GOP blasts Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill as ‘liberal wish list’

GOP blasts Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill as ‘liberal wish list’


Democrats formally unveiled their $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package in the House — and the big-spending measure was swiftly panned by GOPers as a bloated “liberal wish list.”

The 591 page bill unveiled Friday night includes $1,400 direct checks to eligible Americans making less than $75,000 a year, extensions for $400 in federal unemployment benefits and the long sought Democratic priority of a federal minimum wage increase to $15.00.

The bill contains billions of dollars for other Democratic priorities including $350 billion to state and local government — of which New York can expect to see at least $50 billion — $130 billion in school funding, $19.1 billion to state and local governments as housing aid.

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There’s also cash for small business, medicaid expansion, nutrition assistance programs and expansions of child tax credits.

There’s also $1 billion dollars earmarked for “vaccines confidence activities” — public relations to convince Americans skeptical of getting the jab.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, right,

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