The last thing we need is an expensive new oversight committee, to watch over an old established oversight committee, but that’s exactly what Democrats want to do. As usual, they’re out to waste tax dollars while prepping for yet another attempt to oust the president with impeachment.
House relief comes with expensive added features
On Thursday, the House “overwhelmingly approved” another desperately needed package of coronavirus relief with a $484 billion price tag, separate from all the other relief spending. This move to fund “small businesses and hospitals” pushes the tab to $3 trillion, so far.
In a statement dripping poison from every word, Democrat Nancy Pelosi was sure to point out what she considers the best part. an expensive select committee, with subpoena power, to probe the U.S. response to the coronavirus.” The Democrats were sure to give it “broad powers to investigate how federal dollars are being spent,” which is already being done by other watchdogs. The part Democrats are salivating over is the boards authority to investigate “Trump administration deliberations.”
The Speaker of the House insists that the panel is “essential to ensure funds go to those who need them and to prevent scams.” Republicans, on the other hand, argue, the committee is a boondoggle. There are already several spending oversight bodies, so, the panel is really just “another expensive Democratic slap at Trump.” It was approved along party lines in the democratically controlled House.
The latest of four relief bills
The measure approved Thursday is the fourth of the series. Already approved by the Senate, it’s off to the White House for signature. The president backs the measure overall and isn’t expected to make a fuss about the expensive stab in the back from progressives.
The Republicans tried to make things simple, approving the basic package by voice vote. Due to opposition, basically centered around adding the special “Trump stamp” provision to their “fishing license” for impeachment grounds, required all the representatives to show up in person to vote.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defied her party leadership to oppose the legislation because she feels it doesn’t throw enough money at the problem. Republican Thomas Massie voted no, as he always does on anything that involves the spending of money.