Why is ARPA money being offered to Idaho? ARPA money is (Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act) and accepting and spending this money threatens Idaho’s sovereignty. Once we take this money we are committed to abide by the federal rules attached to these funds. This is borrowed money by the federal government which will have to be paid back by our children and grandchildren. We want to thank Ron Nate and other conservative members of our legislature for bringing this information to the forefront.
JFAC approved 10 million of ARPA money for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. This funding will be used for a “campaign to increase vaccine confidence. This request is based on a survey that reported that 37% of Idahoans would not get the shot at this time, but that 19% of Idahoans (part of the 37%) might be open to persuasion. 10 million to convince people that these non-vaccines are safe when we are seeing more problems with each passing day as they keep pulling them off the market. I didn’t realize that our department of Health and Welfare were in the business of promoting private vaccines but then but on the other hand an equal amount of these funds can be used for natural health education. It can also be used to promote vitamin supplementation, exercise, and health problems related to non-nutritional foods.
JFAC also approved $40 million of ARPA money for COVID-19 testing recruitment efforts in Idaho public and private schools. This testing while optional is intended to recruit more schools and kids to be tested, and requires consent from the parents. Results are kept private unless they test positive than the results are sent to the Public Health District and the school the child attends. This information should be kept private and parents should be concerned about this. There is not even a plan for how this money is used it is just a grab for the brass ring because it is available.
JFAC approved a FY21 $1,000,000 supplemental appropriation which won’t be spent until FY22, This allows the Director of the Department of Commerce to offset public costs associated with the recruitment of private companies to Idaho. In the past, these funds were used to help Chobani with their sewer system and Costco with a road intersection. It seems that JFAC has money to help private company projects but when it comes to our Lt. Governor they voted to cut her budget by $7,400. That money would have allowed her to keep all of her staff on board till the end of the year. The governor and the leadership fear that this conservative Lady Janice McGeachin will primary Little next year and win. The Senate leadership went so far as to remove her key card access from the senate chambers where she is the presiding officer. She is also the only official that has had to present her budget request to the budget committee twice, allowing members to grill her with additional, inappropriate questions.
Rep. Giddings proposed a motion requesting $4000 to help support the Lt. Governor’s Task Force. To investigate the misuse of K-12 public funds promoting social justice activism and critical race theory in Idaho. Reading the no votes on this request tells us who the real Rhinos are on that committee. Like Senators Lent, Syme, Grow, and Riggs. When you see who voted for the $6 million in federal early childhood learning grant you will find out who the Democrats are that run as Republicans are like Senator Jeff Agenbroad of District 13 whose voting record is one of the worst for republican senators. This man scored a 46% on the freedom Index. I can’t believe that the people of Nampa actually elected this liberal to represent them.