April 11, 2021

Dem Rep goes rogue, says COVID stimulus should have been bipartisan agreement

Americans are hurting because of endless coronavirus shutdowns. Democrats obstructed anything former President Donald Trump tried to pass, and now one of their own is worried about the lack of bipartisan support.

Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) criticized his party for ramming through $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill without more bipartisan support, Breitbart reported. The bill breezed through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives Saturday morning.

“I guess I would say that I don’t think it was in the best interest of the country,” Golden said. “I think that we have ended up with worse public policy as a result, rather than a more targeted bill that would come out of a bipartisan process.”

Golden thought the bill was wasteful in allocating funds to things already covered by previous relief spending to the exclusion of other causes. Democrats had also tried to cram in a $15 per hour federal minimum wage but were thwarted by a procedural stopgap.

The new bill does include direct payments of $1,400 for individuals earning less than $75,000 annually; $200 million in funding for public schools; payouts to tribal, state, and local governments for $350 billion; and $50 billion for contact tracing, testing, and vaccinations for COVID-19. It also augmented the weekly unemployment benefit to $400, which is a $100 increase from existing relief.

“We need to get more and more targeted as we move forward here so that we have… the resources we need for other critical reforms that the American people also need us to step up and get done,” Golden said. That’s an unusual admission from a Democrat politician.

Prior to President Joe Biden taking office, Pelosi and her ilk blocked dozens of attempts Republicans made to pass relief. After months of dragging her feet on passing more relief, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was eager to get the bill passed to deal with expiring unemployment benefits regardless of whether it received widespread support from her Republican adversaries.

Lost in all of this is the reality that the best thing the government can do for the people hurt by the pandemic is to reopen the country. Handing out free money may make politicians popular and will certainly be a help for some in dire need, but nothing will fundamentally change until people are allowed to get back to work.

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36 Responses

  1. I had a feeling that this young Veteran from Maine would see the light. I also have a feeling that he’s just the beginning of a good thing.

    1. Maybe there are more like him in the Democrat party, with a sense of fairness!!! We can always hope.

    2. He is a democrat who is INTELLIGENT, and ergo he belongs in the Republican Party. Can we get him to switch parties to help us save our great nation?

  2. Hope the Senate kills HR1 and other pork-laden crap….and of course all of the gun control and climate bills. Sen. Manchin needs vote “no” a lot these days…

      1. Here is what I believe the democrats and the establishment are attempting to do to include the FBI. One to disarm the American people while defunding the police, leaving us open to groups like Antifa and black live don not matter as well as other groups. Notice Wray did not say anything about those groups who have killed people and a destruction of property in the billions of dollars. To the establishment it is done at night and that is not terrorisms. At the capitol however it was done during the day and that is terrorisms. The additional step is to bankrupt the country and then they can apply extreme measures to control us as a people. So can you say re-education camps. We need to wake up soon.

  3. There are two things we can expect from the Democrats. Higher taxes and terrible programs to use our hard earned money

    1. And the Democrats will get as much of our money as possible. They are deplorable and hateful excuses for humanity.

  4. i find it strange how the MSM tells us whats in the stim bill but not in it’s entirety . they leave out all the pork.

  5. I guess there is no problem with banning my comments form
    these news worthy reads.As a Vietnam Veteran serving what
    was once A nation of pride and integrity that has now taken
    of what it really means to be free…”Only the Veteran knows
    the true taste of freedom,Something the protected will never
    know.”

  6. I will admit right off that I will certainly be a beneficiary of the $1400 stimulus check. It is possible, however, that I should not look forward to the time when we realize that this is not a compromise. The feral pork is still there along with the miniscule portions that will actually help the American people. This is nothing more than another step in reaching a point where China will not have to do a damned thing. They will laugh at our self-destruction and go on to another goal.

    1. I live in Taiwan, COMMUNIST CHINA IS ALREADY LAUGHING! This week Communist China BANNED THE IMPORT OF TAIWAN PINEAPPLES, LAST WEEK THEY BANNED THE IMPORT OF AUSTRALIAN WINE! Right now there is a critical shortage of shipping containers in China! Why? Because the empty containers are sitting in US ports waiting for a shipment of US products to China! No one ships empty containers to China, but with no shipments going that way, they are just sitting in port! This is public news in Taiwan, but CHINA JOE says nothing. He got the war in the middle east stirred up again, after Trump was finally getting us out of there as WE DIDN’T NEED THEIR OIL ANY MORE! ENDLESS WAR, THE DEMS ARE ALSO VERY WELL KNOWN FOR THAT! JFK got us into Vietnam and Nixon got us out, FINALLY! Nixon stopped the draft at Christmas of ’72. I graduated High School in June. I was 1A and carried a draft card, like everyone else! Now you don’t even need to show an ID to vote! I wish some of our spoiled brats had to face the draft. I bet they would dump the DEMs in a heartbeat!

  7. TIME TO DITCH NANCY PELOSI!

    WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) have had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose instead to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

    Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action?

    I strongly urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP in DC and DEMAND NANCY PELOSI BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE ABUSE OF POWER!

    People should write these numbers down and use them frequently even if you don’t think your elected officials listen, they are required to note your comments for the permanent record in their caller database for anyone to see.

    Members of the House
    202-224-3841

    TOLL FREE:
    866-272-6622

    One call per rep!

    Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

    1. My Republican rep back in my district in Michigan,(up north above the University/Gov/automotive unionized southern strip) sent me a survey form about HR 1. Vote No on allowing proceeds from settled suites go to political parties, No to the 16 year old vote, and No to payouts to the states to repair after the MLB/ANTIFA riots, and no $15 minimum wage! (even though that was removed, but only because of a procedural reason). Most congressional reps can be reached via email, but you need YOUR COMPLETE ZIP CODE. USE THE IP: https://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep_house?ZIP=4
      JUST COPY AND PASTE IN YOUR BROWSER.

  8. We need leadership that supports America first, the house leadership, White house, and senate leadership, as well as the Democrats, are working to destroy AMERICA! What a disgrace.

  9. Amazing!!!!!!!! An HONEST, LEVEL-HEADED, SMART, BRAVE Democrat!!!!! He probably won’t last long after going with the “Dark-Side”, hahahaha! Sad Country we live in ESPECIALLY after the “questionable” Election……now, watch that guy and see if he shifts from his real values….he might be in a pickle now……….

  10. Unconscionable!!!! This is robbing the future of the USA!!!!!! It is throwing our future generations, our children and grandchildren down the toilet….. Enough…Despicable , stop the madnesss……..

  11. The $1400 is hush money ,
    the only thing Pelosi and the democrat’s can FIX is elections every thing else they destroy

  12. Nancy needs to go. She is the one who is making bad decisions. I am surprised to see that Biden and Kamala are letting her take over. She is too old and don’t know what the Hell she is doing at times. Time for HER, SHUMER and McCONNELL to vacate the premises. Kamala better watch out, because Nancy thinks she is the boss, because she has been in the Congress TOO LONG.

  13. Look ,you have all these children brainwashed.Most maybe more than most have not had what my Dad would say
    is Fechin Up. That means they had no true guidance. The parents of these children are mostly likely
    “Flower Children” of the sixties. Their saying was “better red than dead”. Make love not war. What does that tell you about the teaching of todays children.

  14. Have to say I am relieved there is still one Democrat who has some common sense! Kudoes to you, Rep. Golden! Hope we can rely on you to continue taking a stand against the division the Dems are trying to create.

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