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Moore: Not sure we need massive stimulus bill

Economic Adviser Stephen Moore. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 10:45 AM PT – Sunday, January 3, 2021

Economic Adviser Stephen Moore questions the need for a stimulus bill heading into 2021.

In an interview on Sunday, Moore said he’s not so sure the country needs a “massive stimulus bill.” He referenced estimates that suggest the economy will get better without government spending.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 21: Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) is told she will be missed as she takes the podium to speak with members of the Problem Solvers Caucus to praise the forthcoming passage of the bipartisan emergency COVID-19 relief bill in a press conference outside the US Capitol on December 21, 2020 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Cheriss May/Getty Images)

Moore emphasized there should be a focus on distributing the vaccine and getting businesses back open. In October, he argued the best stimulus for the economy would be to cut income tax for a year.

“Giving people $2,000 [of] ‘magic money’ out of Washington,” Moore said. “I call it helicopter money–we filled up helicopters with $100 bills and dropped them out of the window–that’s not a way to get an economy back to life.”

His comments came as the U.S. Department of Labor reported unemployment claims dropped below 800,000 for the first time in a month.

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