GOP Bill Adds Billions For Weapons, Armored Vehicles While Cutting Unemployment By $400 A Week

The GOP stimulus bill is receiving strong criticism for providing little in the way of stimulus for Americans most in need.

Bernie Sanders called the bill “a disaster,” noting that it provides $29.4 billion for the Pentagon but zero dollars for hazard pay, state and local governments, and nutrition assistance.

He highlights some of the military spending in the bill, like the $1 billion for surveillance planes, $375 million for armored vehicles, and $283 million for Apache helicopters while providing zero dollars for the millions of people facing eviction. Sanders says the bill is “dead on arrival.”

Ohio senator Sherrod Brown called the GOP bill “a half-baked proposal” that “cuts unemployment benefits by $400 a week.”

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