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American Culture

January 24, 2022

Is Your State Wasting COVID Relief? 🤔

Is Your State Wasting COVID Relief? 🤔

States are rolling in the dough after getting billions of dollars in federal pandemic relief. We’ve long argued against such wasteful spending—and now liberal states are proving us right.

Case in point: California. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s bright idea is to offer universal healthcare to illegal immigrants. This costly plan will even cover abortions, paid for by taxpayers. Meanwhile, in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to spend taxpayer dollars on electric vehicle infrastructure—a green giveaway that will mostly benefit the rich. wasteful covid relief spending

Republican-led states are showing a better way. In Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds wants to cut income taxes and institute a 4% flat tax—saving the average family $1,300. That’s what every state should be doing: using COVID relief to give taxpayers relief.

 Read more: Newsom proposes universal healthcare for illegal immigrants (Fox News)

 Read more: South Carolina’s governor calls for tax cuts and more police (Associated Press)

Time To Punish Putin 👊🏽

Someone needs to stand up to Russia’s aggression. While President Biden has spent the past week falling down on the job, Republicans in Congress are showing what needs to be done.

On Wednesday, Biden all but invited Russia to invade Ukraine—a key U.S. friend and partner. It follows Biden’s desperate (and successful) attempts to stop the Senate from holding Russia accountable for its Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will hurt America and give Russia more control over Ukraine and Europe. Over in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin is surely smiling.

Enter House Republicans. The Republican Study Committee, led by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), is pushing a bill to sanction Putin’s family and cronies. It would hurt the Russian gangster where it hurts: in his personal wallet. That’s what leadership looks like.

 Read more: House Republicans aim sanctions at Putin (Washington Post)

 Read more: Biden needs to get seriously tough on Russia before Ukraine burns (New York Post)