Gov. Reynolds Should Reject Federal COVID Relief Money

President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are celebrating the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), which is a $1.9 trillion package aimed at providing COVID-19 relief.

The $1.9 trillion “stimulus” is in addition to $4 trillion in previous spending directed towards pandemic relief. The American Rescue Plan will not only add to the escalating $28 trillion national debt, but it further centralizes the power of the federal government over the states. The way that ARP is written may prohibit states from making sound fiscal decisions now and in the future, and if the state relief money comes with those kinds of strings attached, Gov. Kim Reynolds should reject the aid.

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