Kamala Harris confesses to using COVID-19 relief to push welfare state expansion

Far from a tired cliché, there really does seem to be no end to the Democrats’ devotion to the concept of never letting a crisis go to waste, a fact recently made clear by comments from the nation’s second in command.

As Fox News reports, Vice President Kamala Harris admitted on Friday that a key motivation behind the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package recently signed into law was to facilitate the introduction of new social welfare policies, particularly relating to children.

Among the features of the bill designed to achieve such ends is its provision increasing the Child Tax Credit by upwards of $1600 for some parents while also expanding the numbers of Americans eligible to receive those funds, and in that regard, Harris stated:

This was the intentional purpose of the American Rescue Plan, which was to look at child care, to look at our child care workers, to look at our children, to bring them out of poverty. And to do what has long been overlooked, which is to understand that our children — we cannot in public policy subordinate them, as you know, is because I guess they’re little people, little problems.

Harris’ candor on the topic seems to validate reporting from the Washington Post earlier in March which revealed that during negotiations for the relief bill, Democrats injected a last-minute push to incorporate measures to battle child poverty, something the paper characterized as a “sudden, unexpected” new social program with a price tag exceeding $120 billion.

All of this undergirds the broader criticisms made by Republicans during debate on coronavirus relief that the bulk of the spending bill authorizes has little to do with the pandemic and is, as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) declared, “a payoff to [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi’s political friends,” as Fox News further noted.

Byron York of the Washington Examiner has also taken note of Democrats’ efforts to seize upon crisis conditions to further President Joe Biden’s self-declared wish to “change the paradigm” and achieve sweeping social welfare goals that include the implementation of universal pre-K, free community college, and other such programs, writing:

What is really going on is that many Democrats are hoping to use Biden’s presidency to “jam” into law a variety of Democratic agenda items old and new.

According to Politico, Democrats are betting that many of the provisions implemented under the guise of temporary COVID-19 aid become so popular among the citizenry that Republicans will find it political impossible to eliminate them in the future, making an expansion of the welfare state permanent in nature.

With the Biden administration set this week to begin introduction of a massive infrastructure bill set to cost at least $3 trillion, Republicans are sonding the alarm not just about growing the deficit, but also about Democrats’ desire to create ever-larger entitlement programs that fail to address the underlying problems that led to some Americans’ need for assistance in the first place.

Now that Biden reportedly fashions hismself as the modern incarnation of F.D.R., complete with New Deal-size spending, it is incumbent on Republicans to do all they can to fight the Democrats’ desire to fundamentally transform the country.

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57 Responses

  1. Communism/ get rid of religion control people with fake news brainwash our children give a pittance to live. They know better what a sad state of affairs. Ruining our country. A ship of fools

  2. Harris is nothing but a over paid ho. She is as dumb as a box of rocks. She is wanting to give more people welfare so they will vote her in as president in 2024. She sounds like a hyena when she laughs makes me sick. She cannot run this country. A 5 year old is better than her.

  3. Restuff said bill with these :
    Term Limits for House & Senate & US Supreme Court
    No Pay No Budget
    Pay for performance for House & Senate
    Can work for lobbyists after 10 years.
    House & Senate pay into SS & Medicare
    Term Limits for GS 7 employees Govt wide

  4. Harris doesn’t have a clue when it comes to running a country how she was given the position of VP and possibly president has to be someones idea of a joke,unfortunately the American people are going to suffer for it

    1. FED UP,
      The choice of Harris was the only way to secure the black votes. Even though she has used that “woman of color” label, she is not one. Her mother was from India and her father from Jamaica. Also, she can’t be responsible for her Slave Owning ancestors. What a piece she is.

  5. TIME TO TAKE OVER THE GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEFORE IT’S GONE FOR GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Ask your liberal friends to justify the actions of their wonderful administration they put in power, (Aided by a substantial amount of election fraud).
    When they cannot do so. They will the call you a RACIST.
    That is the penalty for winning an argument with a Bleeding Heart Left Winger.

  7. Only GOD can strighten out where we have got to with this country, everything has gone too far to recover because the Devel is in his hayday now
    and the polititans are his servants. They are out to destroy what GOD has made in this Great country and trying to seperate the people from GOD by closing the churchs and introducing them to the Devels ways. They are the devels servants and won’t change their ways. If this country doesen’t turn back to GOD it will turn into a HELL on earth. Keep on praying that GOD will come back soon to stop the distruction of what he has made. If the people that love GOD don’t stand up it is over.

  8. I understand about the kids and they need help there are also the elderly who is never mentioned about being helped some elderly do not get enough in SS benefits to buy their Medicare and pay their bills do they not count after all they’ve worked for their benefits It’s as if the elderly don’t count attention needs to be paid to them as well

    1. You must be the word police! Step off your red carpet! Sometimes people don’t look at their phone when typing reply’s.

  9. Biden and Harris need to be impeached and any Democrat that can not stand for America and our Constitution need to go to. Call, write and email your Representatives Senators daily until we get results. Write to the supreme Court about the treason committed in the election. Urge them to rethink their decision to not look into the election fraud before our country goes down in flames.
    US Supreme Court, 1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543
    You cannot call or email — you must write a letter!!!
    Members of the House
    Members of the Senate

    1. If you are really concerned about what has happened in this country in the past 3-4 months and what is happening now, the destruction of country, culture and freedom get off your butt and do something besides talking. Call, write letters. Send messages some way EVERY day to Senators, Representives, Supreme Court judges while you still have the right to speak because do nothing and you will loose that right.

  10. What does Covid-19 relief bill have child welfare in it? Child welfare should be addressed in a bill of its own. Once again politicians cram unrelated issues onto another bill. Surely something can be done to make this type of thing illegal and the perpetrators held accountable.

  11. The democrats are Marxists, Fascists, and Nazis who want to destroy America. I, have been telling you this for about three years and you still don’t listen. This is what happened to HaShem or God spoke to us long ago.

  12. Are there any demorats in this nation that have any morals left. Does God even enter into their minds as to the evils that they are doing to our America?
    Open your eyes demorats, because judgement will fall one day.

  13. It has always been the plan. The way to totalitarianism is paved with sweet sounding words. You know those famous words…” this is the government, we’ve come to help you”!

  14. Harris along with Biden need to be impeached A.S.A.P. The democratic party need to all be put completely out of any office that they hold before they destroy this country.

      1. Mine too!! Impeach Harris and Biden!! Harris is a total disgrace to our country!! They are ruining our great country.

        1. They all need to be gone. Put President Trump back in, He won anyway, it was stolen from Him. We NEED Him Back.

          1. Totally agree. They work for “We the People”. The election was stolen President Trump won. Impeach Biden and Harris. What a joke they are wasting our tax dollars and now they are allowing people in the USA without proper
            Procedure. They are setting the United States to become welfare dependence

    1. The “HAYENA HARRIS” is the dumbest lying person (using the term person) loosely) along with Puppet Joe Obama. The two of them ought to be sent below the border and suffer.

    2. You are right…but they haven’t completed their agenda to get rid of Biden and make her President…..God help us.

  15. What a waste koi money, the democrats are bound and determined to turn this country into a welfare state

      1. Gaddis and Bozo Biden should be Impeached for all the things they have done to our Country and Americans.

    1. that better be for only U S citizens no illegals.. we the taxpayers have to have some say so.. who the hell does Beigin Bidin thinks he is.

      1. Loretta, many of us are wondering the same thing !!! What gives him the right to spend our country into financial ruin !! Its NOT for the good our our hard working citizen who earned it !! Stay out of our bank accounts you have no authority except those you signed into law, and who gave you permission ? SHOW US !!!!!! NOT we the people for damned sure. In fact our laws have been over stepped by Biden and his cabinet from day one !!! GOT to end and soon !!! He has gone rogue……and the rest of his lot are the same or worse…killing our country as was planned for decades back….asking God, to give them what is due them when they stand before Him for judgment.

      2. You don’t make enough money to pay taxes that can be used to support a welfare state. The U.S. government can either pay welfare or use tax money to pay citizens to tear down dilapidated buildings and other needed infrastructure improvements.


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