Both the House and the Senate overwhelmingly passed an omnibus spending bill to keep the government running and supposedly provide COVID-19 relief to Americans harmed by the coronavirus lockdowns. Many are calling the bill “the swamp bill.” The bill awaits President Trump’s signature, but he is demanding the bill be “cleaned up,” or he will veto it.
Only 6 Republican Senators voted against the bill, including Rand Paul (R-KY), who spent his time excoriating Senators for giving away “free money,” which only amounts to $600 per American, up to $2,400 per family.
President Trump is threatening to veto the bill and expressed contempt for the paltry amount, and is demanding that each American get $2,000 of “free money.” Many Republicans and Democrats agree with him. After all, $600 isn’t even enough to pay a month’s rent for Americans that have been laid off as “non-essential” workers for months. Trump said, “Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists, and special interests while sending the bare minimum to the American people who need it.”
As Republicans and Democrats argue over how much money each person should get, the 5,000 plus page omnibus bill contains much worse atrocities that should give every private industry American the shivers.
Buried in the bill are huge “free money” giveaways to National Public Radio, Palestinians, Pakistanis, the Smithsonian, and other Democrat “full employment” agencies.
The United States Postal Service is slated to receive $200 billion, perhaps a payoff for their part in the universal mail-in ballot fraud foisted on the country by Democrats in the 2020 election debacle. $30 Billion will be headed for the Department of Education “stabilization” fund. $600 million will go to the Endowment for the Arts and the Endowment for the Humanities because those folks need their cushy government jobs, right?
$25 million will go to beefing up salaries at the House of Representatives, while private sector businesses have had to cut workers and/or go out of business, government workers get raises and or more employees.
Many articles about the omnibus bill have been written concerning the billions going to foreign countries, including Pakistan, Israel, Cambodian, Sudan, and Nepal. Over a billion dollars is allocated to an entity or law called the Asian Reassurance Initiative Act, which is some sort of diplomatic trade-oriented government agency designed to monitor North Korea while at the same time managing US relationships with other Asian nations in the Asia Pacific region. President Trump signed the act, but he conducted his own negotiations with those countries outside of ARIA.
President Trump should veto this bill and demand a new COVID-19 relief bill that helps Americans if it’s the last thing he is able to do for Americans. This bill shows what the bipartisan agenda is for the future, and it is back to the same old plunder and redistributes (especially to themselves) policy of the pre-Trump era.