More than a million incarcerated people received COVID-19 stimulus checks, adding up to $1.1 billion in funds, according to data released by the IRS.
According to a report from the Free Beacon, of the 1.1 million criminals, 163,000 are serving a life sentence without parole. The IRS revealed this information in a letter to Rep. Don Bacon (R., Neb.) which was acquired by the Free Beacon.
JUST IN: IRS Sent Over $1 Billion In Stimulus Checks To Locked Up Criminals, Including Murderers
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"The American Rescue Plan was reckless in the amount of massive spending with no off-sets," Bacon told the Free Beacon. "Giving stimulus checks to death row inmates is a glaring example. This bill triggered the worst inflation in 41 years, costing the average family $500 a month. The poor suffer the most."
The cost of these funds was about $1.3 billion.
The American Rescue Plan was set to provide cash relief for single persons earning less than $75,000 and couples earning less than $150,000. Being in federal prison did not eliminate someone from receiving the benefits.
Famous Actor Converts to Catholicism After Studying it for Role in Movie
Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf has converted to Catholicism after studying it for a role in the movie "Padre Pio."
LeBeouf's exposure to Catholicism while living with a monastery of Franciscan Capuchin friars in order to better understand the role of St. Padre Pio, who he was playing in the movie.
Moderna Sues Pfizer Over COVID Vaccine
Moderna is filing a lawsuit against Pfizer-BioNTech in U.S. and German courts on Friday. They are alleging patent infringement during the development of their COVID vaccine.
Pfizer's vaccine was the first to be approved for emergency use and it has been given hundreds of millions of times in the nearly two years since it was approved. The two pharmaceutical giants used the same technologies to create their vaccines and Moderna arguest Pfizer did not have the right to use it.
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NBC Poll Reveals New Least Popular Political Figure
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is the least popular political figure in a poll released by NBC News with only 11% of registered Democrats having positive feelings about him.
Just over one-third, 34%, have negative feelings about Manchin, giving him a 23% net-negative, the lowest in the country.
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Yankees Fan Divides a Nation with Astonishing Hot Dog Trick
The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets on Monday, but it's a controversial move by a Yankees fan at the game that everyone is still talking about.
A viral video showed the fan hollowing out both ends of a hot dog with a straw. The maverick then put it in the beer and use it as a straw.