The top Republican on the House Budget Committee blasted President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, saying Democrats are using it to bail out state governments financially struggling after closing businesses for months during the pandemic.
Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) also knocked the stimulus plan as a job killer that will add to the economic woes of American families.
“Democrats are rushing to pass a nearly $2 trillion spending bill that will enact bailouts for state governments that lock down their citizens and radical policies that will destroy jobs and raise the cost of living for working-class Americans,” Smith, the ranking Republican on the House panel, said in a statement to Fox News.
“But this is clearly where any sort of urgency on their part ends,” he said. “This is all just further proof that COVID-19 is more the pretext than the purpose behind what Democrats are proposing. Their approach is the wrong plan, at the wrong time, for all