The latest version of the Democratic reconciliation bill omits protection for the Uyghur slaves in China. This is not surprising inasmuch as Democrats have been supporters of slavery for hundreds of years and the loyalty they all share with China. Eric Swalwell loves China or at least it’s really cute spies. And Joe Biden has been the best thing to happen to China in the past 100 years.
Even though this provision was missing from the version released on November third, it did not become revealed until Thursday.
Representative Jim Banks asked:
“Why in the world would Democrats want to give taxpayer dollars to corporations using Uyghur Muslim slaves???”
Originally the bill would have prevented BBB funds to any corporation involved in the Uyghur forced labor camps, but that provision has now been removed. Oddly, the provision was removed just before Joe Biden was to hold a virtual summit with Xi Jinping. The Democratic leaders of this country have become subservient to the wishes of China, second only to the NBA.
The bill, pushed by the Science Committee in September included a provision creating a “forced labor prohibition” that would forbid the National Science Foundation and would forbid the use of the $11 million dollars provided under the bill to be used for “awarding a contract, subcontract, grant, or loan to an entity that is listed” in keeping with the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act.
The Democrats on the committee shot down a similar restriction on funding going to Chinese research labs. What did they name that amendment? The Fauci Act? Did they not learn anything from the COVID pandemic?
The stripping of the Uyghur provision could be attributed to John Kerry’s urging that the United States not pass any new bills related to the Uyghurs.
In September, Politico reported that corporate lobbying groups “have been campaigning against congressional and White House moves to toughen trade and financial rules in response to China’s human rights abuses.”
Only a small sliver of the $1.75 trillion package is going to National Science Foundation funding, but that’s still a large amount in absolute terms. At every turn, unfortunately, Democrats have fought off efforts to secure the research that results from that funding from Chinese espionage, and now they’ve quietly excised a provision that sought to prevent that funding from going to Chinese companies implicated in a 21st-century genocide.