Federal relief funds should not be used to pay for the mistakes of “poorly run” jurisdictions, the president said.
President Trump has postponed talks with House Democrats on the next CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus stimulus package until after the upcoming election on Nov. 3.
“I am rejecting their request, and looking to the future of our country,” President Donald Trump said on Twitter. “I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election.”
The president made the tough decision after learning the Democratic Party intended to use the money to bail out Democrat-ruled states instead of helping struggling businesses and households that were impacted by economic restrictions to help contain the deadly disease.
“[House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi is asking for $2.4 trillion to bail out poorly run, high crime, Democrat states, money that is in no way related to COVID-19 [CCP Virus],” he said. “We made a very generous offer of $1.6 trillion and, as usual, she is not negotiating in good faith.”
He intends to introduce a much bigger stimulus package after winning another four years in public office.
“Immediately after I win, we will pass a major stimulus bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and small business,” he said on Twitter. “I have asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell not to delay but to instead focus full time on approving my outstanding nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett.”
The Trump administration believes the national economy is recovering, and some parts are performing better than expected.
“Our economy is doing very well,” the president said on Twitter. “The stock market is at record levels, jobs and unemployment [are] also coming back in record numbers. We are leading the world in economic recovery, and the best is yet to come.”
The Democratic Party previously used its numbers in Congress to prevent a CCP Virus relief bill from proceeding to the floor on Sept. 10.
The Senate failed to secure the 60 votes necessary to consider the stimulus package because 47 Democrats chose to block McConnell’s legislation.
The deal worth between $500 billion and $700 billion, would have provided supplemental unemployment insurance benefits and extended aid for small enterprises. However, Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have refused to support any package worth less than their proposed $2.2 trillion package because they want to decide how the money is allocated.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently bypassed Congress to send backdated CCP Virus stimulus payments to about 50,000 struggling Americans, whose economic impact payments (EIPs) were used to cover outstanding child support obligations.
“[Catch-up payments were] due to be issued in early-to-mid-September,” the IRS said. “They will be mailed as checks to any eligible spouse who submitted Form 8379, injured spouse allocation, along with their 2019 federal income tax return, or in some cases, their 2018 return. These spouses do not need to take any action to get their money [and] the IRS will automatically issue the portion of the EIP.”
Those in similar circumstances that did not file a Form 8379, injured spouse allocation, or did not receive a portion of the EIP, will also automatically receive their payment.
Anyone who thinks they might be eligible for the IRS payment can download the Get My Payment tool from the official IRS website.