Just a few of the ridiculous things thrown into the COVID relief omnibus package: Pakistani ‘gender programs,’ horse-racing integrity, climate monitoring in Tibet

On Monday, Congress passed a long-awaited $900 billion coronavirus relief bill as a part of a $2.3 trillion omnibus spending package to fund the the government through next September, and as you might expect, the behemoth piece of legislation included far more than just stimulus checks and pay for government workers.

In fairness to the nation’s lawmakers, they were only granted a handful of hours to review the more than 5,000-page document before they were expected to vote for its passage. It’s doubtful that anyone outside congressional leadership read it, but nevertheless it received overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats in both chambers.

Now that the legislation has been approved, details about what exactly is in it have started to trickle out — and, needless to say, it’s not pretty.

What are the details?

Included in the bill are millions of dollars to fund “gender programs” in Pakistan, fund new cars for federal HIV/AIDS workers, and establish a Climate Security Advisory Council, according to Grabien Media founder Tom Elliott, who posted a lengthy Twitter thread with snapshots of the document Monday night.

Money is even set aside to fund an investigation of the “1908 Springfield Race Riot” and enforce horse-racing integrity.The Covid relief bill includes a lengthy subsection titled “the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020” https://t.co/zfBtHUnRhE

— Tom Elliott (@Tom Elliott)1608583142.0

Evidently, lawmakers thought it unacceptable not to provide funding for a museum to celebrate “the life, art, history, and culture of women.” Oh and they also made sure to appropriate funding for programs to discourage teenagers from drinking under age and engaging in unsafe sex.The Covid relief bill includes $193 million for federal HIV/AIDS workers stationed abroad to buy new cars https://t.co/y16iyK2aJF

— Tom Elliott (@Tom Elliott)1608587111.0

Townhall reporter Beth Baumann even discovered a section of the bill where millions of dollars are set aside to monitor the climate change taking place in Tibet.Wait. It looks like it’s $1,00,000. And there’s a scholarship too. https://t.co/oBLPhNk4N6

— Beth Baumann (@Beth Baumann)1608598109.0

What else?

In a blistering speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) denounced the bill and called out the so-called conservatives who abandoned their “soul” and their “fiscal integrity” to vote for it.

“If free money was the answer … if money really did grow on trees, why not give more free money? Why not give it out all the time?” the senator asked.

“Why stop at $600 a person? Why not $1,000? Why not $2,000?” he said in reference to the forthcoming stimulus checks set to be distributed to every American. “Maybe these new Free-Money Republicans should join the Everybody-Gets-A-Guaranteed-Income Caucus? Why not $20,000 a year for everybody, why not $30,000? If we can print out money with impunity, why not do it?”

The legislation passed in the Senate by a vote of 91-6. Five Republicans — Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Rick Scott (Fla.), Mike Lee (Utah), and Ron Johnson (Wis.) — joined Paul to vote against the bill. Prior to that, the bill passed in the House by a vote of 359-53, with only 53 members — 50 Republicans, 2 Democrats, and 1 independent — disapproving.

18 thoughts on “Just a few of the ridiculous things thrown into the COVID relief omnibus package: Pakistani ‘gender programs,’ horse-racing integrity, climate monitoring in Tibet

  1. I think that these pork add ons are a source of kickback to some politicians. I can’t believe that they warrant or deserve funding.

  2. When you give away something it is worthless and anyone who has what ever had earned it for nothing. This includes money and will result in massive inflation, which results in a huge recession, which will if not reversed cause depression.

  3. There is a very good reason they add such asinine funding appropriations to a 5,000 page document and then say here take 6 hours and read this so we can vote it into law. What’s the good reason it because it’s the only way they can sneak such ludicrous HORSESHIT by to satisfy their big corporate handlers.

  4. And only $600.00 for those of us peasants that are suffering because China weaponized this China virus!!! But Congress thought more of Pakistan and Tibet, we all know where that money is really going! Skimming by Pelosi and her minions that’s where!!

  5. I praise OUR President for calling out this LIBERAL audacity for it’s spending more for gender studies WTH? than for AMERICANS!
    5,000 PAGES AND 6 HOURS TO VIEW! LIBERAL STUPIDITY!
    Make the stimulus for each American a reward for WORKING! Tie it in with their income, giving Americans free money NO! Pelosi is over the hill and needs retired!

    1. Pray that Trump gets valid election results via Supreme Ct or s ta te leg’s.Champion vs $700M to Sudan,$ 130M to Nepal,$ 1.4 B-Asia Reinforcement Act,$1.3B-Egypt,,$85.5 Cambodia,$134M to Burma??does that mean all the Burmese ‘refugees’ in IN can go back?or do we pay their tormentors?

  6. One reason, so little, in their horrible bill is to go to citizens and small businesses , is the more people they can get totally dependent on the government, the better for big government. They can “control” these people a lot easier than they can the working class. They have been working on this for many years. Remember the era of the more babies you have, the more free money you can receive.

  7. Another one of those stupid bills that we better pass before we read it. Foreign countries and hoseracing? How stupid. Giving hardly anything to the American people. It sounds like it’s only the tip of the iceberg! All those Cngressmen and women haven’t lost a penny! Pretty sick. Glad Trump sent it back!

  8. If this is what we can expect over the next 4 years we put the wrong people in office or kept them in office. Why are we supporting the world when we have people going hungry, being evicted, and in need of medical, psychological, homes, education, and jobs right here in the USA?

  9. What are these people smoking??? Trump should of fired these idiots when he took office. If by Gods will He gets another 4 years that’s what he should. i’m scared of what’s going to happen starting 1/20/2021 socialism then communism will become the way America is heading. GOD HELP THE USA.

  10. 2.3 BILLION IS LATED FOR FORIEGN COUNTRIES, THIS IS ENOUGH TO GIVE EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN APPROXIMATEY 10 MILION DOLLARS. DONT YOU THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER THAN GIVING IT TO PEOPLE THAT HATE US. GET REAL AND GET RID OF ALL PORK AND IF THEY DO NOT VETO IT.

  11. don’t forget 40 million for the kennedy center which is closed so the rich on their board can bank a mountain of money in their name. most of those board members are kin folk of liberal politicians. do you know why dems and republicans wanted trump to lose the election? so they could go back to open house stealing your tax dollars. america is the most corrupt country in the world. 600 dollars for americans that pay taxes and 1,800 hundred dollars for illegals. just don’t make sense.

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