By Hemant Mehta
When the U.S. government passed the “Paycheck Protection Program” (PPP) in April, the big scandal was how large businesses (like restaurant chains) were receiving millions of dollars while many actual small businesses received nothing at all.
But because non-profits were also eligible for the money, many religious institutions also applied for the cash. Which meant thousands of churches were scooping up millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars in order to further their proselytizing.
This week, another scandal came to light.
The Trump administration and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin say that they will not publicize which groups got how much money. It’s all a secret. For all we know, companies owned by Republican donors are receiving an outsized portion of the funding.
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