House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Monday that a guaranteed minimum income from the government deserves a look from lawmakers.
As Congress debates another relief package to help small businesses and individuals who have been financially hurt by government lockdowns during this coronavirus pandemic, Pelosi signaled that maybe payments of this sort should become something permanent.
Pelosi considering ‘guaranteed income’… https://t.co/B3omONyRYN
— Drudge Report Feed (@drudgefeed) April 27, 2020
Pelosi said on “MSNBC Live” that guaranteed minimum income is “perhaps” now “worthy” of serious attention from her colleagues and could even be part of future funding packages. “As we go forward, let’s see what works,” Pelosi said. “What is operational, and what needs other attention? Others have suggested a minimum…guaranteed income for people.”
“Is that worthy of attention now?” she asked. “Perhaps so because there are many more people than just in small business and hired by small business as important as that is to the vitality of our economy and other people who are not in the public sector meeting our needs in so many ways that may need some assistance as well.”
House Speaker Pelosi says that the idea of a guaranteed minimum income for Americans is perhaps worth considering during the coronavirus pandemic. Follow live updates: https://t.co/IaGCCitqfF pic.twitter.com/AkmwLdiMSv
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 27, 2020
Pelosi continued, “But again, recognize the realities of it all. What is the execution of it? What is working? And… what are we getting our money’s worth on? I think we have to look at that, too.”
“How is the money being spent?” she finished. “With all the best intentions in the world, but nonetheless, we want the money to go where it needs.”
While the government stepping in to help individuals and businesses negatively affected by this pandemic might be the right thing to do, isn’t it also possible and even inevitable that Democrats will use this moment to push through a far-left socialist agenda? Or as former Obama buddy Rahm Emanuel infamously put it, “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.”
— R. Saddler 📎🗽🌊🌊🌊 (@Politics_PR) April 27, 2020
You don’t have to be as radical as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to understand that most Democrats want as much socialism implemented as the current political situation will allow them. This crisis could open all sorts of new doors for progressives, and Nancy Pelosi just admitted she’s keeping an eye on what’s possible.
This piece originally appeared in ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.
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