Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday that the Trump administration wants to send direct payments to Americans within the next two weeks to help mitigate the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Americans need cash now and the president wants to give cash now,” Mnuchin said during a press conference with Trump. “And I mean now, in the next two weeks.”
To that end, White House officials are working with congressional Republicans on approving an emergency stimulus package that could send two $1,000 checks to many Americans.
So, “many Americans,” whatever that means, will get $2,000 to aid those of us who are feeling the effects of an out-of-control pandemic. One that Trump told us would miraculously disappear. He said that everything was under control. He gave himself a pat on the back (a 10 out of 10) for how he responded to the threat. Had he taken this threat seriously early on and acted quickly and decisively to stem the rapid spread, we wouldn’t be in this situation.
But here we are. We’re getting paid to look away and to be grateful to an inept, incompetent leader for giving us money so that we can shop at stores with empty shelves.
Too little too late, Mr. “President.” You’re payoff is not going to work with me. You’re not buying my vote for two grand.