On March 10, 2021, the House passed the $1.9 trillion so-called “COVID Relief” bill. Since Biden will obviously sign it, it is a fait accompli that it will become law.
The bill itself is a brazen heist of taxpayer money achieved through inflation. Hundreds of billions of dollars in the bill are dedicated to union pension bailouts, bailouts for New York state and for San Francisco—where Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi coincidentally happen to be from—and funds for teacher unions, which will be handed over regardless of whether or not a given school decided to reopen for in-person instruction.
Rahm Emanuel once infamously said that politicians should never let a crisis go to waste, and Democrats are certainly following that advice.
Because of an economic crisis generated by lockdowns that they mandated and which they refuse to lift despite overwhelming evidence that they are ineffective, they are sneaking in payoffs to their friends and favored constituencies.
This is obviously completely disgusting. It’s mass theft. However, certain people did make a valiant effort to stop it.
One of these was Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a populist firebrand who was recently elected to Congress and has made herself known for valiantly standing against even the GOP establishment in support of former President Trump and his base.
Alas, the GOP is infested by utter cowards. Forty Republicans refused to stand with Greene, and thus the bill passed in the House. The Senate already passed it as well.
Greene’s Last Stand
In a bid to keep this insane and destructive bill from harming the country, Greene took to Twitter on March 10 to call out the 40 Republicans who yet again betrayed the people and allowed it to pass.
She further made a motion to adjourn all business in Congress for the day, seeking to delay the bill’s passage and bring some heat down on cowardly Republicans whose only purpose seems to be to allow Democrats to consolidate their power.
Of course, Democrats freaked out, and those like Democratic Representative David Cicilline proposed stripping Greene of the ability to move to adjourn.
Sadly, Greene’s move was unsuccessful. The Blue State Bailout has passed. But, at least everyone knows where she stands and that she can be trusted to do the right thing.