(ReliableNews.org) – Democrats forced President Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion COVID relief package through the Senate. Although millions of Americans received relief through direct payments, other aspects of the bill have been a total disaster. For instance, the Secret Service recently recovered billions of dollars of relief aid obtained through fraud. Likewise, the distribution of some of the relief funds is increasingly looking like a train wreck.
The Hill reported on May 12 that a conservative legal organization filed a lawsuit against the Small Business Administration (SBA) for allegedly prioritizing women-run and minority-run restaurants when distributing funds it received from the COVID-19 relief bill.
Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid https://t.co/UWev9vbFQ8
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) May 13, 2021
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty’s lawsuit alleges the SBA pushed aside White male restaurant owners and selected minority groups when it distributed nearly $30 billion.
The lawsuit also claims that Biden’s relief package mandated a three-week “priority window” for companies owned by women, veterans, and disadvantaged individuals (i.e., minorities). Biden’s history of claiming the economic fallout that accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic particularly hit businesses owned by women and minorities hard bolsters that claim.
There’s no doubt that it’s important to prioritize the distribution of relief funds, but not at the exclusion of individuals based solely on the color of their skin.
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