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For months, our government has worked tirelessly, they say, to relieve our nation’s suffering, suffering that’s mostly due to their arbitrary shutdowns.
Until President Donald Trump spoke up last night, the “solution” appeared final. To ensure they could go home for Christmas, members of Congress agreed on an omnibus spending bill and a COVID relief bill. This might be hard to fathom, but you might — depending on income — get a $600 check. That’s right, $600. How generous! $600 with no strings attached.
Tuesday, Tucker Carlson opened his show discussing the monumental decision:
“After tense negotiations and multiple rounds of televised theatrics, Congress has passed a spending bill. It’s 5,593 pages long and allocates $2.3 trillion, including more than $900 billion in COVID relief,” Carlson began.
“That’s a lot of money, but on the other hand, there’s a lot of need. Thanks in part to government lockdowns, more than 100 million Americans are out of the workforce. One in six restaurants is closed. Huge parts of the retail sector are in tatters. J. Crew, Pier 1, Neiman Marcus, Brooks Brothers, Century 21 and many others are in bankruptcy.”
He goes on: “If there was ever a time that Americans need relief, it’s right now. So be glad to know there is something for you in this bill. It is entirely possible that you could get a $600 check, courtesy of the U.S. Congress.”
Sure, $600 is better than nothing. But why are American citizens such low priority? Other countries don’t want us asking.
“There’s a whole lot more for the rest of the world,” Carlson explains the bill. “This bill spends $10 million on what it calls ‘gender programs’ in Pakistan. Now, Congress doesn’t specify exactly what those are. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., seems to know, and he’s thrilled about it.”
It gets better:
“On the other hand, it’s also pretty good to be a Jordanian. The same bill passed (but not read) by Congress allocates $500 million for border security in that country. Congress wants to help Jordan build a wall along its 275-mile long border with Syria. Apparently, Congress is worried about illegal immigration in the Middle East, which is why it allocated another $250 million for additional border security in Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Oman. God knows those countries need it. Borders make a nation. Remember that.”
One of Tucker Carlson’s best point, though, came late, when he discussed the motives of our government:
“Foreign aid is the most effective possible way for the academic left to export its poisonous social programs to the rest of the world. The Roman Empire built roads. We demand poor countries become woke. Before long, our aid budget will consist entirely of advanced weapons systems for the Middle East and taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgeries for Africa, and Lindsey Graham and the State Department will be happy about that.”
At this stage, it’s hard to envision that much of this money-out-the-window bill will change. Even if Trump were to leverage Congress to increase the one-time individual payments to $2,000, it won’t offset the direction the leaders in Washington plan to take our country.
“But how will you feel about it?” Carlson asks before providing Congress’ perspective. “Well, who cares how you feel about it? You get $600, so shut up.”