DEMOCRATS TORPEDO CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL OVER RADICAL DEMANDS
Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, hold direct relief to American workers hostage over their socialist wish list:
- While hospitals are overwhelmed and Americans are staying home from work, Democrats are holding the Phase III coronavirus relief bill hostage to push their failed liberal policies.
- Democrats introduced new language at the eleventh hour, using this health crisis to implement socialist policies like:
- $300 million in funding for public broadcasting;
- Expansive new tax credits for solar and wind energy;
- New emissions standards for airlines and a requirement of full carbon offset by 2025;
- Required same-day voter registration and early voting;
- Bailouts for the U.S. Postal Service, the union pension fund, and student loans;
- Retirement plans for community newspaper employees;
- Publication of corporate pay statistics by race, and race statistics for all corporate boards;
- $1 billion “Cash for Clunkers”-style program where the government buys planes from airlines;
- $1.5 million to study climate change mitigation efforts in civil aviation and aerospace industries;
- New and burdensome OSHA requirements on hospitals; and,
- $1 billion to build on a program expanded by Barack Obama that provides discounted phone service for low-income consumers.
- Democrats only care about this crisis because they can use it to force their big-government ideology—this is no time to play politics while Americans are suffering.