A good deal of this monstrosity has nothing to do with fighting a virus.
The pork fat starts on page 52:
The inspector general will oversee the distribution of pork.
Your “menstrual care” products are considered ‘medical expenses’.
Like to hit the beach for a tan? Sunscreen is covered:
Congressional ‘oversight’ of pork.
Tribal funds? Why?
The Treasury Department ‘oversight’:
Postage is going to increase again:
Smithsonian needs money?
This is why the Kennedy Center got taxpayer pork:
With three days to go in his tenure, Obama named Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice as trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
National Endowment for the Arts got some of our money as well, so they can continue to spread leftwing propaganda. This is the same NEA that sponsored excrement like Andres Serrano’s “Piss Christ” and Robert Mapplethorpe’s, homoerotic pedophile photography that used children as subjects. Serrano isn’t gutsy enough to do a “Piss Koran” or a “Piss Mohammad”. Mapplethorpe’s obscene photos of the children were done with the parent’s knowledge and permission. Where’s child services when they’re needed? This is the kind of shit the NEA advocates and why it should be defunded.
Leftwing media NPR (National People’s Radio) and PBS are also getting a piece of the hog:
The Senate emergency stimulus compromise package allocates $75 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the nonprofit that funds National Public Radio (NPR), offers programming featuring the children’s character “Big Bird” and supports other public stations.
The massive payout — which the draft bill says would “make fiscal stabilization grants to public television and radio stations facing declines in non-federal revenues” — is less than the $300 million that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had proposed in her own coronavirus stimulus proposal. The money nevertheless drew complaints from conservatives, who called the spending unrelated to the coronavirus, and who have long accused NPR of overt political bias.
Evidently, all those maudlin telethons aren’t working.
- $88 million to the Peace Corps for “evacuating volunteers and U.S. direct hires from overseas.” The agency just fired all of their 7,300 volunteers working in 61 countries on March 15. The Pelosi bill allocated $90 million.
- $250 million to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The subsidy would cover “taxpayer services,” “enforcement,” and “operations support.” The Pelosi bill provided $602 million.
- $350 million to the State Department for “migration and Refugee Assistance.” This funding would help minimize the virus spread among vulnerable populations. The Pelosi bill earmarked $300 million.
- $400 million to the federal Election Assistance Commission to assist the states with “election security grants.” The Pelosi bill provided $4 billion.
- $30.8 billion to the Department of Education for “state Fiscal Stabilization Fund” that provides grants to support elementary and secondary education ($13.5 billion), Higher Ed ($14.25 billion), and State flexibility grants ($3 billion). The Pelosi bill asked for $50 billion.
Supposedly, this bloated ‘appropriations’ bill is limited to the 2020 fiscal year. Right.
“Congress is run by morons,” wrote The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis. “This bill should’ve been one page — everyone gets a check and they’ll be taxed on it in 2021 based on what they earned in 2020 (people who don’t need it will pay it back) — and it should’ve taken all of a day to enact.”