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Report: Pennsylvania governor pushing for $2,000 stimulus checks for state residents

According to the Daily Wire, Pennsylvania’s Democratic Governor Tom Wolf is requesting a further round of $2,000 stimulus checks for his constituents who earn $80,000 a year or less.

“Wolf argued during a Monday event in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, that the ‘Pennsylvania Opportunity Program’ will help families cope with surging inflation. The initiative would cost $500 million and draw funds from the state’s $15 billion budget surplus,” The Daily Wire reported.

“We can actually help families get lifesaving medicine out of state funds. We can help families stay in their homes,” Wolf said. “We can help families afford to eat. Why on earth wouldn’t we do it? Especially now, again, when we have the money sitting in the bank.”

Republicans hold a majority in both Keystone State chambers and they are reluctant to sanction more stimulus checks as they feel this would aggravate the current inflation even further.

“It’s just mind-boggling, the sense that giving somebody who is trying to put food on the table or pay the rent, that that is somehow inflationary, when how many trillions of dollars did we give away to the very wealthy during the Trump years in tax breaks?” he continued.

Other Democratic governors have suggested other measures as the in inflation remains static.

As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US inflation reached 8.5% in July 2022, with a small decrease from the 9.1% reading in the previous month, which was driven by lower energy prices despite the continued cost increase for food, new vehicles, medical care, and housing.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: THE EPOCH TIMES

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