We know of many who were cockblocked from getting the PPP money, despite the fact that they pay their taxes like very good goyim.
But you know who wasn’t cockblocked from getting this free cash?
Rich-ass government people.
These government people are already swimming in pools of gold like Scrooge McDuck, so this was just one more bag of money to add to the pit.
Good on Trump for releasing this information.
A firm partially owned by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was among the lawmaker-linked businesses that got Paycheck Protection Program loans, according to data released Monday.
Companies owned by or associated with Reps. Mike Kelly (R-Pa), Kevin Hern (R-Okla.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and Rick Allen (R-Ga.) also received the coronavirus loans. Businesses linked to Reps. Roger Williams (R-Texas), Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Susie Lee (D-Nev.) and Debbie Mucarsel Powell (D-Fla.) previously reported they got loans.
Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said that her husband Paul Pelosi is “a minor, passive investor in this company. He was not involved in or even aware of this PPP loan.”
Hammill told The Post that Pelosi owns 8.1 percent of EDI Associates, which got a loan between $350,000 and $1 million. The company invests in the El Dorado Hotel in Sonoma, Calif. Pelosi’s stake is worth between a quarter and half-million dollars, according to official disclosure forms.
PPP loans can be converted into grants if companies with up to 500 employees, and in cases more, spend 60 percent on payroll. In two deals brokered in part by Pelosi, Congress overwhelmingly approved $670 billion for the program.
Spokespeople for Kelly, whose car dealerships got between $450,000 an $1.05 million, and for Allen, whose construction firm got between $350,000 and $1 million, also said they were uninvolved in seeking loans.
Andrea Porwoll, a spokesman for Allen, said he “relinquished majority stake of the company and he and his wife no longer hold decision-making authority,” but that “our office has consulted with the U.S. House of Representatives Office of General Counsel and is confident the company, like businesses around the country impacted by COVID-19, is eligible to receive a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program after doing their due diligence and applying in good faith.”
Andrew Eisenberger, a spokesman for Kelly, said the congressman “is not involved in the day to day operations of his auto dealerships and was not part of the discussions between the business and the PPP lender.”
“Kelly’s small family business employs more than 200 western Pennsylvanians whose jobs were at risk because of Governor Wolf’s business shut down order,” Eisenberger said.
“The Paycheck Protection Program was designed to sustain the income of workers who would otherwise have been without pay or employment at no fault of their own during the coronavirus pandemic, and organizations in which members of Congress have an ownership stake were not prohibited from receiving PPP loans to help their employees during this difficult time.”
The Small Business Administration data released Monday lists about 660,000 loan recipients, and the data may contain additional lawmaker-linked firms.
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) proposed legislation this year to force disclosure of loans linked to lawmakers and their families.
The original four lawmaker-linked companies to get loans included Lee’s husband’s casino business Full House Resorts taking $5.6 million, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The freshman congresswoman had lobbied the SBA and Treasury Department to allow casinos to be eligible.
A car dealership owned by Williams, who is one of the wealthiest members of Congress, said it received a loan, and Hartzler disclosed that farm and equipment businesses owned by her family got about $480,000 in loans.
If you thought it was weird that the Democrats went along with Trump’s plan to give people money, well, now you understand – they just sucked it all up for themselves.
The corruption in our government is cartoonish. It is like a parody of a banana republic, and actually it is worse because they do so much to pretend they’re not corrupt, and release “corruption reports” and how they’re so not corrupt and really Russia and China are the most corrupt.
They have a special organization called “Transparency International” that releases all these reports and in particular these maps for CNN and the New York Times to cite.
What they do is set up measures of corruption that purposefully exclude the kind of ultra-systemized corruption that takes place in the United States. But you don’t need that map to see that everyone in Congress is totally rich, and that Bill and Hillary Clinton have billions of dollars despite the fact that they’ve never offered any goods and services to anyone, legally.
This is a joke country – and all of us are the punchline.
Again, I am very thankful to Donald Trump, the one honest broker, for releasing this data and saying, “yeah, you people didn’t get your loans because all these government people sucked them up like a vacuum cleaner.”