Tyrannical mayors and governors that shut down their economy and kept it close for far too long are now looking to Washington to pay for their inane actions. I say no. Why should Republican states that were acting responsibly pay for the mistakes of the Democratic-run states?
Their death tolls were much higher than they needed to be due to the fact they were sending DTMNBN (Disease That Must Not Be Named ) to nursing homes where they could infect the elderly and infirm who are most at risk from the virus. 40% of all DTMNBN deaths were at nursing homes.
And tax revenue collections mare way down because states have remained closed for way too long. Whitmer claims lost revenue will amount to $6 billion dollars over the next two years. Michigan is still mostly closed for business.
Some states are even demanding money to bail out their pension systems that were terribly mismanaged. I doubt that Republicans are willing to spend up to a trillion dollars to bail out those states that are in trouble not relating to DTMNBN.
During her press conference, the governor listed the amount of money the state has spent in fighting COVID-19. She said the state has more than $436 million fighting COVID-19 in the past 10 weeks, which is money the state wasn’t planning on spending when the budget was set a year ago, on top of the $3 billion the state has already lost in tax revenue.
The governor said there is no way to cut spending enough to fill the estimated $6 billion hole over the next two years. She called on the federal government to come together to help Michigan and other states facing budget challenges. Under the current federal cares act, states can’t use federal aid money to pay for things that were in the budget before the pandemic started.
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