Trump Administration Ramps Up Defense Production Act To ‘Mobilize’ Federal Coronavirus Response
Have you completed the 2020 census? Every 10 years the census counts the number of people in the country! The response rate is lagging, at just 55%. Everything from billions of dollars in federal support to political representation is at stake.
More than $20 billion. As of today, that’s how much money the federal government has spent on contracts in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to @ProPublica’s database. Here’s a breakdown of where that money has gone (THREAD):
62% of policy professionals say they are tracking the federal and state response to coronavirus manually, but could there be a better way? Read more from the @POLITICOPro 2020 Policy Insider’s Report to find out:
Kentucky gets $45 BILLION more in federal funding than they pay in taxes. New York pays $21 BILLION more in taxes than they get from the feds. So effectively every year NY writes a $21B check to KY. But helping pay for pandemic response is a blue state bailout. Got it.
The federal government isn’t bailing out the states by helping to pay for pandemic expenses. The states are bailing out the federal government by doing all the work of disaster response that President Trump is supposed to do.