Is it Really Covid Relief? | March 4, 2021
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Hey, Joe Biden is going he is going to give a state of the union address which is shocking at this point. Once the stimulus package is actually actually passed, did you see also that Ron Johnson, Senator from the state of Wisconsin, he is out there saying that he is going to force this bill to be read in its entirety. 600 pages 600 pages of this bill be read before before the Senate now this is upset the left. This is upset the left because they say this is a tactic. This is a stall tactic. This is designed to hurt the American the average American who there by the way, according to the way that they frame this. They're just trying to help save Americans save them financially. Of course, they think of themselves as the Savior. Which to which I say we've already got a savior. We don't need government to do that. We just think government together and how about that. But they say that this is necessary. This COVID relief packages they've been calling and although only what is a 1% goes towards vaccine distribution and 9% of the bill goes to health care, according to reports, and they're calling this a bill that's designed to be you know, to help the average American get through these difficult times by COVID. They want credit for this they want credit for they want credit for everything. Right? They want credit for the vaccine as well. Which Biden acts as though there wasn't a vaccine. In fact, I think he said he didn't even have any there was no vaccine plan or anything prior to prior to his taking his taking office. So they want credit for all this. So they want to go on record and give out more money. But really what they want to do. Really what they want to do is make sure make sure that they get these, all this additional funding to these other groups and individuals and so well due to their pet projects, I should say. So Ron Johnson, Senator from the state of Wisconsin says didn't let's prove what's in this bill. Let's read it from the Senate floor and they are freaking out about this. Now, a couple of things. The average American does not tune in and watch this stuff. The average American is not going to be watching this take place in the Senate. Right, the average American is not going to be glued to his or her TV watching the 600 page bill. be read from the Senate floor. And to be honest, be completely candid, I should say. A lot of this bill is not going to make sense to the average person anyway because there's so much stuff, I don't know just any piece of legislation. It's not necessarily nearly always written in a way that the average American is going to consume and understand what it is, although they can certainly, you know, pick up pick up things, I don't mean to say that it's just the way bills are written is not. It's not the most enjoyable reading. And it's definitely not fun to hear someone else read it. read it to you. So Ron Johnson says, I'm going to do that. I'm going to expose this but they say 1010 hours, the estimated amount of time it's going to take to read this bill 10 hours. For a six was a 600, Page Six to 700. Page Bill 10 hours. Makes you wonder how long How long would the Obamacare bill have taken to read? Wasn't it close to 3000 pages? by a math that's 50? What does it take in 50 hours for that thing to pass? had they done this? What's so offensive about this? Why is this a tactic? Why this is the lay? Isn't this isn't this transparency? Isn't this what the democrats tell us that they want? Don't they want people to know what's in these bills? Are they content, having the Nancy Pelosi ideology philosophy in there that says in order to understand what's in the bill, we got to pass the bill, which makes sense only to Nancy Pelosi, that doesn't even make sense to the average liberal. And yes, she really did say that. We have to pass the bill. To find out what's in the bill reminds me of john kerry who voted for it before he voted against it. Not that bill but something else when he was senator from the state of Massachusetts two years ago. That's what he said during the presidential campaign. I had to I voted for it before. Before I voted against it as though that was some sort of a I don't know some sort of a noble act. So that you can say that you voted both for the bill and against the bill depending upon what circumstance you were in and what you had to say and what political position you had to fight for. I mean, this is the kind of stuff we get from politicians of both sides by the way, it seems to be this a little bit wackier and crazier However, on the side of the left so there's already been It looks like a couple of changes in the Senate to the to the bill which include who can get the checks. So that's gonna have to go back to the house. So they're gonna have to go to conference here or something did to make this thing pass. And of course, you get the issue of the minimum wage, as you've talked about the past couple of days. Also, interestingly enough, did you see AOC go AOC. never disappoints, AOC Alexandria, acacio Cortez. She was upset. She's upset about this minimum wage situation the senate parliamentarian taken taking action. And she sent out to prevent this from being put inside the minimum wage or excuse me, the so called COVID relief package. But she's out there saying that she's she's actually praising in a tweet here. Denmark and how much Denmark pays people who work at McDonald's here is the tweet that she wrote it is utterly embarrassing to that, quote, people that pay people enough to live in quote as a stance, this isn't even up for debate. I have questions about this but nonetheless, override the parliamentarian and raise the wages what she says she just throws that in there randomly override the parliamentarian the parliamentarians job. This is like saying, you know, the court ruled in favor or against something just overrule the court just declare it to be so Joe Biden get out there. Make a you know, an edict a decree that says that the minimum wage should now be part of this legislation. Then she goes on to say MC DS workers in Denmark are paid $22 an hour plus six weeks paid vacation. $15 an hour is a deep compromise a big one considering the phasing. The Faison is another thing where the the minimum wage doesn't just jump to $15 according to the democrats playing here, which looks to have been derailed by the parliamentarian but as we talked about earlier this week, I put nothing past them. I put absolutely nothing past the democrats here as far as being able to to pull this off and to make a way where there is no way. The Republicans usually stop way short of the actual finish line. They don't fight many times they did with Trump. Democrats will continue to manipulate the Democrat Party, not the rank and file neighbor. You have the democrat party and their politicians, they'll do whatever they have to do because again for them. Government is the solution to everything even though Reagan said back in the 1980s when he was running for Pres. that, hey, government is actually the problem, which is spot on accurate anyway. Well, she left out here from her tweet, and this is fantastic. Denmark doesn't have a nationally mandated minimum wage. So her tweet, her tweet actually kind of makes the point of not having a minimum wage, does it not, does it not? So why then why are people in Denmark making $22 an hour at McDonald's? Why is that the case? AOC? Well, they cited in this Fox News article that there's trade unions that are involved. But regardless is not just because the government decreed it to be so. So. So we had this whole thing going on with with this COVID relief package. Ron Johnson again, gonna read this bill from the floor it looks like which ostensibly is going to at least expose some of the lunacy we see in this bill, we still have this looming fight over the tax, excuse me, the minimum wage increase, which the left is trying their darndest to get rammed into this thing, even though the parliamentarian the person who is tasked with the responsibility of making sure that the Senate effectively follows its own rules, has told them according to your own rules, you cannot put this in this legislation. And there's two responses to that. One is pass it anyway. What's the parliamentarian gonna do about it? That's the Bernie Sanders approach. Kind of mockingly says she's just a staffer here. What does she know? It's just remarkable to me. remarkable to me, when if Trump when he was president wanted to do something, or republicans wanted to do something against the rules, this would be this would be covered as though it was the greatest threat to our democracy in generations. Democrats are they're mad this person is suddenly just a suddenly just some staffer. So we got the minimum wage issue in there, we've got the, you know that this thing is not still guaranteed to pass, although it given this is, they're using budget reconciliation here. My guess is that this thing is going to find a way to pass. But there's nothing wrong. And again, this is there's a little bit of politics going on here. Because republicans want Democrats to be on the record for having voted for something that is, in many ways, insane. many ways insane. And they're acting as though by the way that there's been no progress made with COVID. They're mad, they're acting as though you see the reaction. See the reaction to Texas removing its mass mandate. People act like we're all gonna get COVID again now. By the way, I get a soundbite from Joe Biden answering some questions about that. Calling the people who are ready to do away with the mask mandates By the way, mass mandates doesn't mean that people still can't wear masks, masks mandates doesn't mean that people still won't be responsible for making sure that they're not in situations that might increase the likelihood of transmitting COVID. You know, it's funny to me, we hear like California, for example, had the strictest mass mandates. The only people that can eat out in restaurants are people like Gavin Newsome and his liberal buddies. Yet they had spikes that were much greater than Texas here recently. And they had extensively, you know, very harsh, very heavy handed policies against this thing. And when I would raise this to people that I was speaking with privately, the response is, well, you know, people don't follow the mandate. Okay, so you want to mandate but then if it doesn't work, you tell me people don't follow it. The mind will justify what the heart desires. Anyway, I got a soundbite to play after the break of Biden talking about that as well. But a quick timeout is in order COVID or leaf, we'll see where this goes. The Democrats are willing to pass this by March 14, which is the day that the last round of unemployment, benefits, extensions and all that sort of stuff are going to end due to COVID are due to the previous dates in the bill that was passed here. Back in December, the last, the last COVID relief bill that came when Trump was president. So that being said, timeout is in order going to play this soundbite from Biden when we return you're listening to conservative, not bitter talk. I'm your host, Todd Huff. back here in just a minute.
Welcome back. Yesterday, Biden was asked about the mass mandates being removed by places like Texas, and Mississippi. You can hear this, this exchange here, between between him and reporters. Listen to what he has to say about this message to Texas and Mississippi, Mississippi, I think it's a big mistake. I hope everybody's realized by now, these masks make a difference. We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease, because of the way in which we're able to get vaccines in people's arms. We've been able to move that all the way up to the end of May, that for every American to get every adult American and get a shot. And the last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything's fine. Take off your mask, forget it. I carry a card, I have it, I put it on my desk. As of last, as of yesterday, we have lost 511,874 Americans lose 1000s more, this will not occur will not have everybody vaccinated or sometime in the summer, we have the vaccine to do it. Getting a shot in someone's arm and getting a second shot, you're going to take time. And it's critical, critical, critical, critical that they follow the science. Wash your hands, hot water, do it frequently. wear a mask and stay socially distance. And I know you all know that. I wish the heck some of our elected officials. Thank you very much. And there you go. There you go. Follow the science wash your hands socially distance. wear a mask now, do we need a hand washing mandate? Do we need the government to tell us to wash our hands? Do we need that as well? Do we need a law that makes sure that at all times you're six feet away from everyone? And you're not that it's a little bit tempting? I know to the left because they say hey, you better believe we do. And I'd say I the things I see from from the left on this, you know, follow the science Fauci out there talking about two masks. Although I did see Biden only had one on in this in this video that I just shared a soundbite you didn't see, of course, the video, but you heard the soundbite he was not wearing two masks. So I guess he doesn't care about those around him. I guess the only thing I can gather from that is that he doesn't care if someone else gets the virus. You know, I see responses to this on social media. And I see things like it's so selfish of you not to want to wear a mask so that you can give the virus to someone else. Do I just folks, the people who transmit the disease, transmit the virus are symptomatic. They're symptomatic number one, the World Health Organization has told us this. In fact, the entire premise upon which this mask situation has been built is fundamentally in question at least as it pertains to just everyone doing and I get the I get the perspective that says hey, people don't know if they have it. Maybe the symptoms are so minor. Okay, okay. I'm not again, I'm not saying not to wear a mask. I'm just simply saying to say that the democrats here are following the science. They're following the science. In fact, this language This language is, is used kind of as a bridge I had someone asked me this recently I said recently, it's been maybe, I don't know, a month or two ago. Some someone asked me if America was becoming a technocratic society, a society that had a government that's basically run by technocrats meaning, essentially, that you just put a bunch of experts in there and let them make it's a version that doesn't mean that you don't want anyone who's smart or knows things in government. That's not that's not what really technocracy is it's really it's really more about the experts say it and you better darn well do it. You better darn well do it and and there's a tendency to say this that you know, science has as spoken. And interestingly it always speaks on the side of the Democrats. Have you ever noticed that that the science only find out the sciences Something that usually find it find the stuff on the side of the democrat policy. And that's where that's where they want it to be. That's that's the the strategy and the technique. But I find myself wondering what if they did scientific research on free speech? They do research or they say, Look, you're actually happier if you're not. If there's certain things you can't talk about. Right? There's certain things you can't talk about. It's as though Do you need science to tell? Do you need a scientific study, which by the way, is probably run by some person who believes that liberals have the answers for everything, that the technocrats among us can solve all of our problems. If we just vote for them, give them more power, give them more money sort of thing. I mean, if they act as though COVID wouldn't have been a thing if President Trump wasn't in office, there wouldn't have been a Coronavirus. Now, I know some of you are saying, you know, well, and you have questions about that. But the Coronavirus, you know, originated in China, as Trump likes to remind us that China virus, it spreads, you know, and it's spread to every country. I think every single country now there was a time when it hadn't hit some of the smaller, more isolated or remote countries. But I think it's hit everything now. It's been everywhere. Right? What do they really think they being the government the left? What do they really think you could do to stop a microscopic virus from spreading the way that things like the spread? They didn't know anything about it at first. In fact, China, in fact, I saw a story this morning that the who said the the Wu Han lab told them virtually nothing when they were doing their preliminary research about the virus. And we're trying to get information from the the Wu Han lab where it was actually, you know, first the area where it first started from. They have no they they didn't get any cooperation or information or not very much anyway. And that's somehow Trump's Trump's fault. If we had smarter people, ie Democrats, that's what the left in the media wants you to believe we had more people who were smart running this country who could tell us how to live our lives. Who could tell us it's not six feet, it's 6.2 feet away from people. They would have told us earlier on to wear two masks. Right? I mean, I guess that would have saved, say more people. And it's tragic. What's happened. I hate to even talk about this sometimes because this is taken lives of, of Americans and people around the world. But the way that this is utilized the way that this is this is pushed to manipulate the feelings and emotions and fears of the American average american is inexcusable, we shouldn't allow this to happen. Yes, COVID. There are things that we need to be concerned with and mitigate. It is a much different world now march of 2021, than it was in March of 2020. We've learned a lot we've got multiple vaccines. The trends are down. People are talking about herd immunity, all these sorts of things. We've seen that you know that the amount of the mortality rates have gone down, and so forth. We've we've learned how to treat it even once someone gets it. It's not just you know, not just keeping people from getting it, but we've learned how to treat it better once someone actually has it. And yet the amount of the amount of things that happen. The amount of ways that this is used to manipulate and to build off of the fears and uncertainties of the American people. That's a real thing to the economy is a real thing, as well. I see Gavin Newsom, Governor of the People's Republic of California out there criticizing governor Abbott saying it's reckless at a tweet to do away with the mask mandate. Meanwhile, Gavin Newsom has done everything virtually in his power to destroy the livelihoods and businesses of the people in the great state of California. That's by the way Gavin Newsome there they're getting enough signatures that it appears he may be recalled there may be a recall vote on Gavin Newsome now we got Cuomo, right all this stuff happening with Cuomo 38% approval rating, the guy refuses to resign. Of course that's not surprising. And he was hailed remember a year ago he was hailed as the poster child for how you manage a pandemic. This guy was hailed as as the great one. In fact he was they were actually hoping he would be the vice president or even Some thought, hey, maybe we could actually remove Biden as our as our candidate and put this guy in there. Oh how quickly things change. Oh how quickly things change, especially when people begin to get the rest of the story and all the information. And that's usually the case focus on on liberalism. And what they tell us is going to be the case, the more we learn, the more we learn the exact opposite is true. What they tell us is not the way that it works out. And if anything could break long In this segment, you're listening to conservative, not bitter talk. I'm your host, Todd Huff back here in just a minute.
Welcome back. A couple of things here before I want to shift gears into something else. But this is something we've kind of, I guess I've touched on briefly, but there's two articles here. I want to I want to reference here again, Democrats tell us Trump's Trump was what a dangerous threat and menace to society Trump was, you know, operating in, in darkness and all these sorts of things. Trump was just a bad. Just a bad apple. You couldn't trust what was going on. In his administration. They're the ones they say that are transparent. And right there for all the world's just to see, they want you to see exactly what's going on in their administration. And in their Congress. They don't want to have a 600 page bill read before the the Congress because they don't want the average person to know what's in that, in that in that bill. But two other things about the Biden White House. Here's an article in the national polls that says dying in darkness, Biden still won't publish schedule, visitor logs nor hold a presser deletes White House comments and petitions page. Written by Rahim Kasam. That seems to be problematic, right? I mean, this was this is supposed to be supposed to be an era of truth and transparency. In fact, rasheem kasamh writes this six weeks into the Biden regime, Jo's professed commitment to truth and transparency continues to wane with the President of the United States failing to hold a press conference, refusing to publish his schedule, or when not wanting people to really see how little he's doing hiding visitor logs from the public and deleting the White House pages for comments and public petitions. a cynic might say that democracy is currently dying in darkness. It's our Steam Machine kasamh. rights that are phrases that What about? What about this? This is the this is the daily wire by the administration will not allow reporters to tour child migrant detention facilities. Citing COVID-19 talked a little bit about COVID 19 in this relief package earlier today. But did you see that according to research science, in other words, national polls also writing about this one and 20 asylum seekers test positive for COVID at the US border. So Biden's all upset. Calling Mississippi Texas Neanderthals for wanting to remove the mass mandates. Even though people can still freely choose to do that, even though you know, there never was a hand washing mandate. People do that. Even though government doesn't hold all the solutions to our problems. In fact, government is usually the problem and the obstacle that prevents us from achieving solutions to our problems. Biden's all upset about that isn't the least bit concerned about people coming across the border. which apparently have a 20% positive COVID test rate. Nothing no concern there. By the way. You also saw this tragic accident with this vehicle that was carrying you know folks who were illegally in this country and many of them died in an auto accident Did you Did you see that? reports say that it came through a gap in the border wall, a 10 foot gap that drove right through. Notice it went to the gap and it didn't just drive through the wall. I know the left has a hard time with this but walls work in fact I'm here in my home studio this morning. And for a yet another day the walls work the wall served the purposes last night I came down here. Nothing had walked through the walls. The walls are still in the same place have the same footprint they kept the air from the inside the house did the climate here separate from what's going on outside, of course with some added additional components like insulation and so forth. But nonetheless, the walls walls worked. And so you look at all these things. And you realize, you realize the left not for transparency. The left is for power. The left is not for making sure that you know what's going on the left is about making you think making me think that believe that they care about transparency, when they really want to use that as a political blunt force object to get done, the will that they have the political will that they have to execute and to implement their ideology. So there you go. When I get back, I want to shift gears here. Talk a little bit about about racism. And racism apparently begins even earlier than anyone in this audience dream possible. So we'll talk about that on the flip side of this debate. This break, you're listening to conservative, not bitter talk. I'm your host Todd Huff. back here in just a minute.
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