After months of delays by Democrats blocking yet another COVID relief bill because they were afraid it would help President Trump before the election, liberals finally got a wasteful spending bill they could love.
The $900 billion coronavirus relief bill passed the House Monday night with the Colorado delegation voting along party lines.
Voting yes were Democrat U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette, Ed Perlmutter, Joe Neguse, and Jason Crow.
Voting no were Republican U.S. Reps. Doug Lamborn, Scott Tipton, and Ken Buck.
There are literally trillions of reasons Republicans couldn’t swallow this massive spending bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s war against the coronavirus is imposing the heaviest strain on the Treasury since America’s drive to defeat Nazi Germany and imperial Japan three-quarters of a century ago.
The federal debt, reflecting the accumulated deficits and the occasional surplus, is forecast to reach 100% of GDP next year.
Republicans are having a hard time spending another trillion in addition to $2.6 trillion already blown by the federal government this year in
pork COVID spending.
The total $3.5 trillion for COVID more than doubles the country’s entire budget this year of $3.13 trillion.
With our outstanding debt totaling more than $27 trillion, Congress this year will have spent $6.63 trillion.
The media is quick to tell everyone about the $600 checks many Americans will get, which is more a tax break than any sort of windfall.
What they’re not talking about is the $35 billion for so-called clean energy development.
Or, that Democrats also needed to create two more Smithsonian museums and include a statement of policy regarding the succession or reincarnation of the Dalai Lama.
One of the lawmakers who crafted this spending boondoggle, by the way, was Colorado’s own U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.