OPINION| ICYMI| 3/9 If you were wondering why our nation is $23,000,000,000,000 in debt, you need to look no further than the bill President Trump signed to fight Cornoavirus.
The proposal started in the $2.5 billion dollar range, but Trump ended up signing a bill which takes a whopping $8,300,000,000 from tax payers, which will more than likely go to line the pockets of the pals of the DS … all over the GD world, IMHO.
I support President Trump and what he stands for, but FFS, stuff like this is the reason my kids are going to be debt slaves to an over reaching bureaucracy.
First of all, how the hell is $8 billion going to ‘fight Cornoavirus?’ I thought that $2.5 Billion was too much, and I am sure we all wondered how the number went from 2.5 to 8.3 billion dollars.
Well, Republican Congressman from Colorado, Ken Buck appeared on Fox News’ ‘the Ingraham Angle’ and he blamed Speaker Pelosi, the most dangerous woman in DC, for the absurd spending bill.
“The president asked for $2.5 billion. I would have supported that,” Buck told The Ingraham Angle.
Of course, that is not the bill the Congress voted on … according to Politico, the final bill’s price tag is $8,300,000,000 and Buck lays the blame for this on the door step of Nancy Pelosi.
“The speaker decided to add all sorts of Christmas-tree ornaments to this bill. It was unnecessary. It was too much money,” Buck explained to guest host Tammy Bruce.
Buck and fellow Republican Andy Biggs of Arizona were the only two Representatives in the House to vote against the irresponsible spending bill. So much for fiscally responsible Republicans.
In the Senate, Rand Paul was a vocal critic of the bill:
Earlier today I said that while I support an all-hands-on-deck response to the coronavirus we should cut out waste and take money from less urgent spending like what we waste overseas to put into that response effort. We have to start setting our own priorities. pic.twitter.com/6YuUwqK4Qg
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 5, 2020
Congressman Buck’s team told Fox News that they were not happy with the whopping $1,250,000,000.00 (1.25 BILLION) the bill allocated to fight the virus … IN OTHER COUNTRIES according to Western Journal. So much for America first.
Buck also pointed out, and objected to the half a BILLION dollars that was snuck in the bill to expand Medicare’s telehealth services.
Biggs issued a statement detailing his why he opposed the final proposal:
“In true Washington, D.C. fashion, congressional appropriators turned the president’s reasonable $2.5 billion request into a bloated $8.3 billion package,” he said.
“By passing this larded-up bill, Congress again fails to wisely appropriate taxpayer dollars. I would have supported the president’s request for $2.5 billion, knowing that, if we spent all the funds, Congress could have provided additional funding.”
“Throwing money at a potentially serious issue does not alleviate the American people’s concerns. Nor does politicizing the issue to score points for future elections. Congressional Republicans and Democrats should join the White House to calmly, wisely, and pro-actively communicate a unified response to their constituents. We must rise to the occasion and do what is best for this situation — as well as for future generations. Unfortunately, this bill fell short of that objective,” the Congressman said.
“Basically, they throw a bunch of money at it to say, ‘We’ve taken care of it,” he told KTAR.
Truer words have never been spoken.