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Concerned infrastructure bill might burden working families

The announcement came that the Senate had agreed to move forward on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. When asked if he would have supported the bill, Bartos explained that he would have wanted to have read through the whole proposal. "I'm deeply concerned about the nomenclature the Biden administration has used to describe infrastructure," he said. He conceded that Pennsylvania's roads "are in need of major repairs," but doesn't want to "place a burden on working families."
Source: Observer-Reporter on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race , Jul 30, 2021

Big companies thrived in pandemic; mom-and-pops got crushed

[On small business]: "Our elected officials, time and again, do not have Main Street in their hearts and in their minds when they enact policies," Bartos said. "In many respects, they're distant, removed or aloof from Main Street. That's why you see Walmart and Target thriving during the pandemic, Amazon thriving during the pandemic, and small mom-and-pops getting crushed, closing. Main Streets empty. Lives destroyed. Dreams destroyed."
Source: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race , Mar 19, 2021

Opposed American Rescue Plan as "spendapalooza"

Bartos opposed the recent $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that received no Republican support. "What was passed in Washington is what people hate about Washington," Bartos said. "We have a $1.9 trillion spendapalooza that is called a 'COVID relief bill' when only--give or take--10% of the bill actually is directed at COVID relief, and the other 90% is a grab bag of liberal wish list and left-wing policies all cobbled together and passed in one bill with no bipartisan work, no compromise.
Source: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race , Mar 19, 2021

Trump tax cuts, deregulation led to best economy pre-COVID

It's important to kind of step back and talk about the policies that the president and his administration implemented. Domestically, we could talk about tax cuts, we could talk about deregulation, we could talk about the best economy any of us have seen in our lifetimes prior to the pandemic, we could talk about the real impact of those economic policies on the lowest wage-earners. We were hitting on all cylinders and heading into 2020 with a record-breaking economy before the pandemic.
Source: Jewish Insider on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race , Mar 11, 2021

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