Economic

H.R. 1319 – From 117th Congress – “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021”

So the media is drawing much attention on how this bill that is the upcoming “COVID Relief Bill” with the $1,400 stimulus payments to individuals and $2,800 to married couples (with certain income limitations) is a slap in the face to the American citizens.

NPR – Here’s What’s In The American Rescue Plan

NBC News – Congress passes $1.9T Covid relief bill, with $1,400 checks, in major win for Biden

I love how some of these news outlets / mass media outlets create the titles for their articles. It’s hilarious, to me.

Why do I think this is a slap in the face to us? Well, for one it’s a 628 page bill – if converted to PDF. And stop calling it a “COVID Relief Bill”. I have attached the PDF version of the passed bill below to your viewing:

It was just passed and heading towards the President’s desk for signature. I won’t be surprised if he signs it… Of this 628, it was way too much to take in… No wonder members of Congress makes these bills ridiculously long and lengthy to read because NO ONE will read it to its entirety!

Here’s some things that I saw that caught my eye and made me wonder… How is this a “necessary” amount (needed in the bill) to “help”?

Because they need these funds for… what… exactly?
I’m not entirely sure why $3.75 billion is needed to fight HIV/AIDS… But a Global Fund?

Now why is that the United States have to “pay” or “fund” some countries? Let’s take a look at the citation they referenced for the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 – 22 U.S.C 2346…

We are sending money to Lebanon, still?
What about these other countries?

You know what I’ve noticed? The two media outlets I cited at the beginning – don’t even mention “foreign aid” or “foreign assistance”. They’ve just only highlighted what is going to the American people/citizens.

I mean, honestly speaking here… The total bill that was just passed by both houses of Congress is $1.9 Trillion… that’s $1,900,000,000,000. And let’s just say that we are a total, roughly, population in the United States of American – Citizens of about 335,000,000 (335 million). Give or take several. And say that about 15% is not eligible to receive a stimulus check, right? So in my simple example, let’s say that only about 284,750,000 get a stimulus. Let’s say the $1,400 is for each of these 284,750,000 people, that only = $398,650,000,000. That’s ONLY $398 BILLION.

So it makes me wonder and I hope you think about it as well, in this “great” bill that was just passed… What else is in this $1.9 Trillion dollar bill?

On a final note that I want to end my blog on this – because again – is a lot to read through… This caught my eye:

Why is there $35 million going to a private university and SPECIFICALLY THIS ONE, only?

Just take a look at the list of “notable alumni” from this university in particular. It’s easy – GOOGLE it. This just makes me wonder, why is there a specific allocation of funds to this particular private university? Again a PRIVATE university. Could there be some possible influence? I don’t know… That is for you to decide.

Private universities (and private colleges) are usually not operated by governments, although many receive tax breaks, public student loans, and grants. Depending on their location, private universities may be subject to government regulation. This is in contrast to public universities and national universities.

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