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COLUMBIA, SC – Following reports that Governor McMaster is considering using funds from the latest so called American Rescue Plan Act to pay for an interstate, Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina (AFP-SC) interim State Director Candace Carroll issued the following statement:
“Governor McMaster should send funds from the latest so called COVID relief spending package back to Washington. With a $1.7 billion surplus, there is no need to add to record deficits that will stifle economic growth and burden future generations. Spending on infrastructure is not timely, targeted, nor temporary. We urge Governor McMaster to reject spending tax dollars on a wish list that will not help us control the pandemic or help the economy recover stronger.”
Since the outset of the pandemic, Americans for Prosperity has advocated alternative solutions to help the economy recover stronger from the pandemic, while at the same time warning against harmful policies that would hinder recovery.
At the beginning of the year, the grassroots group also released the “Save Lives. Save Livelihoods. Recover Stronger.” policy agenda to focus Congress and the Biden administration’s attention during the first 100 days on two of the biggest challenges facing Americans: ending the pandemic and helping the economy recover stronger.