The House votes Friday on the $1.9 trillion “COVID relief” bill that’s packed with more pork than actual relief to pay off the Democrat Party’s liberal special interest base.
This will be the 6th round of taxpayer dollar spending for a total of $6 trillion in less than one year.
Let that sink in.
Here’s what’s in the Democrats’ bill being voted on today:
Only $825 billion will actually go for medical supplies, testing, vaccinations, fund state health departments and community health clinics, plus other COVID-related programs for businesses and employees hit by state government-forced lockdowns.
That leaves about $1 trillion in pork spending for:
- $350 billion to state and local government coffers where strict economic lockdowns were imposed.
- $86 billion to bailout pension plans.
- $129 billion to schools, whether they open or not, which is expected to be spent starting next year.
Less than 9% of the Democrat’s hyperpartisan spending bill is dedicated to public health.
Meanwhile, 27% goes to bailing out poorly run blue states. Only 5% of the funding for schools will be spent in 2021. This is not #COVID19 relief. It is a slush fund for liberal priorities. pic.twitter.com/X5BoYipviv
— Rep. Doug Lamborn (@RepDLamborn) February 24, 2021
- $30 billion for public transit agencies.
- $3.5 billion for the program formerly known as food stamps.
- $1.5 billion for Amtrak.
New Congress, same bloated spending.
Included in Nancy’s liberal $1.9 trillion spending bill:
-$350 billion to bail out poorly run blue states
-$86 billion in union pension bailouts
-$129 billion for schools regardless of whether they open
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— Rep. Doug Lamborn (@RepDLamborn) February 22, 2021
- $50 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
- $1 billion in world food assistance.
- $1.5 million for the Seaway International Bridge, which connects New York to Canada and is a priority for New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.
The Wall Street Journal summed up this massive pork project perfectly:
No wonder Democrats want to pass all this on a partisan vote. It’s a progressive blowout for the ages that does little for the economy but will finance Democratic interest groups for years. Please don’t call it Covid relief.
Will the National Endowment for the Arts be helping with vaccine distribution?
Will they be producing masks suddenly?
If not, why are they being given $135 million in the “COVID Relief Bill”?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 24, 2021
All of Colorado congressional delegation should just say no to another $1.9 trillion.