While President Trump’s claim of exclusive power to open the economy raises fundamental federalism issues, why is he under attack by Democrats and the media who could not care less about the 10th amendment, let alone most of the rest of the Bill of a Rights?
The incoherence and outright idiocy of the blue state governors and media in this regard, especially Slow Cuomo, are blinding.
These governors declare sanctuary status for illegal aliens in direct defiance of the Constitution and federal law, and even insist that federal financial relief be provided to illegal aliens. They demand that the federal government provide their states with hospital beds and ventilators, despite the fact such provisions are first and foremost a state and local responsibility even under state law. But clearly they hadn’t been a priority before now. They demand that the federal government make up their budget shortfalls and provide funds to businesses the governors closed and to workers the governors put out of work, despite the fact that the federal government had no role in these decisions.
When it comes to federalism, these blue state governors want all the power without the financial responsibility and accountability. They want federal tax dollars and bailouts without strings. If they decide when businesses can open and people can work again in their states, then they should pay the bill until they do.