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The “grownups” in this country are being bribed with $600 each to keep quiet about $940,000,000,000 the congresscritters are ordering out of thin air.

That, by the way, is 94% of a trillion dollars.

I help you picture that on the right. Blow that image up and look it over at a legible size… rather impressive… and quite clear.

Multiply that generous $600 bribe per adult times the USofA Census Bureau adult count and we spent $158,000,000,000 on money to keep the peasants from complaining about a trillion in self-serving corruption and graft. That is 17% of the total, graciously earmarked for us.

Figuring the worldwide co-conspirators skim off 50% before they send it back to 535 members of “our congress” the remaining 83% flutters around the world coming back into congresscritter pockets at around $550 MILLION for each. Of course senior members take in more than juniors, but there is a reason they all became millionaires after a few years on the job.

One thing the voodoo economists work to obscure is the effect of printing money out of thin air. The picture on the left gives any thinking person a good picture. Every dollar out there is worth A LOT LESS than it was before they flooded the market with them.

Let’s not forget that it was GOVERNMENT, not a 99.97%-survivable virus that shut down businesses, churches and society, throwing 50% of the small businesses and employees out of work… where they EARNED a lot more than $600 EVERY WEEK doing productive things that people voluntarily paid them to do.

“The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.”
― Harry Browne

The following summary of the Swine Flu Bill was written by JOE CONCHA, and published at The Hill. The graphics are my addition. – Ted

Congress’s 5,593-page porky ‘relief’ bill is essence of the swamp

The $900 billion stimulus package COVID-19 “relief” bill is exactly what one would expect from a dysfunctional, tone-deaf Congress: a pork-filled cluster filled with anything and everything that has nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic or relief.

And in the swampiest thing ever, the bill, which is combined with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill, is 5,593 pages long, or 5,583 pages too many, was given to lawmakers six hours before a vote to review what exactly is in it (hint: more pork than a Tyson Foods plant).

It harkens back to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) once explaining that a bill needed to be passed in order to find out what was in it. In a related story, our government is broken.

The top-line from the bill says a mere $600 per adult and $600 per child goes to those eligible, which is half of what adults received in another relief package passed earlier this year (the per-child payment was $500). Not hard to see that this amount is hardly enough to keep those struggling from staying out of poverty.

So where is the rest of the $1.4 trillion going?

Glad you asked.

Exhibit A: “Of the funds appropriated under title III of the Act that are made available for assistance for Pakistan, not less than $15,000,000 shall be made available for democracy programs and not less than $10,000,000 shall be made available for gender programs.” Yep. $10 million. For gender programs. In Pakistan.

Exhibit B: Funds for “Resource Study of Springfield (Illinois) Race Riot.” That riot occurred in (checks notes) 1908.

Exhibit C: “Statement Of Policy Regarding The Succession Or Reincarnation Of The Dalai Lama.” We’ll just leave that one there.

Exhibit D: There’s actually a commission tasked with educating “consumers about the dangers associated with using or storing portable fuel containers for flammable liquids near an open flame.”

Exhibit E: Another $40 million will be allocated “for the necessary expenses for the operation, maintenance and security” of The Kennedy Center, which received $25 million in another COVID-19 relief bill earlier this year. Also in a related story, the Kennedy Center has been closed.

Exhibits F, G, H, I, J: $86 million for assistance to Cambodia; $130 million to Nepal, $135 million to Burma, $453 million to Ukraine, $700 million to Sudan.

Exhibit K: The bill creates a Women’s History Museum and an American Latino Museum as part of the Smithsonian. Overall, the Smithsonian gets (checks notes again) $1 billion.

You get the idea. It’s the oldest trick in Washington: Take a bill that symbolically is overwhelmingly supported by the American people on its title alone (COVID-19 relief for those struggling due to the pandemic). Then attach every pet project possible, in this case by combining it with an omnibus spending bill, and away we go.

What did this “stimulus bill” actually look like?

“Our representatives” were given six hours to study this masterpiece. It would garner exactly ZERO votes by anyone who understood their obligation to read, comprehend and vote only FOR things that were both Constitutional and beneficial to the people of this country.

Realize there is NO WAY that pile of paper was produced in response to any scam-demic crisis.

Pure Pork.

What sort of arrogant criminals can conspire to produce and approve this pile of crap?

What sort of fools let them get away with it?