As people are suffering from the government-imposed shutdowns across the United States, Congress finally came together to use your tax dollars to pay a whole list of foreign nations. The $900 Billion stimulus bill is tacked on to a $1.4 Trillion spending bill.
Yes, you might get $600 back from the $2,700 or so that Congress is taking from you. Perhaps you should be thankful, but many aren’t feeling that way.
The bill is said to be over 5,000 pages long and Congress members claimed they only had a couple of hours to read through it, obviously not enough time. But, they voted for it anyway.
As Pelosi famously states “You have to pass it to see what’s in it”.
When it comes to American taxpayer dollars, it pays to be a foreign country.
Let’s take a look at who actually benefits from our tax dollars.
Sudan is a winner. They are getting $700 million from Americans.
So is Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam...
The Stimulus Bill:
The gov't closes the economy. You lose your job. You face eviction.
$600 for all your troubles.
Meanwhile they send:
$135 million to Burma
$85.5 million to Cambodia
$1.4 billion for "Asia Reassurance Initiative Act"
$130 million to Nepal
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— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) December 21, 2020
But there's way more, don't you worry.
- “Unspecified funds” for not-for-profit gender-accessible education institutions in Kabul, Afghanistan (page 1477)
- $15 million for Pakistani democracy programs and an additional $10 million for “gender programs” (page 1486)
- $505,925,000 to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama to address the migration of unaccompanied, undocumented minors to the United States” (pages 1490-1491)
Check out the list of nations that are benefitting from your tax dollars through the passage of this bill.
And this is just what we know so far. It's bound to get much worse.
There were only six senators that voted against it:
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Rick Scott (R-FL).
But, hey, you might get $600.
Americans don't want a handout, we want our jobs and businesses back. And we certainly don't want our jobs and businesses taken from us only to provide a handout to every other country on Earth.