WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) waxed religious at a Thursday press conference as she stumped for the Build Back Better Act, a massive social spending bill and a key agenda item for the floundering administration of President Joe Biden.
Just the News reports:
“For me, it’s a religious thing. I believe this is God’s creation and we have moral obligation to be good stewards. But if you don’t share that view, you must share the view that we have an obligation to future generations,” Pelosi, who was raised Catholic, said at a news conference. “So we’re very excited about what is in there and it is paid for.”
“It’s about health care for our children, clean air, clean water, it’s about jobs, jobs, jobs; good paying union jobs, to keep us preeminent in green technologies throughout the world,” Pelosi said.
The complete Build Back Better social spending bill is expected to cost a total of $4.79 trillion if its policies are made permanent, and is expected by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to increase the deficit by over $367 billion in ten years.
Pelosi’s halfhearted invocation of Scripture here, meanwhile, is nothing new — it’s a play Democrats often make when they’re trying to sell you on something. For instance, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) did the same thing in September whilst practically begging Brooklyn parishioners to get vaccinated.
This is the Democrats’ standard play — you are morally obliged, as Pelosi outright stated, to nod in agreement as they work to blow out the spending. And you’re expected to do so because it’s a show of compassion. Agreeing with Democrats on public policy makes you a good, virtuous person, whereas disagreeing with them means you hate the planet and want to kill the poor.
The only difference here is the fact that she’s trying to anchor her standard talking points with religious ones (for which the radically pro-abortion Pelosi clearly holds contempt). It’s an insignificant but telling move by the left, and one which never fails to place their opportunism on full display.
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