In 2008, Barack Obama’s then-chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel revealed how the Democrat Party operates behind the scenes, and their strategy to capitalize on a crisis, saying, “You never let a good crisis go to waste.” As it turns out, Rahm Emmanuel wasn’t kidding. Earlier this week, Democrat lawmakers attempted to include an incredible list of radical items to a coronavirus aid bill intended to help Americans and American businesses through the current coronavirus crisis.
Yesterday afternoon, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) shared a stunning list of items Democrats tried to slip into the coronavirus aid bill. Instead of focusing on cash payments that would average about $3,000 per family, expanding unemployment insurance and helping small businesses by giving them an infusion of aid during the slowed economy, Democrats asked for same-day voter registration and made demands from airlines to disclose greenhouse gas emissions to customers for each flight.
In a series of tweets, Senator Cotton provided a stunning list of goodies Democrats tried to slip into the coronavirus funding bill. We have shared them in one easy-to-read list:
(***Warning, if you have high blood pressure, do NOT read this!)
1. Corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards at companies receiving assistance
2. Bailing out all current debt of postal service
3. Required early voting
4. Required same-day voter registration
5. 10k bailout for student loans
6. For companies accepting assistance, 1/3 of board members must be chosen by workers
7. Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining
8. The full offset of airline emissions by 2025
9. Greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights
10. Retirement plans for community newspaper employees
11. $15 minimum wage at companies receiving assistance
12. Permanent paid leave at companies receiving assistance
13. $35,000,000 for the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
14. Mandating federal agencies use banks owned by minorities
15. $300,000,000 for “Migration and Refugee Assistance”
16. $602,000,000 for the Internal Revenue Service (?!)
17. Creating a “Coronavirus Accountability and Transparency Committee”
18. $33,200,000 for new facilities for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
19. $36,000,000 for the National Center for Advancing Translational Services
20. $7,000,000 for Gallaudet University
21. $23,000,000 for Howard University
22. $500,000,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services
23. $25,000,000 for the House of Representatives
24. $600,000,000 for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities
Now, it’s being reported that the radical, open-borders billionaire George Soros, along with the Democrat Party’s largest PAC, “Priorities USA,” will also capitalize on the coronavirus crisis, as a way to harm President Trump’s chances of re-election. Soros is the second-largest funder of the Priorities USA PAC that will run millions of dollars in ads attacking President Trump in four key battleground states.
WFB reports – Priorities USA Action—the Democratic Party’s largest super PAC—will spend $6 million this week on advertisements criticizing Trump for his response to the coronavirus pandemic. The ads will run in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The PAC received $3 million in contributions from Soros’s Democracy PAC on Feb. 21, new filings show. Soros’s seven-figure donation accounts for 77 percent of the $3.9 million the PAC reported hauling in last month.
Major Democratic donors have flooded battleground states, especially in the Midwest, with cash for anti-Trump campaigns in hopes of appealing to the president’s voter base. CNN first reported Monday on Priorities USA’s new ads, which are part of a larger plan by deep-pocketed liberal financiers and activist groups to divert large sums of cash into the region. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in several Midwestern states that she was expected to carry in the 2016 election.
As part of this plan, Priorities USA has said it intends to spend upward of $150 million against Trump in states like Michigan and Wisconsin. The PAC has hauled in $27 million since January 2019. Its largest donor has been billionaire hedge fund manager Donald Sussman, who has given the group $8 million this cycle. Soros is now the group’s second-largest donor at $5 million.