Updated on December 26, 2020, 9:19 pm
- If the outgoing incumbent continues to block the multi-billion dollar corona aid package, his successor sees “catastrophic consequences” in store for America.
- The future president said that around ten million US citizens will lose their unemployment benefits as a result of the blockade.
The elected US President Joe Biden has urged incumbent Donald Trump to put the Corona economic stimulus package, which was passed by Congress with non-partisan approval, into force with his signature. The republican’s stance of refusal is irresponsible and will have “devastating consequences”said Democrat Biden on Saturday. If Trump does not immediately sign the legislative package, for example ten million Americans lose their unemployment benefits, so Biden.
The stimulus package of around 900 billion US dollars (around 730 billion euros) sees the Pay a higher unemployment benefit by March. In addition, most citizens should Receive a one-time aid payment of $ 600. Trump calls, however, among other things, to increase the payment to $ 2,000 per capitawhich is why he has indicated that he could veto the legislative package. “Republicans must stop playing games while Americans are starving,” Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Twitter.
Shutdown is now looming in America
Despite the expiry of the corona aid, Trump formally has until the beginning of January to put the law into force with his signature or to use his veto. With the stimulus package, however, part of the federal government’s budget was also passed. A law on the interim financing of the business will expire on Monday. If Trump does not sign the legislative package by then, the government would have to suspend its business first, there would be a so-called shutdown.
“In just a few days, government funding will run out, making it important Services and salaries for the military are at risk“warned Biden. From his inauguration on January 20 Biden also wants to campaign for another stimulus packageto contain the pandemic and stimulate the economy. (dpa / afp / fra)