Stimulus legislation should be temporary, targeted and focused

Jumpstarting the economy after the emergency is over is job one.

March 16, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following featured statement urging Congress to consider only measures that are targeted and designed to jumpstarting the economy when coronavirus passes:

“All federal measures in response to coronavirus must be temporary, targeted and geared to providing a basic safety net and jumpstarting the economy immediately upon the national emergency ending. The legislation encourages businesses to lay off employees in order to avert the virus and slow it down. That is why we need a rehiring tax credit for businesses to ensure that when the economy normalizes, it gets an immediate jumpstart as employers are encouraged to hire.

“This temporary but necessary economic freeze should also allow all public sector leaders to make a real determination about which employees are essential and which are not, as well as shifting cost burdens away from brick and mortar and toward telework based on the experiences. These changes should modernize and make more efficient our government workforce and save taxpayer dollars.”

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