My Red State colleagues provided detailed takedowns yesterday of the porklus bill otherwise known as the “COVID relief bill.” In short, there is a crapton of taxpayer money being gifted to foreign governments, special interest groups, and big corporations. Only about 1/5th of the $900 billion bill was for average Americans who have been forced out of work and/or out of business through no fault of their own thanks to government-mandated lockdowns in states across the country.
It didn’t take long after rumors circulated and then were confirmed about the agreement and eventual passage of the bill that the well-deserved mockery of those most responsible for it began.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), who on Monday nuked Democrats like Rep. AOC for feigning outrage over not having time to read the bill before they voted on it, was one among the many to start calculating just what people out of work might be able to afford with the $600 check that will be sent to them:
6 gallons and 1 quart
the quantity of Pelosi’s favorite ice cream you can buy with a $600 stimulus check.*
*taxes and delivery not included. ($12/pint price may vary based on location) pic.twitter.com/cQakobJP5O
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) December 21, 2020
It would take 40 stimulus checks to buy Nancy’s fridge.
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) December 21, 2020
I wonder how many glasses of fine wine $600 buys at the French Laundry…
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) December 21, 2020
— Jeff Carlson (@themarketswork) December 21, 2020
You can almost buy two of these sweatshirts with your stimulus. pic.twitter.com/aETj8sNBqy
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) December 22, 2020
What are you going to do with your $600 stimulus check? 😍
– pay 1 of your 10 overdue bills
– buy barely 2 weeks worth of groceries
– pay a quarter of your rent
– use it to wipe your tears
— Jordan Lancaster (@jordylancaster) December 21, 2020
What absolutely shouldn’t get lost in all of the heated discussions and understandable mockery of the bill are two very important things:
1) Pelosi’s stunning admission earlier this month that she deliberately stalled a COVID relief package deal with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for months in hopes Joe Biden would win the presidential election, where she could then attempt to give him the credit.
2) That the need for periodic billion/trillion-dollar stimulus bills to help those out of work during the pandemic would be a lot less urgent and much less costly if Democratic governors in states like California and New York would drop their obsession with lockdowns and start adopting common-sense measures states like Florida, Texas, and South Dakota have put in place that carefully balance public safety with Constitutional liberty.
Blaze TV host Chad Prather tweeted out perhaps the best idea of them all, however:
$600 bucks today and breadlines tomorrow. Anyone ready to start dumping tea in the harbor?
— Chad Prather (@WatchChad) December 21, 2020
A lot of us are with ya, buddy. We are so, so with ya.