What the Media may not cover

Stimulus Package $900 Billion, pork funding

It is clear and blatant that U.S. bureaucrats have added a great amount of pork-barrel funding into the relief bill. But most politicians in America are acting like they scrambled to pass the $900 billion relief package in an effort to address economic hardships. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other Republicans praised provisions of the aid but objected to the circumstance that it was tied to a massive spending bill with unrelated provisions. “Had this bill been solely focused on re-opening the economy, getting Americans back to work, and jump starting a recovery, it would have had my enthusiastic support,” Cruz said in a statement. The legislation allocates $284 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program, an initiative that allocates forgivable loans to small businesses affected by the pandemic. ...[Read More]

Trump Veto’s the Defence Bill

This year’s Defence Bill includes provisions to limit how much money Trump can move around for his border wall and another that would require the military to rename bases that were named after figures from the Confederacy. The President said the Act “directly contradict(s) my Administration’s foreign policy, particularly my efforts to bring our troops home. I oppose endless wars, as does the American public.” “Unfortunately,” the President wrote in his veto message to Congress, “the Act fails to include critical national security measures, includes provisions that fail to respect our veterans and our military’s history, and contradicts efforts by my Administration to put America first in our national security and foreign policy actions. It is...[Read More]

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