President Trump Demands More Money for American Citizens, Foreign Aid Cut From COVID Relief Bill

Good. Why in the fuck are we spending all this money on foreign aid?

American Military News

President Donald Trump suggested he would veto the massive $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress Tuesday night if significant changes weren’t made, including larger direct payments to Americans and the removal of “wasteful and unnecessary” foreign aid items.

Trump posted a video in which he railed against the aid package, focusing heavily on the massive foreign aid contents while demanding direct payments be increased from the current $600 to a least $2,000 for individuals or $4,000 for a couple.

“Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists and special interests while sending the bare minimum to the American people who need it,” Trump said in the video recorded at the White House. “It wasn’t their fault. It was China’s fault. Not their fault.”

“It really is a disgrace,” the president said, adding, “It’s called the COVID relief bill, but it has almost nothing to do with COVID,” the president said.

During the video, Trump shed light on the staggering amount of money allocated for foreign assistance, including $135 million going to Burma, $85 million to Cambodia, $1.4 billion for the “Asia Reassurance Initiative Act,” $130 million to Nepal, $1.3 million to Egypt, $453 million to Ukraine, $25 million to Pakistan and $500 million to Israel.

“The bill also allows stimulus checks for the family members of illegal aliens, allowing them to get up to $1,800 each. This is far more than the Americans are given,” the president stated. “Despite all of this wasteful spending, and much more, the $900 billion package provides hardworking taxpayers with only $600 each in relief payments, and not enough money is given to small businesses, and in particular restaurants, whose owners have suffered.”

In addition to foreign aid, Trump lamented the millions set to go to cultural and arts centers, including $26.4 million to the Kennedy Center, $1 billion to the Smithsonian, $154 million to the National Art Gallery and $14 million to the Woodrow Wilson Center. The president noted that most of these facilities “aren’t even open” amid COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.

But of course, Mitch McConnell wants an override:

“The Democrat leader and I have agreed to unanimous request as follows: The Senate will meet for pro forma sessions only until Dec. 29 when we will return to session,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said from the Senate floor. “In the event that President Trump does elect to veto this bipartisan bill, it appears the House may choose to return after the holidays to set up a vote to consider the veto … In the event that the president has vetoed the bill, and the House has voted to override the veto, the Senate would have the opportunity to process a veto override at that time.”

Jesus Christ, the national debt is over 27 Trillion dollars, and these fuckers waste most of our tax money on pork.

More:

In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Paul (R-Ky.), true to his fiscal conservatism, railed against the federal government spending money it doesn’t have — and Republicans voting for something they claim to oppose:

The monstrous spending bill presented today is not just a deficits-don’t-matter disaster. It is everything Republicans say they don’t believe in.

This bill is free money for everyone. Proponents don’t care if you’re fully employed or own your own house or own your own business. Free money for everyone, they cry.

And yet, if free money were the answer, if money really grew on trees, why not give more free money? Why not give it out all the time? Why stop at $600 a person? Why not $1,000, why not $2,000?

Maybe these new free-money Republicans should join the everybody-get-a-guaranteed-income caucus. Why not $20,000 a year, why not $30,000?

If we can print up money with impunity, why not do it? The Treasury can just keep printing money – that is, until someone points out that the emperor has no clothes and that the dollar no longer has value.

To so-called conservatives who are quick to identify the socialism of Democrats, if you vote for this spending monstrosity, you are no better. When you vote to pass out free money, you lose your soul and you abandon forever any semblance of moral or fiscal integrity.

 

The GOP has abandoned the principles in the United States Constitution of limited government and fiscal restraint.  We are now saddled with an astronomical debt and their still spending like a drunken sailor on shore leave. The least they can do is return some of that money to the taxpayers.

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