For the second time, Senate Democrats have blocked a Senate Phase III stimulus bill they had negotiated in a reasonably bipartisan manner. Why, because Nancy Pelosi wants to pass a House version as a substitute. The House version contains dozens of things that have nothing to do with the virus response, from same day voter registration to greenhouse gas limits for air travel, to requirements for racial diversity of corporate boards. All things they could never pass on their own but Pelosi thinks she can get because she has the country over a barrel. If she can force enough small businesses to fail and cause enough hardship, she expects to get her way on these fringe issues.
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I am a former Chairman of the Tidewater Libertarian Party and was the 2007 LP candidate for the 14th district VA Senate. Previously, I was the Volunteer State Director for the FairTax. I am married 50 years with two grown children and 5 grandchildren. View all posts by Don Tabor