‘Call it a Pelosi Payoff’: McCarthy blasts House Dems for efforts to pass bloated COVID relief bill

President Joe Biden has been advocating strongly for the passage of his proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, with allies in Congress similarly pushing for its rapid approval.

For GOP critics like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), however, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others appear to be engaging in little more than the pursuit of a progressive wishlist.

“Don’t call it a rescue or relief bill”

As McCarthy argued in a recent Fox News op-ed, the “price tag of Democrats’ bill is jaw-dropping” and much of that spending has little to do with direct pandemic relief.

“At $1.9 trillion, it is the single most expensive bill in history,” McCarthy added. “But don’t call it a rescue or relief bill. Call it a Pelosi Payoff.”

He went on to assert that the “amount of money that actually goes to funding public health is less than nine percent,” lambasting the legislation as “not a serious attempt to fix the real problems of the American people.”

Though McCarthy is far from the only member of his party to sound the alarms over what he described as a pork-laden proposal, his op-ed pointed to various “pet projects” worthy of derision — including a $100 million grant for a tunnel outside of Pelosi’s district.

“Other ‘urgent needs include $50 million for Planned Parenthood, $685 billion that isn’t scheduled to be spent for another two years — about a third of the entire cost of the bill,  and an additional $1,400 per week, up to $21,000 total, for federal employees who have kids out of school, but ignores millions of parents outside of D.C. who are also suffering through school closures, a crisis that has already forced one million American moms to leave the workforce,” he declared.

“Democrats chose to cut Republicans out of the process”

According to McCarthy, the bill will not lead to “any assurance” for American families that local schools will open in the near term, pointing out that “only five percent of the education funding in this bill is scheduled to be spent this year.”

Furthermore, he slammed Democrats for their plan to push the behemoth bill through Congress without Republican support, using the so-called reconciliation process that allows it to pass with a simple majority vote.

“Unfortunately, President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats chose to cut Republicans out of the process,” McCarthy wrote. “After claiming on the campaign trail that he would be a ‘President for all Americans,’ President Biden has made zero attempt at bipartisanship.”

He concluded by describing “the solution America needs” as “one that will get us on a path back to normal,” including an end to “non-science-based lockdowns” still in place across many Democratic-led states.

Nevertheless, the House voted to approve the bill on Saturday with Pelosi as one of its most vocal supporters, saying: “This is a spectacular piece of legislation. While the Senate has prevented us temporarily from passing one aspect of it, let us not be distracted from what is in here.”

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  1. Sure,plotski, is a spectacular waste of money. But what would we expect from you other than money wasted,& without a doubt, a very large portion of it will line your pockets.
    The senate MUST STOP YOU!!!!!

      1. The Moon Bat, Pelosi who has rotted her first set of teeth from booz now eats a second meal from her loose dentures while Trump gave his State of the Union addresses.” all that cud chewing was eating what was left from her dinner in those cheep false teeth.

      2. How can even the simplest of minds even think that the party of the devil will work across party lines. Not happening, so get over it.

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  3. When people start thinking about their country and not the lies the Dumpocrats preach maybe we can make America Great Again.

    Old man Barnum was right:”There’s a sucker born every minute.”

  4. Pelosi needs to be impeached and make her live with the homeless in her district. She’s never given a damn about anyone, she moved to 3 different districts to stay in office over the years.

    1. The anti-American Criminal, Thieves, Racist, Liar, Hateful DemoRATS, including Illegitimate biden/harris and their team, Radical Squad, should all be thrown out of and of Congress and sentence to Prison for what they are doing to America and the American Taxpayers.
      We the American People, must demand these Evil DemoRAT Politicians are IMPEACHED. If we don’t, we are headed for complete Communism in America.

      We the American Taxpayers, pay these Politicians THEIR Salary and they WORK FOR US THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

      OUR FREEDOM, PEACE, PROSPERITY, JUSTICE FOR ALL, LIBERTY, OUR CONSTITUTION, OUR AMERICAN FLAG, LAW & ORDER AND THE SAFETY OF ALL WILL BE GONE FOREVER.

      GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS HE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

  5. The only thing Democrat’s can actually FIX are elections everything else they destroy (with Pelosi at the wheel) Pelosi and her husband invested one million $ in Dominion voting company in 2002 , no wonder the Democrat’s keep winning across the United States of America.

    1. Pelosi and her crew are only interested in fooling the People with false promises…… that is gullible people…. Wake up America she and her wealthy followers are out to make us “Sheep to slaughter “She reminds me of the childhood story “Hansel und Gretel”

      1. This is no secret but Dem voters keep voting these communists back in office. Until they wake up and pushback conservatives don’t have a chance. Especially with her HR1 bill to cement election fraud in place by taking over state election laws. Never mind the Constitution.

  6. Piglosi is drunk on power! She thinks SHE runs the country, and in a way she does, because NOTHING gets on the house floor for a vote unless SHE brings it! Impeach her, remove her from congress, and put a patriot in her place! She MUST be ousted NOW!!!!!

  7. Kevin McCarthy, instead of complaining, get all the republicans in congress, and the demonrats who want Piglosi out and bring impeachment proceedings, or the 25th ammendment and force her out of congress. It CAN be done !

  8. NANCY PELOSI IS NOT ONLY A DISGRACE TO AMERICA, BUT TO THE HUMAN RACE.

    SHE’S LIKE THE FAT GREEN BLACK STRIPED TOMATO WORM WITH HORNS THAT DOESN’T QUIT TILL SHE’S DEVOURED EVERY TOMATO ON THE VINE.

  9. I AM SICK AND TIRE OF REPUBLICANS NOT TAKING ANY ACTION AGAINST ALL CRIMES AND FRAUD COMMITTED BY DEMOCRATS.

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

    LET’S ROLL NOW

  10. Talk about a mess. We need to present this take over by the Democrats to the Supreme Court and explain what is happening. Or have the House and Senate get instructions of the full situation, then vote. The Democrats will not be allowed to vote because of “party favor influence”. The problem is we can’t trust Joe with the nuclear codes, due to his health. Pelosi is on a spending train that we as a country can’t afford, as we are in a Pandemic. Kamala Harris is in charge of speaking with World Leaders and does not have proper authority. So a vote of Action needs to take place.

  11. When are all the corrupt politicians going to prosecuted for their crimes ever since Trump decided to run for office till now.

  12. It seems like every politician doesn’t know a thing about our Constitution or our laws so they try to make up their own laws to justify the laws that they break.

  13. What can we do to save America ? How can rid ourselves of the Democrats that are wasting money that America does not have ?All the jobs that were high paying almost have been deleted , so where will taxes come from —the weakest of tax payers ? My daughter worked in a place for the handicap,where she made about three cents for each bell she took off the old phones . She had taxes taken out of her weekly check . How could she have lived if she hadn’t lived with me ? So the Democrats talk about replacing those high paying jobs with “New Green Jobs ” which will not pay as much as they were making working and had been educated to earn those high salaries .They are lying to the public and it seems they are getting their way. God help us all !!

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