Several of the bluest states across the nation continue to ask for assistance, or a bailout to get them out of the financial hole they dug themselves into before the COVID-19 virus put the brakes on the U.S. economy, and the American taxpayer may be on the hook.
Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) recently got into a bit of a tussle with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after penning an op-ed questioning the fiscal decisions New York made, which Cuomo’s overall leadership and decision-making.
The two men went back and forth, but in the end, Scott prevailed when he put out a side-by-side fiscal comparison between Florida and New York that showed how much more fiscally responsible Florida.
Now Sen. Scott has taken aim at California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his decision to offer monetary assistance to illegal aliens who have not been able to benefit from the federal stimulus packages but will now benefit from California taxpayer funds being made available to them.
Scott warned that if Florida and other solvent states bailed out debt-ridden states like New York and California, abortions and illegal aliens would be taxpayer-funded.
Scott tweeted at Newsom, asserting that “a bailout of liberal states will result in taxpayer funding for pensions, Planned Parenthood, and illegal immigrants.”
Last week, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed the $3 Trillion COVID-19 HEROES Act that was laden with what Republicans call a “wish list” of ideological and political measures that have nothing to do with the coronavirus.
All of Florida’s Democratic congressional delegation, Reps. Charlie Crist, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Stephanie Murphy, to name a few, voted in favor of the bill that is all but dead on arrival “DOA” if it ever reaches President Trump’s desk.
Reps. Frederica Wilson (D) and Francis Rooney (R), were the only two Floridians in the House that did not vote on the measure.
.@GavinNewsom said yesterday that we have an “ethical obligation” to bail out his state and then turns around and gives taxpayer $$ to illegal immigrants.
A bailout of liberal states will result in taxpayer funding for pensions, Planned Parenthood and illegal immigrants. https://t.co/YNLlcn44q9
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) May 18, 2020