Democrats are trying now to push their pork-zilla Wuhan coronavirus relief bill through the Senate.
As we previously reported, only about 9% of the bill has to do with actual virus-related relief, according to Republicans. Meanwhile there’s a ton of pork to all kinds of Democratic agenda items and constituencies.
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) eviscerated the bill.
President Biden’s $2,000,000,000,000 coronavirus bill is an orgy of pork. Calling it a coronavirus bill is like calling Harvey Weinstein a feminist. We can do better. pic.twitter.com/pm20fIyMse
— John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) March 4, 2021
“Biden said in putting together the bill, he said we want to meet you, us, the Republicans, halfway. If that’s the case he’s a damn poor judge of distance. He’s rejected everything we’ve proposed. This bill is dreadful.”
“The only way I know how to improve it is with a shredder,” Kennedy said. “It’s not even a coronavirus bill.”
“Calling this a coronavirus bill,” Kennedy declared, “is like calling Harvey Weinstein a feminist. It’s chock full of spending porn. Billions of dollars to states and local governments that have seen the revenues go up. Billions of dollars to pension programs. Billions of dollars to schools, with no requirement that they open. It’s an orgy of pork. And using a so-called coronavirus bill as an excuse to fund pork is like looting after a bad disaster.”
So Republicans have come up with a way to point this all out and it has Democrats like Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) fuming.
Republicans are planning to read every single bit of the 600-700 page bill so Americans know what’s in it and to force Democrats to actually hear how much pork is in their bill. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) also said he was going to force votes on a lot of amendments to resist the bill.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 3, 2021
“Very mature,” Swalwell fumed. “Americans are starving. Scraping by. Desperate to be vaccinated. But please, @SenateGOP, proceed with the theater.
So if Americans are starving why have Democrats delayed this so long, since before the election? It was delayed so as to not help the economy and inherently President Donald Trump. They didn’t care if it hurt Americans along the way.
Yes, how dare Republicans tell Americans what’s in the bill the Democrats’ bill! We can’t have that. People might actually hear the pork that they’ve shoved in there and realize how little of it actually has to do with real relief for Americans. More mature to keep all that covered up so people don’t know, right, Eric?
I fail to see how reading the text of a bill is controversial… unless you don’t want people actually knowing what’s in it.
— Can of Spam (@iDoLikeSpam) March 4, 2021
1) if “Americans are starving”, why has it taken over 6 months to “help”?
2) if “Americans are starving”, why is only 9% of the bill “for Americans”?
3) if “Americans are scraping by”, why not simply open the country?
4) Most Americans are NOT “Desperate to be vaccinated”
— Zypldot (@zypldot) March 4, 2021
There’s a Swalwell self-own for literally everything. https://t.co/rrNfR75peP
— Joey Jones (@Johnny_Joey) March 4, 2021