Republicans should have supported American Rescue Plan
The most recent Clay Today featured a front-page story of the Clay County Board
of County Commissioners discussing what to do with $20 million in disaster relief funds. The options put forth included millions for stormwater projects, drainage improvement, park repairs and for physical and cybersecurity improvements. Worthy items for the people of Clay County.
A couple months back these same commissioners approved even more millions for county jail improvements, County Health Department renovations and broadband upgrading. Most Clay [residents] would believe these necessary and good use of funds.
But left out of this story is this: our county received $42.5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to be used for disaster-related scenarios. It was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden in response to American society and the economy being turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
But this most helpful Act to our country was passed without any supporting votes from any of our Florida Republicans legislators in Congress. Not one. Well, really not one Republican legislator from any state in our Union voted for this. Not one. Huh.
And as long-time former radio personality Paul Harvey used to say, “Now you know the rest of the story.” Thank you.
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