Biden pressured to give Americans $2,000 monthly stimulus checks as petition reaches huge landmark

JOE Biden is under pressure to give Americans $2,000 monthly stimulus checks after a landmark petition passed more than two million signatures.

The petition was started by Colorado restaurant owner Stephanie Bonin and first posted on last year.

A third round of payments worth up to $1,400 are being sent out across the country with some 730,000 bonus checks worth $1.3 billion having gone out during the last seven days.

Bonin's petition has surpassed more than two million signatures, increasing the pressure on the president to give Americans monthly checks worth up to $2,000.

If it hits three million, the petition will become one of the most signed on the website.

It has gathered so much support that recognized it in its list of top 10 petitions that changed 2020. 

"I'm calling on Congress to support families with a $2,000 payment for adults and a $1,000 payment for kids immediately, and continuing regular checks for the duration of the crisis," she says in the petition.

"Otherwise, laid-off workers, furloughed workers, the self-employed, and workers dealing with reduced hours will struggle to pay their rent or put food on the table."

Bonin urges Congress to issue "immediate checks and recurring payments."

She wrote: "Congress needs to make sure that we won't be financially ruined for doing our part to keep the country healthy."

The Trump administration issued two stimulus checks for $1,200 and then $600 but Bonin criticized the amount of time it took Congress to come to an agreement. 

The restaurateur said: "Another single check won't solve our problems – people are just too far behind.

"Supplying Americans with monthly support until they can get back on their feet can save our communities from financial ruin."

The latest extra money is being seen as a "booster shot" of stimulus cash, as part of President Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid recovery package.

Child credit has been extended for 2021 thanks to Biden's Covid relief package that was signed off in March, which has also seen millions receive stimulus checks of up to $1,400.

The American Rescue Plan Act mandated that each eligible family receive up to $3,600 for qualifying dependents.


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