House Democrats Cave, Endorse Trump’s $2,000 Stimulus

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Democrats have been fighting tooth and nail against supplying Americans with any meaningful stimulus payment to help them weather this pandemic. But finally, in a late Christmas miracle, House Democrats caved and endorsed President Donald Trump’s plan to give each American a stocking stuffer of $2,000.

On Monday, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives did something shocking — they backed one of President Trump’s plans. The 275-134 vote increased the stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000 — a much-needed boon as the Coronavirus ravages our economy. The vote came after President Trump criticized Democrats for refusing to give the American people what an overwhelming percentage demand.

While many members of the House were not in Washington, proxy voting allowed the vote to happen. Democrats have spent months bickering and refusing to play ball with Republicans, who have dutifully attempted to pass something that would help the American people. After Democrats’ gamesplaying resulted in months of delays and an initially tiny stimulus, President Trump put his foot down and vetoed the bill. Now, thanks to his adamance in support of Americans, the bill moves on to the Senate.

President Trump echoed Americans’ sentiments on Tuesday morning with another call for a $2,000 stimulus. “Give the people $2000, not $600,” he said. “They have suffered enough!”

It’s unclear what will happen — if Americans will get the $2,000 stimulus — but Republicans control the Senate. This means there is hope that something will truly be accomplished to help hardworking Americans weather this disaster.

Samantha is a proud patriot living in central Pennsylvania. She is a mother of three, a lifelong Christian, and the wife of a soldier who is currently defending our country from evil.

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