It is the horrible Simpson-Bowles “Catfood Fee” over again—in actual fact, Romney says it’s “[m]odeled after the Simpson-Bowles fiscal fee,” which, by the way in which, was a failure, “to create a course of to rescue every of the key, endangered belief funds which are actually headed for chapter. On the similar time, it could put us on a path to remove the federal deficit and cut back the nationwide debt.” They can’t cease attempting to steal every little thing not nailed down for Wall Avenue.
These belief funds, by definition, can not go bankrupt. They’re arrange in order that in the event that they method insolvency, they’re replenished by Congress. Additionally, Romney is repeating the zombie lie that Social Safety is answerable for the deficit. It’s not!!!! Even Ronald Reagan debunked this one. “Social Safety has nothing to do with the deficit.” By no means has. By no means will. Romney and Manchin know that. Nevertheless it’s a handy lie that the deficit peacocks is not going to quit on, not till they’ve stolen the advantages we’ve got all labored all our lives for and have earned and thrown them to the wolves of Wall Avenue.
They’re attempting once more to do it with unaccountable, unelected “commissioners” exterior of the general public listening to course of and with out public scrutiny or enter. Romney’s and Manchin’s invoice would create the committee and fast-track its proposals straight to the ground, bypassing public hearings. McConnell is attempting to sneak this shit into the a invoice that is speculated to be saving individuals’s livelihoods and lives.
That is what makes its reemergence so enraging. We discuss must-pass payments on a regular basis, and the way management makes use of them to get their want lists handed. However that is actually must-pass as a result of individuals’s precise lives and livelihoods are relying on it. We’re actually speaking about whether or not individuals can shield themselves and their households from 1) a probably deadly virus, and a couple of) hunger and homelessness due to the financial influence of that virus.
McConnell is attempting to make use of that urgency to go this bullshit. Placing it in any aid package deal is a poison tablet, it is not going to survive within the Home, and it’ll solely extend the agony of all of the individuals desperately ready for assist. We’re used to McConnell being a monster at this. However that is excessive, even for him.