(TargetLiberty.org) – Pennsylvania’s Democrat governor, Tom Wolf, has found a new lever to make businesses do what he wants – withhold federal stimulus funds. He says counties who allow “non-essential” businesses to open before he gives them permission will be cut off from the funds President Trump has made available. Businesses themselves will suffer the consequences.
Wolf has imposed strict lockdown regulations on his state, but there’s growing pressure in counties less affected by COVID-19 to get the economy up and running again. The governor sent a series of angry tweets Monday, threatening them with dire consequences if they don’t stick to his rules.
I won't sit back and watch residents who live in counties under Stay at Home orders get sick because local leaders cannot see the risks of #COVID19 and push to reopen prematurely.
Today I am announcing consequences for counties that do not abide by the law to remain closed.
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 11, 2020
Meanwhile, President Trump accused Wolf and other Democrats of keeping businesses closed for political reasons. “They would wait until November 3rd if it were up to them,” he tweeted, suggesting the Left wants to exploit concern over jobs to boost Joe Biden’s flagging electoral prospects.
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