Janice Reed
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Posted October 7, 2020

Trump halts stimulus talks until after the election. What happens now?

Trump instructed representatives to end talks on a stimulus package until after the presidential elections. The considered bills include stimulus payments and unemployment assistance for millions of Americans.
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The President of the United States just announced via Twitter that he will be calling his aides to cease all negotiations on a new stimulus deal until after the 2020 election. The new HEROES Act which just passed a House vote was the closest Americans could have hoped to receive financial aid this year, but it seems any hope of quick relief will have to wait.

With negotiations halted, progress on passing this bill cannot take place. The sudden end to negotiations came as a surprise to many, who saw the House vote as an encouraging sign toward passing the bill. The origin of this sudden halt in negotiations also confused some, as the President has previously proclaimed his support for delivering a stimulus package quickly.

Why did the President halt negotiations?

There are different perspectives on why the President would call for an end to negotiations. According to some, this is a ploy to increase his chance of winning the presidential election by promising a stimulus package if he wins, while others would point out that the bill is simply too expensive financially to pass as-is and needs reworking.

Regardless, the halt will force Americans to wait longer for the financial aid they need to make ends meet during the #Coronavirus pandemic. For many, the wait may be too long to expect the timely boost they need.

What happens to the new HEROES Act now?

The new HEROES Act can continue along its path in the Senate without approval by the President, however with negotiations halted, it's unlikely that it will make it very far.

What can I do in the meantime?

If you were relying on supplemented unemployment funds, looking forward to a stimulus check, or working at a small business that relies on Paycheck Protection Program loans, you can expect to wait for these benefits to be renewed until, at least, early 2021.

Americans in dire need of help should look to local food resources for help and learn how to negotiate outstanding bills and financial commitments.


What's your take? Was the President right to halt negotiations on the new HEROES Act?

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Deborah Bennett

The American people need financial help NOW. Why wait? What will be..will be anyway

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Lisa Terrell

I encourage everyone to vote for what's in their best interest. Ask yourself are you better off than you were 4 yrs ago and what this administration has done for you and stop getting caught on what matters to other people. I know how I am going to vote, so stop telling about what matters to you! You know what they say about opinions.lol

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Tim Carson

Good ploy to guide many to vote for him because you can bet the farm that if the that other guy gets in there will be less than nothing for you!

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Judy Beasley

Trump knew Pelosi would not come down to a reasonable offer and was wasting everyone's time. She wanted the money to go to her rich friends and even some of the Dems were irritated with her.

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David Bakken

Funding the socialist democrat agenda is unacceptable

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joyce you

There was too much other junk in it...taking the U.S. further into debt...and why all the big bucks for more kids, when at least in my state, food stamps have been increased and kids (ages 0-18) get free breakfasts and lunches during the school week anyway. The President doesn't need this issue, that has been held up by Dems' lack of compromise, to continue to tend to during his last month of campaigning. He's already given too much time to it...and all the other junk the Dems have thrown up in his face throughout his term. Please. Let the man do his job without distraction! (He's accomplished great things even with all the hullabaloo, which is amazing.) We didn't have the "benefit" of technology to know and maliciously spread what all the other Presidents in times past had done before taking office or folks likely would have smeared...or made up stories about... even our revered presidents. Please, you want something passed...talk to your elected representatives!

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Latin skorpio

That's not true. Why are you misinforning everyone. Shame on you

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Gregory Lewis

Yo, president trump, your not a true American, because if you were; you wouldn't be holding out on American people that need a few American money( bucks) to help their families in rough times. Just so you can win your personal election. You don't care about the people, on the other hand,you so desperately need &want our Vote. GO FiGURE!!!!

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Sonia Robles

This so call president, I don't count on this man at all he lies he has no respect for humanity much less for women. May God have mercy on him and on us if he wins.

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Cassandra Anderson

@ Nancy Haynes where are the jobs? What Americans have Trump helped because it’s definitely not African(americans) who deserve everything FREE being the only people who built this country and the only people who didn’t receive their reparation. Trump has done NOTHING but incite violence and continue to tax the poor on every end and woke black people butts up. He don’t and won’t have my vote. I don’t have time for ignorance, racists and big mouthed people’s

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