America Should Save Emergency Spending for Emergencies
The coronavirus outbreak is exposing the many ways our infrastructure, economy and health care industry were unprepared to combat an epidemic. To make up for that shortfall, the White House and Congress reached a deal on a more than $2 trillion stimulus package. While we are still combing through all of the details of the legislation, it includes direct payments to people in need alongside corporate handouts for companies like Boeing. But as these corporations fly away with our taxpayer dollars, we should remember and apply lessons learned to avoid emergency spending authorities from being misused and how to best budget in an emergency.
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