Democrats Considering Legislative Response to Coronavirus – Expanded “Assistance” Spending…

Never let a crisis go to waste… And right on cue the Democrats in Washington DC see an opportunity to use the Coronavirus as a tool to spend and expand dependency initiatives.

One of President Trump’s biggest and non-discussed success stories has been his economic policy initiatives allowing people to be financially secure, independent and non-reliant on government hand-outs.  However, the financial health and success of Americans is adverse to the political interests of Democrats who structure all of their policy objectives upon creating a dependent citizenry.

Weaponizing Coronavirus now becomes a tool for House Democrats to push-back against economic freedom; diminish the last several years of independence; and return to the era where more people become dependent on government.

It is not a question of “if legislation will happen”, it is simply a matter of “what” legislation will look like.  What elements will the Democrats attempt to exploit most?  The answer is very predictable when looking at their preferred approach.

Looking at the proclaimed and political preference from Adam Schiff things become clear.

It would appear Democrats plan to create a bailout where people are paid not to work. “Paid sick leave” where the federal government takes over the ‘paying’.  This will work well for those who consistently manipulate employment systems to avoid work and take advantage of federal payments to continue their avoidance.

“Enhanced unemployment insurance” is another way to pay people not to work.  Extending unemployment benefits into infinity was a key part of Obama’s failed trillion dollar stimulus bill.  It also allows Democrats to pay their activists to engage in GOTV efforts, instead of employment, while being paid.

“Low interest loans” to cronies and politically connected business interests allows Democrats to funnel taxpayer funds to their political allies.

“Expanded food assistance” keeps the dependency model working under the false premise of ‘helping’ lower income workers.  What food assistance payments actually do is transfer taxpayer funds to Big Agriculture, and Wall Street multinationals, that can then raise prices and gain additional profits.   Middle-class workers don’t qualify, but end up paying via taxes and higher prices.

“Free accessible testing” – As we have seen from past ‘free’ programs, nothing is actually free.  A testing program sets up Big Pharma and Big Insurance to benefit most via expanded reimbursement rates.   “Affordable treatment” does exactly the same.

If you want to find out who would benefit most, simply follow the lobbyist spending:

(Link to 2019 Lobbyist Spending)

Outside groups, often called “special interest groups”, are entities that represent their interests in legislative constructs. These groups are often representing foreign governments, Wall Street multinational corporations, banks, financial groups or businesses; or smaller groups of people with a similar connection who come together and form a larger group under an umbrella of interest specific to their affiliation.

Sometimes the groups are social interest groups; activists, climate groups, environmental interests etc. The social interest groups are usually non-profit constructs who depend on the expenditures of government to sustain their cause or need.

The for-profit groups (mostly business) have a purpose in Washington DC to shape policy, legislation and laws favorable to their interests. They have fully staffed offices just like any business would – only their ‘business‘ is getting legislation for their unique interests.

These groups are filled with highly-paid lawyers who represent the interests of the entity and actually write laws and legislation briefs.

In the modern era this is actually the origination of the laws that we eventually see passed by congress. Within the walls of these buildings within Washington DC is where the ‘sausage’ is actually made.

Again, no elected official is usually part of this law origination process.

Almost all legislation created is not ‘high profile’, they are obscure changes to current laws, regulations or policies that no-one pays attention to.  The passage of the general bills within legislation is not covered in media.  Ninety-nine percent of legislative activity happens without anyone outside the system even paying any attention to it.

Once the corporation or representative organizational entity has written the law they want to see passed – they hand it off to the lobbyists.

The lobbyists are people who have deep contacts within the political bodies of the legislative branch, usually former House/Senate staff or former House/Senate politicians themselves.

The lobbyist takes the written brief, the legislative construct, and it’s their job to go to congress and sell it.

“Selling it” means finding politicians who will accept the brief, sponsor their bill and eventually get it to a vote and passage. The lobbyist does this by visiting the politician in their office, or, most currently familiar, by inviting the politician to an event they are hosting. The event is called a junket when it involves travel.

Often the lobbying “event” might be a weekend trip to a ski resort, or a “conference” that takes place at a resort. The actual sales pitch for the bill is usually not too long and the majority of the time is just like a mini vacation etc.

The size of the indulgence within the event, the amount of money the lobbyist is spending, is customarily related to the scale of benefit within the bill the sponsoring business entity is pushing. If the sponsoring business or interest group can gain a lot of financial benefit from the legislation they spend a lot on the indulgences.

Recap: Corporations (special interest group) write the legislation. Lobbyists take the law and go find politician(s) to support it. Politicians get support from their peers using tenure and status etc. Eventually, if things go according to norm, the legislation gets a vote.

Within every step of the process there are expense account lunches, dinners, trips, venue tickets and a host of other customary financial way-points to generate/leverage a successful outcome. The amount of money spent is proportional to the benefit derived from the outcome.

The important part to remember is that the origination of the entire process is EXTERNAL to congress.

Congress does not write laws or legislation, special interest groups do. Lobbyists are paid, some very well paid, to get politicians to go along with the need of the legislative group.

When you are voting for a Congressional Rep or a U.S. Senator you are not voting for a person who will write laws. Your rep only votes on legislation to approve or disapprove of constructs that are written by outside groups and sold to them through lobbyists who work for those outside groups.

While all of this is happening the same outside groups who write the laws are providing money for the campaigns of the politicians they need to pass them. This construct sets up the quid-pro-quo of influence, although much of it is fraught with plausible deniability.

This is the way legislation is created.

If your frame of reference is not established in this basic understanding you can often fall into the trap of viewing a politician, or political vote, through a false prism. The modern origin of all legislative constructs is not within congress.

“we’ll have to pass the bill to, well, find out what is in the bill” etc. ~ Nancy Pelosi 2009

“We rely upon the stupidity of the American voter” ~ Johnathan Gruber 2011, 2012.

Once you understand this process you can understand how politicians get rich.

When a House or Senate member becomes educated on the intent of the legislation, they have attended the sales pitch; and when they find out the likelihood of support for that legislation;  they can then position their own (or their families) financial interests to benefit from the consequence of passage.  It is a process similar to insider trading on Wall Street, except the trading is based on knowing who will benefit from a legislative passage.

The legislative construct passes from K-Street into the halls of congress through congressional committees.  The law originates from the committee to the full House or Senate.  Committee seats which vote on these bills are therefore more valuable to the lobbyists.  Chairs of these committees are exponentially more valuable.

When we understand the business of DC, we understand the difference between legislation with a traditional purpose and modern legislation with a financial and political agenda.

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94 Responses to Democrats Considering Legislative Response to Coronavirus – Expanded “Assistance” Spending…

  1. Carrie says:

    With this same “lightning” speed- can’t our Republican congress come up with a bill that requires 50% of all antibiotics and other essential items be made in the USA before this serious issue gets forgotten by the media (to please it’s corporate masters)?

    They can also claim it would also directly affect job employment numbers and increase manufacturing in the US during a “crisis” and therefore it also addresses the Democrat issues at hand.

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    • JAS says:

      Don’t let any legislature pass the Senate until this is the case. I want out Republican senators to put their foot down.

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        This article makes it seem like a foregone conclusion. I cannot believe there aren’t enough of us to contact our legislators, and warn them that we know what the game is.

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      • Dutchman says:

        “Our” Republicon Senators are paid, NOT to put their foot down.
        Take the red pill;
        “WE” did NOT “lose” the House, in the 2018 midterms.
        Paul Ryan, R-Uniparty, simply gifted the gavel to his tag-team partner, Nancy Pelosi, D-Uniparty.

        While we have a good but small group of patriots in the House, led by Nunes, we don’t truly have anyone the equivalent of Nunes or Jordan in the Senate.

        Rand Paul is,….better than a Graham or Thune, but isn’t near the level of any of the House patriots. And, the patriots in the House are a small, vocam minority, with only a few in leadership positions.

        The Republicons are NOT ‘our friends’, they DO NOT represent US, and they actively conspired with the coupists, to overturn the election of our duly elected POTUS, via the coup.

        Do not look to Senate Republicons to represent US, or try to counter the agenda of the Swamp; as they are “all in”.

        And, don’t expect indictments from Barr/Durham, either. Barr works for McConnell, he is “playing for the other side”.

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        • jebg46 says:

          Then all we can do is demand that the President VETO their scam.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Yes, he hasn’t, if I recall, used the veto, yet. In order to use the veto, it can’t be something that they cann override, with 2/3 vote in the Senate, IIRC.

            So, its got to be something that will force the,Republicons to so expose themselves, if they vote to override, that they wouldn’t dare.

            We ain’t there, yet is my guess.
            No need to expend ammo, if you ain’t gonna hit anything, much less get a kill shot.

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          • AustinHoldout says:

            Oh they’ll have Trump over a barrel. His agenda is damned if he allows this to happened and the amount of money that will be poured into blaming him for each and every coronavirus case and death will be devastating. This virus is the issue gripping the world at the moment, and they know they’ve finally latched onto the thing that could end Trump’s career if they play their cards right. I almost think he’d be better of to go along with this extortion scheme until after the election.

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        • Jan says:

          I think Senators Hawley and Blackburn show signs of being Trump Republicans. I really like the way Hawley thinks. I’m hoping James Jones, running for the Senate out of Michigan, gets elected. Otherwise, sadly you are correct.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Jones, yes. Hawley, frankly haven’t followed that closely.

            Blackburn, I would LIKE to like, I really would. Unfortunately, I feel swamp connections emanating off her.

            I think there MAY be a nascent cell in Senate, that COULD become Trumpian, but Mitch and the Republicons rule with an iron hand.

            And I am leary because of history; Ryan, McCain, Romney and Rubio all billed th

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          • Dutchman says:

            Darnphone! Billed themselves as “Reagan Republicans”.

            Point is, with his popularity with the base,,there will be many in the coming years,who will try to capitalise on DJT, to help their political careers, but will be swamp.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      50%? How about 80% and majority of remainder must be manufactured in the Western Hemisphere. Sick of our most essential, strategic industries getting sold out to frank enemies!

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    • Dutchman says:

      Read the article, again. If everything Sundance explains, in extensive detail, ONLY applied to Democrats in Congress, Democrats would be rich, and Republicons would be paupers.

      Republicons are taking $ from the SAME vested interests, to promote/vote for/pass the SAME legislation.

      Only if there were a group of manufactureres of antibiotics and other essential items that saw it as beneficial (profitable) to THEM (NOT to the US) to move manufacturing back to the US, would they write legislation, to give special inventives to such companies, for such a move.

      PDJT has already established such incentives; stable energy costs, and lower, competitive corporate tax rate.

      AND, Tariffs on goods from China.
      How much are we prepared to do, to incentivise multinational corporations to do what is right for themselves, US, the US, and the World?

      Personally, I hope to see many of these multinational companies break up, orgo out of business as MAGANOMICS continues to change the worldwide economic model.

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      • WSB says:

        One additional SLASH to many regulations might do it. I know for my industry in the hospitality design field, we are panting!

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        • Dutchman says:

          I believe the slash is ongoing process. Target was what,…2 eliminated for every new, and he’s up to 8?

          They are continueing to pass new, so I assume that means they are continueing to slash.

          One of his many great accomplishments, that seems to fly under the radar.

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    • carterzest says:

      So this is in addition to the 5.2 billion over the 2.3 billion that Trump requested?
      Pork-o-Rama.

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    • California Joe says:

      Once the WARM WEATHER hits in six weeks this totally hyped hoax will be forgotten and replaced with another news media hoax. The Covid-19 virus can’t survive in warm weather which is why you don’t see any cases in Hawaii, Mexico, Southern California or Florida. The epicenter is Seattle and New York both cold and damp!

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      • Tiffthis says:

        CaliJoe- Fl just declared a state of emergency- but I doubt it was in miami – but northern Fl where it can get pretty cold 🥶

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      • spren says:

        I am thinking and hoping your are right about an early spring. Here in the braindead northeast, I’ve been seeing more birds earlier than normal and they are busy building their nests. I’ve seen chipmunks scurrying about earlier than I can recall. Maybe they all know something we don’t know. Today was sunny and in the 70s here in Connecticut. But my goodness, we just had our first “confirmed” case of the Wuhan Virus. A couple of sentences later in the article they qualified that by using the term “presumed-positive.” CT didn’t want to be left out in the goodies that might get handed out from the DC cesspool.

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    • dilonsfo says:

      In order to do that you would first have to have a special interest group (pharmaceutical companies) write the bill, then hand it off to lobbyist for the pharmaceutical companies who would then hand it off to congress. Not going to happen.

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    • sharon goodson says:

      Reality Alert:
      Silvia Stringhini @silviast9
      “I may be repeating myself, but I want to fight this sense of security that I see outside of the epicenters, as if nothing was going to happen “here”. The media in Europe are reassuring, politicians are reassuring, while there’s little to be reassured of. This is the English translation of a post of another ICU physician in Bergamo. Read until the end.”
      (Bergamo, Italy) “After much thought about whether and what to write about what is happening to us, I felt that silence was not responsible. I will therefore try to convey to people far from our reality what we are living in Bergamo in these days of Covid-19 pandemic. I understand the need not to create panic, but when the message of the dangerousness of what is happening does not reach people I shudder. I myself watched with some amazement the reorganization of the entire hospital in the past week, when our current enemy was still in the shadows: the wards slowly “emptied”, elective activitieswere interrupted, intensive care were freed up to create as many beds as possible. All this rapid transformation brought an atmosphere of silence and surreal emptiness to the corridors of the hospital that we did not yet understand, waiting for a war that was yet to begin and that many (including me) were not so sure would ever come with such ferocity. I still remember my night call a week ago when I was waiting for the results of a swab. When I think about it, my anxiety over one possible case seems almost ridiculous and unjustified, now that I’ve seen what’s happening. Well, the situation now is dramatic to say the least. The war has literally exploded and battles are uninterrupted day and night. But now that need for beds has arrived in all its drama. One after the other the departments that had been emptied fill up at an impressive pace. The boards with the names of the patients, of different colours depending on the operating unit, are now all red and instead of surgery you see the diagnosis, which is always the damned same: bilateral interstitial pneumonia. Now, explain to me which flu virus causes such a rapid drama. And while there are still people who boast of not being afraid by ignoring directions, protesting because their normal routine is”temporarily” put in crisis, the epidemiological disaster is taking place. And there are no more surgeons, urologists, orthopedists, we are only doctors who suddenly become part of a single team to face this tsunami that has overwhelmed us. Cases are multiplying, we arrive at a rate of 15-20 admissions per day all for the same reason. The results of the swabs now come one after the other: positive, positive, positive. Suddenly the E.R. is collapsing. Reasons for the access always the same: fever and breathing difficulties, fever and cough, respiratory failure. Radiology reports always the same: bilateral interstitial pneumonia, bilateral interstitial pneumonia, bilateral interstitial pneumonia. All to be hospitalized. Someone already to be intubated and go to intensive care. For others it’s too late… Every ventilator becomes like gold: those in operating theatres that have now suspended their non-urgent activity become intensive care places that did not exist before. The staff is exhausted. I saw the tiredness on faces that didn’t know what it was despite the already exhausting workloads they had. I saw a solidarity of all of us, who never failed to go to our internist colleagues to ask “what can I do for you now?” Doctors who move beds and transfer patients, who administer therapies instead of nurses. Nurses with tears in their eyes because we can’t save everyone, and the vital parameters of several patients at the same time reveal an already marked destiny. There are no more shifts, no more hours. Social life is suspended for us. We no longer see our families for fear of infecting them. Some of us have already become infected despite the protocols. Some of our colleagues who are infected also have infected relatives and some of their relatives are already struggling between life and death. So be patient, you can’t go to the theatre, museums or the gym. Try to have pity on the myriad of old people you could exterminate. We just try to make ourselves useful. You should do the same: we influence the life and death of a few dozen people. You with yours, many more. Please share this message. We must spread the word to prevent what is happening here from happening all over Italy.” – Dr. Daniele Macchini.
      “I finish by saying that I really don’t understand this war on panic. The only reason I see is mask shortages, but there’s no mask on sale anymore. We don’t have a lot of studies, but is it panic really worse than neglect and carelessness during an epidemic of this sort?”

      This is a Western healthcare system in total freefall meltdown. And they’re not dealing with “just the flu”. This is some thermonuclear level of shit going down.

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      • Feisty Hayseed says:

        OK. Assuming that the letter was written by an actual Doctor treating Novel Coronavirus in an actual hospital in Italy, your (or the Doctor’s recommendation) is Panic!!!! Panic Right Now!!! Panic!!! What does that mean? Besides the fact that IMHO Panic is NEVER a reasonable, responsible, mature, educated or intelligent response to any situation. What would Panicking actually look like? Going to Sams Club and buying all the toilet paper, bottled water and paper towels I can get my hands on? How does that help the doctor in Italy treat his patients?

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      • spren says:

        Go freaking hide under your hospital bed. You freaking Italians let all manners of third-worlders enter your country (with who knows what infectious diseases) and you welcomed them with open arms.

        What kind of hygiene and sanitary habits do your people possess? And don’t you all have some manner of a national healthcare system? What good is it doing you now?

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        • Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

          Italians are very touchy-feely. Hugs and kisses, for strangers upon introduction.
          Not a bad thing per se, but in the case of this virus, a plethora of invisible vectors.

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  2. booger71 says:

    The dims will try to find a way to make these “assistance” measures permanent.

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    • decisiontime16 says:

      Why all this when…
      A bout of the flu typically lasts one to two weeks, with severe symptoms subsiding in two to three days. However, weakness, fatigue, dry cough, and a reduced ability to exercise can linger for three to seven days.

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  3. JAS says:

    First, a tweet video from an identified Covid-19 patient that came off a cruise ship. Very informative and the first patient account I’ve seen:

    Then, an article in the NY Post outlining that this whole thing will be over sooner than most think:

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/08/coronavirus-going-to-hit-its-peak-and-start-falling-sooner-than-you-think/

    As they say, It’s the media stupid!

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    • X XYZ says:

      Here’s a plan. A cruise ship is HUGE! It’s a floating hotel.
      Dock the cruise ship. Test everyone. Bring onto the ship everyone who has the virus. Make it a floating, quarantined hospital. Pay the cruise ship company for it’s services.

      That’s a win-win proposition. 😉

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  4. Tiffthis says:

    How about don’t give 3 billion from the last corona bill to foreigners and instead us that money for this new “bailout” bill 🤦🏼‍♀️ were not made of money

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    • ewreck1967 says:

      But we are. The fiat flows freely 24/7 365. Its how billions of IOUs turn to trillions.

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      • X XYZ says:

        I agree. It all depends upon how the government defines “money”.

        You might have to explain the difference about what “fiat” means.
        Some might think it’s just a cute little Italian clown car.

        The US dollar is like the Italian Lira currency (or for that matter the silly little car?). Just keep it going until it runs out of fuel, by constantly attaching more zeroes onto the back end of it.

        When that happens, will we have to get out and push?

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  5. Boots says:

    Naw. We need a bill that taxes all registered Democrats an additional 15% on their Fed inc tax. Why? Because it’s always the Dems that come up with, cry out for, and vote for this kinda crapola.

    Screw them. Let them pay for it. Take me off the ‘Democrat free benefit list’ and leave me the he!! alone.

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  6. Perot Conservative says:

    When will President Trump VETO something?

    No meed for expanding welfare when we have 3.5% unemployment.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Edit: need.

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      • COlibertybelle says:

        The bill – when or if it is put together – has to reach his desk before it will be vetoed. And if I know our wonderful President, whatever he does will make these evil cretins trying to put it over on him look like the pos’s they are.

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    • BitterC says:

      Our POTUS is not a fiscal conservative. He spends money like a drunken Dem and is on board with suspending the payroll tax. Good luck re-instating it.

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      • X XYZ says:

        This country probably hasn’t seen a real fiscal conservative since Calvin Coolidge.

        At least Trump is more conservative in other ways than other presidents in our lifetimes have been,

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  7. no-nonsence-nancy says:

    I’m sure the COC already has the bill written up and ready for our criminals to sign. Lightening speed for sure. If PT doesn’t sign it he will be Orange man badder. Didn’t they just get over $6B more than he asked for?

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  8. Perot Conservative says:

    Perfect time for POTUS to educate the public on how the Do Nothing Democrats work.

    Example 1: $5B in pork added to Coronavirus funding bill, Billions going out internationally. Only 25% for the intended need.

    Example 2: This.

    Then ask, why hasn’t Pelosi fixed the homeless problem in San Francisco or California? Too busy sipping wine in Paris?

    Why haven’t the Do Nothing Demo rats joined our efforts to rebuild American infrastructure?

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    • X XYZ says:

      “Why haven’t the Do Nothing Demo rats joined our efforts to rebuild American infrastructure?”

      Never ask WHY.
      It begs the question: Who’s gonna make ’em do it?

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  9. Nancy always serves her masters. And it ain’t those who are avoiding the crap in the SF streets.

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  10. Bogeyfree says:

    Start with free money, then get self quarantine at home Standard and expected behavior by all and then you can…………

    Demand and drive ONLINE VOTING FOR THE COUNTRY COME NOV after all this is about protecting Americans and not about stealing an election, right?

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  11. sarasotosfan says:

    Let them try to politicize it. President Trump can ask them for the comprehensive immigration reforms Pelosi and Schumer promised 26 months ago.

    Trump will become a GOD by vetoing this type of legislation should it ever hit his desk.

    P. S. Adam Schiff knows less about this than he does about intelligence.

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  12. visage13 says:

    They can pass a bill all they want. It is up to the Turtle to put it to the Senate.

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  13. jx says:

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  14. Merkin Muffley says:

    Once again, Democrats are exploiting a crisis to rob the treasury. If this were the Bushes, that money would be in Nancy Pelosi’s pockets right now. We’ll see how Trump does.

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  15. California Joe says:

    As soon as Spring arrives and warm weather this hyped catastrophe will go away just like every viral pandemic human history. No Covid-19 virus cases to speak of in warm weather locations like Mexico, Florida, San Diego and Hawaii unlike Seattle and New York. In six weeks this will join the news media graveyard along with the Russian collusion hoax, the 2019 Trump recession, the impeachment hoax and climate change hoax! You can bank on it because Goldman Sachs and Wall Street doesn’t like losing $$$!

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  16. oldersoul says:

    All this … over 500 infected persons. In a nation of 327 million.

    A pandemic of hysterical nonsense.

    Thank goodness flu season ends in a couple more weeks. And so will this weaponized Wuhan Flu panic hoax.

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    • X XYZ says:

      Leftists are masters at hoaxes, fakery, fear-mongering, guilt-mongering, etc. Their playbook includes every type of emotional manipulation imaginable, raised to an art form. All that they need is a motivated audience, an electorate of gullible, needy, ignorant voters to support their chicanery.

      And then, on a higher level, there is the little book of Saul Alinsky, and his “rules”. Forget about the writings of Karl Marx. That’s outdated. Alinsky is the new bible of the Left, the gospel according to Bernie and Hillary.

      If you have never read “Rules for Radicals” you should read it.
      “Know thy enemy”.

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  17. realeyecandy1 says:

    The POTUS already beat them though on payroll tax cut and paid leave if they get sick. NOTHING wrong with those kind of things, those are things that will help the working people stay head above water in this

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    • spren says:

      So if the neighborhood kid you hire to shovel your driveway or mow your lawn gets sick, you are agreeing to pay him for not performing those tasks? This is one thing I disagree with PDJT for succumbing to (and largely due to the influence of Ivanka).

      An employer pays you to perform a certain job and to add value to the business. If you aren’t able to do that, why should you be paid? Isn’t it an inducement to become unable to perform your work?

      Employers used to view people very suspiciously when they claimed they had the sniffles and had to stay home. Now, we’re encouraging it. Next, we’ll need bailouts for all of the employers who lose money by bailing out their slacking employees.

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      • X XYZ says:

        What the hell is wrong with you? (Sarcastic irony demonstrated.)

        You shouldn’t be hiring neighborhood kids to shovel your driveway or mow your lawn! That’s capitalistic! That’s child exploitation! The kids belong in school all day, being brainwashed! From the womb to the tomb! Social intercourse and socialism is always good, never bad! And when anyone contracts a socially transmitted virus, they need to be sent home to spread the virus to you and your family!

        (Some of us just refuse to submit ourselves to the master plan…) LOL

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  18. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “When we understand the business of DC, we understand the difference between legislation with a traditional purpose and modern legislation with a financial and political agenda.”

    Most likely a lot of this would not pass muster IF everything was voted on individually, instead of being bundled together.

    IMO the ” bundling” of legislation together is a major flaw of our nation’s Constitution. However, the founders probably did not foresee the pitiful quality of human beings that the current populace is sending to Congress to “represent” them.

    They are liars that swear allegiance” to support the U.S. Constitution. Legislation they propose or support is antithetical to said document.

    I would venture to say that perhaps 80 to 90 percent of House and Senate members have even read it once.

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    • spren says:

      I disagree that our framers didn’t foresee this kind of abuse. They wrote Article I Section 8 precisely because of this. They enumerated clearly the areas where the government had responsibility over, and correspondingly the precise areas they could generate income form taxes to fund. The 9th and 10th amendments were written to specifically exclude any authority, and hence taxation, for any purpose other than what had been explicitly described in Article I Section 8.

      The obvious fact that we have ignored those prohibitions and prescriptions are totally on us, not our framers.

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      • spren says:

        Wish we had an edit capability. “From, not form.” Sorry. I need to do a better job of proofreading before hitting the button to post.

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  19. X XYZ says:

    Gimme, gimme, gimme! More, more, MORE!

    Trump already threw 8 BILLION $$$ at this problem. What more do they want?

    Here is what they want, in the Liberal mindset:
    “What is wrong with these Republicans! For almost 50 years they have been doing our bidding as “Democrat Lite”. How DARE they start saying NO to us! WE rule this country, not them. We want our power back!”

    Once any privilege has been taken away from those who receive it, expect a temper tantrum to occur.

    What did 80 BILLION spent to pacify the Left buy? Nothing. The petulant, spoiled children still in power will always demand more.

    Never reward bad behavior. This is what happens when those who act like spoiled children have been rewarded, long term, for decades. The longer it continues, the more ingrained or embedded the behavior becomes. Those who can control their parents will always demand more.

    “And we had fun, fun, fun ’till daddy took the T-Bird away…” When any undeserved privilege is taken away, that is seen as a punishment.

    Will the ‘tough love’ happen after Trump has been re-elected? We will see…

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    • spren says:

      How about the $800 billion “Stimulus” that was re-instituted in every year of the Obama administration due to never establishing a real budget, but instead using continuing resolutions every year, each of which was set from the baseline spending of the previous year?

      I don’t like to wish ill upon anyone, but I will break that thinking by wishing that the entire freaking government would go into quarantine for several months so they can do no harm. I’ve never seen anything as dysfunctional as our governments, at all levels except local where they are at least supposedly directly held accountable by their voters. What a disgrace they all are.

      Fifth graders could generate better governance than these congress fools do. But it would have to be fifth graders, not eighth graders because by then they’ve already been indoctrinated.

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      • X XYZ says:

        By eighth grade the hormone levels are flowing. That’s the difference between fifth graders and eighth graders.

        Hormone levels tend to abate by age 35. That’s why we have that requirement in the Constitution for presidential qualification.

        Wisdom *can* come with age. Oldsters will understand this. The founding fathers surely knew that.

        OTOH, being old does not guarantee wisdom. Some old people can never change. Biden, Pelosi, Sanders, Warren, Ginsberg, etc.

        In some such as those, greed and power lust springs eternal, unto death. The only difference between an old fool and a young fool is only that of the number of years.

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  20. Co says:

    As a healthcare provider I am completely disgusted with this whole thing. China is holding the United States for ransom. The liberals and media are rejoicing (corona/stock market) that this is happening to President Trump. Meanwhile Biden is being paraded around as the best hope and he isn’t sure who or where he is half the time. I love my country and this just stinks to high he!!.

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    • bkrg2 says:

      Today does not feel like a “winning” day.

      The continued collapse of the stock market (driven by MSM lies & fear), plus Trump/Pence supporting governement hand outs is not good.

      Still, there have been 1,144 days of winning, so I wont get to down about a 99.9% sucess rate!

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  21. Jim Raclawski says:

    thanks for another of those “how the sausages are REALLY made…” data dumps. … but I suppose one more contact of my Congress critters …. pointless as it so often is… won’t mess with my after dinner activities much…. tally ho!

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  22. Mickey Wasp says:

    One of the most informative books I’ve read on the ~ “This construct sets up the quid-pro-quo of influence […] This is the way legislation is created.” Sundance

    Is Peter Schweizer’s – “Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets.” … Below are a couple of snips.

    “Politics in modern America has become a lucrative business, an industry that has less to do with policy and a lot more to do with accessing money and favors. Bills and regulations are often introduced not to effect policy change, but as vehicles for shaking down people for those money and favors.”

    “We have focused on the buyers of influence (those outside special interests), but paid little heed to the sellers of influence—bureaucrats and politicians.”

    This book is where I picked up ‘Permanent Political Class’ and ‘Double Milking’ and a MUST BUY to understand FULLY how coveted Chairmanships are doled out … None of today’s politicians (R or D) are immune or dare to speak out “to loudly” about this known practice.

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    • spren says:

      Isn’t it funny how not many years ago we would’ve regarded the things that Schweizer states as conspiracy theories and left-wing gibberish? Now, we’re forlorned that more people can’t see the truth in what he is saying.

      I forwarded the article Sundance wrote several days ago regarding how globalism (corporatism) is actually working to several of my friends. One of my friends who responded said that even as an economics major, he had a difficult time grasping the blatant truth in the article. This stuff is so widespread and has so easily infiltrated almost every aspect of our lives, I’m not sure how it can ever be easily articulated to the massive numbers of people who just don’t spend much time on it. The frog being boiled is the perfect analogy.

      Very few seem to notice, let alone care, how so many people entering congress can become so rich in such a short period of time despite their meager incomes (considering they need to have housing in both DC and their home area). $170K per year, while seeming like quite a bit to most of us, is not an exorbitant income considering all of the factors involved. They become wealthy while in office, and then super-rich after leaving when K-Street comes a calling.

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  23. Elric VIII says:

    It is way past time to expose these legislative boondoggles for what they are. The Democrats and UniParty have held sway for too long. Surely there is a “smoking gun” somewhere that can provide sufficient sunlight to lay bare all of these machinations, hopefully before the election. And all voting should be with paper ballots and all votes verified. I always demand a paper ballot, but we must remember, “The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.” We need to be extra vigilant in the upcoming General Election.

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  24. Right to reply says:

    If the Democrats hadn’t filled their streets with the mentally ill, alcoholics, junkies, and illegals, they wouldn’t have a problem. But then I remembered, creating victims is their forte! THEY MAKE ME SICK!

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  25. 4sure says:

    Can you say October surprise came early. Dims are drooling over this. Look out if this turns into a recession. POTUS Trump,s strongest talking point will be gone. The stock Mkt., and the strong economy. This is a gift horse for the dims. The media is doing all they can to create a panic in the economy and the stock market.

    Pubs better come up with something ASAP. Here.s some suggestions.

    Payroll Tax cut.

    No interest Fed. Backed loans for small business.

    Lower capital gains tax rate. Maybe for 2020 tax year. Raise capital gains tax loss write off for 2020, from $3000 to $100,000.

    Allow medical expenses for seniors to be deducted w/o itemizing. Let it be entered 100% as a tax credit.

    Give one time tax write off to all business who lost revenue due to coronovirus.

    Give tax incentives to businesses who leave China within the next two years.

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    • X XYZ says:

      Sounds like… bribery?

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    • spren says:

      I don’t agree at all. The Democrats are not very smart. As you imply, if this was an October surprise, it might have succeeded in winnowing Trump’s support. But this is only March and the epidemic/pandemic/world is ending/ scenario is not going to play out. This ridiculous Wuhan Virus threat is going to play itself out within the next couple of months and then we are going to see an economic rebound rivaling that which occurred when Trump was first elected. These people should be renamed Dumbocrats. They are among the dumbest lifeforms to ever have walked upright upon the planet.

      But they are persistent. You have to give them that!

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  26. Liberty Forge says:

    Never let a crisis go to waste — particularly a manufactured one!

    Another truism? Follow the money, as buried within a controversy is the catalyst of MONEY!

    Some things that make you go hmmmm:

    In June 2017, the World Bank launched first-ever $500M bonds to cover pandemic outbreaks within five (5) years. Tick, tick, tick.

    https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2017/06/28/world-bank-launches-first-ever-pandemic-bonds-to-support-500-million-pandemic-emergency-financing-facility

    Also, a new 30-minute video from Amazing Polly — filled with clips. This video highlights “Event 201”, which was a joint venture with Bill Gates, John Hopkins, the World Economic Forum and others. This event simulated a pandemic, and was just held in New York last October. Polly’s video also contains many world-wide news clips, that when pieced together, makes you go hmmmm.

    A manufactured crisis? Sure as heck seems like it.

    (As an antidote, a trip today to my local grocery store (Wegman’s) was surprising. There was not one single roll of toilet paper on the shelves. None. And we have zero corona virus cases within 200+ miles. I thought I was surrounded by sensible people, but now I’ll need to rethink that idea.)

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    • Feisty Hayseed says:

      Watched the Amazing Polly video – and the evidence she produces is Amazing. Could the Wuhan Virus be a real life re-enactment of the Event 201 Pandemic Exercise sponsored by The Globalists – UN, Bill Gates Foundation, WHO, China and USA CDC, CIA, World Bank, NBC, Bloomberg, you name it. They even had all the Messaging Ready to Go!

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    • X XYZ says:

      A run on toilet paper?

      Hmm. Might be dysentery. That’s a different illness.

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  27. Vince says:

    Add some funding for home schooling too.

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    • spren says:

      That is a tremendous idea! Maybe the “never let a crisis go to waste” can come back and bite them big league. My daughter’s son is nearing kindergarten age and she is conflicted whether to send him to private kindergarten or to the public school version. Right now, she is leaning towards the private one because it is full day vs. half day in the public detention camps. He is totally motivated towards learning as an enjoyment due to the amazing pre-school he has been attending. They are teaching him things that I think are astounding for kids of his age, and he is responding so favorably. Too bad they can’t keep this kind of motivational education through their government schools.

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  28. mark says:

    Well hey isn’t Mike Pence the Vice President of the United States in charge of the Corona virus government response and spending? Surely this spending will be audited, right?

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  29. TMonroe says:

    “Outside groups, often called “special interest groups”, are entities that represent their interests in legislative constructs. These groups are often representing foreign governments”

    Funny how this is so rarely deemed “meddling” in our affairs by the usual suspects

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  30. T2020 says:

    Come quickly Lord Jesus. Satan is backed into a corner and puking over our nation. Please…Deliver us from evil!!!

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  31. Todd says:

    The Deep State has reached desperation level. Prayer Warriors Unite!
    Lord Jesus, please cast your sunshine all over the side of the world with an early Spring.

    Amen.

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  32. Julia Adams says:

    Is the Corona Virus politically biased? It must be because it sounds like a Republican only Virus, effecting Cruz, Gaetz, Collins, CPAC.

    Democrats will be now able to campaign like crazy but the media wants all Republicans be required to:
    a. self quarantine
    b. get rid of all their smart phones
    c. have restricted access to the internet
    d. stop all Trump rallies
    e. ask Speaker Pelosi if it’s okay to pray

    Why? ….so the Democrats can win the election.

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  33. Feisty Hayseed says:

    What is different about this Virus Outbreak? I remember the Bird Flu and the Swine Flu “outbreaks” of several years ago. There was a flurry of Warnings and the government was making Contingency Plans (work from home kinda stuff) but that was it. Everybody went about their business and then after whatever happened was over everybody forgot about it. With this outbreak the number of cases and fatalities is broadcast as it happens all across the News media including the Worldwide Infection & Deceased Map (with Red circles of cases). Plus all the videos taken in China, Iran, etc. of Hospital conditions and efforts to force people into quarantine. This outbreak is like a Made for TV Movie broadcast on All Channels All the Time. Never seen nothing like it! Is this outbreak better or worse than SARS or MERS or H1N1 or the Seasonal Flu? Who knows? Nothing has been Publicized like this ever before!

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  34. jonhabart says:

    I think I’m going to throw up.

    There has to be some exposure of this nonsense from the administration and GOP politicians.

    Pelosi and her shrieking banshees in the House can go to Hell.

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    • jebg46 says:

      And this is how we ended up $23 trillion in debt and still counting. VETO POWER must stop this insanity. There is no money fairy.

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  35. czarowniczy says:

    We have our first case of coronavirus in Louisiana and the Fates stuffed it right into New Orleans. Well actually it was in Jefferson Parish, the bedroom ‘county’ right west of the city where families that want a lesser chance of being criminally victimized go to live.

    The anonymous victim has been moved to an unstated hospital in New Orleans – we all feel it’s the state-owned University Hospital – where s/he can be used as a bargaining chip for more Federal monies. Just think Katrina gone viral…

    Meanwhile the decades-old debacle with the Sewerage and Water Board that allows the city to flood in a heavy rain continues and the 5-month-old collapsed Hard Rock Hotel (largely caused by the city inspector’s failure to actually inspect the construction) still totters over downtown. Now we have Jazz Fest, the French Quarter Fest and lots of big conventions poised to go on and a coronavirus patient being cared for, we believe, by the state medical system that presides over the two cities that have held the titles of the most HIV-ridden cities in the US on-and-off over the years. Y’all,come on down!

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  36. TJ says:

    How much does Hate Hoaxer Jussie Smollet charge to do vaccine commercials?

    I suppose you don’t need commercials when your pharmaceutical advertisements and speaking tours fund the salaries of the “Green Room Caucus” to promote fear, panic, and NeverTrump hysteria.

    MSDNC says President Trump needs to open the borders to millions of infected people if he doesn’t want Katrina 2.0. In other words, open the borders, then quarantine!

    Never let a Jimmy Carter crisis go to waste!

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  37. 6X47 says:

    Never let a good crisis go to waste. The opportunity for pork barrel spending will not be missed by the professional political class in Washington DC.

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  38. pjfeather says:

    That’s exactly how democrats gain power, they expand government dependency to gain votes. Democrats need a dependent voting block to maintain their power. Never let a crisis go to waste if democrats can maintain their hold on people through government dependency programs.

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  39. USA Citizen Trump Supporter says:

    Something is fishy with this Coronavirus originating in China. I have a hunch that the Democrat Party and China are behind this outbreak to get rid of President Trump. The Democrat Party would go that far, even if it means killing American people. On the fake news owned by the Democrat Party, they even said they hoped President Trump’s supporters would get this virus so they would die. Think about this. Why did this happen so close to the 2020 Presidential election? Since the impeachment hoax didn’t work for the Democrats and China, they had to think of another way. God help us defeat all this evil going on.

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