House Democrats are drafting legislation for a fifth round of coronavirus relief legislation that would primarily benefit financially-mismanaged blue states such as New York and Illinois and cost taxpayers trillions of dollars.
Initial estimates for the relief package would reportedly dwarf the cost of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act that passed in March.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated last week that just the aid alone to hard-hit states and local governments could reach nearly $1 trillion.
Predictably, Pelosi framed the legislation as targeted to help health care providers, first responders, postal workers and teachers. “It honors our heroes,” Pelosi said.
Democrats are also discussing $2,000 direct payments to Americans each month or expanded unemployment benefits as well as help for small businesses, the U.S. Postal Service, funding elections, and more aid for testing and contact tracing.
Rent relief, more food security assistance, helping states implement mail-in voting, expanding broadband access, funding for health care, and public housing support are also on the table, according to Fox News.
WIBC host Tony Katz breaks down the Democrats’ proposals in the clip below.
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