Marsha Blackburn: COVID bill not bipartisan, doesn’t help those in need

Democrats and their allies in the media have been praising President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, with The Washington Post hailing its supposed efficacy at fighting poverty.

In reality, the bill costs taxpayers too much while doing little for those in need, says Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R), Fox News reported.

Blackburn slammed the bill in an interview Sunday on Fox News Live, drawing attention to how the package differed from previous relief legislation.

Previous COVID bills had bipartisan support

“It’s so interesting that all the COVID relief bills that we have passed under Leader [Mitch] McConnell’s leadership were done in a bipartisan manner,” Blackburn said. “Every one of them got 90 votes or more.”

“So that shows you the degree of bipartisanship and how very hard [Senate Republican] Leader McConnell and President Trump and [House Republican] Leader [Kevin] McCarthy had worked to make these bipartisan,” she continued.

“And now when the Democrats are in charge, what do they do? They want party line votes, which is what they got in the House and the Senate,” Blackburn complained.

The Tennessee senator argued that Republicans have been far less receptive this time around “because only nine percent of this bill had anything to do with COVID.”

Money spent on non-COVID issues

“The other 91% is money for the arts, humanities, transportation, abortion, loan forgiveness for students, loan forgiveness for socially disadvantaged farmers,” she explained.

Blackburn also highlighted “a provision of 15 weeks of paid vacation leave for federal employees and then you’ve got earmarks in there for hospitals in New Jersey, Rhode Island [and] Delaware.”

She also took issue with the some $350 billion that have been allocated to bailing out blue states with pre-existing budget problems.

“This bill is not fair to people who are truly hurting because of COVID,” Blackburn said. “It is not fair to our children and grandchildren and future generations because they’re the ones that are going to see their tax rates go up when the bill comes due.”

The bill narrowly passed in the Senate on Saturday with amendments and is being sent back to the House for a vote on Tuesday, Fox News reported.

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  2. while people do need help this bill gives MOST of the MONEY to democratic run states that have let rioteds burn and detroy and now want the red states to pay them. Planned prenthood does not deseRVE ANY MONEY NOR DO THE ILLEGALS FLOODING OUR SOUTHERN BORDERS AND FELONS IN PRISON.

  3. Thank you, Senator Blackburn! I believe Conservatives in all levels of government have to start objecting and challenging in courts any and all Executive Orders and Legislation that is against the Constitution. Much of what is being done is harmful to Americans Rights. Many appointments in this administration are plain racist in nature. We are barely emerging from a National Lockdown from Covid-19 and are still being admonished to wear masks. Yet, Undocumtnet persons are invading our Southern Border and being disbursed across America without regard to the Safety and Health of Americans being taxed to support this illegal activity. Expose Biden as a Puppet! and Kamala as inept.

  4. This bill is so disgusting. Screw the states that need a bail out because they didn’t know how to take care of their state. The other states are not responsible for those states. This is total B.S.

  5. And so the tyrants put the shaft to We The People. Anyone else see a need to remove corruption from our govt? They somehow think that we work for them.

  6. Can we have a wall of shame erected around the D.C. area. Not many of these so called leaders were legally elected in their states and should have APB’s put out on them. Nice job on the voter fraud, just a little blatant.

  7. My gosh theres got to be a stop to madness. We resent big money going to states run by Democrats, if there was away to stop this fracture stop this whole mess,damn Democratic spending money like drunk salors.

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