President Trump has officially signed the widely criticized stimulus package.
Yes… THAT one.
The one that only had $600 in stimulus checks for Americans…
While giving billions to foreign countries like Iran.
No matter how you spin it, it’s not a good look.
President Trump has issued a clarifying statement on why he signed the bill.
Remember, President Trump is the author of Art of the Deal.
He knows what he’s doing.
Now… it’s up to Congress to follow-through on their “promise” to Trump.
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) December 28, 2020
Here’s the Statement from the President that was published on the White House website:
As President of the United States it is my responsibility to protect the people of our country from the economic devastation and hardship that was caused by the China Virus.
I understand that many small businesses have been forced to close as a result of harsh actions by Democrat-run states. Many people are back to work, but my job is not done until everyone is back to work.
Fortunately, as a result of my work with Congress in passing the CARES Act earlier this year, we avoided another Great Depression. Under my leadership, Project Warp Speed has been a tremendous success, my Administration and I developed a vaccine many years ahead of wildest expectations, and we are distributing these vaccines, and others soon coming, to millions of people.
As President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child.
As President I am demanding many rescissions under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The Act provides that, “whenever the President determines that all or part of any budget authority will not be required to carry out the full objectives or scope of programs for which it is provided, or that such budget authority should be rescinded for fiscal policy or other reasons (including termination of authorized projects or activities for which budget authority has been provided), the President shall transmit to both Houses of Congress a special message” describing the amount to be reserved, the relevant accounts, the reasons for the rescission, and the economic effects of the rescission. 2 U.S.C. § 683.
I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill.
I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more.
On Monday the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000. Therefore, a family of four would receive $5,200. Additionally, Congress has promised that Section 230, which so unfairly benefits Big Tech at the expense of the American people, will be reviewed and either be terminated or substantially reformed.
Likewise, the House and Senate have agreed to focus strongly on the very substantial voter fraud which took place in the November 3 Presidential election.
The Senate will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud.
Big Tech must not get protections of Section 230!
Voter Fraud must be fixed!
Much more money is coming. I will never give up my fight for the American people!
What does this mean?
According to the 1974 Budget Control Act, Congress has 45 days to respond to President Trump’s demands.
Unfortunately, if no legislation is passed, then the bill stays as is.
The 1974 Act states:
“Enhancing the President’s authority to rescind funds by requiring the Congress to vote on his proposed rescissions. Currently, the Congress can ignore the President’s request, which allows the funds to be spent.”
Trump signs Covid-19 relief bill.
"I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance… add substantially more money for vaccine distribution and much more," Trump statement says from Mar-a-Lago in Floridahttps://t.co/DDV6uJgWRq pic.twitter.com/NehY4zcNch
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) December 28, 2020
Trump said he signed the pandemic relief and government funding bill
Statement: “The Senate will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud.” https://t.co/nCqmG8x24a
— Nick Timiraos (@NickTimiraos) December 28, 2020
Notice how President Trump is demanding that Congress investigate voter fraud.
He is still giving them a chance to come clean… and join the right side of history!
Time will tell who the true patriots are!