In the midst of a (still very relevant) global pandemic, Trump announces the big news to suspend any talk of stimulus bills until after the election. That means there will not be a stimulus passed after the initial one that went out March/April. America has been forced to live off of ONE $1200 stimulus, given over 6 months ago!
Trump writes in a series of tweets, “I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business.”
Using tactics from common manipulation, The President is trying to convince the U.S. population in favor of him.
Not only that, both parties have yet to reach a deal on a stimulus relief. As seen in the president’s tweets, Pelosi and the Democratic party proposed a $2.4 trillion relief bill to be passed; however, the GOP has countered the offer by proposing almost half of that of the Democrats.
In Spring 2020, a $2.2 trillion bill was passed and for some, even that was not enough. Some had not received it for months to come and Puerto Rico, an American territory, did not receive funds until late May to June.
Much of what Trump is trying to do is remove accountability from himself by having a lot of downfall and blame be put on the members of Congress and the White House when in reality, he has more power than he’d like to show.
The only upside that came from Trump’s sudden decision is that maybe (just maybe), Congress will come to a generous decision best for everyone in America, predominantly working-class and below. Hopefully, no one has to settle for less.