House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are engaging in an extortion plot against the American people. The are holding the coronavirus relief bill hostage in what amounts to an old-fashioned shakedown.
Before any American worker can receive a check and before any American business can receive an emergency loan, Democrats are demanding a treasure trove of leftist loot.
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- Bailing out the Post Office for all debt unrelated to this crisis
- Airlines must calculate the amount of greenhouse gas emissions for every flight
- A new commission to study global warming
- Required same-day voter registration
- Bonus pensions for community newspaper workers
- Bailout for student loans
- Corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards receiving assistance.
- Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining.
- Greenhouse gas statistics for individual airline flights
- Mandatory $15 per hour minimum wage at companies receiving assistance
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted the Democrats over their demand to extract concessions from airlines over their carbon footprint.
“They ought to be embarrassed,” he said. “This is no time for this nonsense.”
“Pelosi cares more about her socialist agenda than the nurses on the front lines, workers who have lost their jobs, and seniors whose retirement plans are getting crushed,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said. “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.”