(JustPatriots.com)- Americans holding out on financial support from the federal government during the pandemic might soon have yet another reason to thank President Donald Trump, after Senator Lindsey Graham confirmed on Friday that the president is “determined” to pass legislation that would give every American $2,000.
“After spending some time with President @realDonaldTrump today, I am convinced he is more determined than ever to increase stimulus payments to $2,000 per person and challenge Section 230 big tech liability protection,” Graham said.
Both are reasonable demands, and I hope Congress is listening. The biggest winner would be the American people.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 26, 2020
Graham described both as “reasonable demands” and that he hoped Congress was listening.
“The biggest winner would be the American people,” he explained.
It comes after Congress approved a deal that would have given every American a check of just $600, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described as “substantial.”
Remember when Pelosi called the thousands of dollars American workers received as part of the Trump tax cuts “crumbs”? It’s funny how things change.
The deal so-far approved by Congress is a $2.3 trillion government relief package that promises huge sums of money to foreign countries and various other non-COVID-related projects in the United States, with barely anything to directly help Americans. The president very quickly promised to veto the bill, and that he would refuse to sign it, calling on Pelosi and others to ditch the “pork” in the bill and give every American $2,000 in direct relief instead.
On 5G, President Trump also vetoed a defense bill. He slammed the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act because it didn’t include measures to repeal Section 230, which provides legal protection to social media platforms who behave as publishers.
“Our $740 [billion] defense bill is a gift to China, Russia & Big Tech,” the president said in a tweet.
Our $740 defense bill is a gift to China, Russia & Big Tech. It fails to terminate the internationally dangerous Section 230, won’t allow us to bring our troops back home (where they belong), renames & destroys our forts & National Monuments, & makes 5G almost impossible! https://t.co/txJle9Ezlg
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2020
“It fails to terminate the internationally dangerous Section 230, won’t allow us to bring our troops back home (where they belong), renames & destroys our forts & National Monuments, & makes 5G almost impossible!” he said.
Can you believe that on January 20 we may no longer have a president willing to make bold decisions like this in the interests of the American people?
Whether or not the president is sworn in for a second time on January 20, it looks like he’ll be fighting until the bitter end to get Americans the financial support they need during the remainder of this pandemic.