Rand Paul Says Without Pain There’s No Incentive to Reopen the Economy

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Rand Paul opposes more stimulus money to the American people because “if you give people money and you make it less painful to be in a recession,” governors “will not have an incentive” to reopen the economy.

Paul made his remarks on Wednesday on Fox News to Neil Cavuto.

“If you give people money and you make it less painful to be in a recession, we can stay in a recession longer. The recession is created by the government. The government shut the economy.”

“So all of these governors, Democrat and Republican, will not have an incentive to open the economy if you soften the amount of suffering that they have created. What we need to be doing is every day broadcasting that your governors are causing the unemployment.”

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has repeatedly explained that the fate of the economy is linked to the course of the virus, and that economic recovery is impossible if the virus isn’t contained.

Story at Axios.