There’s so much wrong with the most recent coronavirus relief bill. What President Joe Biden said about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) when announcing its passage just adds to the disaster.
Biden lavished praise on Pelosi after the House passed the bloated $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, according to Breitbart. The president called her “the finest and most capable Speaker in the history of our nation,” cementing her longtime career goal of controlling the Democrat party.
The president was all praise for Pelosi, mostly because she’s never met a Democrat-sponsored spending bill she didn’t like. “Once again, she has led into law an historic piece of legislation that addresses a major crisis and lifts up millions of Americans,” Biden gushed.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 received no Republican support because it funnels money to state and local governments and contains excess pork. “Everything in the American Rescue Plan addresses a real need,” Biden said anyway during his victory lap Wednesday.
Biden was expected to sign the bill Thursday — a day ahead of schedule — and address the nation later that evening. The legislation will dole out more relief checks to individuals, augment unemployment, increase the child tax credit, and more.
Although there will likely be more emerging about what’s in the bill as time goes on, at least one problematic provision is already upsetting America’s farmers. According to Fox News, the USDA will give preferential treatment to certain minority farmers, paying out as much as 120% of their outstanding loan balances. Some have accused the government of discrimination.
Lawmakers were not enthusiastic either. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) called the bill “spending porn” because of the obscene amount of waste. “I voted against it,” he said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. “President Biden says it’s a coronavirus bill and my response is: really? Right, and the stripper really likes you. I said the other day that calling this a coronavirus bill is like calling Harvey Weinstein a feminist.”
While Americans need help, this bill will saddle future generations with suffocating debt. There are worries that government spending of this magnitude will cause inflation and ultimately inflict more harm than good. The Democrats don’t care, however — as long as Biden and Pelosi get the credit for now.