Senate to give richest man on the planet $10 billion in welfare

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Jeff Bezos now has a space flight company, Blue Origin, that lost out on a $2.89 billion NASA contract to build a system to land astronauts on the moon in 2024, according to a Fox Business report.

Bezos, the richest man on earth, lost to Elon Musk’s SpaceX.  Musk’s bid was lower – a lot lower, according to Fox.

Poor Bezos lost his bid.

But, don’t worry, the Senate has come to his rescue. They plan to give him $10 billion in corporate welfare.

Rand Paul has a question for them: “Have you no decency?” Read on.

In stepped the generous-with-our-money Senators Maria Cantwell (D) and  Roger Wicker (R) to add a $10 billion amendment to the $130 billion “Endless Frontier Act”

It would “direct NASA to have two lander programs,” creating “another contract that Blue Origin would be favored to win.”

Bezos is worth a whopping $200 billion and the US Treasury is underwater.

That drew some bipartisan anger.

A first — we agree with Bernie who said: Jeff Bezos is the richest guy on the planet. He’s gotten $86 billion richer since the start of the COVID pandemic. Does he really need $10 billion from Congress for space exploration?

Bernie continued: When we landed on the moon, there was great collective pride in that achievement. Our space program should be something that we ALL take part in. We shouldn’t hand over $10B in corporate welfare to Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk, who are jointly worth $350B, to fund their space hobby.

Senator Hawley asks: Why is the Senate preparing to give @amazon’s Jeff Bezos a $10 billion bailout?

Then Rand Paul with a great response: Cry me a river, Jeff Bezos lost out on a space contract so now Senate inserts a Bezos bailout provision for $10 billion for his space company?? Isn’t there some remnant of decency in Congress to oppose bailouts for billionaires?


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  1. Our external enemies won’t wait very much longer.
    Adolf thought that Russia would “collapse like a house of cards” due to the purging of military generals by Uncle Joe Stalin.
    We know what we are getting with the CPUSA wing of the Uniparty but the GOP is the most worthless feckless bunch of pro wrestling jobber redundant wastes of protoplasm (h/t-G Carlin) that the world has ever seen.

  2. This the the Democrat’s Idea of Government. Tax the Middle Class Worker to make the rich and powerful even more rich. This is because Democrat Politicians are easily Bought Off. They know that a good chunk of that 10 Billion will go back to Democrat Politicians as gifts to friends and family and donations to campaign war chest. This is how Big Blue Government works and why Big Blue Government is always corrupt. If you are tired of corruption, then follow the President Trump plan of less regulation and smaller Government. The Trump Plan must be a good one, even RINOs hate it. People know how to spend their hard earned money far better than Government. A bonus is that by taking the Corrupt Government Middleman out of the deal, your money goes further. The Democrats know they have been caught stealing the 2020 election and are done starting in 2022, so now the plan is to steal all they can and run to China for protection. Good luck with that plan! When President Trump is reelected in 2024 there will be 100% tariffs on Chinese goods and a 90% tax on earnings of companies operating overseas. If you’re not America First, you need to pay taxes for access to the American economy. Jeff Bezos didn’t become the richest guy on the planet by selling 100% American Made. Over half of the goods Amazon sells is from China, and Amazon can do that because of sweetheart deals with the US Postal system.

  3. Bezos lost out to Musk, by a lot, and now I have to agree with Bernie Sanders. Just for that, I hate the federal government.

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