Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Privileged Cuomo could write ‘If I Did It’ about nursing-home deaths and still face zero consequences; What's at stake in GOP effort to cut unspent COVID-19 funds, and other C-Virus related stories

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Privileged Cuomo could write ‘If I Did It’ about nursing-home deaths and still face zero consequences:
One of the more disturbing truths I’ve begrudgingly accepted is there’s a class of individuals who will never get appropriately punished for their crimes or their negligence that destroyed lives.
Regular people like me can’t go without getting a ticket because we parked on the wrong side of the street on the wrong day — but these people can leave behind a trail of human devastation and sleep comfortably at night knowing nothing will come of it.
This tier has been smothered in the nectar of affluence, gallivants amongst America’s commercial aristocrats and government royalty and sneers at grieving commoners’ trivial concerns.
Andrew Cuomo, prince to the former King of New York Mario Cuomo and former holder of the throne himself, recently had his ivory tower disturbed by members of Congress probing his handling of the pandemic’s most vulnerable population and the deaths that resulted from his decision to place COVID-positive patients back in nursing homes.
“Your testimony is important to uncover the circumstances and policies which led to the death of more than 15,000 New York nursing home residents during your tenure,” House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic Chairman Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) wrote the ex-gov.
“The victims’ families deserve to know the truth.” --->READ MORE HERE
What's at stake in GOP effort to cut unspent COVID-19 funds:
With reclaiming unspent COVID-19 funds being one of the few points of compromise in debt ceiling negotiations between House Republicans and the White House, here is what to know about the public health dollars on the chopping block.
Dollar for dollar
The Congressional Budget Office projected that $56 billion is all that remains unobligated of the $4.62 trillion that the Government Accountability Office estimated was appropriated by Congress in the six pieces of COVID-19 response legislation in 2020 and 2021. Only 1.2% of what has been appropriated by Congress would be reclaimed by the Limit, Save, Grow Act, which is the GOP's legislation to raise the debt ceiling while cutting spending.
CBO also projected that the clawbacks would contribute to $30 billion in deficit reduction by 2033.
Programs taking the biggest hit
The programs funded by COVID-19 appropriations bills that would take the largest hit under the Republican plan are only tangentially related to public health.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), the ranking member of the House Committee on Appropriations, produced a detailed report on how the unspent COVID-19 funds were intended to be used, which clarified that 138 different Treasury accounts would be affected. --->READ MORE HERE
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