Will State Lawmakers Divide $1 Billion in Aid to North Dakotans?
Could North Dakotans soon be getting another stimulus check?
Did you know that North Dakota has one billion dollars on the table from the latest pump out of federal coronavirus relief aid? And, according to AP News, some lawmakers are in no rush to dole out the funds, reportedly because there have been no instructions attached to the money. But there is a North Dakota Republican lawmaker who is asking to give the money to the people.
A Republican Representative wants to give some of the money to everyone in North Dakota.
KFYR-TV reports that Representative Jeff Magrum (Hazelton) "proposed using all of the available funds and give each resident of North Dakota a check for $1,293.17 dollars as a direct payment." Representative Magrum basically said that this is a way to respect the people for all they have been through during the pandemic and that "the state would be able to collect on sales tax" from the money that is put back into the community by spending it.
Why shouldn't we get to have another stimulus check?
I do not know about you, but I am all for it. These billions of dollars that are being thrown around as if money grows on trees belong to us, the taxpayers. We were forced into a new way of life by the government. The LEAST they could do for taxpayers is give them continue to give them a bit of their hard-earned wages back.
Do you think some of the billion dollars in aid should go into the bank accounts of North Dakotans?