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The ostensible coronavirus relief bill that was passed by the Democrat-led Senate on Saturday, and is slated for a guaranteed final vote by the Democrat-led House on Tuesday, contains a spate of highly troubling provisions.

Provisions that, for the record, Senate Republicans tried to resolve via a litany of amendments that ultimately were rejected in their entirety by Senate Democrats.

One provision highlighted by Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton in the tweets below entitles incarcerated convicts — be they child molesters, rapists, murderers or even the left’s beloved terrorists — to a $1,400 stimulus check:





Sen. Bill Cassidy tried to resolve this problem by proposing an amendment that would have barred stimulus checks from being sent to prison inmates, but Senate Democrats predictably voted it down:

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Another provision entitles federal employees to $1,400 per week in paid leave up to a maximum of 15 weeks (or $21,000 total) if they choose to stay home to teach their kids because their kids’ schools remain closed.

“While millions of parents struggle to work from home with kids who are enrolled in shuttered or partially shuttered schools, and millions more left the workforce or lost jobs to care for their at-home children, evidently parents in the federal bureaucracy need their own, personal Covid-19 bailout,” Forbes reported last month.

“Critics call it a personal bailout for bureaucrats,” the outlet added.

But that’s not even the worst part.

Speaking on Fox News‘ “Fox & Friends” last week, Cotton explained how federal employees will also be benefiting from yet another $1,400 check.

“They’re going to give a lot of Americans a $1,400 check. Federal employees are going to get that same check. They’re also going to get $1,400 a week, every single week, if their kids aren’t in school,” he said.

So if you’re working in the middle of the country hard to make a living, you get one $1,400 payment once. If you’re a federal bureaucrat in Washington where your schools are still closed, you get one every single week. Talk about the swamp looking out for itself.”

Yet another troubling provision from Democrats’ ostensible coronavirus relief bill reportedly opens the door for illegal aliens to also collect a stimulus check.

Sen. Ted Cruz tried resolving this problem with an amendment proposed Saturday, but Democrats predictably voted it down as well:



The list of disturbing provisions goes on and on and on — and includes the following:

  • $126 billion for schools, even if they remain closed,
  • $45 billion for expanding Obamacare,
  • $270 million for the National Endowments of the Arts and Humanities,
  • $200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services,
  • $10 million for the “preservation and maintenance of Native American languages,”
  • $350 billion for state/local governments,
  • $4 billion for “socially disadvantaged” farmers,
  • $50 for environmental justice grants,
  • $91 million for “outreach to student loan borrowers.

In a tweet posted Saturday, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey made the case that the bill is nothing more than an attempt to use “a health crisis as an excuse to ram through a left wing wishlist.”



Indeed, there’s a reason the bill is known among the right as “The Pelosi Payoff.”

On Saturday, Sen. Cruz also tried pushing through an amendment that would have given everyday families stuck with a closed school $10,000 so they could take their children to a school that’s open.

Amendment #969 would have specifically required that grant money appropriated for closed school districts be redirected into a special fund for families.

Parents who live in districts where schools remain closed would have then been able to apply for a $10,000 grant from the fund so that they could afford to send their children to schools that are open.

In a video posted to Twitter early Saturday morning, Cruz explained the reasoning behind his amendment.

Joe Biden-What you get when you order a president and get a cheap Chinese knockoff instead.

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@David. R posted:

Funny how cotton never said a word when these same convicts got stimulus money two times under Trump.  And illegals get no money because they do not have social security numbers..And  let us not forget how Cruz was  caught fleeing to warm mexico as millions of Texans were freezing in Texas.

No, convicts did not get stimulus checks under Trump. Illegals WILL get stimulus checks. Cruz wasn't 'caught' fleeing. He went openly and big deal and so what? Why do you care? Why was he supposed to stay? There are all sorts of natural disasters and I don't remember any politicians cancelling any activity because of them.

You poor republicans you just cant tell the truth.  Truth is convicts got a stimulus check two times under Trump and if illegals don't have social security numbers how can they get a stimulus check? Do you think they just fall out of the sky? And if Cruz did nothing wrong when he fled to mexico why did he turn around and fly right back and then say he was sorry for what he did?

@David. R posted:

You poor republicans you just cant tell the truth.  Truth is convicts got a stimulus check two times under Trump and if illegals don't have social security numbers how can they get a stimulus check? Do you think they just fall out of the sky? And if Cruz did nothing wrong when he fled to mexico why did he turn around and fly right back and then say he was sorry for what he did?

Show your source. ONLY people that filed income taxes in 2018/2019 were eligible. Convicts did not get two stimulus checks. Cruz didn't "flee" and he should never have apologized. Exactly what did he do so wrong??? I don't think any democrat has the right to call anyone else liars.

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Show your sources that says convicts  will get a stimulus under Trump.   Cruz was caught fleeing to warm mexico as Texans were freezing thats whats  wrong.  Cruz turned around and flew straight back when he meant to stay several days until he was caught and then he asked for forgiveness.  And name a democrat that lied.  It was Trump that lied and said he won the election then he claimed voter fraud and not a single case was found.

@David. R posted:

Show your sources that says convicts  will get a stimulus under Trump.   Cruz was caught fleeing to warm mexico as Texans were freezing thats whats  wrong.  Cruz turned around and flew straight back when he meant to stay several days until he was caught and then he asked for forgiveness.  And name a democrat that lied.  It was Trump that lied and said he won the election then he claimed voter fraud and not a single case was found.

My source is the article you are replying to. Cruz didn't flee anywhere and what does it matter anyway? He could not have done anything. He shouldn't apologize at all. Name a democrat that lied? Just name any democrat and you have your answer to that. Fraud was found and one day it will soak in that you dems will never make us believe that a woman that slept her way to the 'top'...dropped out of the presidential race because of low favorable ratings....and a demented old man that was in politics for over 50 years with nothing to show for it except making himself and his family rich through corruption/quid pro quo...who ran three times for office before he was installed...got a record breaking number of votes. China Joe couldn't even get Obama's endorsement until the very last minute when his lack of endorsement had become embarrassing to the DNC...then Obama gave his half-hearted endorsement. Odd isn't it...that the president that got the most votes in history...to let you libs tell it...had to have such a military presence...the military which the left hates, at his infrauderation AND still keeps them to protect him!  Kamala called Joe Biden a racist and said she believed Reade...among other true things she said about Biden... but then she giggled and accepted when he asked her to run with him. Says it all about her values. How many more times do you have to be told the same thing before you get it that we know what went on and we know dems used fraud...violence...corruption and threats to put Biden in the WH? IF you have anything of any worth to post how about getting to it. Right now you're a broken record that has posted the same thing the entire time you have been here/back.

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