RGA的一名成员, 政府. 克里斯蒂·诺姆（Kristi Noem） of South Dakota, 指出她从未关闭过自己的州，也没有下令关闭任何企业, 因为她想 “相信” her constituents to do what was right for their personal lives.
Hannity went on to ask 新罕布什尔 政府. Chris Sununu and 爱荷华州 政府. Kim Reynolds how they feel about their constituents’ tax dollars being part of a $ 40 billion federal handout to 加利福尼亚州, a state with an economy devastated by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s lockdowns.
“We are paying the price,” said Reynolds. “In Iowa, we are cutting taxes and reducing regulations. We had our kids in School. We are open for business.”
Reynolds said she actually sent back $ 95 million in federal aid because Iowa didn’t need the help, and that such an amount is a drain on the taxpayer.
She said it appears Biden believes “we are just starting COVID.”
“The emergency is over,” 她说. “It’s unconscionable the amount of money that’s flowing into these states.”
Sununu keyed into the expected inflation that often follows repeat bouts of large federal expenditures, as seen under Biden’s first 100 上班天数.
“They came in and changed the rules to fit their agenda. You are seeing Republican governors as the last line of defense against not just a socialist agenda but true socialism,” 他说.
“That’s what is happening with the executive orders. The biggest thing hitting America is inflation. [国库] 秘书 珍妮特·耶伦（Janet Yellen） said we’d have a bump in inflation. We are on the verge of hyper-inflation and supply chain issues.”
Sununu declared the greatest tax on any American to be inflation, pointing to the fact low-income families are the worst hit by gas price spikes, the more than doubling of lumber prices, and commodities cost increases.
“They hurt those they claim to help most,” he said of Democrats.
亚利桑那州政府. 道格·杜西, who recently took over as chairman of the RGA from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Jr., told Hannity that Biden “needs to stop trying to rescue” 状态.
“This money is a blue state bailout for their failures they’ve had in the past. What reward do you get for being a governor who tightens their belt?
Florida’s 罗恩·迪桑蒂斯 quipped that Hannity’s home state of New York has less people than Florida but somehow is facing an enormous budget crisis and crumbling infrastructure.
DeSantis explained that the potential for Biden to reinstate the SALT deduction – allowing high-tax state taxpayers to write off some of their state taxes to the federal taxpayer – “subsidizes wealthy taxpayers in those states.”
“It’s a terrible policy. 纽约, you have millions of people fewer than Florida your budget is over twice the size.”
德桑蒂斯, 姓名, fellow panelist Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee’s states all have no state income tax to begin with.
Sununu’s state has no wage tax, while Alaska, 内华达州, 德州, 华盛顿州, and Wyoming also have no state income tax.