Tuesday, June 2, 2020

How Trump Can Get the Better of Congress’ Latest Boondoggle

The coronavirus relief package is the epitome of imperfect legislation. While most Americans agree that a substantial stimulus was necessary to mitigate the economic hardship caused by the pandemic, pork-barrel projects buried in its 1,000 plus pages of legislation represent the worst of Washington.

Yet there are ways President Trump can outmaneuver Speaker Pelosi. Case in point, the purge at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which despite receiving $25 million – announced it is firing every one of its 96-member National Symphony Orchestra (NSO).

Deroy Murdock explains:

How ironic that Nervous Nancy told CNN on Sunday that “as the president fiddles, people are dying.” She, of course, fiddled like Itzhak Perlman last week, when her 1,404-page, far-left ultimatum derailed a bipartisan Senate bill within hours of passage on Sunday, March 22.

Pelosi’s virtuoso performance tied up Congress from Monday through Friday, as senators and House members wrestled over her ransom demands, not least $35 million for the Kennedy Center. Pelosi insisted that the House would block relief for Americans enduring the COVID-19 national emergency unless it included cash for the Kennedy Center.

Now, with their coffers replenished, the Kennedy Center’s C-suite has waved something at their loyal, hardworking symphonic musicians, and it’s not a conductor’s baton. And they’re waving it at America’s taxpayers, too.

Just when the president and Congress are begging employers to pay their staffers and enacting laws to help them do so, lest mass unemployment drown the U.S. economy, the Kennedy Center cut off these unionized musicians’ paychecks, effective next Friday. It also will boot them off their health insurance in May, if concerts do not resume by then.

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Deroy Murdock
Deroy Murdock
New York political commentor Deroy Murdock is a Fox News contributor and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Ah, Deroy, you missed Trump taking over the entire court for himself while helping Nance the Ripper Pelosi along with what she started, placing herself right in the center of the net which is the center stage she craves – only she’s too full of herself to realize where he’s put her yet but she will when she hears the constant whoosh b/c tennis players love to skim the top of the net with a hair to spare. – Trump appointed those skimmers, Jon Voight and Gov. Huckabee, as Trustees at the Kennedy, and they are holding that $25,000,000 in their Kennedy Trust-Fund fists – THEY will decide where the $25,000,000 goes and when, and if the President has need of that 25 million dollars for We People then he has the power to use it as he needs it !
    He’s also fired the inspector general that Pelosi inserted that would not report to the Prez as to the accounting conveyance of stimulus monies but to her, and she appointed that evil plantation owner Clyburn as head of ‘her’ committee for the IG to report to – Trump has the power of the Constitution given to the Executive Branch and will appoint a temporary IG of His choosing and if it doesn’t tow the line for Freedom and the American Citizens and falls in with the wickedly vicious Democrats he will replace that one with one that will, for as long as it takes.
    Trump owns the court.

  2. YES THAT IS OUR PRESIDENT AND HIS COURT THANK YOU ALL FOR HELPING PRESIDENT TRUMP AND BELIEVEING IN HIS AGENDA. YOU MAY NOT BELIEVE IN EVERYTHING HER DOES AND VISA VERSA BUT YOU ARE ALL WORKING FOR ONE CAUSE THE TRUE AMERICANS

  3. How does a woman like her stay in office. She is so dishonest. If you think she cares for the people who are out of work you are dreaming. She just cares for herself then claims she is so religious really that dont fall in line with her . People wake up you are without money cause she is holding it up.if she cared it would be passed. Hope she can sleep at night. Most people couldn’t.

  4. So good old Nancy wanted to slip in a retirement fund for newsmen? You know I’d like to see a lot of them retired, and better sooner than later, but I don’t want to pay for it! A whole bunch of them seem to have sold themselves to the devil demos and their take over plan. What have they done for me lately? What have they done for America lately? I wonder what they hope to gain by it all? If demos win, good journalists can forget their insight and creativity because they are just mouth pieces for dictators. Just anther bunch of losers dancing to the tune of their puppet masters. What a horrible waste of education, talent and skill!

  5. Yep nice play but the best is yet to come when they unseal that “B” indictment and haul her off to a military trial along with the rest of her cronies, then we will see true happiness.

  6. The MSM is dutifully fulfilling their evil mandate in the meanwhile using the “panic-demic” to herd the masses to the vaccination feast table that is being prepared which apparently IS the entire goal of those that created the “pandemic”…it is interesting to note that whilst all eyes were directed to Wuhan, the epicentre of this conundrum, and the “media” treated us to a “Bollywood” epic of “happenings” there and the “fact(?)” that the virus was spreading uncontrollably world wide. major cities in China, like Beijing and Shanghai, went virtually UNSCATHED!!!

  7. Until the president has a line item veto, we will continue to fund crap. All the pork barrel useless causes.. planned parenthood the abortion center of the USA, other useless things like studying shrimp on treadmills*(yes this has really happened) or finding out the number of chirps a cricket makes at different temperatures. This is the next important thing that congress needs to enact and that can not happen unless we have a republican congress and senate.

  8. Trump should ignore those corrupt federal judges and CUT ALL FUNDS to the Kennedy center. That way, those Democrat administrators will get their checks cut too.
    Now if we can just get Trump to ignore the corrupt federal judges the way so many other presidents have done. Like Lincoln, Roosevelt. etc.

  9. I am so over this bull s–t ! It’s bad enough we are all cooped up @home ready to go bonkers, we also read about that wacky b- Nancy & her cronies ! what say we all take a vote, kicker her ragity as- out with her cronies & go about getting this country back on her feet TOGETHER !!!!!!!!!!!!

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