While Nancy Pelosi didn’t create the current recession, it’s certain that she’s responsible for extending it. First, the recession started because of the COVID-19 virus that was spread by China because they weren’t transparent about how infectious the virus is. The Chinese Communist Party, aka the CCP, is still hiding information from the world. They’re still lying, too.

That being said, Nancy Pelosi has twice caused tons of economic harm that didn’t have to happen. First, there was bipartisan agreement on a relief package in the Senate. Meanwhile, the House left on recess. Pelosi returned to DC and immediately insisted on a ton of demands that had nothing to do with COVID-19. She held that original bill hostage for a week. That’s the bill that created the Payroll Protection Program, aka the PPP. After a week of holding small businesses hostage, Pelosi settled for $25,000,000 in funding for the Kennedy Center and funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

This time, Pelosi is holding Blue Collar America hostage again. The PPP ran out of money. Senate Democrats objected to Sen. McConnell’s bill for a supplemental appropriation of $250,000,000,000 to the PPP after it ran out of money. Again, Pelosi wasn’t in DC searching for a solution. She was in her San Francisco mansion showing off her “two Wolf Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezers.”

Speaker Gingrich wrote that “my wife Callista knew what a Wolf Sub-Zero refrigerator was, but I sure did not. I Googled it. Wolf’s own description is: ‘Find the best luxury refrigerators for your needs with Sub-Zero full-size stainless steel or custom panel refrigerators, freezers and undercounter refrigerators.’ They range in price up to $20,000-plus.” Then Speaker Gingrich added this:

While many Americans were gathered around their Easter tables praying and wondering what they would do without income or a job, Pelosi was blocking small business support and wondering what she would have done without ice cream. By the way, you, too, can get the ice cream she was bragging about having delivered – five pints for $58 before tax.

Pelosi could’ve signaled that she was ok with topping off the PPP account via unanimous consent and this crisis could’ve been averted. Loans could’ve still been approved. Payrolls could’ve been met without interruption. Lives wouldn’t have to have been disrupted for something that wasn’t an urgent need.

Blue Collar America has had their lives disrupted unnecessarily because Ms. Pelosi couldn’t resist the opportunity to play partisan politics yet another time. Lives hang in the balance but Ms. Pelosi thinks that it’s a game. This quickly puts things into perspective:

What makes the Pelosi attitude so infuriating is the fact that the small business payroll protection plan has worked far better than anyone thought possible. The Small Business Administration, working with the nation’s banks, has gotten nearly $350 billion into the economy in 14 days. Before the Trump administration, $30 billion in an entire year was a major SBA effort. Now, it had managed to loan $349 billion in two weeks.

There’s a book that I gave to my brother as a Christmas present years ago titled “Nothing else like it in the World”, written by Stephen Ambrose. It’s the history of how the Transcontinental Railroad was built in the 19th Century. America is still that amazing place, though it’s changed some. This video captures my sentiments perfectly:

Ari Fleischer nailed it by saying that “It all comes from freedom, capitalism and innovation.” The default position of the United States is growth, innovation and the occasional miracle that stuns the world. A friend of mine from Fingerhut was one of the most optimistic people I’ve ever met. He had a little sign in his office that fits this situation perfectly. It said “The difficult, we do immediately. The impossible takes a little bit longer.”

We’re still that people — when politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Tim Walz and other Democrats get out of the way.

One Response to “The Pelosi Recession”

  • Gretchen L Leisen says:

    I am surprised that Nancy Pelosi has not been stuck with the nickname Marie Antoinette of ‘let them eat cake’ fame. I am not certain whether that quote is a real statement that MA made, but Nancy furnished proof positive in pictures that she is a ‘let them eat ice cream’.

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