Saturday, January 15, 2022

Ted Budd Demands Biden Explain How Many Convicted Felons Got $1,400 Virus Stimulus Checks; Made Out Like Bandits: NY Prisoners Got $34M in Federal COVID Stimulus Funds, and other C-Virus related stories

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EXCLUSIVE: Ted Budd demands Biden explain how many convicted felons got $1,400 virus stimulus checks:
Rep. Ted Budd is demanding the White House explain how many convicted felons, including the terrorist responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing, received coronavirus stimulus checks from the Biden administration.
Mr. Budd, a North Carolina Republican, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday urging the administration to make the information public.
“Hardworking taxpayers have the right to expect that their dollars are spent wisely and carefully,” said Mr. Budd, who is running for the U.S. Senate this year. “That’s why it is unconscionable that terrorists and murderers received taxpayer-funded checks from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.”
The North Carolina Republican said the White House should disclose not only how many incarcerated felons received coronavirus stimulus checks, but also the exact amount that it cost taxpayers and how the funds were spent.
A copy of Mr. Budd’s letter to Mrs. Yellen was obtained exclusively by The Washington Times.
The White House did not immediately return requests for comment on this story.
Earlier this month, the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts filed documents in federal court requesting the seizure of $1,400 in coronavirus relief that was sent to the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. --->READ MORE HERE
Made out like bandits: NY prisoners got $34M in federal COVID stimulus funds:
Thousands of New York’s prisoners made out like bandits during the coronavirus pandemic — collecting $34.3 million in federal emergency stimulus funds, state records show.
A total of 26,232 stimulus checks were received by inmates in New York state prisons through September, according to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Some of the inmates received more than one check since stimulus payments were given over two years spanning the Trump and Biden terms.
“It’s strange. It’s double dipping. You can make money while in prison,” said Councilman Robert Holden (D-Queens).
“The taxpayers are paying for the housing and food of inmates. The money should go back to the taxpayers who are paying for their incarceration,” he added.
There are about 1.4 million inmates in the U.S. Last year, the federal government delivered $783.5 million in stimulus checks to inmates under President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, Fox News reported. But the overall total likely exceeds $1 billion because inmates also were entitled to stimulus funds under the 2020 pandemic relief package approved by Congress and former President Trump. --->READ MORE HERE
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