The San Antonio area will be receiving more than $700 million in COVID-19 relief funds pending Wednesday's final House vote on the so-called “American Rescue Plan.” But how much of that money will go to citizens, and how much will go to the Poverty Industry and wasteful local governments?
Locally, Bexar County will receive $388.58 million, San Antonio $326.58 million, and New Braunfels $10.3 million.
The Plan includes a direct stimulus payment, an extension for unemployment benefits, a temporary increase in the child tax credit, $7.25 billion in new money for PPP, the small-business loan program, specific allocations to the Small Business Administration for grants to independent restaurants, and other food and drinking establishments, and many other provisions set to assist Texas industries hit hard by this pandemic. However, it would be cheaper if citizens received a one-time allotment to spend as they wish.
Instead, liberal/leftist Democrats who control Congress and the Administration have loaded the Plan with money for pet projects and bail out wasteful state and local governments. The relief money will also go to illegal aliens and the Poverty Industry that creates and maintains poor people.
Socialists and the local liberal/leftist news media celebrate the “relief” Plan, but it has only created more national debt. In the meantime, Democrats and liberals/leftists fight the reopening of the economy, which would truly lift people out of poverty.
Citizens and taxpayers should understand how they are being brainwashed by the Democrats and their news media allies.