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Americans for Prosperity urges Congress to reject state bailouts in favor of solution

04.30.20 01:15 PM

Americans for Prosperity has sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to reject proposals for Congress to provide hundreds of billions in funds to states and localities to backstop their spending during the time of coronavirus. “We should be helping the people who are hurting, not bailing out politicians for irresponsible decisions they made prior to this crisis,” the letter states. “But as we’ve seen before, lawmakers are using this crisis to jockey for handouts to pay for their past mistakes in the name of helping those who have been hit hardest.” The letter goes on to detail how the funds would be used for purposes unrelated to the COVID-19 crisis and instead would only prop up states’ chronic fiscal problems. Illinois, for example, has requested more than $41 billion, nearly all of which would go toward bailing out irresponsible spending decisions made by Illinois politicians for decades. The bailout money wouldn’t go to those in need: Congress has already provided hundreds of billions in relief funding and loans to individuals and businesses experiencing economic hardship as a result of pandemic response policy, and again when it boosted funding for first responders and health care providers—including true heroes on […]

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