(Natural News) The Democratic Party has long used American taxpayers as a bank to finance schemes rewarding allies and favored groups.
In fact, truth be told, there is probably a course on political patronage that every Democrat must secretly take and pass before becoming a party member in good standing.
That has to be true because that is literally all the party does: Pay off allies and friends and provide political cover while doing so.
The so-called “COVID-19 relief bill” now being pushed by President Joe Biden’s handlers is a classic example of this ‘steal from the taxpayer to give to our friends’ scheme.
In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) a former governor of that state, backhanded Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief measure as pointless, too expensive, and targeted at just about everything except ‘coronavirus relief.’
In noting that the proposal is being put forth by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the one lawmaker who should have the least allegiance to Democrats but continually caucuses with them anyway even after screwing him out of two presidential nominations, Scott said it “makes no sense,” adding it’s “just a payback to the liberal left.”
“[L]et’s remember this is all being led by Bernie Sanders who’s now the Democrat head of the budget committee, all right? This is all Bernie Sanders’ idea of where we should go,” Scott said.
“Republicans believe in targeted relief. Now, let’s remember — just about a month ago … we committed over almost a trillion dollars, and in the last 12 months, we’ve spent or committed $4.5 trillion. We have no idea how much of that money has not been spent,” he continued, which in and of itself is problematic because someone somewhere in government should know — and if they don’t, then for certain no new relief should be passed until all that money can be accounted for.
“So let’s help people who have lost their jobs, let’s help our small businesses get open, let’s make sure we get this vaccine out. But this radical left agenda that is, you know, not worrying about the fact that we have $27 trillion worth of debt and we’re not living even close to within our means. I mean, this makes no sense. This is just payback to the liberal left,” he continued.
“We need to work together to get something done. We need to help the people who have lost their jobs. We need to help our small businesses. We need to get our schools open. We need to get the vaccine out,” he added.
“Now, we’ve already given $100 billion to our schools. In Florida, our schools are open. The CDC says schools can open now, so this idea that we have to spend, you know, billions and billions and billions more, this is just a payback to the teachers union.”
And to broke Democrat-run states.
Recall last fall ahead of the November elections when Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was railing at Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate for failing to pass a massive new bill. That legislation was packed with hundreds of billions of dollars for blue states like Illinois and New York whose left-wing leadership left gaping holes in budgets long over-taxed by massively generous (and broke) pensions to Democrat constituencies.
Sen. Ted Cruz called Pelosi out for this last summer. In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” the Texas Republican described her bill as a slush fund for political allies so she could be “shoveling money to her friends.”
“Her objectives are shoveling cash at the problem and shutting America down,” Cruz said at a time when some 44 million Americans were thrown out of work by senseless lockdowns. “And in particular, you look at the $3 trillion bill she’s trying to push. It’s just shoveling money to her friends and not actually solving the problem.”
Nothing much has changed except that now Democrats are in charge of government, meaning the rest of us are about to get screwed. Again.
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