China’s favorite governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is at it again. This time, after relentlessly bashing President Trump, after her AG told the President he was no longer welcome in the state, now she’s asking for bailout cash for her state.
Whitmer held a press conference on Thursday to give an update to her efforts to fight Covid, and to whine that D.C. should send her a lot of cash, quickly.
During her press conference, the governor listed the amount of money the state has spent in fighting COVID-19. She said the state has more than $436 million fighting COVID-19 in the past 10 weeks, which is money the state wasn’t planning on spending when the budget was set a year ago, on top of the $3 billion the state has already lost in tax revenue.
The governor said there is no way to cut spending enough to fill the estimated $6 billion hole over the next two years. She called on the federal government to come together to help Michigan and other states facing budget challenges. Under the current federal cares act, states can’t use federal aid money to pay for things that were in the budget before the pandemic started.
The governor called on the federal government to come together to help Michigan and other states facing budget challenges as a result of the virus.
“Our enemy now is not one another, our enemy is a virus called COVID-19,” the governor said. “We can’t do it on our own,” Gov. Whitmer said.
As expected, she also threatened cuts to education if the federal government didn’t agree to send the state bailout money.
Clearly there must be no other fat to trim in the state budgets if the first thing Democrat governors like Whitmer, Newsom, etc want to cut is education and first responders.
This request for bailout money comes after it was revealed that Whitmer has given the go ahead for taxpayer dollars to be given to Democrat groups as part of the state’s new contact tracing initiative.