Taxpayers Fleeced by The American Rescue Plan
By: Denise Simon | Founders Code
So, when does the Biden administration demand a clawback of $122 billion? Remember too that not a single Republican voted for the American Rescue Plan….and where is Pelosi or Schumer on this? Rhetorical….. of course. Will Secretary Cardona be impeached? Nah…
Blue states across the country are using billions of taxpayer dollars from President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package to push core tenets of critical race theory (CRT) in public schools. source
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which the Democrats passed in March 2021 without any Republican support, was billed by the Democratic Party as a necessity for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the law provided over $122 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), which helped multiple states implement “implicit bias” and “anti-racism” training, among other programs, according to research from One Nation shared with and verified by Fox News Digital.
In February 2021, before the legislation passed, the White House told FOX Business that ESSER funding would provide schools “with the resources they need to safely reopen and fully serve their students.”
Democrats like Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., described the passing of ARP as a matter of life and death.
“This is one moment in which it’s very clear that public policy is quite literally a matter of life and death,” Warnock said during a February 2021 news conference with Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., adding that the bill would provide “more than $4 billion to the state of Georgia’s K through 12 schools to ensure students, teachers, and staff stay safe and healthy, and to address learning loss.”
Soon after Biden signed the bill into law on March 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education declared that ESSER would be used to “implement the CDC’s recommended prevention and mitigation strategies for K-12 schools, meet student and educators’ social, emotional, and mental health needs, invest in strategies to address lost instructional time, and boldly address inequities exacerbated by the pandemic.”
“My priority right now is to safely reopen as many schools right now, as quickly as possible,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said after the bill passed.
In August 2021, the U.S. Department of Education published a report offering strategies for how states should use ARP funds to support families and reengage students for the return of in-person learning.