Schumer Says No To Trump Signature On Stimulus Checks

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Donald Trump held up checks headed to people not working, ones that were desperately needed. Why? He insisted on putting his name on them, thinking that people would believe the money was a gift from his own pocket to theirs. Now, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-CA) has put his foot down.

Schumer released a statement explaining his “No PR Act:” He was tired of Trump trying to “promote his own political interests,” The POLITICO reported:

‘President Trump unfortunately appears to see the pandemic as just another opportunity to promote his own political interests.’

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The Senate Minority Leader intends to halt Trump from using vital stimulus money as his own 2020 presidential public relations campaign. He named it the “No PR Act,” because that was exactly what the president was trying to do. Schumer’s proposed legislation said that neither Trump or Vice President Mike Pence would be able to have their names or their signatures on those federal dollars:

‘President Trump unfortunately appears to see the pandemic as just another opportunity to promote his own political interests. The No PR Act puts an end to the president’s exploitation of taxpayer money for promotional material that only benefits his re-election campaign.’

In the first stimulus checks, the Treasury Department decreed that the president’s name show up on millions of the ones the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent out. That way the previous two trillion dollar rescue package with the president’s signature made it look like the money was simply from POTUS:

‘Delaying the release of stimulus checks so his signature could be added is a waste of time and money.’

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Congress’ $484 billion COVID-19 aide bill passed last week, according to POLITICO:

‘Congress passed a $484 billion coronavirus aid bill, providing $380 billion to small businesses, $75 billion for hospitals and $25 billion for testing.’

The Democrats are working to handle oversight on the Trump administration’s handling of the money meant for small and smaller businesses and individuals as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The first law set up an oversight committee to guard how the White House distributes $500 billion meant for “distressed industries.”

POTUS has decided to hand solving the economic and pandemic crisis to his long-time aide Hope Hicks. The 31-year-old woman has had no training in government, economics, or business. Instead, she graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in English and involvement in the lacrosse club program. Given the nature of the White House, lacrosse might come in very handy.

After the president suggested people inject themselves with disinfectant, which is what people trying to commit suicide use he hid out. He had also suggested injecting UV rays into the voters’ bodies would protect people from COVID-19. Trump has made himself scarce. A number of his voters believed him and called poison crisis lines. Four-year-olds know better than to ingest any disinfectant.

Trump did not hold a coronavirus briefing on Sunday, but that did not stop him from producing a flurry of tweets. Finally, someone on his staff or some of his advisors convinced him to just quit talking. He only sent out one very early morning tweet on Monday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told her caucus that a “CARES 2” package was on the way. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told blue states to go bankrupt, even though some of them infuse red states’ economies. Then, the senator warned that he planned to move “cautiously” on the next portion of the relief package.

But the status of the next coronavirus spending package remains uncertain. While Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told her caucus last week that a “CARES 2 ” package is nearly done, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is warning that the Senate will move “cautiously” on the next phase of relief.

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