Channeling his inner Andrew Yang, Utah Senator Mitt Romney proposes writing checks of $1000 to every American as the coronavirus outbreak continues to take its toll on workers.
Romney stated in a press release that Congress should move forward with the proposed legislation as a “short-term” easing of the financial obligations of people who due to the virus are furloughed from work.
“The House coronavirus response package contains critical measures to help families in Utah and across the nation in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, and the Senate should act swiftly on this legislation,” Romney said in the press release.
“Every American adult should immediately receive a one-time check for $1,000 to help ensure families and workers can meet their short-term obligations and increase spending in the economy,” the press release reads.
Romney’s plan would also provide grants to small businesses, ease the financial burden on students, and provide telehealth services to Americans with private insurance plans.
Former Democratic Candidate for President Andrew Yang proposed a similar idea that he called the “Freedom Dividend.” Prior to any viral outbreaks, the Freedom Dividend was a proposal to pay Americans $1000 a month in an attempt to create more innovation for small businesses in Americans as well as boost the economy with extra spending.
Romney plans to present his proposal on the Senate floor as Senators continue putting together an aid package during the outbreak.