House Democrats passed a massive $3 trillion spending bill late on Friday that gives money to illegal aliens while America struggles from the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in China.
Illegal aliens, who do not have social security numbers, “can still file taxes with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN),” Fox News reported. “These ITIN filers could receive the full $1,200 under the Democrats’ new plan.”
Politico Playbook, which is an insider newsletter, wrote the following about Pelosi’s bill: “It’s not been through a single congressional committee. And it’s caught flak from both moderates and liberals in the caucus. It’s a messaging bill.”
When a bill is referred to as a “messaging bill” that means that it has no chance of passing but it is pushed through so that the party that passed the bill can say that they advocated for something and that the other party shot it down.
The American Action Forum independently analyzed Pelosi’s bill and concluded:
The HEROES Act constitutes a gargantuan collection of member priorities—both related and unrelated to COVID-19—that where either not included in the previous rounds of pandemic response legislation or were not funded at levels desired by the legislation’s authors. While the House will likely pass HEROES as early as this week, the legislation is dead on arrival in the Senate. Further, because of the staggering breath of policy items included in HEROES, it does not even serve to clearly establish House Democrats’ priorities in any future legislative negotiation with the Senate and White House.
Here's @playbookplus's assessment of Pelosi's bill.
This is what House Democrats are spending their time and energy on: pic.twitter.com/8suxZKpCm2
— Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) May 15, 2020
Pelosi’s bill would also push a mass mail-in voting scheme that does not require any form of voter ID.
Even left-wing ProPublica concluded on the issue: “There is bipartisan consensus that mail-in ballots are the form of voting most vulnerable to fraud. A 2005 commission led by President Jimmy Carter and James A. Baker III — George W. Bush’s secretary of state — concluded that these ballots ‘remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.’”
Acting Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli called out what he said amounted to “amnesty” for illegal aliens that was included in Pelosi’s bill.
“Is it really a good idea to not only grant an amnesty to illegal aliens but to absolve employers who have been breaking the law in the last few months?” Cuccinelli tweeted. “I don’t think so!”
Cuccinelli explained, “These pages of the proposed bill create a deferred action program for aliens based on the CISA essential workforce list. Granting both deferred action and employment authorization. The aliens wouldn’t even have to apply for an EAD or deferred action, they get it automatically.”
These pages of the proposed bill create a deferred action program for aliens based on the CISA essential workforce list. Granting both deferred action and employment authorization. The aliens wouldn’t even have to apply for an EAD or deferred action, they get it automatically.
— Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli (@HomelandKen) May 13, 2020
Pelosi’s bill also includes a massive tax break for the wealthy that will mostly benefit those in Democrat-controlled states.
Tucked away in the bill is a measure that will reinstate the so-called SALT itemized deduction for 2020 and 2021.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect in 2018, limited the amount of state and local tax deductions filers could claim on their tax returns to $10,000.
This write-off includes income taxes paid at the state and local level, so it hit taxpayers in high-tax states the hardest.
The bill gives a tax cut to upper income blue state real estate owners for 2020 and 2021. pic.twitter.com/8dODlIRFZB
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) May 12, 2020
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