Over the last few months, our government worked extremely hard to generate one of the largest bills ever passed. The nearly 5,600-page COVID-relief bill was meant to provide additional relief to Americans directly affected by the pandemic by the effective redistribution of our tax dollars by our fiscally responsible government. After rejecting a 1.4-trillion spending bill in October that would have provided $1,200 dollars to most Americans, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats finally pulled themselves together.
They went to work for the American people, passing a $900-billion-dollar bill that provides us, the American financier, with $600 dollars instead. In March, The CARES Act provided $1200 to most American citizens but was referred to as “crumbs” by Nancy, while this bill is somehow “significant” to the speaker. It is surely “significant,” providing less than half of citizen aid than CARES or the previously proposed bill. Still, it is “significant” in the things that actually matter to Pelosi, such as:
- $10M to Pakistan for “gender programs” and 15M for “democracy programs”
- $40M to the Kennedy Center
- Extending CARES and COVID-relief payments to family members of illegal immigrants
- Reduced annual income eligibility for relief from $99,000 in CARES, to $75,000
- $1.4B for Asia Reassurance Initiative Act
- $33 million to Venezuela’s dictatorship
- Cutting border wall and border patrol funding
- Billions in “aid” to numerous other countries, including $130 million to Nepal, $135 million to Burma, $700 million to Sudan, $250 million to Palestine, $85.5 million to Cambodia, $15 million to Sri Lanka, $1.3 billion to Egypt, $453 million to Ukraine, and further aid to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, and others.
After having only two hours to read, digest, and pass the bill in the House, Americans can once again rest easy, knowing that the most intelligent among us are in our government, have our backs, and can deliver aid to the rest of the world.
Ted Cruz believes the “COVID-relief” moniker for the bill was a misnomer, and instead was actually an end-of-year spending bill to cover the pork. Rand Paul told fellow Republicans that they had abandoned their “fiscal integrity.” Tulsi Gabbard called it “An insult and a slap in the face” of struggling Americans and even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referred to the bill as “hostage-taking.” Passed in the Senate earlier today, only five other republicans joined senator Cruz (R-TX) and voted against it, including Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Rand Paul (R-KY).
This is what our government thinks of their employers. This is how they relegate the money we give them. While their regulations and restrictions have forced millions of Americans to abandon or drastically reduce their small-businesses, caused them to lose their jobs, and otherwise halted their progress, they chose this bill as a way to make everything ok? Now that we know what is “significant” to the Democrats and what obviously isn’t (their constituents), we can finally get an insight into why they want to raise our taxes continually.
Read the entire bill here.