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To paraphrase former Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D – Chicago), never let a global pandemic go to waste.

The House tomorrow will weigh final passage of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. It deserves a torpedo in its hull, well below the waterline, so it will sink swiftly to the bottom of the ocean, never to be seen again.

Democrats tout this bill as a valiant effort to save Americans suffering from the China virus and its enormous socio-economic dislocation. Almost everyone supports such assistance for those physically and financially wounded, or worse, by this catastrophe that is the fault of no American.

Alas, Senator Ted Cruz (R – Texas) estimates that just 9 percent of this bill actually provides COVID-19 relief, or roughly $171 billion. The other $1.729 trillion goes to a wide variety of spending priorities for which the Left has screamed for years. Indeed, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called this measure “the most progressive piece of legislation in history.” And she meant that as a compliment.

Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist – Vermont) called this bill “the most significant piece of legislation to benefit working people in the modern history of this country.” Coming from him, that is terrifying.

Biden’s nearly $2 trillion mess includes such embarrassments as:

*$10 million to preserve American Indian languages

*$50 million for “environmental justice”

*200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services

*$270 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for Humanities

*$45 billion to expand Obamacare   

*$350 billion to bail out reckless Democrat state governments

This boondoggle even provides $1,400 stimulus checks to federal and state inmates. Senators Bill Cassidy (R – Louisiana), Cruz, and Tom Cotton (R – Arkansas) offered an amendment to bar these payments to “Son of Sam” David Berkowitz, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev, and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, among thousands of other killers and criminals.

“Prisoners do not pay taxes,” Cassidy said Saturday on the Senate floor. “Taxpayers pay for their every need. Inmates cannot stimulate the economy. But, under this bill they receive stimulus checks. This is a perfect example of nontargeted, inappropriate, and total waste of spending. It’s ridiculous that this is in the bill.” 

Senate Democrats rode to the rescue of these mass murders and, on a party-line vote of 49 Yeas to 50 Nays, defeated this attempt to spare taxpayers this undeserved, hideous, $1.9 billion burden. 

One thousand times more expensive than that expense, Biden’s $1.9 trillion shonda passed, 50 Yeas to 49 Nays, before returning to the House for final approval. Democrats can lose no more than four votes on that decision, given unanimous GOP revulsion with this horrible bill. Please call House members at 202-225-3121. Tell them to vote “Hell No!” on the American Rescue Plan. If just five Democrats break with Nervous Nancy Pelosi, this bill will slip between the waves — and not a second too soon.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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Tom
1 month ago

The plan of the democratic party is to always screw up the economy. Nonsensical laws that send stimulus checks to inmates who pay no taxes is spitting in the face of working taxpayers.

Jim
1 month ago

**TIME TO DITCH BIDEN AND HARRIS!**

WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) have had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose instead to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action?

I strongly urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND a COMPLETE AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION into the 2020 ELECTIONS and for the IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! And they both (BIDEN & HARRIS) have family members putting them both in a CONCLICT of interest position advertising and promoting their businesses and using their VP and POTUS both as an advertising self-interest, self-promoting position and it is ILLEGAL!

People should write these numbers down and use them frequently even if you don’t think your elected officials listen, they are required to note your comments for the permanent record in their caller database for anyone to see.

Members of the House
202-224-3841

Members of the Senate
202-224-3121

TOLL FREE:
866-272-6622

One call per rep!

Keep in mind:  SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

1 month ago
Reply to  Jim

I totally agree, I’ve contacted them before, but doing it again. Thank you, your post was great.

cliff
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim

I have attempted to contact…NO response. In my opinion, the (lower court “judges”) as well as SCOTUS REFUSING to see the MOUNTAINS of proof of rampant voter fraud “tells all” (they were either BRIBED, or they, and their families received “death threats” if they didn’t comply with the “deep state” communists. .It seems these government “elites” in this country are wanting to turn this constitutional republic into a COMMUNIST-CONTROLLED, third-world banana republic cesspool, by “installing” two “chosen” communist chinese bought and owned “controllable puppets” into the White house and oval, and there is NOTHING We the People can do about it, unless WE remove them ourselves.

Gerry
1 month ago
Reply to  cliff

Your last statement is the ONLY way it is going to happen !!!!

Pissed Off American
1 month ago
Reply to  cliff

This1.9 Trillion is only 9% for Covid, rest is Democraps pet projects at taxpayer expense. PileOshiti.talks like she gives a crap and it’s all smoke and mirrors. How much goes back to them under the table.

China wants America for a “FARM COLONLY” they paid for it and want to take control. That’s why most of D.C. has been bought off. China told OBIDEN that we had a gun problem and he needs to do something about it. That tells me they want to invade and are afraid they will have one hell of a fight with the American people. I refuse to be slave labor. The snow flakes and FREE STUFF PEOPLE can do.it. I won’t, I’m too old, failing health and don’t care. Bring it on. All the traitors need a neck tie party with them as guest of honor…GOD Bless and Pray for America and Israel.

1 month ago

JOBS AVAILABLE – In Every TOWN, CITY, STATE! If “YOU” Are A GOD LOVING CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE? Then “YOU” Yes “YOU” Need To Call The Republican Party In YOUR TOWN CITY STATE and See What JOBS Are OPEN! … The PAY Is MAGNIFICENT! … The BENEFITS Are AMAZING! … And YOU NEED ZERO EXPERIENCE! (AOC is a Bartender.) … PLEASE APPLY TODAY! … YOU GOT MY VOTE! …Also, I have seen many times on a BALLOT ONLY ONE PERSON RUNNING FOR A POSITION? … YES … YOU TAKE THAT SPOT!

1 month ago

Isn’t paying taxpayer money to prisoners a violation of the law that says you can’t legally profit from your commission of a crime? It’s time to put the hammer down on all this BS being done by the corrupt democRATS! They are determined to destroy America and everything it stands for in order to satisfy their lust for political power and control over our lives with their socialist/communist agenda. We need to start recall petitions to remove them from office just like they are doing in California against Newsom.

Gerry
1 month ago

The other 6 are just as ridiculous — these are nothing but pet projects of the communists and have absolutely NOTHING to do with covid relief. Everything but the $1400. to the deserving should be removed . The covid relief should be a bill of its own. The democrats and rinos have become the lowest of the low.

Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Too few will object to this rape of the American economy because it buys approval from every brand of voter. It comes straight from the heart of democrat strategy. Just to be clear, democrats create entitlements and sell them for votes.

Jamey
1 month ago

Is there ANY Democrat in the congress who is an American, or are they all N.Pelosis and C. Schumers, who hate the very core of the concept, Americanism? As many of our revolutionary forebears certainly thought, “time for the revolution”. Time for blood on the streets and in the halls of congress. This has gone far beyond talking. Time to remove the brain dead Joe Biden from the White House, along with his “handlers”.

1 month ago

“Biden’s $1.9 Trillion ‘Rescue Plan’ Deserves a Torpedo in its Hull”
Maybe I’ll be a little more explicit as to where that torpedo should go. Right up Joe’s and Nasty’s backsides.