Tea Party Patriots Action Urges “No” Vote on House Stimulus Bill
Atlanta, GA – Today, the House is expected to vote on a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill.
In response, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement:
“This is one of the worst bills I can remember. If House Democrats have their way, we are going to steal another $1.9 trillion from our children and spend it for no good reason. We have already spent $5 trillion on coronavirus relief since the Covid pandemic started. We do not need an additional $1.9 trillion when the unemployment rate is at an historically-average 6.3 percent, a rate lower than it was during the entire first six years of the Obama Administration. Moreover, we just passed a coronavirus relief bill in December, and that money has not even been spent yet. Further, according to CBO estimates, more than a third of the money in this bill wouldn’t even be spent until 2022. Worst of all, this bill isn’t just wasteful, it’s actually counterproductive — it reduces pressure on state and local governments to work to find ways to reopen businesses and schools. This is a bill designed to keep the lockdowns going. This is not what the American people want. This bill should go down, and Congress should go back to the drawing board.”