Most Of Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill Has Nothing To Do With Public Health

Joe Biden tricked America again

According to recent reports, just a small percent of Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package would be used to fight the pandemic.

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Peter Suderman from Reason reported that the President will use just 1% of his package. About 5% will go to “pandemic-related public health needs.” About 15% or $300 billion will go for liberal policy priorities that are in no way related to the pandemic. This includes expanding Obamacare subsidies and increasing the minimum wage ($15 an hour).

Suderman noted that the President claims his $2 trillion plan is more than necessary.

“We don’t have a second to waste when it comes to delivering the American people the relief they desperately need. I’m calling on Congress to act quickly and pass the American Rescue Plan,” Biden tweeted on February 8.

The administration won’t spend the relief package immediately. They won’t spend a dollar for things like reopening schools.

The President’s “plan is padded with non-urgent, pre-existing Democratic policy priorities that have, at most, only tangential relationship to the crisis at hand,” Suderman reported.

This plan calls for $170 billion for education, and about $128 billion will go to K-12 schools “for preparation for, prevention of, and response to the coronavirus pandemic or for other uses allowed by other federal education programs.”

Although Biden says the money is more than needed, “The vast majority of the relief plan’s money for schools wouldn’t be spent in the current fiscal year, or even next year,” Suderman reported.

“Previous coronavirus relief and congressional spending bills have already included more than $100 billion in funding for schools. But according to the Congressional Budget Office, ‘most of those funds remain to be spent,’” Suderman added.

The President calls for $170 billion, and just $6 billion will be spent in this fiscal year. The administration will spend another $32 billion next fiscal year.

Biden’s “relief package calls for $350 billion to bail out state budgets.” This comes after reports that state projects would go down 8% in 2021. The Wall Street Journal reported the real drop goes at 1.6%. About 18 states ended the previous year with a projected revenue increase. California will receive money from Biden’s package despite their projected revenue surplus of $15 billion.

“There’s more like this peppered throughout Biden’s pandemic relief plan. Biden and his communications team raise the issue of food insecurity—then insist that checks should go to a two-earner family with stable jobs making $120,000 a year in a city with a roughly $40,000 annual median income for couples,” Suderman wrote, adding that couples with these salaries have generally avoided losing any money during the pandemic.”

Emily Zanotti from The Daily Wire reported that the coronavirus-related measures of the bill “$1,400 stimulus checks to individuals that phase-out starting at certain incomes, an extension to federal supplemental unemployment benefits, and increases the budget for the WIC food stamps program, as well as providing funds for mortgage payment and rental assistance.”

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Source: The Daily Wire

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