by Mairead McArdle
On Wednesday, many Americans saw their $1,400 stimulus checks hit their bank accounts, courtesy of the mammoth coronavirus relief package Democrats shoehorned through Congress last week.
The final destinations are fuzzier, however, for some of the other blocks of cash provided in the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, ostensibly aimed at alleviating the economic suffering caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
[…] Some of the items are only loosely related to relieving pandemic woes, and in some cases, Democrats appear to have given up attempting to connect the funding to the coronavirus at all, raising eyebrows among critics who argued the package should not be used as a “Trojan Horse” for a Democratic agenda.
“What we’re talking about here [was] a bill that only spent about one percent on vaccines and about nine percent on the entire health [fight],” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in a floor speech.