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Lessons to learn from the passage of the CARES Act

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Lessons to learn from the passage of the CARES Act

04.03.20 12:09 PM

Responding to the health and economic crises in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic will require everyone to do their part. Communities, businesses, educational institutions, and government each have a critical role to play to ensure we take care of those hardest hit and help our country rebuild. How we rise to this challenge will have lasting implications for the future of our country. Since the crisis began, Americans for Prosperity has advocated for an important but limited role for government policy.* Government policies that were appropriate to help protect the public health created significant economic hardship for those who lost jobs and businesses. Therefore, government policy has a role in addressing those harms. In the lead up to the relief package passed on March 27, 2020 to address the economic hardship caused by the necessary actions taken to stem COVID-19, Americans for Prosperity encouraged swift action with three criteria: that legislation be timely, targeted, and temporary. People required relief from the real harm done to them by the response to the virus and appropriate action had to be taken. However, Americans for Prosperity cautioned policymakers not to use the COVID-19 crisis to justify irresponsible policy that satisfies special interests […]

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