Cruz Blisters Dems Over Stimulus Bill; 'What The Hell Does This Have To Do With The Crisis?"
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Following inexcusable acts to take advantage of the coronavirus stimulus bill, top Democrats were left dumbfounded after GOP Senator Ted Cruz laid out a detailed attack on the Senate floor over Nancy Pelosi’s ideas on Tuesday.
“What in the hell does that have to do with this crisis,” he asked.
“A number of people have cited the famed quote of Rahm Emanuel: "Never let a good crisis go to waste." Sadly, we are seeing the embodiment of that cynical approach right now because all of the people out of jobs, the Democrats are using to push — what are they pushing for? Changing the emissions standards on airplanes.”
“What the hell do the emissions standards on airplanes have to do with thousands of people dying and millions of people out of work during the coronavirus epidemic? Don't treat this bill like a partisan Christmas.”
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“Republicans have things we would like to advance, too, things I believe in deeply. You want to talk about what I would like to do? I would like to abolish the IRS. I campaigned all over the country for that. I will continue fighting for that, but I am not standing here with an amendment, saying: As part of this emergency relief, let's abolish the IRS. There is a place for that political and policy discussion.”
“The Democrats are pushing wind and solar tax credits. Mr. president, what in the hell does a windmill have to do with this crisis, other than some Democratic lobbyists getting fat and rich, and they are willing to extort a crisis to try to advance their political agenda?”
Ted Cruz isn’t the only Republican Senator who has expressed his strong opposition, a number of other representatives including Susan Collins and Tom Cotton have come forward with similar messages for the Democrats.
Weeks of bipartisan negotiation on the legislation was proven to be unsuccessful after Democrats voted against allowing debate three times, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi went to the extreme of drafting her own bill exceeding 1,400 pages. This write up from the California Democrat consisted of an abundance of insulting provisions, causing significant backlash from the American public, who for the most part, just want to see relief from the coronavirus.
Check out the details from what The Blaze reported below:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) introduced House Democrats' coronavirus relief bill on Monday after she torpedoed the bipartisan agreement reached by the Senate. Pelosi's bill includes billions of dollars for items completely unrelated to COVID-19 relief, including:
- - A bailout for the U.S. Postal Service
- - Student loan debt forgiveness
- - Required same-day voter registration
- - Airline emissions standards regulations
- - Study on climate change migration
- - Collective bargaining provisions
- - Increased federal minimum wage for companies that accept government loans
- - Publication of race and pay statistics for corporate boards
- - Dozens of other provisions allocating money to universities, the JFK Performing Arts Center, IRS, NOAA, museums, migration assistance
- - There's even a requirement that the federal government use more minority banks and credit unions
The bill would cost taxpayers more than $2.5 trillion and would require certain Americans — individuals who make more than $75,000 and couples who make more than $150,000 in 2020 — to pay back the stimulus check, essentially forcing a significant portion of Americans to receive a government loan.
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