President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to sign the COVID relief package on Sunday night. Trump said it is his responsibility to protect Americans from the economic devastation and hardship caused by the China Virus.
“I understand that many small businesses have been forced to close as a result of harsh actions by Democrat-run states,” Trump said. “Many people are back to work, but my job is not done until everyone is back to work.”
The previously passed CARES Act helped avoid another Great Depression, Trump said. He also took credit for Operation Warp Speed, which included the development of therapeutics to fight the China Virus as well as a vaccine.
He reiterated his desire to see each American receive $2,000 in relief per adult and $600 per child rather than the $600 that was passed in the relief legislation last week.
“As President I am demanding many rescissions under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974,” he said. “The Act provides that, ‘whenever the President determines that all or part of any budget authority will not be required to carry out the full objectives or scope of programs for which it is provided, or that such budget authority should be rescinded for fiscal policy or other reasons (including termination of authorized projects or activities for which budget authority has been provided), the President shall transmit to both Houses of Congress a special message’ describing the amount to be reserved, the relevant accounts, the reasons for the rescission and the economic effects of the rescission.”
Trump said he would sign the package with a strong message that “makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed.”
“I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill,” Trump said.
Signing the bill will restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for the Paycheck Protection Program, return airline workers to work, add more money for vaccine distribution and more, Trump said.
“On Monday the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000,” Trump said. “Therefore, a family of four would receive $5,200. Additionally, Congress has promised that Section 230, which so unfairly benefits Big Tech at the expense of the American people, will be reviewed and either be terminated or substantially reformed.”
Trump added that the House and Senate agreed to focus strongly on the “very substantial voter fraud” that happened in the Nov. 3 Presidential election.
“The Senate will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230 and starts an investigation into voter fraud,” Trump said. “Big Tech must not get protections of Section 230! Voter fraud must be fixed!
“Much more money is coming. I will never give up my fight for the American people!”