American Elephants

The “American Rescue Plan” by The Elephant's Child
March 11, 2021, 7:38 pm
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President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” was signed into law this week. They kept calling it “The Covid Relief Bill”, but it’s not about reducing the spread of the pandemic at all. It’s just a wish list of progressive policies. Less than 10 percent of the spending in the bill has anything to do with public health, reducing the spread of the disease or anything like that. $90 billion goes to a taxpayer-funded bailout of union pension plans that were underfunded long before the disease was ever thought of. The union bailout gets about twice as much funding as COVID-19 testing or contact tracing.

There is $126 billion for K-12 schools around the country. Last I heard the schools didn’t need funding, they needed to open up. But only five percent is supposed to be spent by October anyway. There’s a third round of “stimulus” checks for people who have been able to continue working are who are earning up to 2 1/2 times the median household income is not what one usually calls “targeted aid.”

In the meantime, the flow of illegals across the border keeps increasing. The “kids in cages” seem not to be small children, as they are usually portrayed, but teenagers looking for jobs.President Biden keeps suggesting that they are “refugees” and he is saving them from something or other, but that seems not to be the case either. A lot of them arrive in tee shirts saying “President Biden please let us in”. It would be interesting to find out who is paying for those tee shirts.

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