A new look at the abject waste of money that the supposed COVID relief funding has been shows that undeserving unions pocketed millions of dollars that were supposed to go to help small businesses weather the COVID storm.
Millions from the federal Payment Protection Program that was launched in 2020 supposed to help save people’s jobs went to anti-American unions instead of to people who actually work for a living, according to a new report.
Per Just the News:
The federal Payment Protection Program established in 2020 to help small businesses and protect the jobs of their workers eventually was allowed to include unions, and millions in forgivable loans ended up with them and other organizations.
Eligibility and timing are in question for many, according to a new report from the Freedom Foundation. Nationally, labor organizations received $36.7 million in PPP funds, and $1.2 million ended up in the hands of Pennsylvania unions.
“Disconcertingly, the apparently inappropriate PPP loans may have been granted due to fraudulent loan applications or other questionable conduct by applicants or the private lenders operating under the SBA’s delegated authority,” wrote Maxford Nelsen, report author and director of labor policy at the Freedom Foundation.
PPP eligibility expanded from small businesses and nonprofits in March 2020 to include labor unions and building corporations by March 2021. But many unions applied for funding before they could legitimately receive the largesse.
Teachers’ unions and unions for state and local government employees across the country received funding, even though they were not affected by the sorts of economic shocks private businesses were.
“This was a complete breakdown in how the program was supposed to work,” Nelsen said.
Teachers did not deserve any PPP money because they are government employees whose jobs were never in doubt even though few of them worked during the early days of the so-called “pandemic.”
While millions of Americans lost their jobs, teachers enjoyed a year=long vacation with all expenses paid. And yet many STILL took COVID relief cash.
America, you should be outraged. These teachers seriously harmed our children AND stole PPP relief money from us all.
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