Friday, December 4, 2020

What Donald Trump Has Said About A Post-Election Stimulus Check

Must read

Launch time scheduled for Sunday, pending weather

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Its name is Resilience. It’s made of titanium, aluminum and carbon fiber. It can withstand temperatures exceeding 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit as...

What Princess Diana Said About Her Bulimia

Princess Diana said her bulimia was blamed for the break up of her marriage rather than her husband's affair in heartbreaking tape recordings. The princess...

Poll workers contract virus, but Election Day links unclear

The cases emerged while election workers continued counting thousands of ballots. As a hand tally of the presidential race began in Georgia, the state’s...

The Very Old Fashioned Reason Prince Charles Married Diana Instead of Camilla

Prince Charles married Princess Diana despite being in love with Camilla, triggering decades of resentment, anger and heartbreak brought to life in The Crown. Season...

President Donald Trump renewed his calls for a new coronavirus relief package on Saturday, making his first comments about a potential stimulus check for Americans since the election.

“Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill. Needs Democrats support. Make it big and focused. Get it done!” Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

Though Trump hadn’t said anything after the November 3 election about a stimulus package until Saturday, throughout October, the president was stumping hard for Congress to pass a new package. Negotiations between Democrats and Republicans have been stalled for months.

In May, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) proposed a $3.4 trillion package, though congressional Republicans and the White House balked at the cost. October saw a whittled-down proposal from Pelosi with a $2.2 trillion price tag, which included another $1,200 stimulus check sent to Americans. The White House countered with a $1.8 trillion bill—also including stimulus checks—which Pelosi refused.

donald trump stimulus check
President Donald Trump renewed calls for a “big and focused” stimulus package, which would likely include another round of stimulus checks for Americans.
Doug Mills/Getty

However, as the election neared, Trump appeared to favor a larger package. In an interview with Rush Limbaugh in early October, the president said he wanted “to see a bigger stimulus package, frankly, than either the Democrats or the Republicans are offering.”

“I’d like to see a bigger package. I’d like to see money going to people,” he added.

Though Trump continued calling for a larger stimulus package, tweeting “STIMULUS! Go big or go home!!!” on October 13, he appeared to change his mind a week later. On October 21, Trump again blamed Democrats for holding up the stimulus bill by demanding too much.

“Just don’t see any way Nancy Pelosi and Cryin’ Chuck Schumer will be willing to do what is right for our great American workers, or our wonderful USA itself, on Stimulus. Their primary focus is BAILING OUT poorly run (and high crime) Democrat cities and states Should take care of our people. It wasn’t their fault that the Plague came in from China!” Trump wrote.

Newsweek reached out to the White House for comment.

In the meantime, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has attempted to pass a “skinny” stimulus package with a $500 billion price tag. However, his bill was blocked by Democrats in September and again in October. The $500 billion bill did not include stimulus checks, as McConnell said that since the unemployment rate was falling, a larger package was not needed.

“I don’t think the current situation demands a multitrillion-dollar package,” McConnell said Tuesday, according to Business Insider.

Congress must pass the next federal budget by December 11 to avoid a government shutdown. A stimulus package of some sort could be involved in that budget. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said in the past that once a bill involving stimulus checks is passed, the treasury would be able to issue the checks to Americans within weeks.

Source link

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

Launch time scheduled for Sunday, pending weather

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Its name is Resilience. It’s made of titanium, aluminum and carbon fiber. It can withstand temperatures exceeding 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit as...

What Princess Diana Said About Her Bulimia

Princess Diana said her bulimia was blamed for the break up of her marriage rather than her husband's affair in heartbreaking tape recordings. The princess...

Poll workers contract virus, but Election Day links unclear

The cases emerged while election workers continued counting thousands of ballots. As a hand tally of the presidential race began in Georgia, the state’s...

The Very Old Fashioned Reason Prince Charles Married Diana Instead of Camilla

Prince Charles married Princess Diana despite being in love with Camilla, triggering decades of resentment, anger and heartbreak brought to life in The Crown. Season...

‘We could have a normal winter next year’

One of the scientists behind the coronavirus vaccine that has been found to be 90 percent effective said that "if everything continues to go...

‘Purely outlandish stuff’: Trump’s legal machine grinds to a halt

Barry Richard, a veteran election law attorney who also handled George W. Bush’s recount case in 2000, said the Trump campaign's legal strategy looks...

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lifted into place

A huge Norway spruce arrived Saturday at New York City's Rockefeller Center to serve as one of the world's most famous Christmas trees. (Nov....