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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to ongoing COVID-19 spending negotiations and in support of Senate Republicans’ opposition to them, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:
“We can’t spend our way into prosperity. These ongoing negotiations between Mnuchin and Pelosi are a disturbingly clear indication that our nation’s top politicians don’t have the first clue about how the economy works. We’ve spent enough. The only way to recover from the damage caused by the pandemic is to continue to safely and responsibly reopen our economy and get government out of the way.
“It’s clear Pelosi is getting almost everything she wants in these negotiations. We encourage Senate Republicans to stay the course and steer clear of falling into the partisan trap of agreeing to a Pelosi-dictated bill.
“As these negotiations drag on, the most crucial thing for Senate Republicans to keep in mind is this: No government spending deal could ever be what the American people need to reclaim their livelihoods and get their finances back on track. The best thing to do is to stop playing Pelosi at her own game and instead focus on common sense, pro-growth economic policy. That’s what will really get Americans back on their feet.”