Never let a crisis go to waste, right?
More and more Democrats appear to be taking Rahm Emanuel's words to heart in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rather than protecting American lives and livelihoods, Democrat leaders appear to be prioritizing partisan policies.
Representative Ilhan Omar is the latest Democrat leader to push a progressive agenda, using COVID-19 as a scapegoat to push the nation further to the left.
Omar took to Twitter and posted, "Here’s what we need to make universal, as a start: Healthcare, School meals, Vote-by-mail, Housing, Basic Income."
Ilhan Omar's comments come just weeks after the federal government has spent over $7 trillion to protect the economy from falling into a depression.
The forced government shutdowns have wiped out massive economic and job gains.
Democrats like Omar appear to be attempting to make this government growth permanent.
See what Omar wrote on Twitter:
It's not just Omar.
These far-left, radical demands have also received support from Representative Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.
While the Squad was generally happy with the coronavirus stimulus package, they complained that it didn't go far enough.
AOC said that, "This is not the time for half measures."
No wonder Omar is trying to lead the Squad into pushing the country farther to the left.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Rep. Ilhan Omar outlined the "start" of a progressive agenda that calls for "universal" housing, mail-in ballots, and guaranteed income.
“Here’s what we need to make universal, as a start: Healthcare, School meals, Vote-by-mail, Housing, Basic income,” the Minnesota Democrat tweeted on Monday.
Omar’s call for universal mail-in voting follows her tweet from a day earlier, echoing a similar message.
“Every registered voter should be allowed to #VoteByMail in future elections, no questions asked,” she tweeted.
Omar and Democrats across the country, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have called for an increase in mail-in voting, citing coronavirus fears despite significant evidence of voter fraud and reports that more than 28 million mail-in ballots are unaccounted for over the last decade.
Omar’s fellow Democratic “Squad” members have joined in her demands for universal healthcare, housing, and income.
Just weeks ago, Ilhan Omar introduced a bill to cancel rent and mortgage payments.
However, rather than issuing guidelines to safely reopen the U.S. economy, Democratic leaders are prioritizing permanent growth on government.
In fact, there have even been reports that Americans are prefering to stay on unemployment than return to work because they're making more on unemployment benefits than they would at a job.
There are ways to safely open the U.S. economy without needlessly jeopardizing lives.
For example, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic proportionately impacts the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions moreso than young, healthy adults or children.
Social distancing measures can be practiced in the workplace to keep people safe while also allowing people to make a living.
However, Democrats like Omar would rather make people dependent on the government.
According to the Western Journal:
Rep. Ilhan Omar outlined a progressive agenda Tuesday on Twitter, calling for universal housing, mail-in ballots and basic income.
“Here’s what we need to make universal, as a start: Healthcare, School meals, Vote-by-mail, Housing, Basic Income,” the Minnesota Democrat tweeted.
“Universal basic income” refers to regular cash payments from the government to those whose earnings fall short of a certain total.
Fellow “squad” members have made similar demands, with Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts calling for universal health care.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has also proposed legislation to expand Medicare or Medicaid coverage, create a universal basic income, limit food-stamp assistance requirements and temporarily suspend student debt collection, Business Insider reported.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that the next round of coronavirus response legislation would include a vote-by-mail system.
“We have to save the lives and livelihood of the American people. We also have to save our liberty — the life of our democracy,” she said during an April interview with MSNBC.
“Voting by mail is central to this in any event, but at the time of the coronavirus, very essential. We had $400 million in CARES 1. We have to add much more than that in CARES 2, so that people can vote by mail.”
Fortunately, voters have begun voicing their worries about Omar's demands.
As Constitutionally protected freedoms appear to be taken away in the name of a pandemic, voters are cautious to let the government overstep its bounds.
See some responses from voters to Omar below: