(Tea Party 247) – This week, Congress passed a $2 trillion spending bill which would provide much-needed relief to millions of Americans suffering financially during the coronavirus crisis, and on Friday, it was signed by President Donald Trump.
Of course, the Democrats managed to pack all kinds of pork into the bill, including funding for the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and PBS.
That’s not all.
They also managed to include $350 million in funds for “Migration and Refugee Assistance” in spite of the fact that our dangerously porous border contributed to the spread of COVID-19.
These are the same people who are now whining that Trump didn’t do enough to stop the spread of the virus. A few weeks ago, they were whining that he was restricting travel from countries with high volumes of coronavirus cases!
According to the wording of the bill, this cash would be used to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.”
How, in any way, shape or form, is encouraging more migrants to come into our country going to help “prevent” the spread of the virus?
The original House bill asked for $300 million, and the Republicans apparently didn’t put up a fight when another $50 million was added.
Rep. Matt Gaetz called this measure a “poison pill” which would put “America LAST.”
Millions of Americans need help now. Dangerous poison pills like $350,000,000 for "Migration and Refugee Assistance" put America LAST.
Democrats: This is not the time to advance your legislative agenda.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 25, 2020
This is in addition to the $25 million in funding for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
“If there is one thing this whole coronavirus debacle should have taught us, it’s that we need to bring in people with exotic diseases from all over the world at levels greater than ever before,” Chris Menahan comments.
Summit News notes:
If every western country had followed the example of Russia and ended ‘migration and refugee assistance’ back in January by closing their borders and keeping them closed until a vaccine was available, the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic would be significantly less horrific.