More money for the unemployed, fewer evictions of defaulting tenants and lower social security taxes: these parts of a corona stimulus package were ordered by U.S. President trump’s executive order, a day after negotiations over them broke down in the U.S. Congress.
It was almost certain, however, that there would soon be lawsuits against trump’s political go-it-alone. According to critics, some of his decisions are based on very thin ice, because all measures requiring new funding require the approval of the U.S. Congress. But there, donald trump’s republicans were dependent on a compromise with the democrats. Trump now wants to get around the problem by simply repurposing existing funds, some from previous stimulus packages. "We have a lot of money that hasn’t been spent yet," trump says. It was not immediately clear, however, how much the measures announced by trump would cost and whether sufficient funds would actually be available.