Congressional Stimulus Package Facing National Backlash

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For quite some time now, talks of a new stimulus package for the American people have remained afoot. As left-wing leaders shut down communities, demand businesses to reduce services, and issues shelter-in-place orders, many folks aren’t doing so well.

Unemployment numbers continue to surge beyond predictions, per findings from the Department of Labor. Furthermore, many Americans are already out of savings or close to being out. Between furloughs, loss of income, and renewed shutdowns, a COVID-19 stimulus package is the only hope for many people in this country.


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Yesterday, Congress managed to pass a stimulus package for Americans. However, as Townhall documents, the passed relief bill is already facing national backlash from people who are not pleased with its contents.

The Problems with the Latest Coronavirus Relief Package

In the new stimulus package, Americans are set to receive $600 each in a direct stimulus payment. This is a modest amount, especially since other parts of the package show hundreds of millions of dollars being directed to other nations and various institutions.

Democrats, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are lauding $600 relief payments as “significant,” however, many struggling Americans don’t think so. Critics of this coronavirus relief package took to social media last night to point out that $600 won’t stretch very far for the expenses of individuals and households.

Others questioned the decision to allocate so many funds to foreign nations while Americans and their businesses are barely hanging on by a thread. Since Congress passed the aforementioned relief bill, the onus is now on the president to sign it into law.

The Ultimate Stimulus Package

Some leaders on the right side of the aisle have warned that expecting the government to continuously stimulate the economy is a losing strategy. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican, certainly falls into this category.

Paul has declared that the best stimulus plan of all is to reopen the economy. Likewise, the Republican senator, on multiple occasions, maintained that the government lacks the bottomless pit of resources to provide endless economic aid.

Leaders on both sides of the political aisle are under fire from displeased and disappointed Americans.

What do you think of the stimulus package that Congress passed last night? Do you believe President Trump ought to sign it into law? Let us know where your stand on the COVID-19 relief package in the comments section down below!