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What Pork? Democrat’s Newest Covid Relief Bill Will Give Federal Employees $21K For 15 Week Vacations

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Someone told me that Democrats would try to stuff a load of pork in to their Covid relief bill.

“That’s absurd!”, I proclaimed. I know, of course, that they only have our best intentions in mind as they craft their bill.

I can’t think of a better way to spend COVID relief funds, for instance, than giving federal employees 15 week vacations and $21,000 cash.

You might get a one-time stimulus check for $1,400. But our beloved federal workers with children are eligible to receive up to 15 weeks of paid leave at $1,400 per week.

Townhall reports:

The Latest Payoff in Pelosi’s ‘Relief’ Bill Will Enrage You

President Biden in partnership with Democrats on Capitol Hill are doing everything possible to ram through a $1.9 trillion Wuhan coronavirus “relief” bill that has little to do with actual relief. Instead, the monstrous legislation focuses on political payouts and pet projects.

Now, after Democrats sided with teachers unions refusing to go back to work, House Speaker Nancy wants to give federal employees a $1,400 check for 15 weeks so they can homeschool their children. Parents who don’t work for the federal government, but pay the taxes that fund their salaries, are out of luck.

From Forbes:

The U.S. House version of the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021” – a $1.9 trillion emergency aid package to help America recover from the coronavirus pandemic has an extra perk for federal workers: Enhanced paid time off if your child is enrolled in a school that isn’t back to full-time, in-classroom instruction.

Critics call it a personal bailout for bureaucrats. It is funded through a new $570 million family leave account exclusively for federal workers.

While millions of parents struggle to work from home with kids who are enrolled in shuttered or partially shuttered schools, and millions more left the workforce or lost jobs to care for their at-home children, evidently parents in the federal bureaucracy need their own, personal Covid-19 bailout.

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