Statement from Kendall Qualls on the Proposal of ‘Walz Checks”
MINNEAPOLIS – Governor Walz recently outlaid a spending proposal that would issue $150 checks to single filers and $350 checks to married couples with proposed funds reaching upwards of 2.7 million Minnesota households. Republican gubernatorial candidate and businessman Kendall Qualls issued a statement on the Governor’s “Walz checks” proposal.
“It’s evident that Tim Walz is attempting to do everything he can to muster up support from a base that he has failed throughout his tenure as Minnesota Governor. Over the last year, we’ve seen the damaging results that irresponsible spending can have on an inflationary economy, and “Walz checks” are nothing less than an election year gimmick aimed at making people forget about the rampant crime and disparate education levels that have only gotten worse because of his policies.
Unfortunately, Governor Walz is only capable of looking at the short term. The truth is this, these checks will be consumed by current inflation rates and taxpayers will see little to no actual economic relief. Instead of treating the surplus like a political bargaining chip, policies should be adopted in order to lower taxes for ALL Minnesotans over an extended period of time.”