President Trump announced that he proposes to not send one, but TWO checks to qualified American citizens to help with the current economic crisis.
Recently, the White House has decided to move forward with the Trump Administration's $1tr COVID-19 package.
The emergency package would send one direct cash payment round of $250 billion to Americans April 6th, and a second of the same amount May 18th.
Both payments would be determined by family income and size
The payments will be the same amount
Rent suspension may also be included in this proposal
Providing Americans with a crutch is not the only part of the package. Included in this plan is a substantial economic infusion that will continue to prop up the economy and save businesses that would otherwise die out.
This package is much larger and timely than Obama's recession stimulus package. Under the Obama administration, Americans had to wait 14 months for recession help, whereas President Trump acted immediately.
The Senate also sent President Trump another bill on Wednesday that included:
- A boost to unemployment insurance
- 14 days of paid sick leave
- Increased food assistance for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Free COVID-19 testing
President Trump signed it into law that same day.
$50 billion dollars will be loaned to the airline industry due to the unforseen massive drop in reduced flights.
$150 billion will be loaned to other U.S. economic backbones via loan guarantees or secured lending, such as hotel & cruise ships industries.
$300 billion will be sent to aid small businesses where their revenues have come to a screeching halt due to social distancing & general public fear. These industries include bars & restaurants.
Although this is needed, negotiations are still happening, and the final result will more than likely look different.
What do you think of President Trump's economic plans?