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The $600 Stimulus Bill


After months of congressional arguing, a $900 Billion Stimulus bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was passed by both houses of Congress. The most important to most Americans is the $600 direct deposit for those who make under $75,000 (Couples receive at most $1200 given they make less than $150,000).

Both parties are extremely dissatisfied with the resulting stimulus bill. Both sides claim that the bill cater to special interest groups and does not help Americans as much as it should. President Trump criticized the Stimulus for being over 5000 pages long, providing unauthorized immigrants with up to $1,800, and giving billions of dollars to foreign countries. He argued for a $2,000-$4,000 stimulus to help Americans. Similarly, Democrats and those further left on the political spectrum argue that the stimulus offers too many tax breaks for large corporations and the wealthy.

These flaws in the Stimulus Bill have caused President Trump to consider vetoing the bill for a better one down the line. Congress is currently gathering the support to override a potential veto.