A Breakdown of the Latest Federal Stimulus Bill
While we all wait for President Trump to either sign or Veto (we hope he vetoes it) the 2nd Federal Stimulus Bill, let’s take a look at it a little close to see what’s really in it. The proposal is almost 6,000 pages long, and is quite a read for just one person, so we’ve gathered all the info we could so that the funding part could be more easily understood. Once things are spelled out, we think you’ll agree with us that that is too much ‘FAT’ in the proposal and it needs to be trimmed. If President Trump can successfully do a line-item audit, that is left to be seen. It would allow President Trump to ‘trim the fat’ out of the proposal. It would help him get rid of all the foreign aid, and the domestic items that have nothing to do with COVID (you’ll see when you peruse through the list).
Here’s the first breakdown we found :
- $169,739,000 to Vietnam, including $19 million to remediate dioxins (page 1476).
- Unspecified funds to “continue support for not-for-profit institutions of higher education in Kabul, Afghanistan that are accessible to both women and men in a coeducational environment” (page 1477).
- $198,323,000 to Bangladesh, including $23.5 million to support Burmese refugees and $23.3 million for “democracy programs” (page 1485).
- $130,265,000 to Nepal for “development and democracy programs” (page 1485).
- Pakistan: $15 million for “democracy programs” and $10 million for “gender programs” (page 1486).
- Sri Lanka: Up to $15 million “for the refurbishing of a high endurance cutter,” which is a type of patrol boat (page 1489).
- $505,925,000 to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama to “address key factors that contribute to the migration of unaccompanied, undocumented minors to the United States” (pages 1490-1491).
- $461,375,000 to Colombia for programs related to counter-narcotics and human rights (pages 1494-1496).
- $74.8 million to the “Caribbean Basin Security Initiative” (page 1498).
- $33 million “for democracy programs for Venezuela” (page 1498).
- Unspecified amount to Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Curacao, and Trinidad and Tobago “for assistance for communities in countries supporting or otherwise impacted by refugees from Venezuela” (page 1499).
- $132,025,000 “for assistance for Georgia” (page 1499).
- $453 million “for assistance for Ukraine” (page 1500).
Here’s a second breakdown by another source :
- “18% to the people, 82% for bail-outs to those who do not need any help.”
- Family members of ILLEGAL ALIENS are now eligible to get stimulus checks under the $900 billion deal reached last night. That eligibility is retroactive, so adults excluded last time could get up to $1800.
- On to the pork… which includes billions to foreign countries, US military weapons purchases which go above and beyond their budgets, $40 million for the Kennedy Center, and nearly $200 million so that federal HIV/AIDS workers overseas can buy cars and car insurance, among other things.
- FOREIGN HANDOUTS:
- A minimum of $3.3 billion in grants to Israel.
- Also included is $453 million to Ukraine, on top of the $400 million Trump eventually released. No word on how much of that goes to the ‘big guy.’
- $10 million for “gender programs” in Pakistan.
- $1.3 billion to Egypt, and $700 million to Sudan.
- $135 million to Burma, $85.5 million to Cambodia, $1.4 billion for an “Asia Reassurance Initiative Act,” and $130 million to Nepal.
- Plus :
- $4 billion for Navy weapons procurement,
- $2 billion for Space Force and $2 billion for Air Force missiles.
- $208 million to upgrade the Census Bureau’s computer systems (which couldn’t have waited until the next count in 2030?).
- $40 million for the Kennedy Center, and funding to discourage teenagers from drinking and hooking up.
- $193 million for federal HIV/AIDS workers to buy cars and car insurance overseas, and a feminist museum.
- Funding for a commission to educate consumers “about the dangers associated with using or storing portable fuel containers for flammable liquids near an open flame.”
Here’s just one tweet out of many that we found interesting concerning Congress and the Stimulus Package :
It’s quite clear that we, the American people, are not the priority here in this ‘stimulus package’ and now you know why Trump should definitely veto it and get rid of the ‘fluff’. … What’s your opinion? Should the bill pass as is?? Let us know in the comments below.