Governors Slam Trump For Putting Stimulus Package On Hold

Peter Haskell
August 10, 2020 - 7:31 pm

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    NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A new federal stimulus package is on hold while President Donald Trump is trying an end-around with Executive Orders.

    Governors across the country, however, claim it is not enough and it doesn't help struggling state and local governments.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vocally opposed the halt on the stimulus and called the president’s current plan a “joke.”

    Cuomo says the plan is illegal and unworkable.

    President Trump wants a new unemployment benefit worth $400, but expects 25% of that to come from the states.

    Cuomo insists states don’t have that kind of revenue to contribute to the benefits.

    “We started with a $30 billion hole. Your solution is to cost me another $4 billion,” the governor questioned.

    Then there's a proposed payroll tax cut, which New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy thinks is worthless.

    “A payroll tax holiday means nothing to the unemployed when there is no paycheck coming in,” Murphy said.

    That money funds social security payments that people need.

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