More spending! More handouts!
According to a report from The Daily Wire, Pennsylvania’s Democratic Governor Tom Wolf is pushing for an additional round of $2,000 stimulus checks for his constituents earning 80K or less.
“Wolf argued during a Monday event in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, that the ‘Pennsylvania Opportunity Program’ will help families cope with surging inflation. The initiative would cost $500 million and draw funds from the state’s $15 billion budget surplus,” DW reports.
“We can actually help families get lifesaving medicine out of state funds. We can help families stay in their homes,” Wolf said. “We can help families afford to eat. Why on earth wouldn’t we do it? Especially now, again, when we have the money sitting in the bank.”
Republicans currently hold majorities in both Keystone State chambers —and they’re concerned more stimulus checks would have a negative impact on the economy.
“It’s just mind-boggling, the sense that giving somebody who is trying to put food on the table or pay the rent, that that is somehow inflationary, when how many trillions of dollars did we give away to the very wealthy during the Trump years in tax breaks?” he continued.
More from The Daily Wire:
Other Democratic governors have proposed various stimulus measures as living expenses remain elevated. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, year-over-year inflation reached 8.5% in July 2022, with a slight moderation from the 9.1% reading in the previous month driven by lower energy prices — even as costs for food, new vehicles, medical care, and shelter continue to rise.
Pennsylvania Governor Calls For More Stimulus Checks, Says It’s ‘Mind-Boggling’ Anyone Would Worry About More Inflation https://t.co/U63LNAV0tx
— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) August 30, 2022