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Latest Spending Proposal Misses Mark on Helping American Workers, Economy

Oct 20, 2020 by AFP

Arlington, Va. – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today urged senators to reject the $500 billion spending package they are expected to vote on tomorrow. AFP has been at the forefront of advocating for fiscally responsible policies that will more effectively improve American lives and help our economy recover stronger.

AFP President Tim Phillips released the following statement:

“This latest spending package should be a nonstarter for any senator who claims they stand for fiscal responsibility. Instead of swiping our credit card again and piling on the $4 trillion Congress has already allocated, we should be targeting policies that deliver real benefits to American workers, families, and businesses. Spending other people’s money is easy for Congress, but it’s not the solution to getting our country to recover stronger.”

Background:

Congress has already appropriated trillions of taxpayer dollars on coronavirus, despite more than $1.7 trillion of the COVID-19 response spending not even yet disbursed.

Last month, the grassroots group boosted its national ad campaign urging lawmakers to reject bailouts for state and local governments that had financial issues years before COVID-19.

Tim Phillips recently wrote an op-ed in RealClearPolicy on why Congress needs to get its act together and focus on policies that help American families and the economy recover stronger.

AFP has released “Recover Stronger: A Starting Point to Build An Economy that Works for All,” a set of principles and recommendations that offer lawmakers a starting point to build a stronger economy as the country recovers from COVID-19.

In April, AFP sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to reject bailing out politicians for irresponsible decisions they made prior to the crisis.