I’m puzzled by the results of a poll….concerning the $1.9 trillion Biden Covid 19 relief plan, or affectionately known by Democrats, as the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.”
A majority of Republican voters support President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, according to the Morning Consult poll, which found that 60 percent of Republicans supports the stimulus bill most likely to be voted on by the U. S. House of Representatives this week. Of that majority, 34 percent said they strongly supported the measure, and 26 percent said they somewhat supported it.
The Epoch Times writes “much of the balance of funds covered by the proposal is slated for non-CCP-virus purposes.” Just a few examples listed:
$350 billion allocated to bail out the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The allocation, which is based on unemployment rates, effectively subsidizes the programs of Democratic blue-state governors such as California’s Gavin Newsom and New York’s Andrew Cuomo, who had the strictest lockdown policies. States such as Florida are penalized because they remained open for business and continued to flourish with minimal economic withdrawal.
$270 million for the National Endowment of the Arts and the Humanities, which had a $253 million budget last year. A 2017 Open The Books analysis found that 80 percent of the agency’s nonprofit grant-making flowed to well-heeled organizations with more than $1 million in assets.
$200 million for The Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is so comparatively small that it doesn’t even employ an inspector general.
Another great group doing some needed analysis is The Heritage Foundation in their DailySignal.com newsletter. David Ditch, in his “8 Things You Must Know About Deeply Flawed COVID-19 Package” speaks of how the latest “relief” will add another $14k, per household, to the national debt.
So again, I ask the question, who are these “Republicans” who support this type of PORK spending? Would love to hear from you….email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS…one more thing: I picked up a copy of the official White House Photographs of President Trump’s 4 years in office. There are over 250 historical photographs in the collection. I’d recommend grabbing a copy while you can.