Democrats used the crisis to push pork into the relief bill, but it turns out they may not get to keep it.
We’ve been reporting daily on the government’s response to the crisis. Lately, we raised the alarm about how Pelosi got $25 million for the Kennedy Center—in a bill aimed at helping Americans.
What was even more shocking was what happened next: the Kennedy Center laid off hundreds of their employees.
Big mistake, guys. Now Congress is reconsidering their generous offer.
From Kenosha News:
Congressman Bryan Steil has introduced a bill to rescind the $25 million in funding for the Kennedy Center included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act…
“Some in Washington felt it was important to spend $25 million of taxpayer dollars on the Kennedy Center when there are obviously bigger needs right now. This is frivolous spending in the midst of a national emergency,” said Steil, R-District 1.
A group of congressmen, led by Bryan Steil, are backing a bill to rescind the $25 million given to the Kennedy Center.
It was reported that after the money was promised to the arts center, they announced they would not be paying their staff.
Hundreds of performers and employees would not be getting paychecks after April 3. Considering the shutdown, they might not be able to work for weeks or months to come.
You might be asking yourself: what is the Kennedy Center going to do with all that money? If nobody is getting paid (and the Center is closed), maybe they don’t need that cash?
That’s what Steil is saying. His bill would rescind the payment.
Right now, workers from across industries are struggling to make ends meet. The government-imposed shutdown means countless families cannot pay rent or put food on the tables.
The emergency bill was supposed to bring relief to those people—not bigshot liberal organizations who fire their employees.
We don’t know if this bill will gain enough traction. But if we spread the word, it might wake up the Kennedy Center and hold them accountable.
Don’t let them get away with this bait and switch.
SHARE to demand Congress take back that money.
Source: Kenosha News