D.C. Democrats are scrambling to push a $1.9 trillion “relief” bill that is turning out to have less to do with economic relief and more to do with pet projects and political payouts.
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
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seeking to issue $1,400 checks to federal employees for 15 weeks so that their children can be homeschooled. This comes after Democrats supported teachers unions seeking pay without work. Taxpayers who don’t work for the federal government will not be eligible for the same relief money that their tax salaried counterparts are.
According to Forbes, the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021” contains a special “$570 million family leave account” that is set aside for federal workers whos children have not returned to full time school.
So the Biden Administration is issuing guidance to keep schools closed and then paying its own workforce to not work because of their guidance, and you get nothing. No school, no paid leave. Nothing. This is nuts. https://t.co/XSZNjO6q8U
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) February 25, 2021