To the editor:
In May the House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion bill known as the HEROS act. It provided for temporary relief for unemployment, housing, and various other economic issues. These benefits were set to expire at the end of July unless the Senate could agree or propose a compromise that with the support of both houses could become law.
The Republican controlled Senate did nothing!
The White House and Treasury Secretary began negotiations on a $1 trillion option, which was countered by a $2 trillion proposal by the Democrats.
President Trump signed three memorandums and one executive order that bypass Congress.
Trump’s plan doesn’t provide enough support for states and requires each state to pick up 25% of their unemployment benefits.
Conservatives can see this as ‘taxation without representation’. No other elected representative has any involvement or representation in this action. Unconstitutional!
Dictatorship or Democracy?
Trump’s plan will defer payroll taxes (the program that pays for Social Security and some of Medicare) for taxpayers making less than $100,000. Social security benefits are based on personal contributions. Bate and Switch?
If elected Trump said he wants to totally eliminate payroll taxes.
Don’t bankrupt Social Security and Medicare vote Biden!
— Kurt Wilkens