Kevin Kosar reports in The American Spectator on Democrats’ $3 trillion giveaway plan, writing (abridged):
This week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues dropped the $3 trillion “HEROES Act.” Like the last COVID-19 bill she pushed, the legislation is long — 1,815 pages — and has liberal hobby horses aplenty.
The Postal Service, for example, would be given $25 billion. Why? Simply because. Never mind that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) found that the Post Office has suffered only modest revenue losses from coronavirus. There is $5.5 billion for expanding broadband access, and $50 million for “environmental justice grants.” (Because, you know, COVID-19.)
Oh, and there also is an effort to federalize elections. The legislator or citizen weary of flipping pages will find the offending text starting on page 1,452 and running through page 1,526. (Really.).
Pelosi’s last attempt to federalize elections got stopped cold by the Senate. The same will happen to the American Coronavirus/COVID–19 Election Safety and Security Act. Congress then should do what needs to be done: deliver much-needed dollars but not 75 pages of prescriptive mandates.
Kevin Kosar is the vice president of research partnerships at the R Street Institute.