(Tea Party PAC) – Nancy Pelosi’s new coronavirus relief bill is an absolute joke. It’s more or less just a wishlist of different things that the radical left in America wants to push through in order to see more of the transformation of this country into a socialist nightmare. This is the very definition of capitalizing on a tragedy to further a political agenda.
One of the biggest head scratchers on the list is a bit that would provide $35 million for the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, which has folks all over the board wondering how Democrats plan to justify this kind of expenditure for something that has nothing to do with the coronavirus at all.
Here’s more from BizPacReview:
It’s an obvious example of the intent by Democrat leaders to bundle superfluous, inappropriate causes with the critical rescue-funding intended to help carry the nation through an unprecedented time of public health and economic crises.
There is no explanation or defense for how funding the Kennedy Center contributes to the urgent effort to save the economy. As for the effort to contain the virus, well, the phrasing of the provision does claim to be for “operations and maintenance requirements related to the consequences of coronavirus.”
The bill reads: “For an additional amount for ‘Operations and Maintenance,’ $35,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2021, for operations and maintenance requirements related to the consequences of coronavirus: Provided, That notwithstanding the provisions of 20 U.S.C. 76th et seq., funds provided in this Act shall be made available to cover operating expenses required to ensure the continuity of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and its affiliates, including for employee compensation and benefits, grants, contracts, payments for rent or utilities, fees for artists or performers, information technology and other administrative expenses.”
Look, we all understand that the creation of culture — which includes art of all kinds — is critical for our nation to thrive, but right now people need money in order to survive. So many folks have now found themselves out of work because of the current crisis and the all the shutdowns and lockdowns, financial support is absolutely necessary for some.
Why in the world would the left be focused on stuff like this right now? As stated earlier, the point is to use this crisis situation as a delivery system for their twisted big government ideas. They know if they hide this stuff in the bill, Republicans will not be able to vote no without it hurting their election efforts, due to not providing the relief folks need. It’s dirty and underhanded.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) March 24, 2020
Yep! 35 million for the Kennedy Center is crucial for small business in America right now. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/Zxs4OHhJDL
— Jim Poolman (@JimPoolman) March 24, 2020
Right now is not the time to being playing politics, especially since so many people are in financial dire straights right at the moment. The American people and their needs should be the top priority. The fact it isn’t should tell you how little Democrats care about the little people and why they shouldn’t have control of the White House come November.
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