While We Aren’t Looking, House Dems Quietly Vote To Support Chinese-Style Credit System

(Tea Party 247) – If you still need further proof that the Democrats in Washington are tyrants and communists, look no further. While the country is being distracted by the sham impeachment of President Trump, the House Dems voted against an amendment for a new bill proposal that would stop the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from demanding that credit bureaus evaluate Americans’ credit scores based on irrelevant things like religion, politics, and other social aspects.

Without this proposal, the United States will end up with a social credit system just like the one the Chinese government currently uses to oppress and abuse its own citizens.

InfoWars reports:

The failed amendment would have prevented the CFPB from forcing private credit score companies to “make use of information related to political opinions, religious expression, or other expression protected by the First Amendment, whether obtained from a social media account of a consumer or other sources.”

The CFPB, established by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during the Obama administration, would have the legal authority to force credit agencies to assign numbered scores to citizens directly reflecting the information gathered.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said if the Senate passes the bill without the proposed amendment, the CFPB would be granted “unchecked authority on credit score modeling, without any built-in measure to stop potential abuse of power or violation of our Constitutional rights.”

The system would resemble Communist China’s “social credit system,” which bans citizens from traveling or living in certain areas if they do anything the state disapproves of.

“There is a terrifying parallel to the practices of China’s communist regime, which seeks to control the actions of their population with a social credit score. This kind of oppressive practice is antithetical to American freedoms and ideals,” McCarthy noted.

Also, because the CFPB does not answer to the president, current bureau head Kathy Kraninger would have the power to demand credit agencies judge Americans based on anything from how much candy someone purchases to what news outlets they share on social media.

The amendment was a part of Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s (D-MA) Student Borrower Credit Improvement Act, or Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020, which aims to stop credit agencies from downgrading people’s credit scores based on medical expenses or unpaid student loans.

The amendment wouldn’t have hindered the main goal of the bill proposal but would certainly protect American citizens from being penalized based on things like social media posts. Without this amendment our First Amendment rights are in serious danger.

Breitbart explained, “The amendment banning the CFPB from including First Amendment expressions in its ‘credit rehabilitation’ – in ways such as improving someone’s credit for ‘good’ speech or excluding them from the program for ‘bad’ speech – would not have significantly limited the scope of the Comprehensive CREDIT Act.”

That is a terrifying thought. We are literally one amendment away from losing our right to free speech here in America. This news must be shared far and wide and American citizens need to take action now. Call your Senators and tell them we do not support the implementation of a Chinese-style credit system.

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