President Donald Trump just revealed stunning new numbers. Even Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) agrees. People are stunned.
During an address from the White House, Trump criticized the COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress that included billions of dollars in foreign aid and payments “to family members of illegal aliens,” reported Breitbart News.
In response, Trump demanded that Congress strip the bill of wasteful, unrelated spending, and increase the direct payments to Americans from “the ridiculously low $600 to $2000, or $4000 for a couple.”
Shortly thereafter, Pelosi scheduled a vote for Monday to debate and vote “on our stand-alone bill to increase economic impact payments to $2,000.” She also berated any members of Congress who may vote against the bill.
“To vote against this bill is to deny the financial hardship that families face and to deny them the relief they need,” said Pelosi. The possibility of putting a larger price tag on the bill isn’t sitting well with many members, however.
But Trump is actually trying to accomplish two things: 1) Stripping the package of the unrelated items and 2) Increasing help for family and businesses. Only the American people should benefit from any relief bill.
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