Who is getting relief from the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 spending bill?
Not the American people, who have endured this year-long plague.
Less than 50 percent of the spending bill goes to taxpayers. The bill gives $1,400 stimulus checks to adults who earn up to $75,000 per year.
However, there is more than a trillion dollars going to other entities including $350 billion for states and cities.
New York and California — where the Democratic governors, Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom respectfully face being thrown out of office — believe they secured ample amounts of aid.
The bill returns to the House of Representatives for another vote after changes were made by the Senate. Some of the changes included striking out the $15 hourly national minimum wage and other pork projects not clearly related to Covid relief.
In other Cuomo news, the governor on Monday his from the press as he appeared at the Javits Convention Center to open a new vaccination site. Cuomo did not take questions, but did reiterate later in the day that he would not resign despite now five women alleging harassment.
Meanwhile in Albany, Republicans in the state Assembly drafted a resolution to impeach Cuomo. The resolution is expected to be introduced on Tuesday.
Also on Monday Cuomo’s publisher — Crown Publishing Group — has decided to stop hawking his book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic,” due to the federal probe into nursing home deaths. The New York Times reported this on Monday.