There is a reason Joe Biden refuses to end the COVID public health emergency. This “crisis” gives him power to demand huge sums of money from the American public. All in the name of battling a disease that has been around for nearly three years.
But we need to ask, where is all that money going? Since 2020, the federal government has churned out $4.6 trillion in debt spending to “battle” COVID. Yet a new report has come out from the Government Accountability Office. And not only has billions of dollars in COVID money been stolen by fraudsters. But Biden’s administration has done little to even stop it.
From Daily Wire:
Not only did the glut of coronavirus-tied bailouts likely result in billions of dollars of fraud, but it happened because government agencies in many cases did not take even basic steps to prevent it, and in other cases have declined to try to claw back improper payments…
Three years after the pandemic began, rampant fraud turned out to be very much a reality.
How bad is it? Well, buckle up. The GAO’s report lists several areas where the government did nothing to stop fraudsters from stealing your money. The first one was unemployment fraud. Unemployment programs across the country already give out checks to undeserving people. But the report found that at least $163 billion in pandemic payments were given to cheats and liars.
Then there were the Paycheck Protect Program payouts. We’ve already learned, many times, of how people cheated this hastily put-together program. This program was set up by the Small Business Administration–which didn’t even set up an anti-fraud measure until after money was going out. Billions of dollars were given to cheats–and that money has not been recovered.
To make matters worse, as this money was going out Congress removed legal requirements that could have policed fraud from their COVID spending bills. That’s right, when Democrats were in power, they went out of their way to help fraudsters cheat the government.
It goes on and on from there. Clearly, Democrats have been using COVID as an excuse to throw away billions of Americans’ dollars. Much of that money is gone forever. Plenty of it Joe funneled to his donors and special interest groups. Of course, he doesn’t want this gravy train to end–even if it bankrupts our country.
But he’s going to have a hard time dealing with this report.
- The Government Accountability Office released a report blasting Biden and Congress over COVID spending.
- The government did not do anything to prevent fraudsters from stealing billions.
- Congress went out of its way to prevent agencies from policing COVID funds.
Source: Daily Wire