COVID Relief: The Biggest Raw Deal in Human History

COVID relief? What a joke!

The government takes money from productive, reopened states like Texas and Florida — and funnels that money to forever-closed states like New York, California and Massachusetts.

So the productive states are paying for the non-productive, shut down states … as a reward for political loyalty.

It’s economically insane. It’s morally obscene.

What’s in this for the red states? How is supporting New Yorkers and Californians indefinitely in the interest of Texans and Floridians?

And what about the red portions of blue states? New York and California are filled with red counties. The recall effort of the fascist governor in California wouldn’t exist without those red counties.

At what point do red states — and red parts of blue states — say, “enough is enough”? We’re talking about the worst raw deal in human history.

Democrats are unaccountable sociopaths. The more they get away with, the more they will attempt to get away with. That’s how it works. On our current path, they WILL be coming for your guns, your private savings accounts, your property, and anything else they feel like seizing. They have no boundaries, no scruples, no respect for rights or rule of law…they possess NO virtues whatsoever. All they care about is what they can get away with; and they’re getting away with EVERYTHING, so far.

Have millions of Americans forgotten how to be angry?

It’s unsustainable, and it can’t stand.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

Vote-a-rama Ends with Senate Narrowly Passing $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan

The United States Senate on Saturday passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, dubbed the American Rescue Plan. The bill was passed 50-49 after “vote-a-rama,” which occurred an all-night session. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) was absent for the votes because of a family funeral back home.

The legislation nows heads back to the House of Representatives. The lower chamber has to vote on the bill before it heads to President Joe Biden to sign into law.

The 27-hour long session was the longest in recent history. A large chunk of time – 10 hours and 44 minutes – was used to read the 628-page bill out loud, which came at Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) request.

The bill includes another round of stimulus checks. Individuals making less than $75,000 will receive a $1,400 check. Couples earning less than $150,000 will receive a combined $2,800. As an individual or couple’s income increases, their stimulus amount decreases. Those payments, however, would phase out at $80,000 for individuals and $160,000 for couples.

One area of contention was extended unemployment benefits, which Democrats needed moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to sign off on. Eventually, a deal was struck for $300 per week unemployment benefits, which was extended until Sept. 6. The House’s version called for $400 a week in unemployment benefits, but those benefits would expire on Aug. 29. Families making less than $150,000 would receive the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits taxfree.

Beth Baumann, Townhall.com

Hostage Taker Feeds Hostages, and Expects Praise for it

Occupation ruler Biden says we’re “one step closer” to helping and feeding families, thanks to passage of his pork-laden $2 trillion spending bill — labeled “COVID relief” in Orwell-speak. It’s kind of like a hostage-taker feeding his hostages some dinner, and then congratulating himself for helping them. Most of the $2 trillion will simply redistribute money from those who earned it to those who didn’t, and couldn’t. In the process, it will devalue our currency and risk all kinds of horrors such as the hyperinflation that brought us Nazi Germany, in the 1930s, and Communist Venezuela, in the 1990s. Of course, that would only mean MORE power for the glorified mobsters who now totally rule us. Go to hell, you demented creep. #NotMyDictatorship

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason