If you listen to President Biden and also the Democrats, in order for America to recover from the months-long virus shutdown brought on by Biden's pals in China and the Democrats, we need to spend a mountain of borrowed money, a minimum of $1.9 trillion. According to Biden,
In to grow the economy annually or two, three, and 4 down the line, we can't spend too much. This is the time we should be spending. Now is the time to go big.
The Democrats’ Big Wish List
The bill allocates $1,400 each to Americans earning under $75,000 a year, plus a $3,600 tax credit for kids six and under and $3,000 for children age seven to 17. However i guess if we are going to spend a pile of our grandkids' money, at least it should be going only to people who really need help, right? Well, about that-
I wish Dr. Fauci had told us the cure for the coronavirus was pork.
It seems that after years of banning \”earmarks,\” or personal pork projects, they are back with a vengeance now that Democrats control Congress. Here's some of what must be spent big to be able to fight COVID-19, according to the latest version of the home bill:
$100 million for an over-budget, behind-schedule boondoggle of the subway extension project in Silicon Valley, among the wealthiest communities in America.
Tens of millions for \”Title X family planning clinics,\” which likely means more government funding of Planned Parenthood.
And more, including-
$128.5 billion for teachers' unions, many people in which refuse to go back to work.
$40 billion for universities, that have done a whiz-bang job of turning out well-educated, well-adjusted, patriotic and mature young adults lately.
$91 million for \”outreach to education loan borrowers.\”
Paying off 120% of the debt of \”socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.\” No, those aren't farmers who've no access to a \”date a farmer\” app. It means giving more money to some farmers than the others based on their races, or as that was once known, \”racism.\” Plus a billion dollars for \”outreach programs\” to said socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
$10 million for that preservation of Native American languages. That’ll stop the virus in its tracks!
$135 million each for the NEA and the NEH.
$150 million for OSHA and other government regulatory agencies
A raise in both the federal minimum wage and also the wage for tipped employees
$15 billion for Day care and Development block grants.
$750 million for \”global health,\” or money we'll borrow to transmit to other countries.
$100 million for the EPA to review \”health outcome disparities,\” or whether COVID and pollution harm black people more than white people.
$50 million for \”environmental justice\” and \”tackling the weather crisis.\”
Well, I could go on and on, however, you get the idea. Steve Kelly, spokesman for that Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee, said that \”congressional Democrats view the reconciliation process as a means to push through their wish list,\” regardless of whether the spending is related to vaccines or any other actual virus relief.
I wish Dr. Fauci had told us that the cure for the coronavirus was pork. I would've eaten more barbecue in the last year.
Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and longtime conservative commentator on issues in culture and current events. A New York Times best-selling author, he hosts the weekly talk show Huckabee on TBN.