This story caught my eye for a few reasons. The first and most obvious one is that it shows just how selfish and, IMHO (this is another opinion article) cold hearted and individual Nancy Pelosi is. Americans are literally killing themselves from the mental anguish the harsh and absurd shutdowns have caused, yet she refuses to yield.
However, Queen Pelosi does not care, she is happy to see Americans suffer as long as she does not let Trump claim a win. I would venture to guess that she would be willing to sacrifice the lives of millions of Americans if she would be guaranteed all three branches of government come January.
The other part that made me pause was the fact that some Democrats had the stones to stand up to Queen P. and tell her to take the deal. We must give credit where credit is due.
Fox News reported:
‘House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing some pushback among some Democrats after sharply rejecting the White House‘s latest — and most expensive — $1.8 trillion coronavirusrelief offer over the weekend.
“Nancy Pelosi take this deal!” Andrew Yang, a former Democratic presidential candidate, tweeted on Saturday. “Put politics aside people are hurting.”
Nancy Pelosi take this deal! Put politics aside people are hurting. https://t.co/bCpFtr2kHh
— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) October 10, 2020
The Trump administration’s proposal — which came just a few days after the president abruptly called off negotiations before reversing course and pushing for a bipartisan agreement — drew criticism from both Republicans and Democrats, dimming the odds of another round of emergency aid before the Nov. 3 election.
In a weekly letter to Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said the administration’s proposal lacked a “strategic plan to crush the virus” and gave President Trump too much power in determining how the funds were spent.
“This proposal amounted to one step forward, two steps back,” Pelosi said in the letter.
The plan was expected to include a fresh round of $1,200 stimulus checks; expanded unemployment benefits at $400 per week and additional funding for state and local governments.
While there are potential risks, Democrats should aggressively pursue a COVID Relief deal with Trump. It's the right thing to do, but the politics can also work in our favor. Here's how: https://t.co/pyQHjIuEK5
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) October 11, 2020
While there are potential risks, Democrats should aggressively pursue a COVID Relief deal with Trump,” tweeted Dan Pfeiffer, the co-host of the left-leaning podcast “Pod Save America. “It’s the right thing to do, but the politics can also work in our favor.”
That sentiment was echoed by Rep. Ro Khanna.
People in need can’t wait until February. 1.8 trillion is significant & more than twice Obama stimulus. It will allow Biden to start with infrastructure. Obama won in 08 by doing the right thing on TARP instead of what was expedient. Make a deal & put the ball in McConnell court. https://t.co/qAEtd049sW
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) October 11, 2020
“People in need can’t wait until February,” the California Democrat wrote, adding: “1.8 trillion is significant & more than twice Obama stimulus. It will allow Biden to start with infrastructure. Obama won in 08 by doing the right thing on TARP instead of what was expedient. Make a deal & put the ball in McConnell court.”‘
Remember, there is nothing the left will not deprive you of to make you come under heel. This includes your life.