COVID Relief Bill Included $600 For Americans And $10 Million For Pakistani Gender Programs

By John Hawkins December 23, 2020 | Image Source: Bongino

After our government destroyed the economy, crippled small businesses, trapped people in their homes, and impoverished the country as part of their ineffective attempts to fight the coronavirus, they decided to make it up to the American people by giving them $600 of their own money back. The 5,593-page document that members of Congress were only given hours to read also provided an extra 11 weeks of unemployment insurance along with a supplemental $300 per week.

In the House, the COVID relief bill and a $1.4 trillion spending bill to fund the government were voted on separately, but in the Senate, those bills were combined.

Apparently, they couldn’t get Senators to vote to give a meager $600 to Americans they put out of work unless the bill also included things like 700 million dollars for Sudan, making “illegal” streaming a felony, and 10 million dollars for gender programs in Pakistan. Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. People are still digging all sorts of ridiculous things out of the bill.

Let me just note that real problem #1 is not that they only sent Americans $600, it’s that the government knowingly and deliberately crushed small businesses, forced people out of work, made it impossible for people to earn a living, and THEN offered them $600. People didn’t need $600, they needed to be allowed to go to work.

Next, the idea that members of Congress should be given hours to read bills thousands of pages long, that were negotiated in secret, is insane. In that situation, every member of Congress should always be an automatic “no.” It’s not as if they’re going to secretly put term limits and a hard cap on the deficit in there, it’s always going to pork and controversial stuff they couldn’t normally get through.

This whole bill is a disgrace and a slap in the face of the American people. It also shouldn’t escape anyone’s notice that this was done right after the elections ended. All those politicians cater to you for a year, but the second they get past the election, their attitude is “screw you and drop dead” until it’s time for them to campaign again. Don’t ever forget who these people really are and what they think of you.

John Hawkins is the author of 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know. You can find him on Parler here.

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