The Republican Party stands for yet another round of incentive payments for Americans to help with the pandemic. And this check may be much larger than the previous one, but only for the poorest residents of the United States.
The March 2 A $ 2 Trillion Aid and Economic Security Act (CARES) provided for lump-sum payments of up to $ 1,200 per person, plus an additional $ 500 per dependent. Individuals with incomes over 75,000 dollars received less. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said this week that the next stimulus package could be a big sum, but only for low-income Americans.
“I think the people who have suffered the most are people who earn about $ 40,000 a year or less,” McConnell said. – Many of them work in the tourism industry. All hotels, restaurants, amusement parks have completely stopped, ”said McConell.
According to The Hill, some Republicans say incentive payments do not directly support the economy, as many people who don’t need such help received the money. Therefore, the new round will focus specifically on those who are most affected by the pandemic.