The federal government has reportedly spent almost $800 million on stimulus checks for people in prison.
Think of how much that money would have meant to law-abiding Americans who are still struggling, business owners who are still trying to get back on their feet after the left-wing riots of last year, or American veterans who need help.
These are the same people who think they’re competent enough to run our healthcare system.
FOX News reports:
The federal government doled out $783.5M in stimulus checks for prisoners
The federal government doled out $783.5 million for incarcerated individuals as part of the American Rescue Plan, Fox News has learned.
In response to a public records request from conservative group American Crossroads, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revealed that the money flowed to 560,000 individuals who were incarcerated for the full tax year 2020.
Passed in March, the American Rescue Plan granted $1,400 in stimulus money to people making less than $75,000 per year.
“Earlier this year, every single Senate Democrat voted to give stimulus checks to violent criminals in prison,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said in a statement to Fox News.
“Sending cash to murderers and rapists in prison has nothing to do with solving the pandemic or improving the economy. Now, the same people who sent hundreds of millions of dollars as gifts to these inmates want to spend trillions more in an even bigger and more partisan bill.”
Sens. Cotton and Bill Cassidy, R-La., attempted to exclude prisoners in March but that amendment failed on a party-line vote.
How does this even happen?
$783,500,000.00 worth of stimulus checks were sent to prisoners.
Democrats defund the police and send checks to criminals.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) July 30, 2021
When Senators pointed out that Democrats' January $1.9 TRILLION spending bill would send checks to prisoners…
The Washington Post fact-checker gave the claim 2 Pinocchios
And here we are
The government doled out $783.5 million in checks to prisonershttps://t.co/gSck51oiW3
— Christy Lewis (@Cavalewis) July 30, 2021
Every Senate Democrat voted for this —>
Federal government doled out $783.5M in stimulus checks for prisoners https://t.co/dD41IArWUM
— Jack Pandol (@jackpandol) July 30, 2021
Where are the apologies from liberal media outlets that claimed this wasn’t true?
h/t American Lookout