Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Quickies: Ransomware, Democrat Style

     I’m of two minds about the proposed distribution of checks to essentially everyone in the U.S. It wouldn’t magically increase the supply of any good or service, though it would allow people and small businesses to meet immediate financial obligations. The price, of course, would be more federal debt and more inflationary pressure on the money supply. What does the Ouija board say? Ask again later.

     But I am sure about the Democrats’ attempt to hijack the measure. Nina Bookout at Victory Girls has a good piece on it:

     There is nothing but crap in the Pelosi Schumer bill that Democrats oh-so condescendingly inform Americans is MUCH better than the Republican CARES Act.

     Remember, as I noted this morning, Democrats decided to once again [choose] politics over the needs of Americans right now. As the day has progressed, what I have seen is sheer arrogance from the Democrats.

     The essential details are in Bookout’s piece.

     The thrust of the Democrats’ effort is simple to discern: Prevent President Trump from doing anything that Americans generally might see as a constructive, compassionate measure to ease their Chi-Com-Crud-caused miseries. Can’t have Bad Orange Man doing anything that might enhance his re-election chances! To that end they’ve blocked the GOP’s relatively simple CARES Act and have proposed a wholly unacceptable bill as an alternative.

     They’re quite up-front about their aims. James Clyburn (D, SC) made it explicit:

     House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) worked to scupper the phase-three coronavirus relief package on Sunday after Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) told caucus members last week that the bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

     It’s disgusting. Disgraceful. And they who have engineered it – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer – deserve to be turned out of office, tarred, feathered, and run out of the country on a rail for it. But what are the odds?

     This is what they are. This is what they do.

     Remember in November.

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