As millions of Americans demand another payment, Biden is under increasing pressure
After the residual effects of the Covid-19 pandemic persisted, struggling Americans called on Congress and President Joe Biden to inject more money into the economy.
More than 2.5 million signatures have been recorded, requesting the federal government to fund another round of aid, claiming that there are still too many people unable to complete because of the disease that brought the world to a halt for most of 2020.
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The American choir not only asked for the fourth stimulus, but also A steady stream of Covid cash signed the Change.org petition, requiring each American adult to pay US$2,000 per month and each child to pay another US$1,000, According to the website.
“Our country is still in deep trouble,” a The updated content of the petition is as follows.
“The recovery has not benefited many Americans-the true unemployment rate for low-wage workers is estimated to exceed 20%, and many people have faced huge debts such as utility bills, rent and childcare since last year.
It requires people to make more demands from the government.
“No longer waiting for our government to provide the help we need. Sign to join our movement and let people get checks on a regular basis.”
The petition adopts the hashtag #moneyforthepeople and continues to win one of the top positions on the platform.
As early as May 2020, the Senate proposed to establish a recurring plan to put cash in Americans’ pockets.
At that time, Sen.Kamala Harris of California, in collaboration with former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, introduced a bill that guarantees that everyone will receive $2,000 per month, each Families can receive up to $10,000 until the pandemic subsides, according to NBC Finance Channel.
However, there are There is no evidence or indication that President Biden or Congress will seek a fourth stimulus Even if the demand seems to weaken.
As part of Biden’s $1.9 trillion US rescue plan, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was noncommittal when asked about the prospects for another round of aid.
“He was very happy to hear a series of thoughts on what is most effective and what is most important for the economy to move forward,” Psaki said.
“But he also put forward what he believes is the most effective method in the short term to get people back to work, through this critical period, and make us more competitive in the long term,” she added. , According to Pennsylvania Live.
The President also echoed the impact of these funds on cash-strapped Americans last month.
“We have sent out more than 160 million U.S. dollars in checks. This makes a difference.
“For many people, it is changing the world.”