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The news media is controlled….

March 11, 2021

The news media is controlled…. If after you read this you still don’t believe the news media is told what to focus on then you deserve the government you get.

I am going to keep this as simple as possible…… every radio and television news broadcast and every online news service is touting the Presidents $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. “Help is here,” Biden wrote in a tweet after the vote about the measure that provides $400 billion for $1,400 direct payments to most Americans, an expansion of the child tax credit and increased funding for vaccine distribution. Forecasters or those paid to hype the propaganda expect it to supercharge the U.S. economic recovery.

Little attention is paid to the rest of the bill because it actually spends more money on items not related to COVID-19 because if “we the people” truly understood we would be up in arms and would make the demonstration outside the capital seem like just another day. For instance here is a review of the bill by the liberal Forbes magazine with quotes from the ‘Wall Street Journal’.

Frankly, with $1.9 trillion spread over 591 pages of appropriations, I am surprised approval isn’t at 100 percent since there must be something for everyone in this cash-laden Christmas tree of a bill.

Estimates and opinions vary on how much of the money is specifically targeted toward Covid relief. The Wall Street Journal editorial board put the number at $825 billion.

The bill includes funding for some things that most in Congress can agree to, even if they differ on the amounts–$1,400 cash payments to low and moderate income Americans, renewal of the paycheck protection program, an extension of the additional $400-a-week unemployment benefit, an expansion of the child tax credit.

Okay, but where is the rest of the money going? The answer is toward pretty much anything that can be connected, even in a tangential way, to the pandemic. Here are just a few examples:

–$30 billion in grants to transit systems through fiscal year 2024.

–$50 million in funding for EPA “environmental justice” grants.

–$86 billion to bail out pension plans insured by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

–$1.5 billon for Amtrak, which is sitting on roughly $1 billion in unspent aid.

–$34 billion to expand the subsidies for those buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

–$200 million to the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

–$800 million in additional dollars for foreign food aid.

–And this whopper: $350 billion to state and local governments despite less than expected declines in overall revenue last year and an economic rebound this year.

……….Now why do you think every time we turn on the news we only see Government checks being printed and the newscaster touting the Presidents efforts to get us that $1,400 and not the other $825 billion going to everything but covid relief? It couldn’t be that somewhere there is someone (behind the curtain) pulling the strings as to what news to focus on?

 

If we were to remove

just the $825 billion in appropriations

not directly related

to

covid relief

and give it directly to

‘We the people’

our covid relief checks

would be

$4,200

OR BETTER YET

do not increase our national debt

by that $825 billion!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. TBG permalink
    March 11, 2021 12:34 pm

    The mainstream media also keeps telling us that XX % of Americans are in favor of covid relief, which if the pork bill truly only was for covid would make sense. The mouth says one thing, the hand does another. When will people stop trusting words instead of looking at actions?

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    • March 11, 2021 4:18 pm

      TBG for the majority of the people it will never happen, and now with the President opening the borders like in the EU he and his cronnies will have more than enough voters legal and otherwise to pass whatever liberal/solist program they want. also saw today two new gun control bills passed congress, I am sure the criminal element will abide by the new laws

      Only way things turn around is more ‘we the people’ learn that we do not need everything advertized to make life better.

      You are a prime example of this living with ‘just enough’ and for 14 years I too lived with “just enough” to make life great!

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  2. john permalink
    March 11, 2021 12:40 pm

    WHERE IS THAT MONEY COMING FROM?? From,, us,,, remember us,,”we the people” ?
    From WV,, we have a senator who is still looking for “common ground” with the democrats, and playing senator by making a bunch of speeches..
    then we have ole “two ends against the middle” Joes gotta go Manchin not much hope from our state–sorry,,
    I really believe that God is just letting us set in our own crap,, and we certainly deserve it… the road to Hell , and destruction of this nation, is paved with political correctness.. end of rant have a nice day, if you can oh, did I forget rigged elections, and courts with no guts

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    • March 11, 2021 4:23 pm

      John I am a little behind todays post should have gone out the day the bill passed congress but depresson is a heavy load and I didn’t cut through that fog until today to make the post. But in tomorrows Facebook Friday post on wordpress there is examples of what you are saying supporting the fact that the money doesn’t come from the government but out of our pocket.s

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  3. Jon Rukavina permalink
    March 13, 2021 8:12 am

    As John said, the phrase “from the government” is a nice way to gloss over the fact this & all boondoggles are tax-payer funded. But they know they can slide by because of the facts people don’t pay attention, don’t care, are misinformed or uninformed.
    This is also why there’s an on-going attempt to censor conservative media. Sadly we’ve lost one of our true voices in the media in Rush Limbaugh, but we have Epoch times and locally here in the Twin cities The Center for the American Experiment. It is there where I found out Minnesota spends $30,000 per year per recipient on welfare benefits. This along with education (go figure) rank as the top program expenditures in this communist state.
    John has Manchin. We have Gov. Walz, AG Ellison, Klobuchar, Tina Smith, & the councils of both major cities + Duluth.
    As we all know we have a president elected through theft who doesn’t know where he is sometimes, forgets the names of staff members, well you guys know the drill. For all we know he could get up in the middle of the night & order the bombing of America.
    God help us & God Bless America.

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