michael

    03/26/2020 06:04 PM

    Makes me sick that the dispicable Democrats were still able to have this bill put forward with all their left liberal wishlist that is there for the Communist agenda they so strongly support. I know that some would say you have to compromise, but I say shame on the Republicans for caving once again to anything the evil Democrats want, as none of the Dems wishlist is in the best interest of the American people. ( Nothing the Dems have done since LBJ forward have been for the best interest of Americans). Yes, we need to go-to the polls in masses next November and vote against every Democrat! And in the meantime maybe Republicans can get some spine and start fighting the Dems and their anti-American agenda!!!!