Thursday, February 25, 2021

GOP blasts Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill as ‘liberal wish list’; Top Republican on House budget panel slams Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan

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GOP blasts Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill as ‘liberal wish list’:
Democrats formally unveiled their $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package in the House — and the big-spending measure was swiftly panned by GOPers as a bloated “liberal wish list.”
The 591 page bill unveiled Friday night includes $1,400 direct checks to eligible Americans making less than $75,000 a year, extensions for $400 in federal unemployment benefits and the long sought Democratic priority of a federal minimum wage increase to $15.00.
The bill contains billions of dollars for other Democratic priorities including $350 billion to state and local government — of which New York can expect to see at least $50 billion — $130 billion in school funding, $19.1 billion to state and local governments as housing aid.
There’s also cash for small business, medicaid expansion, nutrition assistance programs and expansions of child tax credits.
There’s also $1 billion dollars earmarked for “vaccines confidence activities” — public relations to convince Americans skeptical of getting the jab. --->READ MORE HERE
Top Republican on House budget panel slams Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan:
The top Republican on the House Budget Committee blasted President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, saying Democrats are using it to bail out state governments financially struggling after closing businesses for months during the pandemic.
Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) ​also knocked the stimulus plan as a job killer that will add to the economic woes of American families.
“Democrats are rushing to pass a nearly $2 trillion spending bill that will enact bailouts for state governments that lock down their citizens and radical policies that will destroy jobs and raise the cost of living for working-class Americans,” Smith​, the ranking Republican on the House panel,​ said in a statement to Fox News.
“But this is clearly where any sort of urgency on their part ends,” he ​said​. “This is all just further proof that COVID-19 is more the pretext than the purpose behind what Democrats are proposing. Their approach is the wrong plan, at the wrong time, for all the wrong reasons.” --->READ MORE HERE

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