While most Americans will be getting a single, one-time $1400 stimulus payment out of the $1.9 TRILLION gift package to the friends of progressive socialist democrats, federal employees are eligible for up to $21,000 or $35/hour with a limit of 600 hours and $1400/week …

That totals 15 paid weeks of leave at $1400 per week. And, the bill is so sloppily written, there are no age restrictions on the age of the children, no demand that the school is closed, and only virtual education and homeschooling are available.

Excerpts from the $1.9 TRILLION House Bill titled, “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021”…


(1) is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID–19;

(2) has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID–19;

(3) is caring for an individual who is subject to such an order or has been so advised;

(4) is experiencing symptoms of COVID–19 and seeking a medical diagnosis;

(5) is caring for a son or daughter of such employee if the school or place of care of the son or daughter has been closed, if the school of such son or daughter requires or makes optional a virtual learning instruction model or requires or makes optional a hybrid of in-person and virtual learning instruction models, or the child care provider of such son or daughter is unavailable, due to COVID–19 precautions;

(6) is experiencing any other substantially similar condition;

(7) is caring for a family member with a mental or physical disability or who is 55 years of age or older and incapable of self-care, without regard to whether another individual other than the employee is available to care for such family member, if the place of care for such family member is closed or the direct care provider is unavailable due to COVID–19; or

(8) is obtaining immunization related to COVID–19 or to recover from any injury, disability, illness, or condition related to such immunization.


(1) PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY.—Paid leave under this section may only be provided to and used by an employee during the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending on September 30, 2021.

(2) TOTAL HOURS; AMOUNT.—Paid leave under this section—

(A) may be provided to an employee in an amount not to exceed 600 hours of paid leave for each full-time employee, and in the case of a part-time employee, employee on an uncommon tour of duty, or employee with a seasonal work schedule, in an amount not to exceed the proportional equivalent of 600 hours as established by the applicable agency; and

(B) may not be provided to an employee —

(i) at a rate that exceeds $35 for each hour of leave taken; and
(ii) in an amount greater than $1,400 in aggregate for any week.

(3) RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LEAVE.—Paid leave under this section—

(A) is in addition to any other leave provided to an employee; and

(B) may not be used by an employee concurrently with any other paid leave.

For those wishing to read the 591-page bill in toto, it can be found here.

Senior citizens screwed...

Even worse, due to the "Pay As You Go Act of 2010," Congress is forced to make corresponding budget cuts which are likely to have a $36 BILLION impact on Medicare.

The Congressional Budget Office said in a letter Thursday to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Medicare would face a $36 billion cut, and as much as $90 billion in other programs would be slashed. <Source>

Bottom line...

Where are the corresponding benefits for private-sector workers who are losing their homes, businesses, and sanity while public-sector employees face no consequences other than the possibility of getting as sick as a private-sector worker?

Just reading through a portion of the give-aways to be spent over the period of the Biden presidency makes me sick. Even though $100 billion of the previous bill was diverted to fraud, and billions remain unspent, this is little more than a Democrat vote-buying operation with legal "district pork" bribes to Members of Congress for their votes. 

We are so screwed. 

-- steve

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