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Democrats and Republicans came together in agreement regarding the COVID relief bill, according to the Western Journal.
The relief bill concludes $600 stimulus payments to most Americans while setting aside billions of dollars for foreign countries and expensive provisions that had absolutely nothing to do with mitigating the threat of COVID-19 or the economic ramifications of it.
Trump called for Congress to remove the unnecessary foreign spending and increase the stimulus payments to $2,000.
“If we went to $2,000 per person, the additional borrowing would be up to almost $500 billion,” Mitt Romney said.
“Someone’s got to pay for that. We can’t just have free money.”
When it comes to sending $700 million to Sudan, however, Romney had nothing to say.
Nor did the senator have any objections to sending hundreds of millions to Burma, Cambodia and Nepal, among other countries.
“If free money was the answer … if money really did grow on trees, why not give more free money?” Paul said. “Why not give it out all the time? Why stop at $600 a person? Why not $1,000? Why not $2,000?
“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?”