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Thu May 27, 2021, 02:00 PM

Democratic state treasurers warn against repurposing COVID-19 funds for infrastructure

Source: The Hill

Democratic state treasurers are warning Congress against a GOP pitch to repurpose funds from President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law to pay for infrastructure investments.

In an open letter to lawmakers Thursday, 14 Democratic state treasurers argued that taking funds from the COVID-19 relief measure would imperil the economic recovery.

"These investments are already getting shots in arms and protecting the jobs of teachers, firefighters, health care workers, and law enforcement. They will ensure not only recovery from the losses of the pandemic, but actually help reach pre-pandemic forecasts of economic growth," the state treasurers wrote in the letter, which was spearheaded by Invest in America Action, an advocacy group pushing for a robust infrastructure package.

"Now that the road to recovery is clear, some members of Congress are considering clawing back these vital funds to pay for other priorities," the letter continued. "As State Treasurers and guardians of our states' fiscal health, we urge Congress to resist calls to raid Covid relief funding. The risks are too great and will cause a longer, more difficult economic recovery for everyone."


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democratic-state-treasurers-warn-against-repurposing-covid-19-funds-for-infrastructure/ar-AAKs4ux?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=DELLDHP



More proof that the GOP, as others here have pointed out, is just the party of stunts. No real solutions come from these clowns.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:16 PM

1. Surprise

GOQ does not give a rats ass about the economic recovery.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:25 PM

2. The paymasters have spoken, and marching orders have been given...

GQP party is not going to vote for any kind of tax code restructuring.
GQP party is not going to allow any additional legislation to pass unless the filibuster is killed now.

Manchin and Sinema are their insurance policies and fear of Trumpers keeps the rest in line...even Romney and concerned Collins and the rest will toe the party line while recalcitrant democrats from AZ and WV torpedo our president, our party and our democracy.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:34 PM

3. Journalists should acknowledge that the GOP is not operating in good faith on anything

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Thu May 27, 2021, 09:42 PM

4. I thought

I saw Moscow mitch suggesting this very idea today. Use Covid relief money for infrastructure.

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