Commonwealth Policy Center

The newly proposed relief bill by Congress is intended to stimulate the economy in the same way the CARES Act did. However, the bill pushes far-left policies. The word “cannabis” appears in the bill 68 times, which is four times as many as the word “hire.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the bill also contains “tax hikes on small businesses, giveaways to blue-state millionaires, government checks for illegal immigrants, and sending diversity detectives to inspect the pot industry.” A Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said, “for me, the leverage is that there is enormous suffering.” An additional $3.3 trillion added to our national debt is a tough pill to swallow. It’s even more troubling that some Congressmen would use it to push a far-left agenda.