Rep. Thomas Massie Reveals Why Democrats Are Completely Full of Bovine Excrement on the COVID Stimulus Bill

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The Democrats are wonderfully proficient at beclowning themselves all on their own. But in this story, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) decided to give them a hand. As you might already know, Congress finally agreed on a stimulus bill, and there aren’t too many people who are happy with it.


The 5,000-page bill frustrated Americans on both the left and the right. My colleagues Bonchie and Jennifer Oliver O’Connell pointed out some of the many flaws in the measure.

(See: The COVID Relief Bill is Trash, and Other Things You Already Knew, and That COVID Relief Bill Gets So Much Worse, and It Should Infuriate You)

The bill includes massive payments to foreign governments, and even makes it a felony to illegally stream content. At the same time, it generously gives Americans a whopping $600 to help them deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

But what was even more notable were the Democrats who complained about the bill. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) posted a tweet complaining that members of Congress did not have enough time to read through the bill.

“This is why Congress needs time to actually read this package before voting on it. Members of Congress have not read this bill. It’s over 5000 pages, arrived at 2pm today, and we are told to expect a vote on it in 2 hours. This isn’t governance. It’s hostage-taking,” she wrote.


Failed Democrat Congressional candidate Jason Kishineff also chimed in. He tweeted: “This is so frustrating. We finally have a stimulus bill being voted on this evening, but it’s over 5000 pages and Congresspeople just got it today at 2:00 PM.”

Progressive activist group Progressive Mass complained about the fact that lawmakers did not have time to read the bill.

“Wouldn’t it be nice if they gave legislators and advocates enough time to read and vet the bill? And even better if they didn’t postpone everything until the last minute and built that time into the process instead?” they wrote.

Huffington Post reporter Tara Golshan also gave her two cents about the proposal.

“This bill is going to be thousands of pages (like 3,000+) long. The way this was negotiated, top leaders never intended for the rest of Congress to actually read the bill.”


Here’s the thing: Each one of these folks griping about the bill is right. AOC’s objection to not having enough time to read the legislation is spot on. However, there is more to this story than Democrats in Congress would want you to know.

Fortunately, Rep. Massie was willing to show us why progressives are totally full of bovine excrement on this story. On Monday evening, he tweeted: “Reminder: The House has a rule to give everyone 72 hours to read the bills. Every Democrat in the House voted to suspend that rule and that’s why we’re voting on a 5500+ page bill tonight with less than 8 hours to read it.”

So the reality is that if Democrats in Congress actually wanted to read the stimulus bill before voting on it, they easily could have. Instead, they waived the 72-hour time period that they could have taken advantage of, if they truly wished to pore over the documents before casting a vote.


The notion that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez would have been one of the Democrats who voted to skip the waiting period further demonstrates how disingenuous she is on this issue. But, of course, she knows that her millions of followers don’t know that, in reality, she didn’t deem it necessary to read the proposal before allowing it to be brought to a vote.

AOC probably won’t be the only leftist lawmaker complaining about not being able to read the legislation. Others will likely chime in with their complaints, and they might have even gotten away with it, if it weren’t Massie inadvertently exposing their hypocrisy. But, of course, this won’t stop these leftists from continuing to deceive the American public, will it?


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