The government is on the verge of passing the controversial $1.9 trillion stimulus package, which includes assistance for business owners and a $1,400 payout for many Americans.
However, Republicans pushed back against the bill from the start. They slammed the legislation for including huge amounts of Democrat agenda items (aka “pork”) and mass overseas spending.
Now, one Republican leader has gone even a step further.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) came down hard on the relief package, saying that at some point, the country will regret passing this legislation.
He agrees with the accusation that the bill features plenty of Democrat-friendly spending, but there’s an even bigger problem with it:
Basically, he flat-out ripped the bill for having very little to do with the pandemic, so it’s almost inaccurate to call it “relief” for the country.
Nunes appeared on FBN’s “Mornings With Maria” and held nothing back (via Breitbart):
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) called the $1.9 trillion so-called stimulus relief package a ‘slush fund’ and warned at ‘some point,’ the financial markets would be impacted by the government spending.
Conservative politicians and citizens have been concerned about the long-term impacts of all these stimulus bills, and Nunes echoes these concerns here.
He also implies that the bill is a lot more about politics, and a lot less about easing the burden of the epidemic. In other words, it supports Democrat causes at the expense of John Q. Taxpayer.
He flatly stated:
It has nothing to do with COVID. That’s what I want your viewers to understand.
This is the size of the COVID bill that we passed a year ago, of which basically had nearly 90 percent of Republicans and Democrats, working with President Trump, coming together to try to save the economy.
This bill has very little money in it for COVID, and then it also has money that’s going to go out over the course of the next four years. And even some money even beyond that.
Nunes added that this is “very similar,” and compared it to what former President Barack Obama did in 2009.
That’s when Obama passed a stimulus in order to help the flailing economy, but then “put a slush fund together they doled out to their friends and buddies.”
The Republican leader swears they’re not about to let Democrats get away with it this time, though — Nunes vows that in the future, “we are going to be tracking the money.”
As a result, we might start seeing stories about liberal organizations getting rewarded with taxpayer money. And as Nunes claims, it won’t have much of anything to do with the pandemic.
Toss in the potential effects all this will have on the economy down the road, and perhaps Nunes has every reason to be concerned.
And of course, taxpayers might not be too pleased with how their money is being spent, both in this country and elsewhere.
- Rep. Devin Nunes ripped the relief bill, calling it a “slush fund” for Democrats.
- He also said it has “nothing to do” with pandemic relief, and will have a devastating long-term impact on the economy.
- Nunes compared it to the stimulus Obama passed in ’09, which he claims sent money to leftist “friends and buddies.”