The New York times is reporting that the latest Biden administration relief package is so large it will dwarf the recent $1.9 trillion stimulus package he just signed. The new COVID-19 relief bill could land in the neighborhood of $3 trillion, marking nearly $5 trillion in pandemic stimulus spending since Biden took office just two months ago.
Like the previous stimulus, expect only a small percentage of the spending to focus on actually helping Americans.
Some of the leaked elements of the spending plan focus on rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and reducing carbon emissions. You know, the usual leftist plan to improve one problem by spending money on something completely unrelated.
When phrases like “clean energy deployment” and “high-growth industries of the future” are thrown around, you know helping everyday Americans is pretty much out the window.
The last stimulus bill of $1.9 trillion in American tax dollars included less than 10 percent of direct help to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The bill was also enormous in size, taking nearly 11 hours to read on the House floor. It might have even included an avocado toast recipe in there somewhere.
But the latest spending bill plans to include real “essentials” like 5G telecommunications, because your kid playing Fortnite faster in the backseat of the minivan will really help stop COVID-19. At least Biden’s billionaire buddies at AT&T and Apple will be happy with the investment.
If that’s not enough to raise your blood pressure, the Washington Post reports Biden wants $400 billion included for climate change. We all care about the planet, but I don’t think reducing climate change will stop COVID-19.
But at least you might have better access to an electric car you can plug in at night to charge with electricity made from fossil fuels. And if Biden’s new plan passes, you’ll have billions spent to create electric-vehicle recharging stations nationwide.
You might think that’s nonsense, but it could come in handy after Biden’s policies crank up gas prices to $5 a gallon or more. They’re already up 25 percent nationwide since his inauguration.
The New York Times also reported the Biden administration’s plan to include huge new investments in education. Not sure how free community college stops COVID-19, but at least young Americans will have a place to learn how to build electric cars they won’t be able to afford under the new generation of taxes needed to support the change.
And if you’re all for indoctrinating your kids with liberal policies even sooner, the actions hope to include universal pre-K education. Why not add Drag Queen story hour to preschool while they’re at it?
If the Biden administration wanted to really help Americans, it could support reopening schools and businesses to allow citizens the dignity to learn and work for themselves. Americans don’t need more government; they need less of it.