Democrats have no shame. They’re fine with giving Americans a paltry $600 each to weather the economic disaster their policies have created during the COVID-19 pandemic. But sending boatloads of cash overseas? That’s apparently a good idea according to the Left.
The $2.3 trillion, almost-6,000=page spending bill to find the government was posted online jut hours before Nancy Pelosi announced a House vote would be held. “Just another bill we have to pass before the American people discover all the goodies that special interests jammed into it over the past week,” Rep. Andy Biggs wrote on Twitter.
There are billions and billions of reasons Democrats didn’t want Americans to see this bill before a vote was held. The Left has been reticent to help American, as we saw when they fought against stimulus payments, small business aid, and other measures to stem the decline caused by lockdowns and other harmful measures allegedly intended to stop the spread of the virus. What are Americans getting for their tax dollars?
The bill includes almost $170 million in aid to Vietnam, money to “continue support for not-for-profit institutions of higher education in Kabul, Afghanistan that are accessible to both women and men in a coeducational environment,” and about $200 million to Bangladesh. It includes $453 million “for assistance for Ukraine” and another $132 million “for assistance for Georgia” — that’s the country, not the state. Democrats are giving $33 million to Venezuela and billions more to other countries — including a half-billion to South American nations to “address key factors that contribute to the migration of unaccompanied, undocumented minors to the United States.”
Six GOP Senators voted against this waste of money, proving that “America First” means something to them. They are Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Rick Scott of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.
While the COVID relief portion includes some small business loans, jobless benefits, and a meager $600 payment, this is meaningless to Americans Democrats have driven out of their homes and businesses with their failed pandemic policies and lockdowns.