Should the government spend more or less money on COVID-19 relief? | The Tylt

Should the government spend more or less money on COVID-19 relief?

A second round of coronavirus stimulus and relief funds have stalled over major sticking points Republican senators and the White House, as well as Republican opposition to the proposed Democratic relief legislation—which was passed back in May and has not been taken up by Senate Republicans who currently hold the majority in the Senate.

Despite this majority, Republicans have not been able to agree with the White House on the path forward. While the White House has moved unilaterally through executive orders, it's unclear if President Trump actually has the authority to make the changes he has called for, such as deferring payroll taxes, extending increased unemployment benefits and more. 

Democrats are opposed to the Republican plan on many points, but it essentially boils down to the fact that the Democrats put together a $3 trillion package, while the Republicans are proposing a $1 trillion package. Democrats argue that amount of stimulus and relief funding is necessary to keep the economy alive and the American people safe and healthy. Economists estimated that roughly $10 trillion of aid would be needed to prevent another Great Depression—not spending money now would lead to even more chaos, death and economic devastation. 

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The Republican party holds a majority in the Senate, and they have a Republican executive with President Trump. If they were competent and willing, they would rise to the occasion, craft legislation in their vision, and then pass it onto Trump for him to sign into law. Despite this clear advantage, the Republican party has failed to agree internally while failing to address legislation Democrats passed back in May. 

The American people need help. Millions of Americans face eviction in the middle of a pandemic. Schools need funding to adapt and serve students, either in-person or remotely. Our election officials need money to safeguard polling stations. The nation is in a crisis and it's the government's responsibility to respond and help. 

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Republicans balk at the $3 trillion price tag that the Demcratic plan would spend on the American people. Instead, the government should spend around $1 trillion, drastically reducing funding in areas like election funding, money for public schools, and reducing unemployment benefits. While Republicans are internally divided on how to aid Americans, a common chorus is that a lighter touch is better. 

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Should the government spend more or less money on COVID-19 relief?
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A festive crown for the winner
#HowWillWePayForIt