While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tried to sneak leftist pork barrel spending into the coronavirus economic stimulus bill, President Trump and his team have been working hard to bring relief to America’s working families hit hard by the economic consequences of the coronavirus.
Fox News reports on Trump’s actions: “The package would provide direct financial help to Americans in the form of stimulus checks sent out to many Americans. The proposal would include a one-time payment of $1,200 per adult, $2,400 per couple in the U.S. and up to $3,000 for a family of four… Republicans have called for minimum payments of $600 to Americans, and aid would be phased down at income thresholds of $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 per couple. Additionally, there would be $500 payments for each child.”
Fox News concluded in part, “It would establish new and much more generous unemployment benefits by adding $600 per week to normal state benefits for up to four months and provides an additional 13 weeks of benefits to 39 weeks of regular unemployment insurance through the end of 2020 if they are sidelined by the outbreak. The coverage would be retroactive to Jan. 27 and coverage would be extended to ‘gig’ workers and independent contractors.”
Other provisions include $350 billion to help small businesses meet payrolls, $242 billion more to fight the coronavirus, $15.6 billion allocated for food stamp funding, $208-$500 billion in loans to large companies to meet their payrolls of employees and to keep their businesses afloat, and other measures aimed squarely at the American people and our working families.
Democrats, an example being the proposal to put more money into the posh Kennedy Center frequented by the DC elite, have tried to inject into the bill provisions that would only serve the government class, radical lobbies, and special interests.
Trump and McConnell have successfully fought back against most of the attacks on the integrity of the stimulus bill and are looking forward to a vote and passage of the legislation Tuesday night.