Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Hornberger rips Amash over stimulus stance

Rep. Amash Signals He May Single-Handedly Delay Coronavirus Relief Bill | National Review - Mairead McArdle:
March 25, 2020 - "Representative Justin Amash signaled Wednesday that he may delay the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package Senate leaders reached with the Trump administration hours earlier. 'This bipartisan deal is a raw deal for the people,' Amash wrote in a Wednesday morning tweet. 'It does far too little for those who need the most help, while providing hundreds of billions in corporate welfare, massively growing government, inhibiting economic adaptation, and widening the gap between the rich and the poor'....

"Rather than providing a large fund for corporations, Amash supports giving $1,250 to each American adult and $500 to each child every month for the next three months, unless the lockdowns end sooner."
Read more: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/rep-amash-signals-he-may-single-handedly-delay-coronavirus-relief-bill/

Justin Amash, LP Interloper, Part 7: Liberty and the Dole | Jacob Hornberger blog - Jacob Hornberger:
Apr 30, 2020 - "This is Amash’s conservative side coming out. The dole system is what conservatives favor. For that matter, it’s also what liberals or progressives favor.... But when it come[s] to libertarianism, Amash is wrong, dead wrong. Libertarianism stands in firm opposition to sending a welfare dole to anyone, crisis or no crisis. It is not the role of government to take care of people, to provide for people, or to give a dole to people. It is not the role of government to be people’s daddy....

"But we can see what Amash is up to. Given his long history with the Republican Party, it is easy to picture him in the upcoming campaign for the general election pandering to voters by telling them that he, as the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, would have the federal government send every voter a free monthly check for $1,200 for the indefinite future.

"Everyone had better be prepared. This is the type of thing that is going to be happening if Amash is made the LP presidential nominee....

"Where does Amash say the government should get the money for his free checks? He doesn’t say. Conservatives and liberals don’t ask that question.... Conservatives and liberals alike think that Uncle Sam is everyone’s rich, caring, and compassionate uncle who can give everyone lots of free moolah....

"Libertarians know better. The only way the federal government gets the money to pay for Amash’s dole program is by taxing the American people.... Any way they do it, it is the American people who would end up paying for Amash’s free monthly welfare program....

"Soon after I entered the LP presidential race last November 2, I wrote a two-part article about the reform wing of the libertarian movement and the Libertarian Party. As I argued in that article, this race for the 2020 LP presidential nomination is much more than just a political race. It is actually a battle for the soul of the libertarian movement and the Libertarian Party."

Read more: https://jacobforliberty.com/2020/04/30/justin-amash-lp-interloper-part-7-liberty-and-the-dole/

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. I wish to read Amash's comment or reply to this.