Look for your second stimulus prior to Election Day. Americans have been waiting all summer for additional help. It sounds like it may be on the way.
It seemed there was little to no chance Americans would see a second payment from the government before Election Day. But after President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that Republicans “go for the much higher numbers” on a coronavirus aid proposal, the door is now open on the possibility of a package being approved before November 3.
Trump got the ball rolling with a Wednesday morning tweet urging his fellow Republicans to support a larger COVID relief bill that would include his priority of $1,200 stimulus checks for most Americans.
The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus unveiled a $1.5 trillion bill that would provide, among other things, direct stimulus checks to Americans.
During Wednesday’s news conference about the $500 billion proposed for state aid as part of the “March to Common Ground” stimulus framework, Trump said he supported “something like that.” “I like the larger amount,” Trump added. “Some of the Republicans disagree but I think I can convince them to go along with that, I like the larger number. I want to see people get money, it wasn’t their fault that this happened.”
Trump has previously supported a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks for most Americans. The bill’s $316 billion budget for direct assistance.“We are encouraged that after months of the Senate Republicans insisting on shortchanging the massive needs of the American people, President Trump is now calling on Republicans to ‘go for the much higher numbers’ in the next coronavirus relief package,” Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.
We look forward to hearing that Republicans “will finally meet us halfway with a bill that is equal to the massive health and economic crises gripping our nation.” Senate Majority Whip John Thune said the president’s message makes it appear Trump wants to make a deal.
Is anything ever certain in politics? Will a deal be made or will Americans have more of the same…….waiting process………and financial struggle during this pandemic? What do you think?