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Fri Apr 12, 2024, 09:30 PM Apr 12

Bettencourt Attacks Anti-Poverty Program After $625K PPP Loan Forgiven [View all]

Senator Paul Bettencourt's fiscal hypocrisy shows the stark divide between personal gain and public good.


Senator Paul Bettencourt is a multi-millionaire deeply entrenched with the Heritage Foundation and ALEC. In 2020, Senator Bettencourt received a $627,224 PPP loan, which he never had to repay.

While Bettencourt sits in his $1.1 million Houston home on top of his mountains of gold, he’s decided to make people living in abject poverty the latest target of his ire.

Harris County, under the bold leadership of County Judge Lina Hidalgo, was due to launch a program this month called Uplift Harris, an anti-poverty program that would help the least of our society pay for food and basic needs.

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