Legislating by crisis leads to poor decisions and poor outcomes.
As veterans, we know what it means to swear an oath to defend our country against all threats, foreign and domestic. Members of Congress swear a similar oath. But Washington’s reckless spending and debt is one of the greatest threats to our country’s future, and the American taxpayer is shouldered with their poor decisions.
Now, as Congress considers more massive federal bailouts to prop up the bad policy decisions of lawmakers in states like New York, California, and Illinois, we can defend against this threat by telling Washington to reject more reckless spending.
Massive federal bailouts do more harm than good. They’re not the right way to help those being hurt by the economic harm of this pandemic, and they only worsen the threat to our national security posed by plunging our country deeper into debt. We should be helping the people who are hurting, not bailing out politicians for irresponsible decisions they made prior to this crisis.
Legislating by crisis leads to poor decisions and poor outcomes. Washington’s chronic spending and borrowing is a threat to our national security and the future prosperity of our country. When our economic health is put at risk, our country and our fellow Americans are less safe.
Federal bailouts are not the answer, and I pledge to take action to oppose them.