All votes are cancelled in the US House of Representatives today after the US Capitol Police (USCP) revealed publicly that they received intelligence which pointed to ‘a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group’. This far-fetched and vague militia threat has shut down half of Congress today, because the Democrats are so confident in their mandate from the American people… that they are terrified of them? Where do they think enough militia to challenge 5,200 National Guard troops are going to spring up from?
House Democratic Leader Congressman Steny Hoyer confirmed that the House would not be in session March 4th. “The decision was made that it was possible to finish all of the House’s legislative work for the week tonight,” Hoyer said without providing reasoning for the decision. The militia narrative instead came from the Capitol Police.
Threat of an ‘Identified Militia Group’?
This reads like the USCP and FBI being trolled by 4Chan. To say this seems like a stretch is entirely too generous. Democrats in Congress are already in a confirmable state of paranoid delirium as shown by the hysterical response to Congresswoman Lauren Boebert and it appears to be getting much, much worse. It seems like somebody showed them a trailer for Far Cry 5 and they fixated on it.
According to a Fox News ,
“QAnon loyalists to former President Trump believe that the 45th commander in chief is slated to rally and return to the scene to be sworn in on March 4. That’s the original day on which the U.S. inaugurated presidents. This alternative mythology is pushed by the sovereign citizen movement. Many don’t recognize American laws nor federal currency. There is also some chatter about March 20, the day the Republican party came to life in 1834. And, there’s even some noise about April 15: federal income tax day.”
In the minds of those inside the Beltway: QAnon=Sovereign Citizens Movement=Militia=Trump Supporters=GOP. The concept of political nuance is completely lost on them, these are EXTREMELY disparate groups with very little overlap. Perhaps they are projecting their own deep connections to leftist extremists like Antifa, BLM and Democratic-Socialists who long ago overwhelmed the DNC establishment.
The DailyMail reports,
“Security is being beefed up around the Capitol ahead of the date and out of fears there could be a situation similar to January 6th”
‘We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4,’ USCP said in it statement, which came the same day that officials testified on Capitol Hill about security surrounding the complex.
‘We have already made significant security upgrades to include establishing a physical structure and increasing manpower to ensure the protection of Congress, the public and our police officers,’ they noted.
‘Our Department is working with our local, state, and federal partners to stop any threats to the Capitol. We are taking the intelligence seriously. Due to the sensitive nature of this information we cannot provide additional details at this time.’ The statement added that ‘based on the intelligence that we have, the Department has taken immediate steps to enhance our security posture and staffing for a number of days, to include March 4th’.
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) March 2, 2021
This ‘Militia’ Excuse Seems A Bit Too Convenient.
Consider the following:
Washington, D.C. is currently under a de-facto military occupation of about 5,000 National Guard Troops, 4,900 of whom are expected to remain through March 12th. So any possibility of a hostile insurrection isn’t just remote, it’s astronomically unlikely. Most militia members are former military or law enforcement and are pretty savvy. Marching on DC with our troops deployed there would be tantamount to suicide.
It’s pretty clear that the Biden-Harris regime are seriously concerned alright. But are they concerned about some ‘QAnon conspiracy’ or ‘Militia’ uprising? Doubtful. It’s far more likely that they are seriously worried about the American people paying attention to what is actually happening INSIDE the Capitol today.
Why Are They Afraid? What Are They Doing?
The Senate remains in session and is expected to hold a rapid series of votes or a ‘vote-a-rama’ on the Biden-Harris “American Rescue Plan“, a deceptively named $1.9 Trillion progressive-socialist wish-list only tangentially related to the coronavirus. The fear of another Capitol Breach looming does provide a perfect jumping off point for the media to distract the ADD riddled American people with.
The House of Representatives also passed HR1, a terrifying overhaul of the American electoral system yesterday along hard party lines 220-210 with zero Republican support. But that bill isn’t up for Senate debate yet where it is sure to be filibustered.
So why would the American people be angry about the “American Rescue Plan”?
Less than half of it has anything to do with COVID, that’s why.
According to USA Today, the bill contains COVID unrelated items such as:
” a $1.5 million bridge connecting New York and Canada; a $100 million underground rail project in Silicon Valley; $480 million for Native American language preservation and maintenance; and $50 million in environmental justice grants. The bill would also raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and change pension funding rules.”
As for COVID related items, the 22% of the bill will go toward, “the $422 billion set aside for $1,400-per-person stimulus checks. Another 13% ($246 billion) is for extending additional unemployment funding of $400 a week.
About 8.5% of the $1.9 trillion, at most, goes to direct containment measures such as vaccines and testing. The total is somewhere between $100 billion and $160 billion, depending on whether one includes items like $10 billion in medical supplies and $24 billion in child care for essential workers, as the White House does in arriving at the larger figure.
A combined 12% is going to:
- Subsidized COBRA for laid-off workers.
- Affordable Care Act subsidies for the next two years.
- Expanded nutrition assistance to replace school lunch programs during the pandemic.
- Funding for testing and contact tracing.
- Disaster Relief Fund increases and covering COVID-19-related funeral expenses.
- Grants to airlines and contractors to freeze layoffs through September.
- Defense Production Act funding for medical supplies.
- Grants for restaurants and bars that have lost revenue in the pandemic.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance grants of up to $10,000 per business.”
Grand total: 42.5% of the $1.9 Trillion actually goes toward Coronavirus related items while a staggering 57.5% is pegged for “long-standing policy priorities that are not directly related to the current crisis,” as well as other as of yet undescribed items. Now, that wouldn’t upset the American people would it?
This is a distraction, to keep the American people cowed and afraid, instead of filled with righteous anger.
Here’s the full breakdown from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
|Policy||Deficit impact, 2021-2031|
|Ways & Means||$923 billion|
|Provide $1,400-per-person stimulus checks||$422 billion|
|Extend unemployment programs through August 29 with a $400/week supplement||$246 billion|
|Expand Child Tax Credit, Child Care Tax Credit, and Earned Income Tax Credit mostly for one year||$143 billion|
|Provide grants to multi-employer pension plans and change single-employer pension funding rules||$58 billion|
|Temporarily expand ACA subsidies for two years and subsidize 2020 and 2021 coverage||$45 billion|
|Extend paid sick leave and employee retention credit||$14 billion|
|Subsidize COBRA coverage for laid-off workers*||$8 billion|
|Repeal rule allowing multinational corporations to calculate their interest expenses including foreign subsidiaries||-$22 billion|
|Other policies||$9 billion|
|Oversight & Reform||$350 billion|
|Provide money to state governments||$195 billion|
|Provide money to local governments, territories, and tribes||$155 billion|
|Create paid COVID leave for federal workers and other policies||$0.4 billion|
|Education & Labor||$290 billion|
|Provide funding for K-12 education||$129 billion|
|Provide funding for colleges and universities||$40 billion|
|Increase the federal minimum wage to $15/hour by 2025||$54 billion|
|Provide support for child care, grants to child care providers, and Head Start||$40 billion|
|Subsidize COBRA coverage for laid-off workers*||$10 billion|
|Extend nutrition assistance in place of school lunch for the duration of the emergency and other food assistance||$7 billion|
|Human services, labor programs, and other policies*||$11 billion|
|Energy & Commerce||$122 billion|
|Increase funding for testing and contract tracing||$50 billion|
|Increase public health workforce and investments||$19 billion|
|Fund vaccine distribution, confidence, and supply chains||$16 billion|
|Increase Medicaid payments to states that newly expand Medicaid under the ACA||$16 billion|
|Allow states to expand Medicaid coverage for prisoners close to release and for pregnant and postpartum women for 5 years||$9 billion|
|Remove the cap limiting how much drug manufacturers must rebate to Medicaid for drugs that have increased quickly in price||-$18 billion|
|Other policies*||$31 billion|
|Transportation & Infrastructure||$90 billion|
|Increase funding for the Disaster Relief Fund and cover funeral expenses related to COVID||$47 billion|
|Provide grants to transit agencies||$28 billion|
|Provide grants to airports and aviation manufacturers||$11 billion|
|Provide grants to communities under economic stress||$3 billion|
|Grants to Amtrak and other transportation-related spending||$2 billion|
|Financial Services||$71 billion|
|Provide emergency rental assistance and assist homeless||$30 billion|
|Provide grants to airlines and contractors to freeze airline layoffs through September||$12 billion|
|Use Defense Production Act to buy and distribute medical supplies||$10 billion|
|Provide mortgage payment assistance||$10 billion|
|Reauthorize and fund the State Small Business Credit Initiative||$9 billion|
|Small Business||$50 billion|
|Provide grants to restaurants and bars that lost revenue due to the pandemic||$25 billion|
|Provide additional EIDL Advance grants of up to $10,000 per business||$15 billion|
|Allow more PPP loans and expand eligibility to certain non-profit and digital media companies||$7 billion|
|Other policies||$3 billion|
|Veterans’ Affairs||$17 billion|
|Provide funding for health care services, facilities, and copays for veterans||$16 billion|
|Fund job training assistance programs for veterans and other VA administrative costs||$1 billion|
|Increase nutrition assistance||$6 billion|
|Pay off loans and other programs for socially disadvantaged farmers||$5 billion|
|Purchase and distribute food to needy individuals||$4 billion|
|Testing and monitoring for COVID in rural communities and among animal populations||$1 billion|
|Foreign Affairs (no legislation reported yet)||$10 billion|
|Natural Resources (no legislation reported yet)||$1 billion|
|Science, Space, & Technology (no legislation reported yet)||$1 billion|