Yesterday, Americans were finally given a glimpse of the pork-stuffed spending included in the supposed COVID ‘stimulus’ package… and the billions of dollars that are being funneled to democrats has many people furious.
Oh yeah… Congress also got huge raises.
The $900 billion compromise bill heading toward passage on Capitol Hill includes a $600 check for Americans struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, an amount that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls “significant.”
[Significant for us slaves, that is… she, of course, owns a freezer that costs more than many people make in a year.]
Under the last stimulus bill passed by Congress in March, more than 150 million Americans received $1,200 payments as the government returned nearly $270 billion to Americans.
In a short statement on the House floor on Monday, Pelosi took the opportunity to bash President Trump as she discussed the new relief checks.
“I would like them bigger, but they are significant, and they will be going out soon,” Pelosi said. “The president may insist on having his name on the check. But make no mistake, those checks are from the American people. The American people’s name should be on that check, no individual.
Pelosi, it’s worth noting, is one of the wealthiest members of Congress, with a net worth estimated at more than $100 million (she makes $223,000 a year in salary). And for the record, when Trump signed into law tax cuts that prompted numerous businesses to give $1,000-$2,5000 bonuses to millions of workers, Pelosi called that amount “crumbs.”
You can’t make this up…Pelosi in 2018 called $1,000+ bonuses being handed out by businesses after tax cuts “crumbs” and “pathetic” but just called the $600 stimulus checks “significant.” pic.twitter.com/vVaizbk6O1— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) December 21, 2020
When the first stimulus bill passed, the payments began about two weeks after the legislation was approved. More than 81 million payments totaling more than $147 billion were disbursed within weeks, all through electronic transfers to recipients’ bank accounts, according to the Government Accountability Office.
In August, as lawmakers continued to debate more direct payments to Americans, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the federal government could roll out new checks the week after Congress passed a bill. “We did it the first time — I can get out 50 million payments really quickly, a lot of it into people’s direct accounts,” Mnuchin told reporters then.
Social media had a field day with the paltry amount for Americans included in the compromise bill.
A Twitter user quipped that the next stimulus round would come in the form of 20% off coupon to Bed Bath & Beyond.
Another said: “What are you going to do with your $600 stimulus check? Pay 1 of your 10 overdue bills – buy barely 2 weeks worth of groceries – pay a quarter of your rent – ???? – use it to wipe your tears.”
What are you going to do with your $600 stimulus check? 😍 – pay 1 of your 10 overdue bills – buy barely 2 weeks worth of groceries – pay a quarter of your rent – ???? – use it to wipe your tears— Jordan Lancaster (@jordylancaster) December 21, 2020
But there’s more… the bill also keeps open the MS-13 pipeline to the U.S. and ‘limits’ border protections.
A relief package for Americans during the Chinese coronavirus crisis includes a continuation of a de facto amnesty pipeline for illegal aliens while placing limits on where the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can construct United States-Mexico border wall.
First enacted at the beginning of 2019, Congress is looking to continue a de facto amnesty pipeline that can be readily used by members of the violent MS-13 Gang which recruits Central American teenagers.
In a year-end spending bill, meant to be relief for struggling Americans, lawmakers have included provisions that ban the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency from deporting any illegal aliens who are living in households with or are related to “Unaccompanied Alien Children” (UACs) who quickly get released to relatives after arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Under the provisions, ICE agents cannot detain, deport, or even refer for deportation illegal aliens who are “a sponsor, potential sponsor, or member of a household of a sponsor or potential sponsor” to a UAC so long as they have not been convicted of a felony.
The provisions provide a legal shield, or de facto amnesty, to all illegal aliens claiming to be part of a household that is sponsoring a UAC, even those affiliated with the MS-13 gang.
At the same time, the bill provides nearly $1.4 billion to construct 56 miles of border wall along the southern border. The money comes with limitations, though, that bans DHS from constructing wall within:
- The Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge
- The Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
- The La Lomita Historical Park
- The National Butterfly Center
- The Vista del Mar Ranch tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge
- Historical cemeteries
In November, more than 67,000 border crossers were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, including nearly 4,500 UACs. Another more than 58,500 border crossers were single adults.
The UAC program is widely used by the MS-13 gang to import illegal alien members into the U.S. Annually, about 22,000 potential recruits for the MS-13 gang are resettled throughout the country by the federal government. The MS-13 gang originated in El Salvador and has used the U.S. immigration system to slowly build up its membership
Breitbart News also reported on the billions in foreign aid being shelled out:
American taxpayers still reeling from coronavirus lockdowns will be shelling out billions to foreign countries if Congress passes a $2.3 trillion spending bill unveiled Monday.
The 5,593 page budget-busting bill was posted online Monday afternoon, only hours before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a vote would be held.
For some countries, Christmas came early:
- $169,739,000 to Vietnam, including $19 million to remediate dioxins (page 1476).
- Unspecified funds to “continue support for not-for-profit institutions of higher education in Kabul, Afghanistan that are accessible to both women and men in a coeducational environment” (page 1477).
- $198,323,000 to Bangladesh, including $23.5 million to support Burmese refugees and $23.3 million for “democracy programs” (page 1485).
- $130,265,000 to Nepal for “development and democracy programs” (page 1485).
- Pakistan: $15 million for “democracy programs” and $10 million for “gender programs” (page 1486).
- Sri Lanka: Up to $15 million “for the refurbishing of a high endurance cutter,” which is a type of patrol boat (page 1489).
- $505,925,000 to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama to “address key factors that contribute to the migration of unaccompanied, undocumented minors to the United States” (pages 1490-1491).
- $461,375,000 to Colombia for programs related to counternarcotics and human rights (pages 1494-1496).
- $74.8 million to the “Caribbean Basin Security Initiative” (page 1498).
- $33 million “for democracy programs for Venezuela” (page 1498).
- Unspecified amount to Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Curacao, and Trinidad and Tobago “for assistance for communities in countries supporting or otherwise impacted by refugees from Venezuela” (page 1499).
- $132,025,000 “for assistance for Georgia” (page 1499).
- $453 million “for assistance for Ukraine” (page 1500).
Rep. Andy Biggs slammed the bill before the details even emerged:
We still don’t have text yet for this massive spending bill, and we’ll likely be expected to vote on it later today.
Just another bill we have to pass before the American people discover all the goodies that special interests jammed into it over the past week. https://t.co/l2A6ygSEPF
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) December 21, 2020
“Just another bill we have to pass before the American people discover all the goodies that special interests jammed into it over the past week,” he wrote.
$25 Million for Pakistan gender programs
$1.4B for Asia Reassurance Initiative Act
$250M in Palestinian aid
$85M to Cambodia
$700M to Sudan
$135M to Burma
$130M to Nepal
Only $600 for each American.
$500 million to Israel
$300,000,000 for Migrant and Refugee Assistance pg.. 147 DA FUQ?!
$10,000 per person for student loan bailout
$100,000,000 to NASA, because, who knows why.
$20,000,000,000 to the USPS, because why not
$300,000,000 to the Endowment for the Arts – because of it
$300,000,000 for the Endowment for the Humanities/ because no one even knew that was a thing
$15,000,000 for Veterans Employment Training / for when the GI Bill isn’t enough
$435,000,000 for mental health support
$30,000,000,000 for the Department of Education stabilization fund/ because that will keep people employed (all those zeros can be confusing, that’s $30 BILLION)
$200,000,000 to Safe Schools Emergency Response to Violence Program
$300,000,000 to Public Broadcasting / NPR has to be bought by the Democrats
$500,000,000 to Museums and Libraries / Who knows how we are going to use it
$720,000,000 to Social Security Admin / but get this only 200,000,000 is to help people. The rest is for admin costs
$25,000,000 for Cleaning supplies for the Capitol Building / I kid you not it’s on page 136
$7,500,000 to the Smithsonian for additional salaries
$35,000,000 to the JFK Center for Performing Arts
$25,000,000 for additional salary for House of Representatives
$3,000,000,000 upgrade to the IT department at the VA
$315,000,000 for State Department Diplomatic Programs
$95,000,000 for the Agency of International Development
$300,000,000 for International Disaster Assistance
$90,000,000 for the Peace Corp pg. 148
$13,000,000 to Howard University pg. 121
$9,000,000 Misc. Senate Expenses pg. 134
$100,000,000 to Essential Air carriers pg. 162. This of note because the Airlines are going to need billions in loans to keep them afloat ($100,000,000 is chump change.)
$40,000,000,000 goes to the Take Responsibility to Workers and Families Act This sounds like it’s direct payments for workers pg. 164
$1,000,000,000 Airlines Recycle and Save Program pg. 163
$25,000,000 to the FAA for administrative costs pg. 165
$492,000,000 to National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) pg. 167
$526,000,000 Grants to Amtrak to remain available if needed through 2021 pg. 168 (what are the odds that doesn’t go unused) Hidden on page 174 the Secretary has 7 days to allocate the funds & notify Congress
$25,000,000,000 for Transit Infrastructure pg. 169
$3,000,000 Maritime Administration pg. 172
$5,000,000 Salaries and Expensive Office of the Inspector General pg. 172
$2,500,000 Public and Indian Housing pg. 175
$5,000,000 Community Planning and Development pg. 175
$2,500,000 Office of Housing
Why does the stimulus bill give $1.3 billion to the Egyptian military?
I thought this was a bill to help struggling AMERICANS pic.twitter.com/GTm7fK2O7W
— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) December 21, 2020
Former Presidents receive $4,400,000 under the new stimulus bill…why? pic.twitter.com/SY6i2AaLiQ
— Mike Yoder (@Yoder_Esqq) December 22, 2020
I’m reading this bill and can I just say I’m so so glad that $89,615,280 is going towards maintenance and furniture for the Senate office buildings
— Basic Libertarian (@actshually) December 21, 2020
I'm old enough to remember when @SpeakerPelosi called $2500 or so from the Trump Tax Cuts "crumbs" — and now she's bragging about getting everyone $600.
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) December 21, 2020
It’s obvious… congress believes itself to be our masters, not our servants. And, no one is apparently willing to dispute that.