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Congressman Steve Lynch Thinks Massachusetts Is Re-Opening Too Quickly

April 5, 2021

Is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts opening too quickly amid the coronavirus pandemic?

Many conservatives would argue the opposite, but U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) thinks it’s all happening too fast.

“The pace of the recovery worries me. I believe in the recovery, I am fully confident in the recovery, but the pace of that, given the sort of checkerboard situation we have here with the [state] responses we have to the pandemic and the economic activity, that allows for some variation as well,” Lynch said in a recent interview with WBZ.

“Businesses coming back will be fragile and so they will need extra support. If we clobber them coming out of the gate, they’ll never survive,” Lynch added during the interview on the Sunday news segment Keller At Large, which aired Sunday, April 4. “Now we just passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, there’s substantial support there. We have provided the resources but as we’ve seen with the C.A.R.E.S. Act, sometimes the revenue didn’t get to the people we thought were most deserving.”

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