It’s bad enough that the $1.9 trillion federal ‘rescue’ plan approved by the U.S. House of Representatives is filled with pork and appropriates only a small fraction for COVID-19 health spending, as Sen. Thom Tillis illustrated in remarks on the floor just days
prior to his ‘no’ vote.

Every Republican U.S. senator voted ‘no.’

Here’s just one of the incredible giveaways tucked inside this $1.9 trillion monster bill. It’s for federal workers and involves a $570 million account for new family leave benefits. The paid leave is good for up to 600 hours — ending September 30 — and is good for up to $35/hour, or $1,400 per week. It’s about kids and schools. Here’s how they qualify:

“if the school or place of care of the son or daughter has been closed, if the school of such son or daughter requires or makes optional a virtual learning instruction model or requires or makes optional a hybrid of in-person and virtual learning instruction models, or the child care provider of such son or daughter is unavailable, due to Covid-19 precautions;”

$1,400 for you. $1,400 PER WEEK for federal workers.