|Democrats’ massive stimulus bill has very little to do with COVID relief. Biden’s $1.9 TRILLION bill puts a greater emphasis on fulfilling the political goals of the left than it does helping small businesses and American families. |
The 8th most liberal member of the House and member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus conceded he is “not comfortable” with the spending level and called it “embarrassing.”Only 9% of the nearly $2 TRILLION package goes to COVID relief.An analysis by the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget found that more than 15% of the proposed package – about $300 billion – will go toward long-standing policy priorities that are “not directly related to the current crisis.” Only 1% of the spending will go toward accelerating vaccine distribution.Just 5% is focused on public health needs.The bill also requests an additional $128.6 BILLION in funding for schools.
As much as $63 BILLION in funds remains unspent from previously passed legislation.California alone has up to $8 BILLION in unspent funding, while New York has up to $5 BILLION in unspent money.The Democrats’ bill is full of pork and unrelated projects that have nothing to do with COVID relief.
$135 MILLION for the National Endowment for the Arts.Another $135 MILLION earmarked for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
$200 MILLION for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.Over
$100 MILLION for a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) expansion project just outside of Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco.$1.5 MILLION for the Seaway International Bridge, Chuck Schumer’s pet project.
$86 BILLION in a pension bailout.$800 MILLION for global food programs.$50 MILLION for the EPA for “environmental justice” and climate change programs.Any new relief funding should be targeted, temporary, and tied directly to COVID relief.RNC Research: Democrats’ Payoff to Progressive Act-By the Numbers