If you have not yet grabbed your free COVID test kits, you better do so soon.
As of Friday, the program will be suspended.
The White House called out Congress for failing to continue to fund the program on its website.
No More Freebies
Going back to March, the White House had requested another $22.5 billion to continue COVID relief efforts.
Within that money would have been more COVID testing.
That request was never met.
The White House posted, “If Congress provides funding, we will expeditiously resume distribution of free tests through CovidTests.gov.
“Until then, we believe reserving the remaining tests for distribution later this year is the best course.”
The shame of it all is there should still be plenty of money for tests, only significant portions of COVID funding were rerouted for pet programs, usually with the blessing of the White House.
I can say without question that the COVID relief program was ripe with corruption and waste.
So, I can only fault local and state governments for being irresponsible with the money as well as a massive failure on the federal government level to have an accounting for every penny spent under these relief programs.