Dems Block Bill Again, Want Even More Crazy Pork Demands as Americans Suffer

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks outside her office on Capitol Hill, Monday, March 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

As we previously reported, Democrats blocked a virus relief bill that that had basically agreed to on Saturday that would have helped Americans who are now suffering because of virus restrictions. Democrats blew it up, reportedly, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came back into town and convinced them they could get more goodies and more of their pet programs if they held the Republicans over a barrel, hang the Americans who might need the relief right now.

Republicans blasted the Democrats for playing games and tried to get another vote today and once again Democrats blocked it.

Here’s what they blocked.

My colleague Bonchie touched upon a few of the things that Democrats were trying to hold the Republicans and America for.

Townhall has a list of some more of the things that Pelosi and the Democrats want to try to get through. It’s just incredible that the bill is being held up for these ridiculous things.

Rachel Bovard who works at the Conservative Policy Institute, broke down some of the craziness in a Twitter thread.

Corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards:

Bail out on all current debt at the Postal Service:

Required early voting:

Required same day voter registration:

Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining

Full offset of airline emissions by 2025:

Publication and reporting of greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights:

Retirement plans for community newspaper employees:

There was also this little goodie: Federal $15 minimum wage. Of course, if you don’t pass the bill because you jacked it up too much with ridiculous port, then no one gets any wages and people lose their jobs.

Permanent paid leave.

One might note if businesses already hard hit by the virus restrictions are then, on top of it, required to do just those last two things, many more people will lose their jobs, because the businesses will not be able to sustain them.

What does any of this have to do with fighting the virus or helping out workers who have been financially harmed by restrictions?

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) ripped the Democrats for holding up Americans over this.

Democrats’ actions are also driving the market down again, after they blocked the bill a second time.

Hopefully, Americans remember this come November, that Democrats were willing to throw us under the bus at this time.