House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a news conference at the US Capitol on May 27 in Washington, DC. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images
If the rule House Democrats followed doesn’t allow enough spending, what use is their rule?
At the end of No Country For Old Men, hitman Anton Chigurh arrives to murder Carla Jean, the wife of his dead nemesis. He offers her one chance to live: He’ll flip a coin, and if she guesses right, he’ll spare her life.
“Call it,” he says.
“Call it,” he says again.
“The coin don’t have no say,” she replies. “It’s just you.”
Which brings me to the House Democrats.
The House Democrats’ $3 trillion HEROES Act has much of what the economy needs. A trillion dollars in aid to state and local governments. Another round of stimulus checks. An expanded SNAP benefit.