Trump Challenges $600 Stimulus Check and 5,600 Pg. Pork Spending Bill

On Monday, the Senate and the House of Representatives passed the 2021 spending bill and the new Coronavirus stimulus package. Packed into 5,600 pages of text, there were also hidden provisions such as laws against streaming of content and punishment for up to 10 years in prison for such behavior. It was likely that most in Congress did not actually have the time or resources to thoroughly review all that was included in the bill.

Nonetheless, the bill passed both houses. Many people had received this news with distaste, as most complained that $600 was not enough to pay the rent or the extensive amount of bills associated with the massive unemployment associated with the ineffectively short but economically devastating Covid shutdowns for many Americans.

However, on December 22, 2020, Pres. Trump posted a video to Twitter, stating that Congress should increase the stimulus check amount from $600 to $2,000 or $4,000 for a couple.

He argued that the current relief bill in current state included with $1.4 trillion omnibus spending has “almost nothing to do with Covid.”

He also argued that while Congress found plenty of money to give to foreign countries, lobbyists and special interests, it was only giving the bare minimum to its own people.

He also criticized the lack of support for small business owners, stating that they had not received enough money despite the suffering.

Nancy Pelosi responded that she and the Democrats are willing to bring the amendment to the House floor this week by unanimous consent, and to get $2,000 for each Americans if Trump was willing to convince the Republicans to do so, stating that the Republicans had repeatedly refused to say the amount preferred by Pres. Trump, and applauded the president for pushing for money to be included in the stimulus checks.

The Republican leaders have not responded or provided any requests for comment as of now.

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