Maggie Hassan’s support for the massive $1.9 trillion Democratic boondoggle routes money away from New Hampshire toward urban liberal states like New York and California while packing in unrelated items from progressive wish lists.
According to estimates by the Office of the Senate Republican Leader, less than 9% of money in the $1.9 trillion package will go toward the healthcare fight against COVID-19. Less than 1% goes toward vaccinations.
And yet, a Reuters analysis shows that urban, progressive states like California and New York will receive a majority of aid contained in the package – up significantly as compared to the Republican-passed CARES Act. Reuters notes the reason for this is Democrats like Maggie Hassan shut Republicans out of the process: “It also reflects the fact that Democrats who control both chambers of Congress drafted the package for their fellow Democrat President Joe Biden without Republican input.”
The blue state bailout contains a litany of Democratic wish list priorities, including giving Planned Parenthood access to taxpayer-backed PPP loans, allowing taxpayer-funded stimulus checks to go to families of illegal immigrants, and sending tens of millions of dollars to left-wing environmental groups.
Senator Lisa Murkowski recently complained she “can’t stand… that we are considering $1.9 trillion much of which is not specifically focused on COVID relief.” But even though this bill is a mess, Maggie Hassan just put her stamp of approval on it. This is more evidence that Hassan is just a rubber stamp for out of state liberals and not representing New Hampshire.