(ReliableNews.org) – Congress has worked frantically to save the economy for the past seven weeks. They’ve passed multiple emergency COVID-19 aid bills aimed at reducing the financial damage the country is sustaining from the virus. Now, all this aid is making fiscally-conservative Republicans anxious.
The economic aid packages have totaled almost $2.8 trillion. Democrats want to spend more money, as usual. Republicans do not. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is pressing the brakes. He wants lawmakers to be very careful about any future bills telling reporters “the amount of debt” they’re piling up is a “genuine concern.”
Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) agrees with the majority leader.
Spoke with @SenateMajLdr today. I believe widespread #COVID19 testing is the key to safely reopening the entire US economy. That is how we get out of this dilemma; not by spending trillions & trillions more. We cannot continue to rack up nat’l debt without knowing what’s working.
— Richard Shelby (@SenShelby) April 23, 2020
The American economy needs help, there’s no doubt. Is spending our way out of the pandemic the best idea, though? Do we really want our children and grandchildren saddled with trillions of dollars worth of debt? Republicans don’t think so.
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