U.S. President-elect Joe Biden proposed to pay Americans $1.4 thousand dollars as part of a plan to stimulate the economy of the country. This is reported by Reuters.
It is noted that this amount will be in addition to the $600, payment of which has already been approved by Congress. Thus, direct payments to taxpayers will reach two thousand dollars per person in December-January and 3.2 thousand dollars from the beginning of the pandemic, notes RIA Novosti.
The total cost of the plan to stimulate the country’s economy could exceed $1.9 trillion. The package includes $415 billion to support the fight against the coronavirus, about one trillion dollars for direct payments to households, and about $440 billion for payments to small businesses and communities, especially those affected by the pandemic.
Last December, Joe Biden presented a plan to fight the coronavirus at a meeting with governors. Specifically, he outlined goals for the first 100 days of the administration: 100 million doses of vaccines for U.S. citizens. Biden also expressed hope that after 100 days, schools would open in the country.