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TALLAHASSEE, FL – Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) today announced it will host U.S. Senator Rick Scott and AFP President Tim Phillips on Wednesday for a conversation on state bailouts and why Congress should reject attempts to bail out states for years of fiscal mismanagement.
Last week, AFP launched a national grassroots campaign to mobilize grassroots activists against yet another massive federal spending bill. The grassroots group also hosted a tele-town hall last week with U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Ron Johnson on state bailouts.
What: #RejectBailouts State Bailout Facebook Live
Who: U.S. Senator Rick Scott
AFP President Tim Phillips
AFP-FL State Director Skylar Zander, Moderator
When: May 6, 2020
AFP-FL State Director Skylar Zander issued the following statement:
“Congress should not bail out politicians for irresponsible decisions they made prior to this crisis. Bailouts will undermine the ability of our economy to respond to this crisis, leave us less prepared to respond to the next one, and fuel more of the same irresponsible policymaking that resulted in the poor fiscal situation some states find themselves in now.
“We’re hearing from our grassroots activists across the state about how they should not have to bear the burden of some politicians’ fiscal irresponsibility in another state. This event will be a great way for activists and attendees to hear from Senator Scott about the damage a bailout would have on taxpayers and Americans across the country.”
AFP believes the path to economic recovery — across all of the United States and at the federal level– is to enact reforms that empower every person to contribute to the economy by: