Mitch McConnell has worked hard to help during the crisis. But he’s not about to let blue states drain the federal government dry.
Let’s be honest, many Democrats states have been spending into the red for years. And now it seems they are using this crisis to demand cash from the federal government. All to solve their debt problem.
Well, the Senate Majority leader is seeing right through their scheme. And he’s not having any of it.
From Fox News:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told “Bill Hemmer Reports” Wednesday that he has no plans to pass legislation to provide additional federal funding to state and local governments who he said are trying to “take advantage” of the coronavirus crisis to get help with their ballooning deficits.
McConnell set the record straight, telling blue states that he will not pass bills to fund their ballooning deficits.
He accused some states of trying to “take advantage” of the virus crisis to bleed the federal government dry.
Are we really that surprised? Since Trump’s historic tax cuts, many high-spending states felt the pinch.
Instead of cutting back on their budgets, these states (and other blue states) continued to spend like mad.
Is it any coincidence that these same states screamed, “The sky is falling” at the onset of this crisis? They pushed projections that virus cases would be out of control, thus they needed a ton of cash from the federal government.
At one point, New York Gov. Cuomo said his state needed 40,000 ventilators. Real ventilator usage?
It peaked at 4,400.
Did Cuomo make such a big demand, expecting the federal government to write him a check?
News has floated around the states have been less than accurate with their COVID-19 numbers. Is it possible that some states are trying to inflate the crisis, to get federal checks?
Once the crisis passes, it’s not as if they’ll be obligated to pay that money back. Perhaps they’d use it for something else, like covering their reckless spending?
We can’t know that for sure, but let’s be honest. When have politicians (especially Democrats) said no to free money?
This is the party that once said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” (For Trump official and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel said that, to be exact).
Looks like McConnell is guessing at their scheme before they can hatch it.
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