The Corona Virus Stimulus Bill

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This is a breakdown of what the Democrats added to the COVID-19 Virus Stimulus Bill

$25,000,000 for additional salary for House of Representatives (blows your mind, right off the bat!)

$100,000,000 to NASA  (because, who knows why?)

$20,000,000,000 (Billion!!!) to the USPS (because, why the hell not?)

$300,000,000 to the Endowment for the Arts (Ah, screw it - let's do it!  They'll never know)

$300,000,000 for the Endowment for the Humanities (because, not that many people even knew that was a thing?)

$15,000,000 for Veterans Employment Training (for when the GI Bill isn't enough)

$435,000,000 for mental health support  (Man, oh man, that's a lot of suicide hotlines)

$30,000,000,000 (Billion!!!) for the Department of Education stabilization fund (Whoa, that's a big one!  Wonder how much goes to the NEA?)

$200,000,000 to Safe Schools Emergency Response to Violence Program  (I guess the virus is kinda violent)

$300,000,000 to Public Broadcasting(NPR has to be bought & paid for by somebody.  That somebody is you.)

$500,000,000 to Museums and Libraries  (Who the hell knows how we are going to use it?)

$720,000,000 to Social Security Admin  (But get this - of this, only $200,000,000 is to benefit people. The rest is for admin costs)

$25,000,000 for Cleaning supplies for the Capitol Building  (Seriously, it's on page 136)

Still reading through this crap?

$7,500,000 to the Smithsonian for additional salaries  (Wait a minute, what about the virus?)

$35,000,000 to the JFK Center for performing Arts  (See above)

$3,000,000,000 (Billion!!!) upgrade to the IT department at the VA  (I guess $3 billion ought to cover it.)

$315,000,000 for State  Department Diplomatic Programs (What the hell does this mean?)

$95,000,000 for the Agency of International Development  (What's this? Let's keep the money here & clean up the streets of S.F. and L.A.)

$300,000,000 for International Disaster Assistance  (Put this & the next one together & we're starting to look pretty compassionate  —  globally, anyway))

$300,000,000 for Migrant and Refugee Assistance - pg 147

$90,000,000 for the Peace Corp pg 148  (Specifically to fight CoVid-19?)

$13,000,000 to Howard University pg 121 (Wonder what the university did to deserve this?)

$9,000,000 Misc Senate Expenses pg 134 (Otherwise known as Petty Cash - maybe it's needed to settle all them, there harassment claims)

$100,000,000 to Essential Air carriers pg 162 (This is OK because the Airlines are going to need billions in loans to keep them afloat. Besides, $100 mil is chump change)

$40,000,000,000 goes to the Take Responsibility to Workers and Families Act.  Pg 164  (This sounds like it's direct payments for workers. Let's hope so)

$1,000,000,000 Airlines Recycle and Save Program pg 163  (A cool $1B?  What's the hell is this program all about?)

$25,000,000 to the FAA for administrative costs pg 165  (Not even gonna ask)

$492,000,000 to National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) pg 167  (Big ol' money pit)

$526,000,000 Grants to Amtrak to remain available, if needed, through 2021 pg 168 ("If needed?  If needed!" Tell me, what are the odds that it doesn't go unused)
— Hidden on page 174 the Secretary of Transportation has 7 days to allocate the funds & notify Congress

$25,000,000,000 for Transit Infrastructure pg 169 (Why isn't this in a separate bill?  We need it, but what's it doing in a Corona virus bill?)

$3,000,000 Maritime Administration pg 172  (Who knows?  It's a piddling amount anyway)

$5,000,000 Salaries and Expenses Office of the Inspector General pg 172  (This office has been pretty busy the last couple of years)

No voter ID to get a ballot, & anonymous "ballot harvesting" pg 650 (Hmmmm.  Does the phrase "voter fraud" come to mind?  Any price tag?  What's ballot harvesting?")

$2,500,000 Public and Indian Housing pg 175  (CoVid-19 related?)

$5,000,000 Community Planning and Development pg 175  (See above)

$2,500,000 Office of Housing  (See above)

$1,500,000,000 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Office of Public and Indian Housing.  (See above)

$1,000,000,000 of which can be used as "additional administrative and other expenses". pg 176  (That's a billion we're talking about here - billion, with a "b")

$720,000,000 to the public housing fund pg 177  (CoVid-19 related?)

$100,000,000 for Community Block Grants for Native Americans pg 183  (See above)

$250,000,000 for Housing Block Grants for Tribes pg 182  (See above)

$130,000,000 for AIDS Housing pg 185   $20,000,000 of which goes to one time grantees, whatever that means pg 186  (See above)

$15,000,000,000 for the Community Development Fund pg 188  (That's $15B!) Only $10,000,000 of which is set aside for infrastructure for fighting infectious disease pg 191

$5,000,000,000 in Homeless Assistance pg 193 (Aaahhh, what's another $5B???)

$100,000,000,000 for Rental Assistance - pg 198  (Or another $100B, for that matter?)

An additional $7,000,000 enforce the Fair Housing Act - 203

Paid Family Leave for Sickness is 2 paid work weeks pg 213

Emergency Family Leave Now applies to all employers not just companies over 500 employees pg 208

Guarantees paid leave to employees who have an in-law who gets sick pg 209  (In-law?  Really?)

Opens up leave for someone you are in a "committed relationships with" pg 212  (What if there's more than one?  There could be several)

$1,000,000,000 for more Obama phones!  (That's right, folks.  A cool $Billion.  Do you have any idea how stupid your Congressman thinks you are?)

Still reading......?

$227,000,000 for grants to States for youth activities pg 80

$261,000,000 for grants to States for dislocated worker employment and training activities, including supportive services and needs-related payments; pg 80

$10,000,000 for Migrant and Seasonal Farm worker programs  (What the hell?  Thought this was supposed to be about the virus)

$100,000,000 for ''Job Corps''  (See above)

$15,000,000 for ''Program Administration'' (Who would want a program without an administrator or two)

$6,500,000, to the ''Wage and Hour Division''  (Who knows?)

$30,000,000, to OSHA  (Guess they can't get by on the fines they impose)

$10,000,000 for Susan Harwood training grants  (You can bet this money will be well spent)

$1,300,000,000, for ''Primary Health Care''  (A billion-three?  Who gets to spend this?)

$75,000,000, for ''Student Aid Administration''  (Enhancing our student debt fiasco)

$9,500,000,000, for ''Higher Education'' (Come on now!!!  Somebody should be asked to explain this.  $9.5 Billion???  Really???  Higher Education?  Higher than what?)
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