Saturday, February 27, 2021

COVID Aid Bill Is a Complete Slap in the Face to Americans as Federal Workers Get Massive Sum of Money; Eviction Moratorium Unconstitutional, Judge Rules, and other C-Virus Updates

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COVID Aid Bill Is a Complete Slap in the Face to Americans as Federal Workers Get Massive Sum of Money:
In late January and early February, as President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief package began to take shape, the hashtag #BidenLied began trending on Twitter.
Not that it couldn’t have trended any time in the past decade and been accurate, mind you — but in this context, it had to do with the stimulus checks Americans were going to end up receiving.
During his barnstorming tour of Georgia in support of then-Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, Biden promised voters $2,000 stimulus checks.
“By electing Jon and the reverend, you can make an immediate difference in your own lives, the lives of the people all across this country,” he declared at a Jan. 4 rally in Atlanta.
“Because their election will put an end to the block in Washington on that $2,000 stimulus check, that money that would go out the door immediately to help people who are in real trouble. --->READ MORE HERE
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Eviction Moratorium Unconstitutional, Judge Rules:
A federal U.S. District Judge in Texas ruled Thursday that the moratorium on evictions due to the pandemic is unconstitutional.
Trump-appointee John Barker ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) halt on evictions exceeded the authority of the federal government. Barker, however, did not issue a preliminary injunction but noted he expects the CDC to abide by his ruling and withdraw the moratorium.
“Such broad authority over state remedies begins to resemble, in operation, a prohibited federal police power,” Barker wrote.
The question before the court was whether the federal government had the authority to implement a nationwide moratorium or whether that power is left to the states under Article 1 of the Constitution that grants federal authority to regulate commerce among states.
“The federal government cannot say that it has ever before invoked its power over interstate commerce to impose a residential eviction moratorium. It did not do so during the deadly Spanish Flu pandemic. Nor did it invoke such a power during the exigencies of the Great Depression,” Barker wrote. “The federal government has not claimed such a power at any point during our Nation’s history until last year.” --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories and resources:

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USA TODAY: Coronavirus Updates

WSJ: Coronavirus Live Updates

YAHOO NEWS: Coronavirus Live Updates

NEW YORK POST: Coronavirus The Latest

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