Joe Biden and the Democrats want to give you a measly $1,400 for “COVID relief,” but then they also want to give federal employees a massive $21,000 to homeschool their own kids during the coronavirus crisis.
As conservative activist Phil Kerpen noted, Biden was to give you “$1400 once” but wants to give federal employees $1,400 “every week for 15 weeks.” And as Kerpen ruefully added, “Swamp takes care of swamp.”
Wow. The BidenBucks bill pays federal employees up to 15 weeks of paid leave at $1400 per week if they have to stay home to virtual school kids.
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— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) February 25, 2021
Kerpen is talking about the latest Cronavirus “relief” package that has more pork in it than an Oscar Meyer slaughterhouse.
The provision is found buried on page 305 of the House bill where you’ll find a new Treasury Department fund called the “Emergency Federal Employee Leave Fund.”
This obscene provision was highlighted by government budget watchdog Adam Andrzejewski at Forbes:
$570 million in the new fund is available through September 30. Federal employees caring for others due to Covid-19 are eligible for paid leave. Among those eligible are those who are “unable to work” because they are caring for school-aged children not physically in school full time “due to Covid-19 precautions[.]”
The new Fund allows a federal employee “caring for a son or daughter” to qualify for the paid leave, specifically:
“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;”
Under the bill as currently drafted, full-time federal employees can take up to 600 hours in paid leave until September 30, up to $35 an hour and $1,400 a week. That’s 15 weeks for a 40-hour employee. Part-time and “seasonal” employees are eligible, too, with equivalent hours established by their agency.
Federal employees currently have up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. (A law passed in 2019, allows most federal employees – what the sponsors report is 2.1 million federal workers – up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth, foster placement or adoption of a new child.)
Wholly mackerel. Imagine how much this will cost the American people?
I’d say if this many federal employees can take off at once, then why do we need them at all?
Let’s save even more money and fire them all!
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