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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 10:57 AM

CNN: Trump's executive actions are delivering only limited relief as economy sputters

Once again, Trump makes a bad situation worse by announcing and over selling executive actions that he has taken, which fall far short of what he promises. But, by making such announcements, Trump gives Republicans cover to sit on their ass and refuse to negotiate any type of aid to American workers.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/01/politics/executive-actions-trump-pandemic-relief-results/index.html

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump took a dramatic step last month to bypass Congress and deliver relief to millions of Americans -- but the executive actions are delivering only limited relief, while lawmakers remain at an impasse.

The main piece of the package was a $300 weekly unemployment supplement, paid from federal disaster relief funds. While some states have been approved for the unemployment aid, many jobless Americans are still waiting for the cash, more than a month after the last federal bump of $600 went out.

Trump's other big move, a payroll tax deferment set to start Tuesday, isn't automatic. Many businesses have suggested they'll opt out and even those workers who do see bigger paychecks now will owe more in taxes next year.

Trump's actions were limited in scope to begin with. They didn't send out a second round of stimulus checks or disburse more funding for small businesses. The President can't authorize such big spending because the power of the purse lies with Congress.

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