No HEROES

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks about the “Heroes Act,” a proposal for the next phase of coronavirus relief legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2020. (Saul Loeb/Reuters)
Just another Democratic omnibus spending bill.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D avid Dayen of The American Prospect is not very much impressed by Nancy Pelosi’s latest dog’s-breakfast spending bill:

The bill is modeled after all the pre-pandemic omnibus legislation that bundled together dozens of ideas (remember H.R.1?), sent over to Mitch McConnell’s legislative graveyard and immediately forgotten. It’s not a particularly good public relations strategy because there’s nothing to latch onto, just a jumble of ideas. And it hasn’t worked as a negotiating strategy either. It reflects the real incoherence of the Democratic position; they don’t have any organizing principle about how to fight the economic crisis other than to throw a bunch

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