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Covid Stimulus? Sorta

The good old days of the swamp have quickly returned with the ousting of Donald Trump.

The House released the line items related to the proposed $1,900,000,000,000 spending bill and no one with a brain in their head is surprised that there may be a few things in there that really aren’t related to Covid.

OK, there are a lot of things in here not related to Covid.

There is funding for a bridge between New York and Canada. I wonder if Chuck Schumer gets the same 10% kickback that Joe Biden’s son pays for home grown projects getting funds?

There’s $470,000,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Arts.

There’s $86,000,000,000 (that’s billion kids) to bail out the pension benefit guaranty corporation because that agency is in complete disarray. Whose pensions do they mostly protect? Unions of course. Kudos to those lobbyists, they surely earned their salaries on that one.

$350,000,000,000 for states that can’t manage their budgets. How will they allocate those out, I mean, if Midwest states get as much as the coastal states maybe that’s not too bad, right? Well….

The formula being used to allocate the funds out will be based on unemployment rates in the 4th quarter of 2020. So states like New York and California, which forced people to lock down and shut down employment will be rewarded for their actions by receiving a bigger chunk of the money as opposed to say, Florida, who has been open and is arguably doing far better both in terms of managing the pandemic and certainly doing better economically.

So is there any money for Covid relief? Well, yah there are the usual things people get excited about. Free checks from the government, bonus points if you have chosen to breed of course. There is some money for vaccines and distribution, although not nearly as much as the bailout money for states noted above.

The Wall Street Journal reviewed the bill in detail and decided that about $825,000,000 of the total, or less than 50% of the money, is actually related to Covid. So that means that over 1 trillion of the bill is pork and Democrats are using the veil of Covid to try and push through their wish list. And they may well be successful.

But hey, don’t take my word for it, read it for yourself. Happy Tuesday!

1 thought on “Covid Stimulus? Sorta”

  1. I HATE the free spending, unfettered greed of our government. As long as we keep electing people who will cater to the basest need of the masses, we’ll have a debt which will skyrocket each & every session. Eventually, we’ll collapse under the burden as a nation & We The People will cease to exist.

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