The US economy is in dire straits. Due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, 36 million Americans are short of food. This was announced on Friday, February 5, by the President of the United States Joe Biden, speaking at the White House.
“It is absolutely clear that the economy is still in a difficult position. More than 10 million people were left without work, and 4 million are without work for six months or more <...> 24 million adults and 12 million children literally do not have enough food. Therefore, I will act and I will act quickly, ”the American leader said.
Biden noted the need to adopt a $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package for the economy.
Earlier, on February 1, the Republicans in the US Senate proposed to allocate $ 600 billion to fight the coronavirus and the economic consequences of the pandemic instead of $ 1.9 trillion proposed by Biden.
At the end of January, the US Department of Commerce said that the GDP of the United States in 2020 fell by 3.5%, the worst since the Second World War.
Prior to that, on January 22, US President Joe Biden said that the economic crisis in the country caused by the coronavirus pandemic is only deepening, so decisive and urgent measures are needed. On the same day, the head of the White House National Economic Council, Brian Dees, said that the US authorities must take urgent measures to stimulate the economy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, otherwise they will have to get out “from an even deeper hole.”