To get an idea of how much federal and state relief money is flowing into Guilford County to help address the coronavirus pandemic, one only has to take a quick glance at the agenda for the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Thursday, Aug. 19 meeting.
The Board of Commissioners has to vote to accept grant money – yes, they always vote to approve – and, in addition to other help for COVID-19 that the county will see Thursday night, there are four rich funding initiatives for the Guilford County Department of Public Health.
One pot of money is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Program. The county’s health department will get $814,665 to continue vaccination efforts.
Officially, that item reads “Approve an increase of $814,655 in Federal/State Revenues and increase the FY2021-22 Department of Health and Human Services – Public Health division budget by the same amount to reflect revenues awarded from the NC Division of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Section/ Immunization Branch for COVID-19 vaccination activities.”
Guilford County Health Director Dr. Iulia Vann will be the county’s point person in charge of seeing that the funds are well spent.
Here are some other grants the county’s health department will see approved on August 19.
- A $174,828 appropriation of federal and state funds received through the North Carolina Department of Public Health’s Epidemiology/Preparedness and Response Branch “for emergency response to COVID-19.”
- $4,119,809 in federal and state money to support activities outlined in the federal Paycheck Protection Program and the Health Care Enhancement Act of 2020.
- $103,968 in federal and state money for various initiatives that are part of the CARES Act of 2020.
In April of 2020, Guilford County commissioners and county staff were ringing their hands wondering how the county’s government could possibly endure a massive shutdown of economic activity across the county. But the answer to that question turned out to be that they would end up coming out pretty well indeed – thanks to extraordinary financial help from the state and from the federal government.
Speaking of Federal “relief” money, among the expansions in government programs; one increases the amount of food stamp benefits for “qualified” families. According to the USDA, which administers the free food programs, a family of four can qualify for up to $835 per month in free food. That’s right, a real “free lunch”.
Even more to the point, the average family of four spent $537 of their own money for food (2019). Our socialist govt that we voted for is buying even more votes, and enslaving more people to the govt teat. Add all these uncounted govt programs such as rent-forebearance at the expense of the property owners, never-ending/increasing unemployment benefits, you name it.
That’s it, you choose to have two children or more; get all your free MANNA, a place to live at no cost, and money not to work. Why bother?
Another thing, I have read that the rate of Govt Disability recipients is more than triple the population growth rate in the last five years. All of a sudden we have three times the number of disabled. Does anyone believe that?
I have personal experience with people on disability who work for cash. Many are handymen working for someone else.
There aren’t enough bureaucrats anywhere to police SS Disability. If you take exception to that, go downtown and see who is running it, and how it is run. All they care about is keeping their job, and feathering their own nest.
All of us working stiffs are paying for this, no matter your politics.
What do you call 100 socialists at the bottom of the ocean?
Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh! I am not paying attention. There is also the Advance Child Tax Credit payment program. You also get, in cash, a check every month for dependent children. $300/mo. for children under 6, $250/mo. for children under 18. No limit on the number of children. As many as you can make before the first turns 18. Keep ’em coming for life, and you get that check for many years. This has been in place for a while, I just forgot about it.
Not only can you get: free food up to $835/mo., never-ever ending unemployment benefits, a place to live rent-free, you also get free money for every child you have up to age 18. Even then, your adult child can get a govt loan for more public baby-sitting, which will be forgiven. This one is directed to everyone, including the middle class.
People who are doing OK, and don’t really have to have the child payments, are not gonna send it back. They will use it to improve their standard of living. Comes voting time, they’ll not likely vote for anyone who wants to cut this crap out. That is the Democrat plan. Soooooooooooo, we are terminally screwed – including all you Marxists.
The only thing I can think of is to get out of the Country. Unfortunately, the since WWII, the free world has existed under the umbrella of the arsenal of democracy. Where are you gonna go now? You might try Russian or Mandarin as a second language.
100 socialists at the bottom of the ocean would be a good start.
I am so glad taxpayers could help out.
Now watch how they blow it.
“thanks to extraordinary financial help from the state and from the federal government.”
How about “from the taxpayers”? Everyone thinks the government is here to save us all and that ain’t how it works. They redistribute the money they take from us, for things we wouldn’t need if it weren’t for the government to begin with.
If they hadn’t started instituting these bogus lockdowns, that haven’t helped anything one bit, we wouldn’t need all this rescuing from the government.
The parasites are rolling in money while the producers are trying to scrape by.
It works until we run out of money. Then an Autocrat will save us.
Monies spent that we don’t have, just print more! Leave the debt to our children and grandkids and great grandkids. Or surrender to our debt holders such as China and Russia.
I hope the readership of the RinoTimes is growing and taking articles and comments such as these very seriously. The County Commissioners as well as City Council members are put in positions by more than just taxpaying voters. We must do better
The larger the percent of the people of Guilford County that are vaccinated, and high percent wearing masks, the less the risk of covid, and less need for this medical help. It will save lives too. Just complaining does not mitigate the risk of this fatal virus. Getting people vaccinated and less risk is an investment in our economy.
All this and more…..then the libs will be the first ones to complain when a gallon if gas costs $6 or a Big Mac is $12 next year! There is no such thing as free money. My in-laws are libtards, thank God their daughter has good sense.