State legislatures that want help repaying debt after Democrats failed to live within their means must end rules that restrict cooperation with federal immigration authorities, the president said.
President Donald Trump announced new requirements for states applying for a federal government bail out. States cannot use the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus to excuse the Democratic Party’s big spending over the years from creating a huge debt.
They will have to agree to end sanctuary cities that limit or deny collaboration with the federal government when information is requested about criminals in custody.
“Well run states should not be bailing out poorly run states, using coronavirus as the excuse,” the president said on Twitter. “The elimination of sanctuary cities, payroll taxes, and perhaps capital gains taxes, must be put on the table. Also lawsuit indemnification and business deductions for restaurants and ent[ertainment establishments].”
The remarks came after Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) slammed state legislatures that incurred debts after Democrats failed to live within their means. He believes it would be unfair to responsible states, if the Trump administration agreed to bail out those states.
“It is irresponsible and reckless to take money from American taxpayers and use it to save liberal politicians from the consequences of their poor choices,” he said on Twitter.
States too big to fail?
Scott believes all states should handle taxpayer money responsibly, just like millions of American households balance their budgets.
“American families make responsible budgetary decisions every day, so does Florida,” he said. “It is time for New York, Illinois, and California do the same.”
The remarks came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated she would try to include a bailout for struggling states in the next CCP Virus stimulus package that would be “expensive.”
The president previously shared the senator’s concerns about what kind of message paying the debts of others would send to states that overspend their budgets.
“Why should the people and taxpayers of America be bailing out poorly run states (like Illinois, as example) and cities, in all cases Democrat run and managed, when most of the other states are not looking for bailout help?” he said on Twitter. “I am open to discussing anything but just asking.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) believes states experiencing financial stress can simply declare bankruptcy to help cut costs. He is putting the matter on hold pending a full investigation in the Senate of “additional assistance” for state and local governments.