Romney: Every American Adult Should Get $1,000

  • Romney: Every American Adult Should Get $1,000

Romney: Every American Adult Should Get $1,000

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has managed to surprise much of the political world in recent months.

The Hill reports Romney's office said the $1,000 payouts are not unprecedented during financial upheaval.

During the president's impeachment proceedings, Romney was also a rare GOP voice who not only wanted to consider evidence, but who also voted to convict Trump on one count.

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak reshaping daily life across the country, Mitt Romney, the Republican Utah senator and former governor of MA, wants to give every American adult $1,000.

Said Romney: "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".

Making the case for the $1,000 checks, Romney's news release said that Congress took similar actions to help individuals and small businesses during the recessions in 2001 and 2008. "Whilst expansions of paid go away, unemployment insurance coverage, and SNAP advantages are an important, the test will lend a hand fill the gaps for American citizens that won't temporarily navigate other govt choices".

Romney's proposals would also give bridge grants to certain small businesses, let college students using Pell Grants factor in coronavirus-related travel costs into their award from the government, defer college loan payments for graduates and have the federal government pay private insurers to cover coronavirus-related telehealth services.

Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) then tweeted that he is "working on legislation to get cash stipends to affected workers and their families so they can buy food and pay the bills during this crisis". What's surprising about all of this, however, is the fact that the underlying policy motivation is quite progressive.