Tonight, sometime after 5 p.m. Eastern Time, the House of Representatives will vote on the next bailout: Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus “relief” package, The Heroes Act (H.R. 6800).
But this bailout has some more sinister parts to it, so it’s imperative you read my entire message and then take action today.
Like the four previous coronavirus relief bills, H.R. 6800 does not even make a token attempt to offset this massive spending increase with cuts in other areas.
Instead, Pelosi is taking Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s advice that Congress just spend as much as they want and not worry about the deficit because the Fed can always print more money.
H.R. 6800 spends $1 trillion bailing out state and local governments.
This money will not be used to cover the costs associated with dealing with coronavirus but to help these governments deal with the consequences of their own fiscal mismanagement. And it comes on the heels of many localities raising taxes to “close their deficit gap.”
Plus, state and local governments are already getting a bailout from a new Federal Reserve “lending facility.”
Another infusion of taxpayer funds will simply encourage big spending politicians to keep spending, lending to an even bigger crisis in the future.
Not only that, but those states refusing to re-open, such as Illinois, New York, and Michigan, could continue to keep citizens under house arrest indefinitely if the money flows into their coffers from outside sources.
That is reason enough for you to call your U.S. Representative at 202-224-3121 and tell them to vote against H.R. 6800.
Remember, the vote is set to happen shortly after 5 p.m. Eastern Time tonight, so please call as soon as possible!
And remember to forward this message to your pro-liberty friends and family and ask them to call their representatives as well.
The increased spending and bailouts of big spending state and local governments are not the only -- or even biggest -- reasons to oppose H.R. 6800. . .
Buried on page 515 of this 1,815-page bill is the National Testing and Contact Tracing Initiative.
This initiative spends $75 billion to provide grants to state and local governments to implement “testing, contact tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation with respect to COVID–19.”
The bill does not specify what types of “surveillance” activities can be carried out with the funds. Instead, that is left to federal bureaucrats and state and local officials.
But we know that some unelected federal officials, like Dr. Anthony Fauci, want individuals to have a “digital certificate” indicating whether they have been vaccinated or have other immunities for coronavirus.
And others want to force everyone to put an app on their phone making it easy for federally- funded “contract tracers” to track your movements.
Surveillance could also mean government contact tracers get unrestricted access to your (and your children’s) medical records.
Government officials say these new surveillance powers will only be used to stop the spread of coronavirus.
But as you and I know, when the government is given an inch, they take a mile.
Just like the USA PATRIOT Act was quickly used in cases having nothing to do with terrorism after it passed, this new surveillance and tracking system will inevitably be used for purposes beyond containing coronavirus.
It may even be used to make sure we are following “healthy” lifestyles in order to lessen the risk that we become a “burden” on bankrupt programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
These new powers will almost definitely be used to punish those who defy the government’s health care mandates.
The fact is, there was no need to shut down the economy, and there is no need to turn America into a healthcare police state to stop the spread of coronavirus.
So please call your representative now at 202-224-3121 and tell them to oppose H.R. 6800.
Remember the vote is set to happen sometime after 5 p.m. tonight, so please call now.
Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has said he does not intend to bring up the bill in the Senate.
However, some of McConnell’s fellow Republicans are pushing him to “compromise” with Pelosi on a state bailout. Pelosi already indicated a willingness to compromise herself.
And there are Republicans who support a nationwide system of surveillance and tracing as a means of reopening the economy while “keeping people safe.”
Some even say the lockdowns should not end until a majority of the people “voluntarily” submit to a new government surveillance scheme.
While most Republicans appear to oppose the bill, we need to keep the heat on them to minimize the number of defectors. The more House Republicans vote no, the weaker the positions of those Senate Republicans who want McConnell to pass a Republican version of Pelosi’s state and local bailout.
So please call your U.S. Representative at 202-224-3121 and tell them to vote NO on H.R. 6800.
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE at 202-224-3121
Then share this message with your pro-liberty family and friends and ask them to call Congress too.
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P.S. The vote on The Heroes Act, H.R. 6800, will happen this evening. Call Congress now at 202-224-3121 and demand your representative vote NO.