So why are Pelosi and Schumer trying to send billions to foreign countries as part of the USA covid relief bill, while giving us just $600 each? Our people need that relief and that's our money! Do they have debts we don't know about? Are they trying to bankrupt us? Somebody please pass me a pitchfork and a torch so I can get an honest answer!
Because the covid relief was a 900 billion dollar bill attached to the the usual government funding bill, for about 1.4 trillion. That 1.4 trillion includes lots of aid to foreign countries, and is par for the course. It’s been like that for a while, since before Bush jr.
But Trump doesn’t seem to understand that those two bills are separate and were included as one whole package in order to get it through the partisanship in Congress. Both the house and the senate.
Don’t get me wrong, I agree with Trump. People need at least 2000$ stimulus checks, but the republicans in the US senate don’t want to spend that kind of money.
What happens next? Who knows.
Edit: just to clarify the covid relief and government funding is in the range of 2.3 trillion dollars, when combined.