The Home of Pork

by George S. Trinidad

“The home of pork” | Photo via Flickr/Creative Commons by NCinDC

George S. Trinidad

Here we go. The COVID-19 Relief Bill likely to be passed by the House and signed into law by President Biden will be too expensive to pay back by our children, our children’s children, our children’s grandchildren, and so on. Besides, the majority of the money this bill will spend has nothing to do with COVID. Almost 90 percent of this bill will end up in “pork barrel programs” that will never pass the US Senate on their own as a separate bill.

It is what our Socialist, Progressive Democrats are ramming at American taxpayers. What a shame! I’m writing to my Democrat Congressman to vote No. However, it’s just my luck; he will. Why? Because Democrats usually curry into submission by voting party line regardless of their or their constituents’ beliefs. Sadly, many citizens lack conscious knowledge that national politicians are spending our (and future generations) monies to further their selfish agenda.

“Besides, the majority of the money this bill will spend has nothing to do with COVID. Almost 90 percent of this bill will end up in “pork barrel programs” that will never pass the US Senate on their own as a separate bill.”

The COVID pandemic is indeed a national tragedy affecting all Americans on both ends of the economic spectrum. Thus, politicians are mindful of their perceived obligations to assist citizens in their time of need. Despite two stimulus payments, the Democratic Congress and the Democratic White House saw the new bill through, but, more than this, lawmakers added stimulus packages to many programs not directly benefitting needy citizens.

More importantly, we must realize that this $1.9 Trillion bill will add to an already huge $27 Trillion national debt. Does the United States have this sum now to pay back what it owes soon? Of course not. The immediate effect that this does is by printing more dollar bills increasing the money supply in the economy, thereby reducing the value each dollar can buy, otherwise known as inflation.

If there is any lesson to be learned, let’s look at Venezuela, once the wealthiest South American nation just a little over a decade ago. Will the US suffer the same fate? If we continue to be careless about how we spend akin to our expenses, we are likely to file bankruptcy when we spend more than we earn and cannot pay.

“More importantly, we must realize that this $1.9 Trillion bill will add to an already huge $27 Trillion national debt. Does the United States have this sum now to pay back what it owes soon? Of course not.”

The real lesson to learn is for all citizens to be aware of the politicians we elect are doing their jobs according to what we want them to do and not what their whips submit them to do. A two-party system is useful only if it can further the country’s progress and not its demise.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George S. Trinidad is a retired former executive of a major wine and spirits marketer based in New York. He now lives in Celebration, Florida.

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Peter March 9, 2021 - 7:27 am

Great article Mr. Trinidad. We’re seeing the dumbing down of America and its citizens play out in real time. Propaganda, narratives, and headlines run the country and the people. Too many are too distracted or too stupid to look deeper and critically think about the impact. Everything is a race card.

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