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Members of the Congress reaped the benefits of its COVID-19 aid package

July 19, 2020

  Back in March when the American people were bought off with $1,200 bribes the Congress signed a $2 trillion COVID-19 aid package which was quickly signed by Donald Trump.

  While the average American citizen was given a paltry stipend to shut them many wondered whom exactly were the recipients of the trillions of dollars in aid. This was apparently a closely guarded secret until Donald Trump finally caved to the pressure and released the names of the loan recipients and of course it turns out that members of the Congress and their families were on the list. 

  Here is more:

At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were both author and beneficiary of one of the biggest government programs in U.S. history.

Under pressure from Congress and outside groups, the Trump administration this week disclosed the names of some loan recipients in the $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program, launched in April to help smaller businesses keep Americans employed during the pandemic. Connections to lawmakers, and the organizations that work to influence them, were quickly apparent.

Among businesses that received money was a California hotel partially owned by the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as a shipping business started by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s family. Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Car dealerships owned by at least three Republican House members — Reps. Roger Williams of Texas, Vern Buchanan of Florida and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania — received money. So, too, did fast-food franchises owned by Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., a law firm owned by the husband of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and the former law firm of Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., which employs his wife.

Money also flowed to a farming and equipment business owned by the family of Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., and a regional casino company led by the husband of Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev.

  I have no problem with a little temporary relief for small businesses, especially when it is the government which forced them into this situation for no good reason, however when you are talking about car dealerships, casinos, and hotels I would like to see how “small” these businesses with ties to the oligarchy really are.

  But let us take a huge leap of faith and grant that all these were legit, there is still this and I think it is even more egregious:

Hundreds of millions of dollars also flowed to political consultants, opposition research shops, law firms, advocacy organizations and trade associations whose work is based around influencing government and politics.

  The article goes on to report that none of this, neither filling the coffers of businesses with ties to the oligarchy nor funneling money into organizations that amount to lobbying firms or lobbyists, is illegal and that is the biggest sin of all in this whole story.

  Republican supporters are going to latch onto Nancy Pelosi’s name being on this list, and Democratic supporters are going to use this story to show how corrupt the Republicans are when the truth is there is systemic legalized corruption in the entire system and this is just the latest example.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

17 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2020 7:36 pm

    The blatant disregard for the people paying their salaries and benefits is beyond disgusting. Perhaps the real revolution America needs is to stop paying our taxes.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. peter3 permalink
    July 19, 2020 8:01 pm

    Good golly Miss Molly. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been so surprised!😫

    Liked by 4 people

  3. MaddMedic permalink
    July 19, 2020 8:48 pm

    Congress…..Stealing and lying is the game…Who can steal the most and lie about it the best..

    Liked by 3 people

  4. July 19, 2020 11:53 pm

    Steve u sure know how to pick them to get us all riled up! I was thinking it was about time for them to raid the cookie jar again and eat MORE wasteful PORK! I hope this is their Heaven now – none later.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 20, 2020 4:18 am

      This is just what we are finding out about, I wonder how much has happened during this whole crisis that we have not even learned about yet…

      Liked by 1 person

  5. July 20, 2020 8:27 pm

    I can’t wait for the next porker coming down the pike.. if we thought the last one was something… last train out of Dodge for many of them..

    Liked by 1 person

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