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AMAC Opposes Passage of the Irresponsible HR 6800 Pelosi Omnibus Monstrous Spending Spree and Big Government Control Legislation

On behalf of  the over 2.1 million members of the Association of Mature American Citizens (“AMAC”), we strongly urge that the House of Representatives not pass H.R. 6800, entitled the ‘‘Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act’’ or the ‘‘HEROES Act.’’ 

This almost 1,800-page legislation unveiled by the House Democratic leadership on May 12 reportedly intends spend another $3 trillion for an extraordinary long wish list of which many provisions simply do not address the real issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The enormity of this legislation, coupled with the House majority leadership intention to ram it through its chamber without genuine consideration and discussion is simply irresponsible and makes a sham of the deliberative process and considered debate intended by the Constitution for the Congress.  Neither this bill nor anything like it should ever become law.  

It is certainly proper for the Congress to respond promptly in time of national crisis, such as this pandemic.  It is wrong, however, for the Congress to exploit the crisis and attendant fear to set the stage for increasing federal power and control over  Americans and for irresponsible spending that will ultimately require increased taxation of the American people and impede economic and job growth.   

Here are but a few illustrative components of the many untoward character, content, and provisions in this bill. For example, it: 

  • Spends with abandon in an effort to increase the American people’s dependence on the federal aid, rather than reignite the economy and enable them to return to their jobs; 
  • Ignores or tries to circumvent the Constitution right of the States to run elections  by attempting to federalize and take control of how states must run elections, including early voting, no ID requirement for in-person voting, same-day registration, and enables post-election mail-in ballots without restrictions on post-election partisan ballot harvesting to change election outcomes; 
  • Provides direct stimulus payments to illegal aliens by simply not requiring social security number verification by an applicant; 
  • Plays for political gain by rewarding states for their years of fiscal mismanagement, and impose that debt burden on the all US taxpayers; 
  • Bails out failing multi-employer pension plans without including any real reforms; 
  • Radically expands the CARES Act paid leave employer mandates by extending the mandates for an extra year, applying them to all employers, including small businesses, allowing more categories of leave to be compensated, and subjecting small businesses to lawsuits for alleged violations; and   
  • Shamelessly throws billions at totally unrelated “wish list” projects like funding new annual studies on diversity and inclusion within the cannabis industry. 

The Members of the House should reject this bill and refocus on doing what is really needed.    

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Joanned
1 year ago

Recovery is going to take a long, slow time and plenty of effort by. All. ?PELOSI AND DEMS WORTHLESS OVERSPENDING IS NOT THE ANSWER? perhaps, this is a futile attempt to get the Public to think they are doing something to support America, esp since this is big Election Year Or perhaps. They want to bankrupt us all in order to keep blaming Potus for their poor insight and on going poor performance record?

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j.corb
1 year ago

we need to put everyone back to work. We are dangerously close to losing our country to socialism, which will make us third world,unable to do for ourselves, let alone other countries. that is what democrats are working toward. What happened to the idea of teaching history in schools? Nothing is free, but people who have no knowledge of history and especially the history of countries–all countries–who tried socialism and are stuck with it are willing to vote in anyone who promises they get their livelihood without working for it!

Chris
1 year ago

Get the pork out of this bill and just help the american people. They are the ones that will have to eventually pay back the money with their taxes. We don’t want to bailout the irresponsible states who have over spent.

Lee McQuillen
1 year ago

Same as Obamacare – Pass the bill and then you can see what’s in it. Make it so long that no one really knows what’s in it. I wrote both my senators and the President and told them no more stimulus – the American people can handle this without the government interfering. And I told the Dem senator, in addition, to get out of our way. We’ll fix it ourselves. Americans can handle anything they need to without the government getting in the way.

Jackie Hoefler
1 year ago

The so-called stimulus bills will not stimulate the economy because the stay-at-home workers are not producing anything of value. At best call them rescue pkgs. One bill was enough and is being scammed by fraudulent employers and workers who will not go back to work now that they are being called back. This latest House bill is out of the question–just liberal left ideas gone amuck. Those bills are spending money the government does not have, and therefore will devalue the dollar. Future generations will bear the brunt of this. Free up the people who are not sick, and let them get back to gainful work. Keeping our country locked down will destroy it, which is what China wanted all along. We are being destroyed from within by the “globalists” who want no borders, and a world-wide government, and favor China’s dominance.

PAUL KNOWLES
1 year ago

This is insanity. Drop this in the trash can when it hits the Senate. No way are we going to give away all this money to the states. This is not worth the paper it is written on. We’ve spent enough already on the scam.

Kim M
1 year ago

She’s crazy like a fox. Figure out her true motives and vote this down in the senate. She has motives… the upcoming elections are what she’s hoping for….

Robert Wood
1 year ago

The democrats want our constitution torn up and replaced by their own socialist agenda. I am a democrat and I call them traitors.

Timothy B Mowery
1 year ago

Stop the insanity

quixman
1 year ago

Tear this one up and throw it in the trash on TV!

Thetruth
1 year ago

Pelosi and the vast majority of democrats want to destroy America. Money for freeloaders and who cares about law abiding citizens.

Richard Kunz
1 year ago

Speaker Pelosi believes Congress is nonessential! Collecting salaries

Richard Kunz
1 year ago

Congress is nonessential accordingly to Speaker Pelosi

Harry J Welsh
1 year ago

If all congressmen were not present how can they vote in the first place? I am retired now but when I worked if I did not show up I did not get paid, it’s as simple as that. Elected officials are grossly overpaid and do not know who they work for anymore. The bill itself is a disgrace and I think congress’s real goal is to bankrupt the country so we will be willing to accept their socialist command ideas. Trump may not be perfect but he is far better than any of these spineless professionals. Their profession should require them to carry mattresses on their backs.

Danny Estridge
1 year ago
Reply to  Harry J Welsh

Ain’t sure cause I’m retired too. But, if I had a health issue (which I do), I’d be kinda scared around people (I am). I’d try working from home, not because it’s easier, I just worry about my well being and that of those I would represent. Granted these POS’s are overpaid, we can discuss that later and cut their salary, once we’re over the “Corn Hole” virus thing. Till then, we vote in November, time to put a lot of jerks that know nothing out of office.
If not, well I ain’t sure who is better for us, China or Russia because they’ll own us, litterally. Because outside of Rump (have to do that, hang out with libs) we’re totally screwed until the Corn Hole is figured out. Just sayin’, Danny

Liz
1 year ago

Never get pass the senate
Americans want to get back to work. Unleash the American economy and get out of the way !

Danny Estridge
1 year ago
Reply to  Liz

With safety in mind, which means at the very least face masks. Sorry, old retired doc but I know when dealing with something unknown you have to be careful till we learn more, so far it looks like face masks. AIDS was different, it wasn’t a aerosol but a fluid disease. I know, TMI. Danny

Lee McQuillen
1 year ago
Reply to  Liz

You are so right – they need to get out of our way!

Andrew Crouch
1 year ago

The bill’s failure would make good our chances of retaining our the democracy that Pelosi wants to convert to a dictatorship, for awhile anyway.

Lee McQuillen
1 year ago
Reply to  Andrew Crouch

And she plans on being the dictator!

Monte Gibson
1 year ago

This should not get by the senate

barb
1 year ago

I am totally opposed to most of what is going on today. We need to act like Americans!

jbmac
1 year ago

I THINK WE GOT ENOUGH! We are in to deep now. It will take a life time to pay off now if we ever do

Ronald Mowrey
1 year ago

Complete corruption. There is no intention on the part of the democrats to actually work with the republicans on a responsible comprehensive plan. Democrats hate Trump so much they would rather destroy the country to make him look bad. They put so much pork in this bill that bails out mismanaged democratic controlled cities that we all would be paying for. Let them reap the rewards of their stupidity. Pelosi should take a hike and jump off a cliff and maybe the other dumbocrats will follow her.

Lee McQuillen
1 year ago
Reply to  Ronald Mowrey

You only missed one thing – the Democrats (in the House at least) have no intention of working, period. They just collect their pay.

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