10 reasons why the COVID-19 relief package will fail us

54 billion spent recklessly like it was any other year.

Jared Wolf
6 min readDec 24, 2020


This post is not political. Numbers speak louder than words. After months of petty debate, it is clear this COVID-19 relief package will fail the American people.

A whopping $54 billion is to be spent on trivial federal programs, corporate interest, fringe scientific studies and low-impact foreign aid contributions.

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After a government-induced economic bust — called in the name of health & safety — the much-anticipated stimulus bill offers little to nothing for the average American family.

If we assume the average taxpayer pays around $10,000 in federal taxes…. 54 million Americans saw their precious tax dollars drift away into the ether of global governance.

President Trump is expected to veto the bill. He is suggesting a reduction in foreign aid and increase in direct payments to American households from $600 to $2,000 or $4,000.

We’ll have to wait and see how this develops. But as it stands today, these are the facts we are working with. And the facts aren’t pretty. Whatever happened to the green stimulus?

Note: even if Trump vetoes, Congress can still pass the bill with an additional vote.

Thanks to a lengthy report from Senator Rand Paul, here are a few examples of how Congress failed the COVID-19 relief package:

Top 10 COVID-19 Relief Package Blunders

Below are 10 major head-scratchers for the so-called ‘COVID-19 Relief Package’.

  1. Despite spending 15 years and billions of dollars, American counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan are ineffective (Foreign Aid)
  2. The Fish and Wildlife Service is subsidizing yachting (Environment, Energy, Science)
  3. NIH paid to find out if hot tubbing can lower stress (Health Care)
  4. Using CARES Act funds, the FAA renovated a taxiway at the airport on Nantucket Island most often used by private jets (Miscellaneous)
  5. NIH paid researchers to interview San Franciscans about how they…



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