Skip to comments.How Will the Left 'Not Allow a Crisis Go to Waste' Next?
Posted on 04/24/2020 9:27:19 AM PDT by Kaslin
Why have the Democrats in Congress decided to punish small businesses?
Make no mistake, that is exactly what Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the congressional Democrats are doing in their latest politically tone-deaf move by denying funding for the small business loan program. As of last week, the program officially ran out of money, leaving millions of small business owners and their employees wondering how theyll survive the government-mandated lockdowns.
It makes you wonder why Speaker Pelosi and her colleagues would possibly risk being so out of touch with the needs of our countrys small businessesdespite small businesses being the driver of the American economy. Well, the answers are right there in the lefts playbook: following the advice to never allow a crisis to go to waste. Many in Congress seem to have decided that this is an opportunity to take advantage of the fear, uncertainty, and chaos by advancing one of their chief policy objectivesturning America into a welfare state.
Their slogan: Make welfare big again.
If you have any doubt that this is their goal, consider the last time Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer held America hostage, just a few weeks ago. That standoff resulted in several damaging policies from their socialist policy menu getting included in the original COVID-19 relief bills. Among other things, the previous COVID-19 relief bills included a provision that literally will not allow a state to remove someone from Medicaid, even if they commit fraud or become ineligible for the program. For states, that means their Medicaid program has become Hotel Californiathey can check people in, but they can never leave.
How soon until that no vacancy sign lights up? How soon until Medicaid programs are too broken to serve even the truly needy?
It didnt end there. After giving an unprecedented free $1,000 or more a week in unemployment (a 2,300 percent hike over the unemployment benefits increase in the Obama stimulus package in 2009), Congress also decided that this income should be ignored when determining welfare eligibility. Heres how this plays out: People can now earn more by not working than they could with their original jobs, and they can collect taxpayer-funded welfare on the side. Were already seeing this pan out, with more seeking to take advantage of this massive welfare expansion.
These policies will inevitably result in millions of Americans stuck on welfare long termlong after the COVID-19 crisis passes. Even as our countrys economy begins to recover, it will be more lucrative to be collecting welfare on the sidelines than to be working and self-sufficient.
For the left, thats a feature, not a bug.
So, what comes next? Those provisions were just a little preview from the peddlers of poverty.
Here is whats coming next: welfare for all.
First, Democrats will push for a requirementor at least a strong incentivefor all states to expand Medicaid to all able-bodied adults. More than a dozen states leaders have had the courage to resist the pressure to expand welfare since 2014, including Texas, Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. They will have to resist even more, as pro-expansion forces try to foist it on them once and for all.
They will also try to bribe states to stop fighting welfare fraud by giving extra money to states that only use minimal program integrity standards. The extra money will be automatically tied to unemployment, meaning state Medicaid programs will benefit if they can keep people from going back to work.
Through it all, theres a continued attack on work in this country. Cant you almost hear the glee in the air when some TV reporters talk about the higher unemployment rate?
Its gotten so bad that weve already heard proposals to make it illegal for states to require able-bodied adults on welfare to even look for work, work part-time, or volunteer for the next two years.
Speaker Pelosi and her allies will also attempt to preempt the Trump administration from correcting executive overreach in previous administrations and protecting the food stamp program for the truly needy.
There will be a push for an unrestricted, massive bailout of state budgets. Of course, states are going to be hurting and need help. Theyve already received billions from Congress and President Trump. But what Democrats want is a handout to pay for welfare programs they couldnt afford even before the COVID-19 crisis.
The lefts welfare wish list goes on and onand the numbers make less and less sense. If youve watched welfare advocates angle for expansion of government programs for years, none of this will come as a surprise. But it should still be a shock to see some on the left seize a moment of true crisis to push destructive dependency policies on the nation.
I would encourage members of Congress to be vigilant and block any further attempts to expand the welfare state and impose socialism on Americans. Make welfare big again is not a slogan we need, nor is it a goal that will put America back on the path to economic recovery and prosperity.
What does the left have warming up in the bull pen ? thats what is scary
“What does the left have warming up in the bull pen ? thats what is scary”
That’s right. They always have something detrimental to the country planned.
We can’t peacefully coexist with the bastards for much longer. November is going to be ugly.
The Democrats are bound to take over this Republic one way or another. Probably their next move will be to demand government payout to illegal aliens...I mean “undocumented migrants”.
Just keep playing defense wondering what they will pull next.
At least this far
The next crisis for these morons is when all the illegal conspirators get indicted !
How are you going to try to deal with that one Democrats???
Don’t forget the left’s main objective.....getting rid of our president. Hard to believe that a political party would go to the measures they have to eliminate a political opponent & take the whole country down in the process. Can’t think of a punishment that would be too harsh for treason, & that seems to be what this is.
And they are experts at that.
It is not hard to understand what the left is doing. Revolutions of the past simply would just indoctrinate as many as they could,destabilize the society and eventually assassinate the president,premier,czar or whomever. The Founders built in controls to try to prevent this with our checks and balances and Bill of Rights. We found out after 9/11 all of that is meaningless because “security” was #1 priority. Look how that turned out as this crisis is weaponized by the left.
Maybe, Maybe not....
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