Mitt Romney wants to give every American adult $1,000 per month
The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to ravage America - more new cases are being reported every single day. In the meantime, schools, bars, restaurants, and other non-essential stores are closing down to slow its spread and workers are being displaced because of it.
Senator Mitt Romney has a solution: Give $1,000 to every single adult in the United States.
“Every American adult should immediately receive $1,000 to help ensure families and workers can meet their short-term obligations and increase spending in the economy,” a press release from Romney said Monday. “Congress took similar action during the 2001 and 2008 recessions. While expansions of paid leave, unemployment insurance, and SNAP benefits [the program formally known as food stamps] are crucial, the check will help fill the gaps for Americans that may not quickly navigate different government options.”
"We also urgently need to build on this legislation with additional action to help families and small businesses meet their short-term financial obligations, ease the financial burden on students entering the workforce, and protect health workers on the front lines and their patients by improving telehealth services,” Romney said further. “I will be pushing these measures as Senate discussions continue about an additional relief package.”
Sound familiar? Former 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang has the same idea, yet he's a Democrat.
While the House passed a second coronavirus package on Saturday, several GOP senators don't think it does enough to help small businesses or get money to Americans to help cover short-term-costs like being laid off.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans could be on board with Romney's plan, ironically.
"Senate Republicans feel strongly that this bill must only be the beginning of Congress’s efforts to support our nation’s economy and stand with American families," McConnell said in a statement.
“Discussions are already underway on these key pillars. The Senate is eager to work with the Administration and the House to deliver the solutions our nation deserves," McConnell added.