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Free America from Sheltering in Place!

Heritage Action for America Requests Patriots Act NOW!

1)  Sign the Open America petition by FRIDAYClick HERE   Copies of the petitions will be delivered to the National Governors Association and the President.  [NOTE:  Be aware that a request to fund this organization will follow the petition signing.  You are not obligated to send money to make your signature count.]

2)  OPPOSE STATE BAILOUTS by editing one of the below drafted Letter to the Editor (LTE) options and Submit it to a local or state paper by THURSDAY To assist on your edits, four resources are provided to EDUCATE and EMPOWER you to edit or write your own LTE!

Source 1: Heritage Foundation 

Source 2: Heritage Foundation

Source 3: Real Clear Policy 

Source 4: Tax Foundation

LTE Draft A

The economic impact of shelter-in-place orders has hit many families and businesses hard, and it’s now beginning to have a trickle down effect for state budgets. These are the moments that show why fiscal management matters. Unfortunately, some governors are now calling for “unrestricted aid” from the federal government -- well, that’s code for a bailout.

What many people may not consider is how a federal bailout could turn taxpayer dollars into a partisan weapon. The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has been one of the loudest voices calling for more state funding. It certainly raises the question, why? The answer: out of every dollar that goes towards paying state employees, a certain portion is skimmed off in union dues. 

If history is any indication, the union will turn around and spend those taxpayer dollars on political ads. AFSCME spent more than $30 million on federal elections in 2016 and likely swung two key Senate races towards Democrats. The challenges our state faces are real, and we must face them. But federal bailouts are not the answer, and Republicans should not go along with funding the Democrats’ political war chest.

LTE Draft B

Minnesotans are feeling the cash crunch of shelter-in-place orders. Many are out of work, and many businesses are feeling the pain acutely. Our state budget is feeling the pinch, and so are many other states. Governors have started asking Washington, DC for “unrestricted aid,” but let’s call this what it is: a bailout. This would be fundamentally unfair.

An unrestricted bailout of states would force taxpayers in well-run states to pick up the tab for states that have failed to fund their pensions and rainy day funds. If states can tap federal revenues in times of crisis, it allows them to redistribute their costs from state taxpayers to federal taxpayers and circumvent their balanced budget requirements (which exist in 49 states).

It’s no wonder Governor Cuomo is so desperate for the federal government to bail him out: New York’s rainy day fund is one of the lowest in the nation, and the state owes over $450 billion in unfunded pension and post-employment benefits. State bailouts would reward fiscal mismanagement and is entirely unfair to states that have managed budgets well over the years. Minnesota should say, "NO". 

LTE Draft C

We all are feeling the cash crunch of shelter-in-place orders. Many are out of work, and many businesses are feeling the pain acutely. Our state budget is feeling the pinch, and so are many other states. Governors have started asking Washington, DC for “unrestricted aid,” but let’s call this what it is: a bailout. This would completely remove the incentive for states to get their fiscal houses in order.

An unrestricted bailout of states would force taxpayers in well-run states to pick up the tab for states that have failed to fund their pensions and rainy day funds. Let’s be honest here: that’s not fair. If states can tap federal revenues in times of crisis, it allows them to redistribute their costs from state taxpayers to federal taxpayers and circumvent their balanced budget requirements (which exist in 49 states).

The federal government has already allocated well over two trillion dollars for coronavirus relief. Bailouts is not the answer here.

Kick off your weekend to talk all things Donald J Trump during this Virtual Women’s MAGA Meetup with Special Guest CD-7 Candidate Hon. Michelle Fischbach this Friday, May 1st at 5PM CST on Zoom. 

Register in advance by clicking HERE.

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