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Trump’s Executive Orders Don’t Deliver Relief For Latinos Or Country

08.10.2020

For Immediate Release

Press Contact: Kristian Ramos, KristianR@mifamiliavota.com

Trump’s Executive Orders Don’t Deliver Relief For Latinos Or Country

 

After refusing to negotiate, President Trump has attempted to circumvent Congress by passing a series of executive orders in hopes of appearing to provide coronavirus relief. This has created confusion and uncertainty for tens of millions of unemployed Americans and countless businesses seeking aid after critical benefits lapsed. 

Hector Sanchez Barba, Executive Director and CEO of Mi Familia Vota released the following statement in response to the Presidents disastrous Executive Orders:

“Millions of Latinos are unemployed, facing food anxiety, unable to pay their rent, and facing economic uncertainty. Instead of negotiating with Congress, to provide aid to cities and states, small business assistance and billions of dollars for schools just weeks before many are trying to reopen, Trump has chosen to pass meaningless executive orders which do next to nothing to help those in need. This is yet another reason why this November we must #BastaTrump.”

Here is what we know:

Trump’s executive actions do not deliver relief to the Americans most in need – Source

  • President Donald Trump’s executive power move is ostensibly already mired in confusion that threatens to leave millions of jobless Americans waiting in vain for help from Washington.
  • His memorandum on unemployment benefits actually lowers federal payments from the $600 level under a previous Congressional package and his order for “assistance to renters and homeowners” does not extend the eviction moratorium that has already expired. 

The President is misrepresenting what the orders actually do – Source

  • It is unclear when or if those unemployed will actually receive the $400-per-week in enhanced benefits that Trump promised, which is meant to replace the expired $600-per-week benefit that recently lapsed.

  • Trump’s orders do not provide  enhanced benefits, but instead create a complicated formula which will take a while, if at all, to put money in the pockets of the American people.

  • The executive actions do not extend a federal eviction moratorium or provide billions in rental assistance, which was the linchpin of negotiations on the HIll. An estimated 27% of adults in the U.S. missed their rent or mortgage payment for July, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau weekly over the last three months.

Payroll tax cut will gut social security and medicare – Source

  • The executive order allows workers to postpone their payroll tax payments into next year but doesn’t absolve their bills outright. If made permanent this could have catastrophic fiscal effects on programs including Social Security and Medicare.