Ronald Reagan once said: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.'”
Congress will vote Monday night on a COVID-19 relief bill worth $900 billion along with a $1.4 trillion spending bill to cover the remainder of the 2021 Fiscal Year.
The Democrats wanted a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill before the election, but Republicans offered $900 billion. The left only agreed to that amount after their guy won the presidential election.
That amount is around 41% less than the amount the Democrats wanted to begin with. So once again we see that the Democrats don’t care about the American people.
Then again, if any politician truly cared about us they wouldn’t have lockdowns and people can open up their businesses.
From The Wall Street Journal:
The emerging agreement is expected to provide a $600 direct check to many Americans, $300 a week in enhanced federal unemployment benefits, and aid for schools, vaccine distribution and small businesses.
“President Trump has pushed hard for months to send Americans badly needed financial relief,” White House spokesman Ben Williamson said. “We look forward to Congress sending a bill to his desk imminently for signature.”
Negotiators on Sunday had been finalizing details for the rest of the bill after settling a disagreement on the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending powers earlier in the weekend. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) on Sunday afternoon said all outstanding issues were settled.
“At long last we have the bipartisan breakthrough the country has needed,” Mr. McConnell said on the Senate floor. “Now we need to promptly finalize text, avoid any last-minute obstacles and cooperate to move this legislation through both chambers.”
The amount decreases “for individuals with more than $75,000 in income and $150,000 for couples.”
Also in the bill:
- $15 billion for airline payroll support
- $280 billion toward Paycheck Protection Program
- Theater and small venue owners eligible for $15 billion in grants
- $82 billion for schools
- $10 billion toward child care.
- $25 billion in rental assistance
- Extension on evictions
- $13 billion for food-stamp and child nutrition benefits
- Add $30 billion for vaccine, testing, and tracing
- $1.8 billion in tax credits for any business that has paid leave
I have a better idea. Open up the economy! Open up the country! Nah, gotta get people used to being on the government payroll. That freedom is so overrated.
The House Rules Committee will vote on the bill before it hits the House floor. The Senate will get it after the House and then hand it to the White House.DONATE
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.