In a shocking display of partisanship, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sacrifices Americans on the alter of progressivism. Pelosi once again places political ideology ahead of the American people in a blatant display of partisanship by adding in a massive progressive pork list to the Coronavirus Relief Package (the CARES Act).
Pelosi blocked relief for working Americans by using Coronavirus crisis to further her far-left agenda. Her partisan efforts sent the stock markets plummeting and left struggling American workers even more worried about how to pay the bills and put food on the table.
Nancy Pelosi Far-Left Pork Demands in Coronavirus Bill
Her demands included:
- Publication of corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards
- A bail out on all current debt at the Postal Service
- Required early voting
- Required same day voter registration
- Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
- Full offset of airline emissions by 2025
- Publication and reporting of greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights
- Retirement plans for community newspaper employees
- Federal $15 minimum wage
- Permanent paid leave
- Expansion of wind and solar tax credits
- Study on climate change mitigation efforts
Texas Senator Ted Cruz tears into Pelosi for treating the CARES Act like her own “partisan Christmas” bill. Cruz goes on to say, “what the hell do carbon emissions have to do with Coronavirus?”
Senator Tom Cotton points out that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer are willing to risk your life, your job, and your retirement savings for a radical, left-wing wish list that has nothing to do with the virus.
This report is correct. Pelosi & Schumer are willing to risk your life, your job, your retirement savings for a radical, left-wing wish list that has nothing to do with this virus. Disgraceful. https://t.co/le9jlTB4KH
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) March 23, 2020
Pelosi’s actions have further jeopardized Americans who are in desperate need of help. “Shelter in place” and “work from home” orders across the country have left millions of Americans without the ability to work.
Pelosi sacrifices Americans on the alter of Progressivism. This level of partisanship is shocking, even for Pelosi.