President Biden has proposed $1.9 trillion in additional COVID-19 spending. He's asking Congress to authorize another round of checks, more expanded unemployment benefits, a $15 minimum wage, and much, much more. Over the weekend, House Democrats finally released the text of the 600-page bill meant to make Biden's broad COVID proposals a legislative reality.
Critics and economists have already attacked the proposal on the merits of its main provisions and staggering overall cost, arguing it would break the budget, incentivize unemployment, and fail to stimulate the economy. However, there's a much simpler objection to this legislative bonanza: it's full of unrelated pork and political priorities.
Here are 10 crazy examples of waste and partisan kick-backs that have nothing to do with COVID-19 but are in the new bill.