Despite people and small businesses struggling to make it day to day amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the North Dakota Emergency Commission is giving the oil industry a $33.1 million gift. That’s OUR money.
Using the money to plug oil wells? Surely not… Right?
A treatment that benefits only one industry in North Dakota is a tough pill to swallow for thousands of the state’s citizens who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, it shouldn’t go down easy for any U.S. taxpayer.
James MacPherson of the Associated Press reported last week that the all-Republican North Dakota Emergency Commission approved $33.1 million of the $1.25 billion the state received in coronavirus stimulus funding from the federal government to plug “orphaned” oil wells.
The funding came to the state as a result of the CARES Act, passed by Congress in March, which provided states financial assistance to help them deal with coronavirus pandemic-related expenses such as aid for hospitals and emergency response teams, purchases of medical and protective equipment and payroll support for healthcare providers. It also is intended to help states recover economically.
President says threat of “blue-leakage” infections of red-state governors and voters with progressive ideology (and coronavirus) too dangerous to ignore.
Painting the Rest of the Nation Red
Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2020) – President Donald Trump announced today a new deterrent/treatment procedure for stopping the spread of coronavirus in the United States and aiding in the treatment of citizens already afflicted with COVID-19.
Military fighter planes are coating blue-state cities and states with an oil-based red paint developed by a company owned by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is also the White House innovations director and senior advisor to the president.
Flanked by Dr. Deborah Birx on one side and Kushner on the other, Trump announced his plan to paint blue cities and states red with trillions of gallons of a special coating developed by Paint by J’s.
Larry, Darryl and “My Other Brother” Darryl Neighbors of Fargo received the award during Gov. Doug Burgum’s “North Dakota ‘Smart’ Restart” press conference on April 28, 2020, in which the governor announced he is lifting restrictions on business that were intended to slow the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 deaths.
Burgum noted the brothers’ tireless work out in public, getting up-close and personal with people to talk about the dangers of coronavirus.