Trump says he supports another round of direct payments to Americans

Marco Green
July 4, 2020

"I want the money getting to people to be larger so they can spend it", he added.

Between the lines: The president did not specify when asked by Fox Business' Blake Burman whether he wants direct payments to Americans to increase or whether unemployment benefits should be expanded.

"Although both parties broadly agree that additional aid is needed to help workers and businesses still hurting from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, they're divided on specific policy measures that should be included", FOX Business writes. "I want the money to get there quickly and in a non-complicated fashion", he stated. Last week, the Government Accountability Office found that close to 1.1 million dead people received CARES checks totaling almost $1.4 billion, due to processing discrepancies between the IRS and the Treasury.

"Last week, President Trump signaled that a second stimulus check is on the table for some Americans - a proposal that could face opposition from some White House advisers, Republicans and Democrats". He's most likely referring to the extra $600 per month in unemployment insurance that is slated to expire at the end of July. "So, we're working on that and I'm sure we'll all come together", the president stated.

Trump also said he wanted to fix the federal government's enhancement to state unemployment benefits.

Using the embedded tool below from The Omni Calculator, you can punch in your info to learn how much you would get from a second stimulus payment under the HEROES Act. "That's not what the country is all about". And people didn't want that. 'They wanted to go to work. And we had some of that. And so we don't want to have that. "Unless you're grossly negligent or intentionally engaged in misconduct, we're going to see to it that you don't get sued on top of everything else you've had to deal with in trying to get through this". "We want to have people get out and we want to create a tremendous incentive for people to want to go back to work".

"There are hundreds of options for doing more fiscal support, and the president needs to weigh in on what his biggest priorities are", said Ernie Tedeschi, a former economist at the Treasury Department under the Obama administration.

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