It seems that we’re back to covid-related topics these days, and more interesting headlines appear all over the web. Check out the latest rep[rots about the Us senate candidate Rand Paul’s statements that he released via Twitter.
Rand Paul addresses covid stimulus
Here’s what he posted on his social media account below:
The COVID stimulus spending was one of the greatest scams in history and we’ll be paying for it for decades to come. https://t.co/vtqaBWZVeh
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 6, 2022
Based Politics notes that in an episode of their podcast “The Daily” this week, The New York Times said that, “when it comes to pandemic aid, the United States government made it shockingly easy to commit fraud.”
Shocking claims are out
The admittance comes on the tail of a grand jury recently indicting dozens of people in Minnesota for stealing almost a quarter of a billion from COVID relief programs. But this incident is really only the tip of the iceberg, according to the very same reports.
On the podcast, Times reporter David Fahrenthold said the following:
“When you write about the fraud that happened against pandemic programs starting in 2020, it’s hard to think of any other episode in at least recent American history where so many people stole so much from the US government or so many people — just make it more broad, so many people broke federal law all at the same time.”
It’s also worth noting the fact that over 5 trillion was spent on COVID relief programs, and the dollars went in a lot of directions.
But the Times says three programs were the most vulnerable to fraud: “the federal unemployment benefits program, the Paycheck Protection Program, and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.”
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