Alarming items stuffed inside House Dem’s $1.9T stimulus bill: Health surveillance, animal COVID studies

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House Democrats unveiled Friday the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package they hope to pass by late next week. Included in the bill are $1,400 stimulus checks and numerous other pandemic-related relief measures, like additional funding for state and local governments and more federal unemployment benefits.

The bill — which was “stitched together” by the Democratic-controlled House Budget Committee, according to Reuters — was also filled with dozens of items completely unrelated to direct pandemic relief.

(READ: The full 591-page bill)

Federal minimum wage increase

The bill would enact a key promise made by President Joe Biden and Democrats, increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

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Animal COVID studies

The bill allocates $300 million of taxpayer dollars for the Agriculture Department to “conduct monitoring and surveillance of susceptible animals for incidence of SARS–CoV–2” as guided by the World Organization for Animal Health.

‘Socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers’

Addressing farm loans, the bill states that the Agriculture Department “shall provide a payment in an amount equal to 120% of the outstanding indebtedness of each socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher as of January 1, 2021, to pay off the loan directly or to the socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher.”

The purpose of the debt payments is to “alleviat[e] discriminatory barriers preventing socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers from fully participating in the American farm economy.”

The bill also provides another $1 billion to the same group for “outreach, mediation, financial training, capacity building training, cooperative development training and support, and other technical assistance to socially disadvantaged groups.”

Student loan outreach

The bill allocates $91 million for the “Department of Education to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally, including direct outreach to students and borrowers about financial aid, economic impact payments, means tested benefits, and tax benefits for which they may be eligible.”

Fine arts and museums

The bill allocates $135 million to the National Endowment for the Arts and another $135 million to the National Endowment of the Humanities.

Meanwhile, the bill also allocates $200 million to the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Native American languages

The bill also gives $10 million for the “preservation and maintenance of Native American languages.”

Vaccine information

The bill provides $1 billion “to strengthen vaccine confidence in the United States,” “provide further information and education with respect to vaccines,” and “improve rates of vaccination throughout the United States.”

Family planning

Family planning, which could include abortion, gets $50 million.

Global health

The bill provides $750 million for “the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to combat SARS–CoV– 2, COVID–19, and other emerging infectious disease threats globally, including efforts related to global health security, global disease detection and response, global health protection, global immunization, and global coordination on public health.”

Health surveillance

The bill provides another $500 million “to support public health data surveillance and analytics infrastructure modernization initiatives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Airlines

The airline industry, which was controversially bailed out in the first stimulus last spring, gets another $15 billion in this bill.

(H/T: Oilfield Rando)

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    1. Did you know the Founding Fathers of the United States were Liberals ? Yep, those same people that fought for the freedoms you now have…freedom of private property rights, freedom of speech, capitalism and freedom from an overreaching government. Marxists and communists have worked to dupe morons into believing Liberal has a new and different meaning, so that you forget the freedoms it actually means.

      That makes you “Anti-United States of America scum !!”

  1. Wait until the next election I hope that the people who elected this dumb ass will see how much of a mistake they made

    1. What makes you think they cannot rig the next election?
      They did it WHILE the GOP held the senate and white house.
      Now THEY control both.

        1. Exactly, how do you think Pelosi has stayed in power? Surely hasn’t been honest elections. Do some research on the 4 families that have run CA for the last 80 yrs.

        2. we have set on our duffs and let others run OUR country howmany phone calls have you made (we) made im guilty too if we want our country to be the best we have got to do better. it starts at school board meeting flood them let them KNOW where you stand on the crap and what you want your child to learn at school. then city council meetings let them know what you think, educate yourself on as much as you can. THEN WE head for our state capitols, get your churches involved, lets get our country back.

      1. The Dems will do their best to screw us at the polls every time they are allowed to be in charge. It needs to be an enforceable felony to hinder and/or obstruct a poll observer in the performance of their duties.

        1. if want this to happen then we have to get it done, start making noise let them know how we feel. get the info on who needs to listen to you, us, then share it to all you can church, work on line we have to start somewhere.

    2. Don’t hold your breath Karl. You need a working brain and common sense to see the amount of a mistake they made. So that will leave all of them out where as they are all democrats and we all know they never make mistakes. Joke joke. I would like to know where the 17 trillion is for the homeless and the veterans who need help and are sleeping on the streets.

    3. I agree with you, Karl, but it won’t matter, because the Dems got away with stealing this rigged election for Biden, and you can bet your life that they will do it again in 2024! The evil Deep State is so powerful that they are almost like the Nazis were! They are running this country, and nobody in authority has the guts to challenge them! Evidence of that is our useless chief justice of the Supreme Court, gutless John Roberts, who refused to challenge the election results, even though he knew it was rigged, because, as he said, there will be riots if we try to overturn the election! Roberts, you are a gutless piece of crap, and I’d like to tell you so to your gutless face! If I were chief justice, things would change in this country, and the Deep State would be in trouble! If there were riots, as gutless Johnny fears, they wouldn’t last long, with me in charge!

    4. I really doubt there will even BE a “Next Election”! The way they stole this past election just ensures they will never “lose” another one…

    5. Sorry Karl. But we won’t make it to the next election. First, the Democrats will steal that election as well and secondly, it will just be too late!

    6. I wish for the same as you. But as I have heard in the past, “wish in one hand and crap in the other, see which one weighs more…” With 12 +/- million new “Americans” allowed to have a license to drive and (VOTE) the number of folks with their hands out will thwart any sensible progress in this country. I’m 74 and won’t be here to suffer the indignity of these trends, but I weep for my adult children and grandchildren.

    7. If we have a country LEFT in 4 years – I’m guessing the commander-in-thief will do 1 year or less before he’s declared mentally gone & K.H. is put in as new president. Then they can blame all the damage done just his first 30 days on China Joe.

    1. You missed all of the items that have nothing to do w/ Covid relief. The US is broke, you can’t just print money and have profit centers cancelled or put on hold …the tax coffers won’t ever recover the deficit!

      1. I’m sure you’re aware “the former guy” ran up the national debt several times more than the dems did in the previous 8 years. You have a short memory,…or you don’t read.

        1. Only a dumb ass demonrat could come up with such a lie. STOP listening to the lying leftist msm. They have ALL been discredited for the lies they have told and continue to tell. odumbo TRIPLED the deficit in the time he was in office. Try reading something besides the Sunday comics

          1. Wrong!!The debt tripled under Obama which was run up under Bush, but Trump greatly increased the government deficit with his spending and business tax cuts!!

    2. Thanks for stepping up and saying that, James! However, I think the $15B bailout slotted for the airlines needs to be reduced significantly. That’s a lot of moolah going to ONE place.

  2. Get used to it. The Dems are back and the chorus line is kicking their heels high. It’s only paper so we’ll just print more paper to pay it back. Right? By the way who are we borrowing all this money from and who are we going to pay it back too, with interest of course.

  3. Why all the other garbage spending? Why just money to the airline industry? Are the the only American business that has lost money due to the virus? This is just wasted money.
    Family planning? What does this have to do with fighting the virus?bAbortions have nothing to do with the virus. Strange in that the government is trying to stop executions of killers but are paying people to kill unborn children. What a twisted world we live in.
    WE could go on and on with this wasteful spending bill but wht else do you expect from democrats.

  4. I wonder how much money they plan on spending to destroy the 2nd Amendment?
    Remember what the Roman philosopher Cicero said a long time ago.
    ” Only free men carry swords, slaves are never armed”

  5. Rigged election. With hundreds of depositions of voter fraud. Demeractics changing the election laws the last minute. The Supreme Court did nothing. All Swamp Creatures. If the Supreme Court did Thier job, they knew the Democrat’s would have looted the entire Country.

    1. Will you people believe the BS trump was saying about why he got his ass handed to him in the election? He lost because he was an awful president, period. Demographics don’t lie, if the majority of left of center people vote, repubs lose everytime. Trump was so bad that EVERYONE voted this time. In 16, it just so happened to that both choices were appalling and the left didn’t turn out to vote, and the Orange Twittler barely won, barely. So what do you think would happen after four years of him insulting people of color, immigrants, or anyone that didn’t vote for him for that matter. He is the world’s biggest asshole. There was no way he could have gotten re-elected. Get over it, quit believing the big lie. His own bought and paid for attorney general came out and said it, no voter fraud, nothing of significance that could have affected the outcome. End of story.
      Flame on

  6. I would like to know, what the hell does any of this have to do with a stimulus bill. Nancy did this last time, when 25 million went to the Kennedy Center, after all, she is on the board. This is all typical demorats at their best.

  7. The best way to control both parties, term limits. Presidents have term limits, legislatures from both Houses need to have term limits as well.

  8. As usual, like most Bills submitted, they have loadeed this one with pork. I find nothing of merit in the few presented exspenditures proposed within this review not to mention the remainder of the proposals in the entire bill. Biden and crew are bound and determined to Bankrupt our Country sooner than later simply by outspending and inflating the Deficit to a point of rupturing the fiscal stability to a point of no return.
    There is little we can do to counter these proposals, or the printing of useless paper money daily by the Federal Bank. the time hasc ome to bend over and kiss our butts goodbye.

  9. When is the American public (citizens) going to wake up and understand that Government is not meant to provide! The Government is supposed to be supporting the Constitution, not be a banking institution. The Dims have gone completely haywire and definitely have us directed at being a socialist society. I liked the way it used to be when people had self respect and dignity, earning and paying for what they have. Where did people get off thinking they are owed something? There absolutely nothing in this entire world that is free…someone has to pay!

  10. There should be no new legislation from the do nothing DEMs and Rinos until a full accounting of the previous spending bill is revealed to the American people. This needs to be put to the American people in a National referendum before any new legislation authorization is proposed and approved by Congress. Best estimates is that there remains more than sufficient tax payer funds to cover most of the purposed bill initiatives which have not been fully accounted or allocated. It is irresponsible for elected politicians and bureaucrats to asked for more spending power when they haven’t done a proper job in accounting for and spending from the previous bill–

  11. National Endowment for the Arts $135 Million…….For what? They weren’t open that much of any. Is this the organization at the administrator receives a salary and benefits of over a million dollars, another $135 million of the Humanities, again for what? Then there’s the $200 million for the Institute of Museums & Library Services…. what do they provide the American throughout the U.S. states? I realize that we need to keep our Native American languages, but at a cost of $10 million. Where is it spent and how does help the pandemic services or prevention. No way does $50 million needs to go to Family Planning and Abortion Services. This organization has more money than it needs. Let them spend their own money. And, again, it has nothing to do with Covid-19. The Speaker of the House needs new glasses or something. Again she sneaks this kind of junk into a bill to help the people. This just proves that the Democrats are crazy and have no common sense. Then there the President willing to pay off student loans for lazy students in many cases, took basket weaving so they can get jobs as administrators and bankers. Go to corrupt colleges/universities, just because they are Ivy League, diploma sellers. Whose paying for these people? The American people, parents are going to be asked to pay again for their kiddies’ education. If the President wants to help the kids with their loans, let him pay for it out or through his “Foundation”. Again, where is all of this money coming from? Let sneaker Pelosi pay for it out of her pockets, since she likes to spend on 1st class trips all over the world on the tax payor’s dollar. She can afford to spend $12 a pint for ice cream, she can afford to spend $50 million to pay for educational loans.

  12. [Hey – You guys – Don’t worry about a thing. They are allocating a billion dollars…

    “to strengthen vaccine CONFIDENCE in the United States,” “provide further information and [RE-] education with respect to vaccines,” and “improve rates, [number of people vaccinated] of vaccination throughout the United States.” [And the world].

    So if they spend all of this $$ to [RE]-“educate people” on the lies about the TEST and the VACCINE, I’m sure they can also muster up enough propaganda to also RE-educate their US CITIZEN STRAWMEN, [that have no brains, because they only exist on paper], on all of the rest of this ridiculous crap they are selling as well. And, OF COURSE, they also want to “improve rates of vaccination,” but not only in the US, but also throughout the WORLD. Do you know how much MONEY they can make from vaccinating everyone they can get the military or police to throw down on the ground and force to do this in the WORLD???? But they only have “our best interests”, & our ‘health’ ” at heart, right? It’s all about the usual excuse, “our ‘safety’ and ‘security’.” Yeah, right when pigs fly. It’s actually more about TRACKING & CONTROLLING every person on earth, [oh, you didn’t know that the CoVid ‘Q-tip” has a metal CHIP in it that goes into your brain through your nose- that’s right – “they” forgot to tell you that right,] and their power and BANK ACCOUNTS.

    And now they are also trying to “RE-EDUCATE” the people to actually believe that this vaccine does not CHANGE OUR DNA. Why would they want to change our DNA. Well, since GOD, not Democrats, CREATED men and women, (and believe it or not, contrary to what they believe, they are NOT “gods,” they are only Satan inspired narcissists), not to be outdone by the REAL, TRUE AND LIVING GOD, Satan loves to make “cheap imitations” of God’s CREATIONS, since he cannot “create” anything himself, but only re-arrange and screw up what GOD has already made … so – they need to REARRANGE something in real, living men and women, yes our DNA, so that they can PATENT the people attached to their phony STRAWMEN LEGAL PERSONS, and then CLAIM TO “OWN” the people. You cannot patent anything that is God made, or natural out of the ground stuff. So if they wanted to patent marijuana, (as they have done, by the way), they need to change it, or add something to it after they take God’s created MJ out of the ground, in order to patent it and make a killing off of what was once Gods natural medicine that they have now screwed up, (also why they hate Natural medicines, by the way – it interferes with their ALMIGHTY PROFITS, but do they want YOU to make a profit? pfst…..It certainly DOES NOT APPEAR THAT WAY. Why are they closing down all small businesses?… just sayin’). So in order to “patent” “US Citizens,” they MUST change God’s creations, real, living people), and so how do they intend to do that – by changing their DNA, of course.

    Be aware that once your DNA is changed, YOU will no longer be the living man or woman or child that GOD Created. You will become a “New Creature in Satan” – NOT CHRIST – and will never be allowed through the gates of “that City,” (IF you read the Bible, you will know what city I am talking about – and it definitely IS NOT ROME! – just a hint – and THAT is a whole ‘nother story for another day. All I can say to anybody who is planning on taking the TEST or the VACCINE is – you better DO SOME SERIOUS RESEARCH FIRST!!!! It COULD make a difference as to WHERE YOU spend eternity, as well as have some pretty horrific side effects in this life as well. DO YOUR RESEARCH, and please don’t go to Big Pharma websites, for the Truth does not live there. Do you even know WHO, (not what) the Truth is? If not, you seriously need to find out – and NO, it is not Fauci, Bill Gates, George Soros, or any of the rest of these “jewels”].

    1. I Don’t Think So,. You are by far the craziest person I’ve stumbled across in a while. Would you be willing to let me record you giving some of your well informed talking points? I’d like to make a documentary on the mentally ill. You know, to profit off of something!

  13. What Trump needed to do was get military leaders on board and overthrow the useless guy that sits in Oval Office out! He’s not the official person who should be sitting there ? He won nothing?? So I call for a coup an official military coup and put the American President back in office where he rightfully belongs and clean up the house and senate before its to late ? We can’t wait for 2024? Even 2022 midterms is to far off. And while you’re at it get rid of the seven traitor Rhinos who voted to impeach the president but definitely get rid of Mitch the minority leader. God bless America and President Trump

  14. The Dems stole the election. Ray Charles can even see the election was stolen. The Senate seats were stolen. We no longer have the ability to vote people out. Dead people voted and their vote counted ( For the Dems). Mail in ballots are easy to change. Some states didn’t require signatures on mail in Ballots or post marks. They kicked out the Republican ballot watchers and covered the windows. It doesn’t matter who votes, only the people who count the votes. The list of fraud goes on and on. Biden only won about 400 counties. Obama won twice that and had less votes from many of the same counties. Trump won over 2000 counties.
    I’m also tired of people calling Trump racist: He stopped the tax payer support of Planned Parenthood. They kill so many Black babies the population is going down (NOT UP). Biden and Harris support killing unborn Black Babies. Trump reformed many criminal codes, that Biden supported, that led to mass incarceration of Blacks and Hispanics.
    Trump donated to collage funds to send Blacks to school. Al Sharpton even shook his hand for it. The left pushes false information non-stop. Biden has eleminated female sports with a stroke of a pen. He has eliminated good paying jobs in the energy sector. He wants to eliminate the Constitution. He is putting together a Pro Abortion cabinet. He has got back in bed with China and Iran. He is disrespecting our ally Israel. He is the death of America.
    We don’t have time to waste. Prepare and Prepare well. Down in Texas people are suffering because preperation was not a priority. They will wreck the economy printing money non-stop. Food Shortages will be here soon. More natural disasters will be in our future. The housing market will crash. There will be more homeless people. Forget voting people out, it will be survival soon. There will be Riots much worse this year (Supported by the Dems). Antifa will be let loose on more cities. Harris even said “they will not stop nor should they”. Law and Order is no more with many liberal Sheriffs caving to the left. Liberal DA’s not prosecting anyone. Criminals will rule the streets.
    Stock up and be smart. Keep your family and neighborhoods safe. America will look like Seattle soon.

  15. Isn’t it strange that Trump gets all the blame for money spent when all money bills start in the House of Representatives.

  16. This is news from last year. When they first tried to push this bill, details of the garbage inside leaked. Where it was revealed that at the time, not a drop of the covid relief bill helped any covid victims. Even now, that relief bill is not about covid, it’s about nothing more than keeping the bribe money flowing.

  17. It’s sad to see what God created so beautiful being destroyed ! Satan offered the Lord power over all the world if he would bow down and worship him . Out of love for God and man he turned Satan down!
    Out of selfishness and self worship , the left has accepted Satans offer and have no idea they have done so. Satans greatest accomplishment is convincing people he does not exist! Fools say it’s fairy tails (that’s satans accomplishment). Welcome to the “Rise of the Antichrist”!!
    Watch for Christ return for those who believe and have prepared themselves!

  18. It’s sad to see what God created so beautiful being destroyed ! Satan offered the Lord power over all the world if he would bow down and worship him . Out of love for God and man he turned Satan down!
    Out of selfishness and self worship , the left has accepted Satans offer and have no idea they have done so. Satans greatest accomplishment is convincing people he does not exist! Fools say it’s fairy tails (that’s satans accomplishment). Welcome to the “Rise of the Antichrist”!!
    Watch for Christ return for those who believe and have prepared themselves! So you won’t let the truth be posted as I have not stated this before you are showing who you are

  19. It’s sad to see what God created so beautiful being destroyed ! Satan offered the Lord power over all the world if he would bow down and worship him . Out of love for God and man he turned Satan down!
    Out of selfishness and self worship , the left has accepted Satans offer and have no idea they have done so. Satans greatest accomplishment is convincing people he does not exist! Fools say it’s fairy tails (that’ssatans accomplishment). Welcome to the “Rise of the Antichrist”!!
    Watch for Christ return for those who believe and have prepared themselves! So you won’t let the truth be posted ! I have not posted this before!

  20. What does “socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers from fully participating in the American farm economy” even mean?

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