White House Considering ‘Unilateral’ Action on Coronavirus Relief

The White House is reportedly considering “unilateral” action to get coronavirus relief to Americans after attempts by Congress have continuously stalled.

According to The Daily Wire:

Monday morning, a White House official told Fox News that, while the president is hopeful that Congressional negotiations may continue, the administration is preparing for exigent circumstances.

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“As the negotiations continue to progress as a snail’s pace, the administration is considering a number of options that might be available without congressional legislative action,” the unnamed official told Fox.

It’s not clear, though, as Fox News notes, what the administration could do without Congressional approval. It is unlikely that the White House could move to extend the federal supplemental unemployment benefit on its own, and while executive orders have a significant reach, President Trump cannot force either party to the bargaining table.

In the interim, the White House is suggesting that Trump supporters put pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to ink a plan, even if it involves giving way on the $1 trillion spending cap McConnell put in place last week ahead of bargaining. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows seemed to tell Fox News that the Trump administration is more open to extending the full $600-per-week benefit than the president’s congressional allies.

The crux of the argument between Republicans and Democrats is the amount of the supplemental unemployment benefits unemployed Americans will receive.

Democrats reportedly won’t budge from their demand that the supplement must be $600 per week.

TELL US IN THE COMMENTS whether you think Americans should receive $600/weekly and if not, what amount is an acceptable supplement from the federal government?

 

 

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karen crowder
karen crowder
1 month ago

No, it makes them not want to go back to work

Nate
Nate
1 month ago
Reply to  karen crowder

not factual…this only describes your selfish interests

Ron Brooks
Ron Brooks
1 month ago
Reply to  Nate

It is an actual fact, it’s called human nature, and anyone with a brain can see what they are doing. If you are handing people that much every week for nothing ,more than many make weekly when they are working, they will not want to return to work. Put a definite end date, and the people will finally stop allowing the wannabe socialists & marxists to push this nation any further toward being the next socialist shit hole.

Carolyn
Carolyn
1 month ago

The ones that need help is low income and social security people. The people drawing unemployment is already get a check, so instead of 600. Cut it back to 300. These people can go back to work. The senior citizens can’t. The low income people aren’t drawing what some of the other ones. If, you keep giving them 600. A month they aren’t going to go back to work!

Debby
Debby
1 month ago
Reply to  Carolyn

The ones who are low income may not be getting social security. I only get $200 every two weeks on regular unemployment. The $600 allowed me to make ends meet.

Ron Brooks
Ron Brooks
1 month ago
Reply to  Debby

Maybe you should have worked more when you could have. The only way your unemployment is that low in the US, is if you only worked part time, or have spent more time not working, than working. Unemployment amount is based on what you, and your employers put in to the system.

mike coke
mike coke
1 month ago

extend the unemployment separately and up for renewal bi monthly

mike coke
mike coke
1 month ago

Another problem is people who may not have been laid off due to C-19 at the start in NC and who are not able to find work due to c-19 are not getting any help due to NCs crazy add ons to get it.NC is pulling some stuff to keep people from being able to get the benefits. Like if they have underlying health issues and cant work and if they get it they will die.

Bob Dickey
1 month ago

$400 per week. It meets in the middle.

H.D.
H.D.
1 month ago

Go back to basic Unemployment insurance. A $600 a week ‘bonus’ ensured that some were getting more on unemployment than they were when they were working. If a boost is required, let it be a percentage of the basic amount, not to exceed $250 a week (an extra $1000 a month is a lot, to me).

But we CAN look at places to cut spending, like limit congressional and presidential pay to 150% of the median income of their constituents. I don’t believe that a short term (1 election cycle), temp (rehired each election) job was meant to build millionaires and billionaires, at the expense of the people voting them into office and paying their wages. Remember when it was Civil Servants?

alcaceres0
alcaceres0
1 month ago
Reply to  H.D.

The $600 was originally passed as a economy stimulus. The economy is worse today than it was then. Several states have rolled back their reopening. How are 25-30 MILLION workers supposed to go back to work? In May and June 2 to 3 million jobs were created, and workers went back to work; they did not stay home to collect unemployment. Where is the evidence that workers would do so?

Donald Pugh Sr
Donald Pugh Sr
1 month ago
Reply to  alcaceres0

It is logic and human nature, no evidence needed!

Debby
Debby
1 month ago
Reply to  H.D.

Basic U/E does not help, if you are getting poverty wages, less than what you earned. Add to that, you lose your health insurance and you have to pay COBRA, which is a joke! Then you have to buy food on less than what you were making. The $600 allowed me to keep on feeding my family, while looking for work. I was able to keep up with my bills and rent. Without it, I don’t know what I will do!

Chitwood Fern
Chitwood Fern
1 month ago
Reply to  H.D.

Great discussion!

BOB
BOB
1 month ago

$ 300.00 PER MONTH SEAMS AMPLE

alcaceres0
alcaceres0
1 month ago
Reply to  BOB

U mean 300/week?

Debby
Debby
1 month ago
Reply to  BOB

No Bob, it is NOT “ample.” You try living on $200 every two weeks, even with $300, it is NOT what I was making before and NOT enough! The $600 made it ‘doable’ until I find work. But that is impossible, because I am in a “high risk” category!

Jessica Charmasson
Jessica Charmasson
1 month ago

The $600 per week was excessive and encouraged people to NOT want to work! What about matching what they are normally eligible for?

robert l todd jr
robert l todd jr
1 month ago

No more $600 a week. Drop it to $300-400 a week and reduce it every two months through Jan 2021

Rick
Rick
1 month ago

I think it needs to be more than $200 a week, but I always thought $600
was ridiculous. Common Sense tells you what that would lead to. But I don’t think $3 to $400 per week was over the top. As far as going back to work, I’m in the advertising business, which usually happens when a business is open.
On another note, I’m extremely concerned the Democrats’ will steal this
election via their mail – in ballot push. How many boxes of supposed
legitimate ballots will be found in trunks of card the next morning. And,
you know, EVERY BALLOT MUST BE COUNTED

J. F.
J. F.
1 month ago

I think the federal benefit per week should be no more than the applicable State benefit to a maximum of $450.00 per week.

Debby
Debby
1 month ago

I think Americans should receive the $600/weekly extended Pandemic Unemployment benefits. When we lose that money, we lose the ability to make rent, pay our bills, and feed our families. I am 62 and in the “high risk” category, which makes me unattractive for employers to hire me as an administrative assistant, when they have kids out of college and young adults, who can do the same job. This removal of the $600 is REALLY going to hurt my family!

Terri Kershner
Terri Kershner
1 month ago

It isnt fair to those that chose to stay working when the ones that choose to not work, made twice as much as we did, working! We were given the choice.. Not fair at all!

Michael j Gossman
Michael j Gossman
1 month ago

NO, People should not get more money than working. Example in Massachusetts with the extra 600 an employee will make $70,000 a year without working preventing their business an employee to re open

John
John
1 month ago

We need the people that were laid off due to the virus to come back to work. If they get another $1000 per week, why bother coming back until the money runs out.

Donald OConnor
Donald OConnor
1 month ago

$600.00 is too much. I know people who refused to return to their jobs because they were making more not working. $300.00 would be more realistic. This is only help through these hard times, not a new way to live.

Duck
Duck
1 month ago

The Republicans and Democrats could compromise, Republicans want the UI to be $200 and the Democrats want $600. Split the difference down the middle and set the UI supplemental to be $400. This way both sides get some of what they want

sharon crow
sharon crow
1 month ago

Continue the $600 per week for gig workers as for me the monies that I was getting is still only 50% of my normal weekly pay. I need the funds as I am the sole support in my home.

Patricia
1 month ago

This ius their plan to make us dependent on them which is socialism! SCREW THAT!

Truckmant
Truckmant
1 month ago

just think if you have a couple that are both drawing that 600 a week that’s 1.200 a week or 4.800 a month why would you want to go back to work when you can sit around for almost 5 thousand a month . hey I wish my wife got half that much every month I was just changed from SS disability to reg. SS and my wife is disabled and between the two of us we get less than 1200 a month to survive on while we both live in terrible every day and cannot afford to go out for a nice dinner Heck I would of rather been able to of been working than not and drawing a paycheck every week instead of hurting like hell and drawing this crap I am drawing

Poorman
Poorman
1 month ago

Why do Dems always get their insane demands. Unemployment has never paid more than the workers pay, why go higher and keep the workers from going back to businesses that need them.

Carljr
Carljr
1 month ago

The Dems want $600 so no one will go back to work and the economy will tank and Trump looks bad. They think this will hurt him at the elections.

scd
scd
1 month ago

If they get 600 a week tell me why does the rest of us only get a one time check for 1200, seems a bit unfair to me as i have spent my whole life paying into the government, so maybe to be far every one should get 200 a week.

Dale Brown
1 month ago

People must stay above water. Time for a more economical stimulus. Must consider that it may be lengthy. God help us please.

Gerry
Gerry
1 month ago

It is about time !!!!! Go around this worthless congress and get the job done. They have proven for 4 years that they are of NO useful purpose so let’s get rid of them.

Becky
Becky
1 month ago

No!! No!!
Stop the welfare!
Open America back up and put people back to work!

Susan
Susan
1 month ago

People shouldn’t be encouraged not to work. Why go back to work if you are receiving overly generous unemployment benefits and can make more staying home? And what about the return to work bonuses?

WXI4 Me
WXI4 Me
1 month ago

No: However, where the economy is slowly getting back to where it was in early March 2020, $200.00/week is reasonable under these circumstances.

Kickaha13
Kickaha13
1 month ago

The $600 additional payment is too much. The Senate offer of $200 is more reasonable, but I could accept up to $400 additional payment. Maybe it could be a floating amount set not to exceed a set percentage of a person’s income. Definitely not more that 100% of a person’s normal income.

Ron Brooks
Ron Brooks
1 month ago

No, people should not be handed that much money for nothing. If they are not getting the free money (socialism), they will start pushing the DC elite to open the country, so they can all get back to work. The democrats just want to stretch this long enough to get people used to the handouts, which will make it easier for them to finish their push for total socialist rule. We are not stupid,and they are no where near as slick as they think they are. I see straight through their scams.

alcaceres0
alcaceres0
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron Brooks

as of end of July there were 18-19 MILLION workers still unemployed. that means that approx as many have already returned to work, INSTEAD OF STAYING AT HOME TO COLLECT BENEFITS. Give credit when credit is due: Americans DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON FREEBIES. the majority of us stand on our own feet. IT WAS NOT OUR CHOICE TO GET FURLOUGHED OR LAID OFF

susan howden
susan howden
1 month ago

Well, how about this then: $600.00 week 1, $500.00 week 2, $400.00 week 3, $300.00 week 4, $200.00 week 5 $100.00 week 6. Then get back to work, you loafers!!

Donald Pugh Sr
Donald Pugh Sr
1 month ago

Everyone has an idea. I do not support a specific one, but the amount should not encourage staying unemployed while not making those whom have been punished by this disease and government stupidity in reaction to it worse off. Surely our vaulted Senate can come up with a sane rational plan! Or the President’s team can and should and very soon! .

Rachel Verdon
Rachel Verdon
1 month ago

Give all unemployed that extra $600 from the Federal government. Their state unemployment checks have been delayed in the Blue States who are bankrupt. State constitutions mandate the state employees be paid their pensions first, even if necessary out of their General Fund because state pensions were invested in China. The Chinese mainland stock market is going bankrupt after the communists re-nationalized its economy. The Private Sector unemployed are at the end of the line when it comes to receiving any COVID19 relief from these Democrat dominated Blue states.. Government employees pay themselves first. This is all about trading with the enemy. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo has warned us about this fiasco. Pelosi’s $3 trillion dollar relief package is all about bailing out the bankrupt Blue States who’s affinity for financing communism is a failure.

Ted
Ted
1 month ago

The $600 is way too much. I know business owners that can’t get their employees to come back to work because they make more on unemployment and they get to stay home or go on vacation.

Becky
Becky
1 month ago

No amount is good!! Put the country back to work and STOP BORROWING money the next 2 generations won’t make!
You, the government are DELIBERATELY TANKING AMERICA.