(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- If you thought that the Democrats in Congress might finally start putting party politics aside now that they’ve won the White House, think again. Rep. Mike Kelly, a Republican representing Pennsylvania, revealed during an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference that some 91% of the upcoming COVID-19 relief bill…isn’t focused on COVID-19 RELIEF AT ALL.
Kelly described how a significant majority of the cash in the bill is being used to bail out Democrat-led states, something that former President Donald Trump warned about during his time in the White House handling the COIVD-19 pandemic.
Speaking to “American Thought Leaders” from The Epoch Times, Rep. Kelly reminded viewers that the money is not “government money” but, instead, money taken from taxpayers…being used to bail out states badly run by the Democrats for decades.
Senate Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also shared an infographic on Twitter showing the breakdown of the massive $1.9 trillion so-called stimulus plan.
Stop calling it a “COVID Relief” plan. A better name would be “The Pelosi Payoff.” pic.twitter.com/YLEwvbakJE
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 25, 2021
Of that cash, 91% is spent on national endowment for the arts, Chuck Schumer’s bridge project, “Pelosi’s Tunnel,” union pensions, blue state bailouts, universities, and Planned Parenthood.
The rest is going on COVID health spending.
Does that sound sensible to you?
“If you look at where the money is going, to Democrat states, Democrat-led states, so the numbers themselves are pretty raw and I think people go online and look at them, but the item for item, so what in this spend is actually going to help people that have had COVID, and then you get down to the point…not it’s not,” Kelly said.
On Thursday, the Senate voted along party lines to move forward with the $1.9 trillion bill, pushing a final vote to the weekend.
Vice President Kamala Harris broke the tie in the Senate, advancing the legislation and triggering 20 hours of debate.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that the Senate would stay in session “no matter how long it takes” to finish the bill this week.
There are currently differences between the bill in the House and the bill in the Senate. The Senate bill does not include the signature $15-per-hour provisions put in place by Congressional Democrats and is unlikely to eventually include the provision when signed by the president.