Dems Are Handing out Billions of Dollars to Their Foreign Puppet Masters While Americans Only Get $600
The COVID relief/Omnibus spending bill has finally passed through the House. The measure was approved by a vote of 359-53. Of the 53 votes, two of them came from very notable Democrats. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) both decided that the American people did not truly deserve any disaster relief.
2020 has been an unrelenting year for many Americans and they have been waiting for months to receive help from an inept government that does not seem to grasp the situation’s severity. While the bill was also passed in the Senate, that does not change the fact that the Democrats tried to play a game of chicken with everyone’s livelihood.
“Senate aligns with House, passes coronavirus/government funding plan. The vote was 91-7. They needed 60 votes to pass the bill since they skipped several parliamentary steps,” said Chad Pergram. Why were so many steps skipped? It’s probably because the Democrats dawdled to the point where the bill could not be read in full before the votes had to be cast.
The government received the $1.4 trillion needed to narrowly avoid yet another shutdown, while roughly $900 billion was earmarked for COVID-19 relief. Every American who earns up to $75,000 will receive a $600 check and small businesses are able to receive another round of PPP funding. Meanwhile, Congress was sure to send all sorts of aid to foreign countries.
As Americans suffer through a lean Christmas and wonder if they are going to be able to keep a roof over their heads, millions upon millions were doled out to foreign nations. Burma got $135 million. Cambodia received $85.5 million. $1.4 billion was set aside for the incredibly vague “Asia Reassurance Initiative Act”.
Nepal, you get $130 million! Sudan, you get $700 million! A quarter-billion was given to the Palestinians and even Pakistan snagged $25 million for “gender programs”. None of this makes much sense to anyone who is wondering why the average American is going to be given $1,800 over the course of a 9-month pandemic.
“None of us think this legislation is perfect, but a big bipartisan majority of us recognize the incredible amount of good it will do when we send it to the president’s desk. The American people have waited long enough. I’m glad for our country that we’re now moving ahead together,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. To be fair, we are sure that they are going to be back at the negotiation table as soon as Joe Biden gets the chance.
That does not excuse the Democrats for behaving in such a way. Even with President Trump pushing for larger payments, the Democrats still stalled and stalled and stalled. For them, it wasn’t about helping the American people. It was about making sure that the Republicans weren’t able to claim the credit for what took place.
Anyone who can’t see that by now is deluded. Nancy Pelosi and her crew of phonies do not care about the American people one iota. She even had the audacity to refer to $600 as a significant amount of money. This is what happens when you are completely divorced from the reality of the working class. You start to think that measly amounts of money like this one are enough to fix nine months’ worth of problems.
Even people who do not live in larger cities are not going to be able to cover even one month of rent or mortgage with these checks. It’s like all of these people are still living in the Roaring Twenties and not the 2020s. We would love to quiz some of these Democrats on how much they think people have to spend on rent and groceries in order to survive.
Omar and Gabbard claim that they are for the people but what do they get out of voting against this measure? It’s not enough for the moment but why risk it? These two are entirely too pleased with themselves for voting in a manner that is almost wholly symbolic.