Nancy Pelosi is holding emergency coronavirus legislation hostage for a batshit partisan wish list

Last night, Democrats in Congress killed stimulus legislation that would have delivered thousands of dollars directly to ordinary Americans reeling from the economic impact of state and local government quarantine orders, a move which continued the crash in the financial markets. If that alone seems crazy to you, as it does to me, just wait. These assholes can still surprise you.

Pelosi has now produced her own “stimulus” bill, which she stuffed with a bunch of partisan garbage that has literally nothing to do with the coronavirus, or the economy for that matter. You can read the bill yourself here.

She’s holding emergency legislation hostage during what will no doubt be labeled as an economic depression, because she wants:

  • To eliminate debt held by the U.S. Postal Service
  • To require same-day voter registration
  • To pay off $10,000 in student debt per person
  • To mandate that airlines reduce their overall carbon emissions by 50% by 2050
  • New tax credits for solar and wind energy
  • To force federal agencies to explain to Congress how they are increasing their usage of “minority banks”
  • To provide for the automatic extension of non-immigrant visas and restrict colleges from providing information about citizenship status
  • $1 billion “to build on program expanded by President Obama that provides discounted phone service for low-income consumers” (also known as the “Obamaphone” program)
  • An expansion of collective bargaining and carve-outs for labor unions
  • Retirement plans for community newsroom employees
  • $1 billion in federal funding for a “Cash for Clunkers” program for the airlines, where the federal government pays them to haul away shitty planes
  • $35 million for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • $300 million for migrant and refugee assistance
  • $1 million for the House Sargent at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate
  • $300 million for PBS (Corporation for Public Broadcasting)
  • $7 million for one specific DC-area charter school

(I am still going through it…)

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