President Trump continues to stand firm against the bipartisan omnibus spending bill that only supplies $600 relief checks to Americans waiting for relief for months.
As it turns out, though the media is attempting to vilify President Trump’s refusal to back down, new evidence in the form of a Business Insider survey released this week shows that most American people agree with President Trump’s stance on the bill.
The bipartisan coronavirus relief bill presented earlier this week after months of squabbling contains $900 billion in federal spending but only allows $600 direct payments to Americans, in contrast to April’s bill, which provided $1,200 payments.
Democrats attempted to pass a stand-alone bill that would provide $2,000 payments just before Christmas, but GOP lawmakers rejected the proposal due to the fact that none of the pork had been cut from the original bill.
Negotiations appear to be at a stand-still, as neither GOP nor Democrat leaders appear willing to back down on their refusal to compromise.
However, Americans on both sides of the aisle have made it clear that a $600 check is a slap in the face of financially suffering Americans. Breitbart reported on Sunday:
The survey, taken December 21 among 1,123 respondents, found that 62 percent view $600 stimulus checks as too small, with over three-quarters expressing the belief that payments should be $1,000 or greater. Forty-three percent of respondents said checks should be over $2,000.
According to Business Insider, respondents asked what the “right amount of money” for a “one-time federal economic stimulus payment at this time” responded on average that $1,500 or more was the most desirable amount.