The second coronavirus aid is still nowhere round the corner even though the first Covid relief aid has come to an end. Trump tries to fix the delay by pushing for a short term patch on Wednesday.
President Trump distressed by the bleak prospects of the second stimulus aid suggested going for a temporary relief package to aid the unemployed by extending unemployment insurance and protect renters who are desperately looking forward to the State’s aid to come to their rescue.
However, President Trump’s suggestion was resisted by some Republicans and the Wednesday meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows didn’t make any progress to find relief for those distressed by the State’s delay to release funds.
As reported by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) the meeting ended in consensus but a lot of expression of views.
Senator David Perdue said, “I do not” support a short-term jobless insurance extension. “I’d rather find other ways to incentivize through a tax credit or whatever incentive to get people back to work … What we’ve done is we’ve given people an incentive not to come back to work and I think that’s wrong.”