From Richard Rostron:
Underwood all in with House “Heroes Act” bill for $3 trillion of pork spending
Legislation focused on Democrat wish list rather than actual coronavirus relief
Rep. Lauren Underwood not only supported the “Heroes Act” but she’s bragging about it.
The legislation calls for $3 trillion presumably for coronavirus relief and was approved last week in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 208-199.
The pork-packed bill is considered dead-on-arrival in the U.S. Senate.
The ‘No’ votes included 14 Democrats, but not Underwood who is ranked as having possibly the most liberal (Leftist) voting record in Congress.
Some members of the House complained that the bill didn’t go far enough while Republicans pointed out that the 1,815-page bill mentions cannabis more times (68 times) than it mentions jobs. The bill would provide access to banking for the cannabis industry.
The bill would provide $1,200 checks for Americans, but illegal aliens would also be eligible to receive the checks.
It would restore the full SALT, State and Local Tax Deduction that was lost by high-spending Blue states when President Donald Trump successfully pushed a tax-cut measure through Congress.
The Underwood Website mentions that the bill “Commits an additional $75 billion for testing, tracing, and treatment” of coronavirus.
Tracing has been identified by supporters of the constitution as establishing the groundwork for a loss of privacy and intrusion in the personal lives of Americans.
It also has measures that, the Underwood Website claims, “Protects our democracy with new resources to ensure safe elections, an accurate Census and (to) preserve the Postal Service.”
But Republicans pointed out that these measures are part of failed legislation introduced by the Democrats in their wish list before the coronavirus pandemic.
This parts of the Democrat legislation make clear that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the Democrat majority in the House see the COVID-19 pandemic as more than merely a crisis; it’s also an opportunity they don’t intend to let go to waste.
Underwood is with them all the way, no matter what it costs or how long the unrelated aspects of the bill hold up the relief that will actually help people struggling because of the virus.