This week, the House passed on party lines the Senate’s version of the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, and President Biden signed it. This means that most Americans making less than $75,000 a year will get a single $1400 stimulus check, plus some other benefits, like an extra $300 a week in unemployment through early September. By some estimates, only about 9% of the bill’s record spending goes to fighting COVID. Hundreds of billions will be spent on Democrat wish list items, including massive transfers of wealth to bail out blue states.
Here are some of the changes the Senate made to the House version (at least, they removed the $140 million for a rail project in Nancy Pelosi’s district, which I’m sure would’ve prevented a lot of COVID cases.)
And what would any Democrat bill be without some tax hikes hidden inside it?
But if you can tell me what erasing the deficits of New York and San Francisco, caused by years of overspending, leftist mismanagement and driving away the tax base, has to do with fighting COVID-19, then you win a cookie.
As for Republican reaction, Sen. Pat Toomey summed it up by saying, “I think this $2 trillion monstrosity is every bit as bad as Obamacare and that’s saying a lot."