Maura Healey criticized after boasting about Cape Cod Bridge funding
Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey was criticized yesterday after boasting about recently securing funding to repair the Cape Cod Bridges. Although Healey played this off as a win, she was quick to be reminded by her constituents that this would mean more spending of taxpayer dollars.
This was said on Healey’s Twitter account which gained hundreds of replies. Many of them did not agree with her stance. Specifically, she said: ‘Big news: Team MA just won $372M in federal funding to help rebuild the Cape Cod Bridges—the full amount of our first application! This puts us in an even stronger position to bring home the rest of the funding. Thank you @POTUS , @SecretaryPete , @SenWarren , @SenMarkey , & @USRepKeating.’
Replying to Healey, one user claimed: “Step 1: Print money whilst we are 33+ Trillion in DebtStep 2: Only give it to your politically connected friends / businessesStep 3: No more middle class.”
Elsewhere, another user named Rebecca added: “What’s the national debt now? Closing in on 34,000,000,000,000. That’s a trillion for people who can’t count zeros. If the government can just borrow tens of trillions of dollars, then why can’t they simply send MA, I don’t know, a few billion at least.”
If nothing else, this serves as a good example that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. While the bridges may need repairing, public spending always comes with a price.