Those rants are against Democrats and Republicans in Congress, his Treasury Sec., The Federal Courts, The Supreme Court and others who have NOT helped him stay in office against the actions of tens of million voters….
Congress CAN solve this problem by getting together and voting to override a possible veto of the connected virus/stimulus and spending bills his Treasury Sec agreed to and he knew about….
Congress will also have to override Trump’s veto of the Defense budget bill…
Lawmakers are begging Trump to actually put his ego aside and sign the legislation….
A failure to do so on the two bills will shut down the government….
The extended jobless benefits have run out yesterday….
The push to raise the stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 by Trump is a nonstarter for Trump’s Republican party members in Congress….
Unless the sprawling stimulus package is signed into law, hundreds of billions of dollars in aid for small businesses, households, schools, transportation services, vaccine distribution, Internet access and more will fall into limbo. Republican and Democratic lawmakers agreed that the $900 billion relief package would not entirely heal the economy. But there was still hope that their targeted aid could help fill the recovery’s lingering gaps during a brutal winter.
It also set aside stimulus checks up to $600, including for adults and children. Initially, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said millions of Americans could start receiving payments as soon as this week. But that pledge was thwarted Dec. 22, when Trump demanded Congress revisit the bill and raise the level of stimulus checks to $2,000 (Trump has also demanded reductions in money for foreign aid). Trump doubled down over the weekend, though it is wildly unclear what his involvement is in new negotiations or if his insistence on larger payments will derail the entire bill….
A government shutdown normally causes great disruption, freezing Washington in place and leaving millions of federal workers without a paycheck. But a lapse in funding this week could prove especially harmful in the midst of a global pandemic that already has taxed federal agencies.
Along with stimulus relief, lawmakers last week had approved a measure that keeps the government running after a spending stopgap expires Monday night. That means a shutdown is set to kick in Tuesday unless Trump signs the bill — or Congress comes up with another solution.
“Not signing the bill also means that the federal government will be closed after Monday, which will idle a large portion of the federal workforce at the time when the pandemic is bearing down hardest on the American economy,” said Ernie Tedeschi, an economist and former Treasury official during the Obama administration.
Lawmakers could try to quickly pass stopgap funding measures on Monday as they have for weeks in an attempt to buy more time. But it’s unclear how long such a temporary solution would last or whether the Senate could even move fast enough to pass it while much of Capitol Hill is away for the holidays.
There is also the open question of whether Trump would sign such a bill into law, as he has often pointed to his demands for larger stimulus checks despite the crucial funding measures in the stalled legislation….