The Democrats and the liberal/leftist news Media are portraying their version of the latest COVID relief package as assistance for cities’ “essential services.” However, Democrats want to fund cities who have misspent, overspent, and mismanaged their budgets to bail them out of their debt.
Republicans want the money to go directly to businesses and people. Small companies that employ workers need help during the extended shutdown, and providing people direct funds is critical.
On the other hand, cities like New York and San Francisco have used their money to protect illegal aliens and to fund needle-sharing programs.
Cities like Milwaukee, Los Angeles, and Portland have cut back on a truly essential service, their police departments, impacting on the public safety of their citizens.
Democrats claim the money is critical for cities with COVID “hotspots.” However, rather than receive more federal money, they should redirect their funds to essential services in their communities.
All of the major cities are in substantial debt from spending their taxpayers’ money on their local pet projects and services. It’s time these Democrat-run cities analyzed their budgets and spending, and redirect the money towards public safety.
These cities should also free their local economies by cutting local regulations and requirements that constrict job growth. A free economy can generate revue for the local government so that they don’t have to depend on the federal government.
Sadly, the news media does not cover this news item objectively. The Mainstream Media is blaming Trump and Republicans for the relief bill’s delay.
Democrat-run cities have created their fiscal problems, which have been made worst by the pandemic. They must address their overspending and mismanagement without a national taxpayer bailout.