It is not uncommon for politicians to say one thing but mean another.
It is a code.
There are some "third rails" that must not be approached because even the looniest of voters will call 'Balderdash' and you will not be reelected.
The key is to use language that is meaningful to those people perched on the third-rail but is obscure to the vast majority of the electorate who would oppose the measure.
Why would the Democratic leadership oppose the $1200 helicopter money being proposed to help out-of-work cooks, waitresses, buss boys and others make their rent payments? Helicopter money is the realization of their wildest, leftist dreams.
The un-translated code is "...the bill gives too much to corporations...".
I propose that if translated into everyday English the real reason would read "None of this money goes to illegal aliens."
The point is that helicopter money will go to documented people. That is, those of us who have paid taxes and filed 1040 forms. Those 1040 forms, by the way, are the only source of "number of dependents" information.
Those who don't exist as Social Security Numbers will not get any money.
Anybody want to guess who doesn't have Social Security Numbers? Anybody? Beuller?
That is right. Illegal aliens. They don't have Social Security Numbers because they are not here legally. They don't pay income taxes.
I get that they pay sales taxes. But those are at the point of transaction and there is no record.
So what would the looniest of voters deduce: Illegal aliens broke laws to be here. They don't pay taxes. The Democratic leadership wants to give illegal aliens big money...money we paid as taxes last year...so they will tip several states their way...including Texas, an enormous electoral prize.
Pelosi is holding up relief for millions of tax-paying Americans who are hurting so she can be seen handing it to illegal aliens. That is Russian Roulette. The waitresses who have a percentage of their sales receipts withheld from their pay based on imputed income, that is, tips they might have received, would be particularly angry with Mrs Pelosi if they ever figured that out.