Well Joe, since you asked…. Let’s start with the $135 million allocated to the National Endowment of the Humanities and $200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. While you’re at it, I think we can hold off on the $10 million for the “preservation and maintenance of Native American languages”, just a thought.
I’m also not sure that we need $50 million for family planning, including abortions. I don’t think we really need to give the CDC $500 million to surveille and analyze public health data. They probably don’t 750 million for Control and Prevention of global disease threats, either. I thought we paid the World Health Organization for that. Or was it to be China’s mouthpiece? But I digress. The truth is the CDC hasn’t exactly been overwhelming with their response to this “Pandemic”.
Does the Department of Education need an additional 130 billion to respond to the Coronavirus? Aren’t they still sitting on 64 billion from prior relief bills, including the CARES Act? Since kids aren’t in school and teachers don’t want to teach, we should be able to save boatloads of money on education. Maybe you should allocate this money to the families that have had to homeschool their children throughout this entire ordeal. I don’t think the school systems in places like California, New York, Illinois and other Democrat strongholds refusing to get the kids back to school, deserve anymore funds.
Do the Airlines really need a $15 billion dollar bailout? And, maybe we should also save infrastructure projects like the 1.5-million-dollar bridge to Canada, from New York and Nancy Pelosi’s 140-million-dollar tunnel in San Francisco, for a more appropriate time.
I can’t say I really want to give the State Government’s nearly 195 billion to use at their discretion. Bailing out states like New York (12.7 Billion) and California (40 billion) is not the responsibility of the American taxpayer. Those of us who paid attention in Economics class are responsible enough to manage a budget, shouldn’t be left holding the proverbial “bag” for states that refuse to engage in fiscal responsibility. They aren’t going to change and will be right back here in 10 years, looking for another handout. There is no end game.
Lastly, jamming a $15 per hour minimum wage down American’s throats, destroying small business and eliminating 1.4 million American jobs isn’t exactly what I would classify as rescue or relief.
This bill is exactly what House Republican are calling it, “A Liberal Wishlist”. It has very little to due with COVID-19 relief. In fact, only 9% of this 1.9 Trillion-dollar package goes toward combating the virus. Only about 900 Billion dollars has anything related to combatting the virus or helping struggling Americans. There shouldn’t be any “pork” in this bill, never mind 1 Trillion dollars’ worth of it.
Sources: NY Post, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Blaze Media