Reuters: Biden's Aid Bill Wildly Popular With Americans – Except Republicans in Congress

February 26, 2021
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Support for the American Rescue Plan is bipartisan, overwhelming and growing by the day.  As reported by Reuters, “nearly seven in 10 Americans” support the American Rescue Plan, including “some big Republican donors, state officials and voters.”  The vast majority of the country sees the critical nature of this legislation to provide survival checks to struggling Americans, create 10 million jobs, and get local leaders the resources they need to re-open schools.

The only obstacle is Congressional Republicans.  As the Reuters reporting below highlights, by standing in the way of this critical relief, Republicans are “putting [themselves] at odds with a rescue package supported overwhelming by the American people.’  

“This campaign has gained traction, winning over many people, even some big Republican donors, state officials and voters.

Nearly seven in 10 Americans in a Quinnipiac University poll this month said they support Biden’s plan. And nearly eight in 10 people including a majority of Republicans like the $1,400 relief checks for individuals, the poll found.

More than 100 CEOs in a letter Wednesday called on Congress to ‘act swiftly and on a bipartisan basis to authorize a stimulus and relief package along the lines of the Biden-Harris administration’s proposed American Rescue Plan.’

Their ranks included Stephen A. Schwarzman, the CEO of asset management firm Blackstone and a major donor to Trump and congressional Republicans in 2020.

Over 30 Republican mayors have signed on to a letter supporting the bill as well.

Meanwhile, Republican leaders in Congress have focused on rallying their caucus against the package as a foundation for unity after Trump’s incitement of a violent attack on Congress in January exposed gaping divisions.”

Read the full story here.