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Grassley Warns Biden: Don’t Exploit Pandemic to Push Big Government Takeover of Economy

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Grassley Warns Biden: Don’t Exploit Pandemic to Push Big Government Takeover of Economy

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in a statement issued on Friday warned President Joe Biden not to exploit the pandemic to push a laundry list of liberal causes in his newly proposed relief package, characterizing the president’s bid as “a big government take-over of the U.S. economy.” Biden became president this week with Congress already having approved $4 trillion in pandemic-related aid, including $900 billion just last month. His new proposal for another $1.9 trillion economic package has resulted in mounting skepticism among Republicans, particularly conservatives who are panning the new proposal as an expensive, unworkable liberal wish-list. At Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen’s confirmation hearing Tuesday, she defended Biden’s CCP virus spending plan, urging lawmakers to “act big” on relief spending, arguing that the economic benefits outweigh the risks of a higher debt burden. “To avoid doing what we need to do now to address the pandemic and the economic damage that it …

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