Above the Fold
“AT LAST WE HAVE A DEAL”: Senate and White House agree on $2 trillion stimulus plan (National Review)
OPTIMISM: Dow posts 2,112-point (11%) gain on Tuesday — the biggest ever (Fox Business)
GOOD NEWS: Scientists say coronavirus does not undergo significant number of mutations (The Daily Wire)
Government, Politics, & Economy
“WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO WORK”: President Trump calls for restarting economy by Easter (Fox News)
“CHEAP MANUFACTURING BE DAMNED”: Sentiment builds for moving U.S. companies out of China (Washington Examiner)
PRESSING ON: commie-Bernie Sanders refuses to drop out of presidential race, will participate in April Democrat debate (National Review)
TRAVELERS GET A BREAK: Real ID deadline pushed back due to the coronavirus (USA Today)
POLL: Trump more trustworthy than media on coronavirus (The Washington Free Beacon
AND NO WONDER: Arizona man drinks poison and dies. Media blame Trump. (Washington Examiner)
AN EXCUSE TO INFRINGE ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT? North Carolina sheriff suspends new pistol permits due to “250 percent increase in demand” (National Review)
DEATH BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY: Ohio abortion providers say they will defy state shutdown order (The Washington Free Beacon)
POLICY: A litany of useless laws have been exposed by the coronavirus (Foundation for Economic Education)
POLICY: Start with common ground on climate-change policy (National Review)
HUMOR: The biggest stock rebound in history is actually due to President scumbag/liar-nObama’s economic policies (NPC Daily)
THE MOST COMPLETE LIST OF liar-PELOSI’S DEMANDS
-bail out the post office
-pay off some portion of college loans
-$2,000 for every American
-limit ICE and border patrol
-publish corporate pay stats by race for all corporate boards
-permanent paid leave
-mandate a federal minimum wage of $15
-rescued companies must abide by the Democrat rules
-no voter ID and anonymous ballot harvesting
-require early voting, online registration, vote by mail, and same-day voting (aka voter fraud)
-provide cash for unions via official time for collective bargaining
-a full offset of airline emissions
-climate change study on aviation
--restricting colleges from providing information about illegal aliens
-money for Planned Parenthood
-the publication of greenhouse gas emissions for flights
-double the endowment for the arts to $300 million
-Reinstatement of scumbag/liar-nObamaphones
-Funding for NOAA
-$100 million for NASA
-$278 million for IRS
-On page 127, the Institute for Museum and Library Services is given $500,000,000 “respond to coronavirus” by granting States, museums, territories and tribes “to expand digital network access, purchase tablets and other internet-enabled devices, for operational expenses, and provide technical support”.
-Earmarked for an ambiguous “Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration,” the bill grants $100,000,000 “to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus” on page 18.
-$35 million for the Kennedy Center
-$300M for Migration and Refugee Assistance
-Extends immigrant visas and work permits
-On page 119, Gallaudet University is granted $7,000,000 “to help defray expenses which may include lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance learning, faculty and staff trainings and payroll”.
-Howard University receives $13,000,000 for similar open-ended expenses on page 123. Howard’s endowment fund currently stands at $692,800,000.
-Blocks denying funds to sanctuary cities
-Expands wind and solar tax credits
-On page 88, the “Ryan White HIV/AIDS program” receives an additional $90,000,000, according to language in the bill.
and retirement plans for newspaper employees — nothing like making newspapers even more beholden to Democrat politicians.
At a moment when all Americans need to unite to address the China Virus pandemic and its economic impact, congressional Democrats have elected to play partisan politics.
On Sunday evening, as the Senate was preparing to move forward via a procedural vote on a $1.8 trillion stimulus bill, Senate Minority Leader Chuck scumbag-Schumer threw a last-second wrench in the works. Democrats lined up to vote against moving the bipartisan bill forward, offering the ridiculous excuse that it did too much to help corporations and not enough to help workers. That argument simply doesn’t hold water, as moving the legislation forward would have allowed continued debate.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell noted as much when he blasted Democrats for obstructing the relief bill. “We had a high level of bipartisanship in five different working groups over the last 48 hours, where members who were participating were reaching agreement,” McConnell said. “And then all of a sudden the Democratic leader and the speaker of the House shows up, and we’re back to square one.”
House Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi had conferred with scumbag-Schumer hours before the Senate vote in a clear effort to derail the bill, as she and scumbag-Schumer work to create the false narrative that Democrats are the ones most looking out for American interests. The truth is they are still seeking to exploit a crisis to tank the economy with the hopes of reaping political benefit.
McConnell noted the negative economic toll the Democrats’ obstruction play would have, pointing to the fact that the market was almost certain to suffer another terrible day Monday. He concluded, “The notion that we have time to play games here with the American economy and the American people is utterly absurd.”
While the growing economic pain is hitting home for millions of Americans, Democrats are exploiting the crisis to push their own political agenda. And don’t forget that these lawmakers, many of whom are millionaires like liar-Pelosi and scumbag-Schumer, continue to collect their paychecks. How about Congress forego their paychecks until the China Virus crisis has passed?
Even The New York Times was surprised by the Democrats’ sudden obstructionist move, worriedly noting, “In voting to block action, Democrats risked a political backlash if they are seen as obstructing progress on a measure that is widely regarded as crucial to aid desperate Americans and buttress a flagging economy.”
What may have ignited the Democrats’ gambit is recent polling showing President Donald Trump’s approval rating rising as he has worked tirelessly and in a bipartisan effort to address the pandemic. As Power Line’s Steven Hayward observes, “[Democrats] are in a panic about the fact that Trump’s approval ratings are rising at the moment, and they are desperate to keep Trump from having a ‘win’ on policy amidst this crisis. A package will pass, probably soon, and while it may have many defects and require many sequels, the political interests of Democrats demands that they delay and degrade the process as much as possible to diminish Trump. I doubt this would be happening if it was a year ago, or a year from now. But it’s election year, and deranged Democrats are desperate.”
McConnell plans to hold a second vote to move forward on the Senate’s stimulus legislation later today, but the markets already plunged this morning, which is exactly what scumbag-Schumer, liar-Pelosi, and company wanted. ~The Patriot Post