America: The cavalry is coming.
It may not feel like it right now, but we are a lucky nation. First and foremost, we have been able to watch the COVID-19 pandemic unfold from afar, at least for a while. Countries such as China and South Korea were far less prepared than America was, at least by sheer geographic coincidence.
Secondly, and this is the important part: We are Americans. We understand the concept of “divided we fall”. Banding together in times of trouble is somewhat of a specialty for us, and this will be no different.
And lastly, our federal government is working overtime in order to provide the nation with the essentials in this troubling time. If President Trump gets his way, this will include a hefty dose of cold hard cash on top of the efforts already being made.
President Donald Trump said at the White House Tuesday he wanted the federal government to send direct payments to Americans suffering economically from the coronavirus as part of a larger rescue package.
“We’re going big,” Trump said, adding, “We want to go big, go solid.”
The proposal was detailed by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday during a press briefing at the White House.
“We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Mnuchin said, adding, “Americans need cash now and the president wants to get cash now.”
Mnuchin said that Americans could expect an individual stimulus within two weeks as he continued to negotiate with Congress.
The exact nature of this stimulus has yet to be hammered out, but it could be as simple as a $1,000 check for all adult Americans who are not independently wealthy.
This will surely come as a relief to many who’ve been forced to refrain from work during this unprecedented global event.
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