Of course, the increased problems caused by Trump’s caustic actions show how little he cares about the millions of Americans hurt by his stunts. They are just more examples of how unfit this self-centered man is to ever have held the highest role in this country.
The millions who face an end to unemployment benefits that end at midnight Saturday are just the latest victims of a defeated, outgoing president who doesn’t give a damn about anybody but himself.
In Trump’s final days as president, he has aligned himself more with House liberal Democrats than with members of his party.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the annual defense policy bill, following through on threats to veto a measure that has broad bipartisan support in
The president says $600 a person in relief is cheap and wants $2,000 a person in the bill or he might torpoedo the whole thing.
The massive bill is a compromise that leaves most members of Congress saying there is much more that needs to be done and doing so will happen in a new Congress with a new president.
It’s often said that most members of the House and Senate never read the legislation they approve, the relief bill passed in the wee hours of Monday night was one that no one had even seen, not much have read.
The aid package, the second one this year, gives individuals payments about half the size of the previous one, but more is promised after a new president takes office on Jan. 20.
Direct payments to individuals, along with extended unemployment benefits, are half of what came in the initial aid package. Same for aid to states and localities.
After haggling and trying to work angles, Democrats and Republicans have reached a consensus to both keep the government running and provide new aid to businesses and residents suffering from the severe economic hardships of the pandemic. Critics say the aid is not enough and a drive to hand out more will be a priority when the new Congress is sworn in next year.