Let’s see......To start with the 5,593-page porky 'relief' bill is essence of the swamp but specifically #1 take out the $350 billion to states to reopen schools, they have not even dispersed 90% of the money allocated last year to reopen schools.....#2. take out the provision for a $15 hourly minimum wage .....#3 take out the $1.4 trillion in omnibus spending #4 take out the assistance for Pakistan, not less than $15,000,000 shall be made available for democracy programs and not less than $10,000,000 shall be made available for gender programs. what? gender programs? ....#5 take out funds for "Resource Study of Springfield, Illinois Race Riot." that riot occurred in 1908......#6 take out $40 million will be allocated "for the necessary expenses for the operation, maintenance and security" of The Kennedy Center, which received $25 million in another relief bill last year. #notcovidrelief # 7 take out $86M for assistance to Cambodia; $130M to Nepal, $135M to Burma, $453M to Ukraine (that’s hunter biden’s Ukraine), $700M to Sudan. #notcovidrelief......#8 take out the $1B to create a Women's History Museum and an American Latino Museum as part of the Smithsonian #notcovidrelief .......... you get the drift, it’s the oldest trick in Washington. take a bill that symbolically is overwhelmingly supported by the American people on its title alone (COVID-19 relief for those struggling due to the pandemic), attach every pet project possible, in this case by combining it with an omnibus spending bill, and away we go.
Remember when I was cool to try to prevent the electoral college from certifying the results of an election?
Democrats spent a year telling us that they were the "party of science!" So yesterday, two Congressman clowns from NJ - Gottheimer and Malinowski - wrote the CDC to tell them how we need to reopen schools. Now, Malinowski majored in Political Science and Gottheimer went to law school - neither of them are scientists or doctors. Further, the CDC has been saying FOR MONTHS that it's safe to reopen schools, but these two clown know better than the scientists even though they've been telling us that they are the party of science and will listen to scientists.
How about you two Karens take your strongly-worded letters and stick 'em where the sun don't shine. The CDC says it's safe to open schools. It's up to governors to get them open.
Happy 50th Alan Shepard!