Trump Signs COVID-19 Stimulus Package Containing $600 Checks

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Last week, Congress managed to vote on a stimulus package that left much to be desired, at least in the eyes of many Americans. The bill involved $600 stimulus payments, multiple millions of dollars going overseas, spending on “pork,” and other elements. In a rare bipartisan stance, GOP members and Democrats alike criticized the stimulus checks as too minimal.

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President Trump also spoke out against the relief package. Like many Americans on both sides of the aisle, the president stated that the $600 stimulus checks should be more than tripled to the tune of $2,000 stimulus checks.

However, the president did ultimately sign the relief bill into law yesterday, according to Townhall.

What to Know About the President’s Signature

Amid Trump’s decision to approve the relief package, he made it known that helping struggling Americans is the reason for his signature.

In an official statement, the president furthermore declared that Congress needs to do away with “wasteful items” within the stimulus plan. Likewise, Trump also informed that a “redlined version” of the stimulus package is getting sent back to Congress in order for them to make necessary changes.

Since the president signed the aforementioned relief bill into law, funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, jobless benefits, rental assistance, eviction blocks, etc., are back in the works. Trump is also in support of the House of Representatives’ work to increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000.

Wasteful Spending from Government

Most Americans can agree that sending millions of dollars to foreign nations is not the best use of money.

However, this is not the only area of wasteful spending that has faced challenges, amid this new stimulus package. Multiple congressional Republicans have articulated their issues with $2,000 stimulus checks; the general argument against these payments warns that the government simply doesn’t have the funding.

Others have pointed out that the nation is already trillions of dollars in debt with interest continuously surging. Therefore, reopening the economy and getting the nation back to work is a popular alternative that is regularly heralded as the best means of stimulating the U.S. economy.

However, new work for $2,000 stimulus checks for Americans is set to take place this week.

Are you glad that President Trump signed off on the COVID-19 relief bill? What do you think about the prospect of $2,000 stimulus checks? Let us know in the comments section below!