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Americans for Prosperity-Louisiana Responds to Resolution in Support of State & Local Bailouts

May 11, 2020 by AFP

BATON ROUGE, LA—Americans for Prosperity-Louisiana (AFP-LA) today issued a statement in response to HCR70, a resolution in support of bailing out state and local governments before Congress.

AFP-LA Interim State Director James Lee issued the following statement:

“From parish to parish, Louisiana families across our great state are faced with increasingly difficult financial circumstances at the hands of this unprecedented pandemic. But Congress bailing out state and local governments that have mismanaged their finances for decades will certainly not help those most in need. We urge our delegation in Washington to reject these bailouts and instead focus their efforts on smarter spending and other ways to responsibly respond to the economic and public health challenges stemming from COVID-19.”

Background:

Earlier this month, AFP-LA issued the following statement: Americans for Prosperity-Louisiana Urges Sen. Cassidy to Reconsider Misguided & Fiscally Irresponsible Bailout Legislation

Following a letter to Congress, the grassroots group recently announced that it would mobilize activists against massive state bailouts by running a significant national campaign that includes digital ads directing activists to a petition for them to sign.

AFP believes the path to economic recovery — across all of the United States and at the federal level– is to enact reforms the lay the foundation for an economic environment that empowers everyone to improve their lives and the lives of others by:

  • Challenging special interest politics and ending corporate welfare — bailout culture, subsidies, tax loopholes, etc. — so that success is based on contributing to the lives of others.
  • Reforming or removing regulations that protect politically connected firms to lower the costs of health care, housing, and core services.
  • Removing barriers to fulfilling work– such as reforming occupational licensing– to help families build a strong financial future.
  • Removing barriers to innovation, to open new opportunities to create breakthroughs that radically improve our lives.
  • Positioning government to play its vital role in the economy by securing equal rights: Ensuring equal treatment under the law, which is essential for long-term progress.

For further information or an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at NTardif@afphq.org or (571) 329-0161.