Why Republicans are blocking this 2.2 trillion-dollar congressional bill:

And a $2.2 trillion stimulus passed by a Democratic-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate, and signed by President Donald Trump in late March 2020. To update a quote that’s rightly or wrongly attributed to the late Republican Senate leader Everett Dirksen: A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.

American population: 330,483,530Stimulus bill: $2,000,000,000,000 ($2 Trillion)Dividing the cost by every American is $6,051.74 The government could have given every person over $6,000, but instead will give $1,200 to each adult under a certain income. Total 290,000,000,000. Want to know where the rest of your tax dollars went?  

Here you go. . .      

1.        $300,000,000 for Migrant and Refugee Assistance pg.. 147

2.        $10,000 per person for student loan bailout

3.        $100,000,000 to NASA, because, who knows why.

4.        $20,000,000,000 to the USPS, because why the hell not

5.        $300,000,000 to the Endowment for the Arts – because of it

6.        $300,000,000 for the Endowment for the Humanities/ because no one even knew that was a thing

7.        $15,000,000 for Veterans Employment Training / for when the GI Bill isn’t enough.

8.        $435,000,000 for mental health support

9.        $30,000,000,000 for the Department of Education stabilization fund/ because that will keep people employed (all those zeros can be confusing, that’s $30 BILLION)

10.     $200,000,000 to Safe Schools Emergency Response to Violence Program

11.     $300,000,000 to Public Broadcasting / NPR has to be bought by the Democrats.

12.     $500,000,000 to Museums and Libraries / Who the hell knows how we are going to use it.

13.     $720,000,000 to Social Security Admin / but get this only $200,000,000 is to help people. The rest is for admin costs.

14.     $25,000,000 for Cleaning supplies for the Capitol Building / I kid you not it’s on page 136.

15.     $7,500,000 to the Smithsonian for additional salaries

16.     $35,000,000 to the JFK Center for Performing Arts

17.     $25,000,000 for additional salary for House of Representatives

18.     $3,000,000,000 upgrade to the IT department at the VA

19.     $315,000,000 for State Department Diplomatic Programs

20.     $95,000,000 for the Agency of International Development

21.     $300,000,000 for International Disaster Assistance

22.     $90,000,000 for the Peace Corp pg. 148

23.     $13,000,000 to Howard University pg. 121

24.     $9,000,000 Misc. Senate Expenses pg. 134

25.     $100,000,000 to Essential Air carriers pg. 162. This of note because the Airlines are going to need billions in loans to keep them afloat  ($100,000,000 is chump change.)

26.     $40,000,000,000 goes to the Take Responsibility to Workers and Families Act This sounds like it’s direct payments for workers pg. 164.

27.     $1,000,000,000 Airlines Recycle and Save Program pg. 163

28.     $25,000,000 to the FAA for administrative costs pg. 165

29.     $492,000,000 to National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) pg. 167

30.     $526,000,000 Grants to Amtrak to remain available if needed through 2021 pg. 168 (what are the odds that doesn’t go unused) Hidden on page 174 the Secretary has 7 days to allocate the funds & notify Congress.

31.     $25,000,000,000 for Transit Infrastructure pg. 169

32.     $3,000,000 Maritime Administration pg. 172

33.     $5,000,000 Salaries and Expensive Office of the Inspector General pg. 172

34.     $2,500,000 Public and Indian Housing pg. 175

35.     $5,000,000 Community Planning and Development pg. 17536 .  $2,500,000 Office of Housing

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