By George “El Conservador” Rodriguez, April 30, 2020
The liberal mainstream media and the Democrats are having another emotional breakdown, because Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the federal government should not rescue states that had poorly managed budgets before the Covid-19 outbreak sent their economies reeling.
Should states that were fiscally mismanaged BEFORE the pandemic shutdown, now be bailed out? NO!
Mnuchin said early Tuesday, April 28, “This isn’t just going to be a federal bailout of the states. States that had specifically large expenses because of the coronavirus, like New York and New Jersey – it was the right thing that the federal government gave them money.”
However, Mnuchin does support local governments using coronavirus funding to enforce public safety through law enforcement, but not for revenue lost because of the economic shutdown for “states that were mismanaged” before the pandemic hit.
Sec. Mnuchin is correct. State (and local) governments that spent themselves into debt BEFORE the pandemic must not be given more taxpayer money to be mismanaged. Some states, like Califonia and New York, have even flaunted their sanctuary status to protect and help illegal aliens.
Democrats and the liberal press will scream and cry like the spoiled child who is told “NO,” but fiscal responsibility and reality is needed when the federal government is $24 trillion in debt.
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