The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Letter to the Editor: Tell the Senate not to bail out the states

 


Lawmakers in Washington are back at it again. As we speak, they’re debating whether they should send bailout money to the states. This is not the best path forward. Why? Because many states have mismanaged their budgets for years (well before this pandemic). When the first paycheck stimulus was created in the senate, the total bill was less than a trillion dollars, then the house got ahold of it and it ballooned to 2 trillion dollars. The latest stimulus plan will give 2 more trillion to states, states that have spent their citizen provided revenue like water and then dipped into pension...



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