Desperate Americans hit by pandemic beg Congress, Trump to pass economic relief bill

Mimi Dwyer and Rich McKay by Brad Brooks

(Reuters) – Last Thursday Sylvia Padilla invested a grocery shop search in Lubbock, Texas for her, her daughter, and her three-year - old grandson, food to sustain herself.

Any areas were shut down, some had none.

In addition to the shuttled Methodist St. John's Unified Congregation, 50 years old Padilla told her that the latest pandemic of coronavirus had fired at her with the tears of terror and frustrance and her inability to live.

"I can't wake up from this nightmare," said Padilla, resting her face in her lap.

"A nightmare always sounds, but it's our reality."

As several Americans, Padilla just doesn't get around and says that she wants federal aid badly.

The U.S. Coronavirus Supports, Relief and Economic Protection Act passed her check for $1,200 in April.

Congress and President Donald Trump 's signature on 27 March.

The check helped her repay her rent and she and others expect that policymakers and the administration of Trump will quickly find consensus on a more aid plan after months of dispute.

Padilla, whose company supplying food to building staff finished with a pandemication, and her daughter lost her employment in retail sale last month. "We had some potatoes and beans at home, some flour for tortilla.

"A true sense to me now will be a fresh stimulation check."

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Many employment come back as areas of the country reopened. The $2.2 trillion stimulus plan rebounded household purchases.

Now that cash has fallen, charged directly to the Americans and small firms to compensate employees.

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Within a couple of days last week, Republican Trump unexpectedly called the talks to "go high" and proposed a $1.8 trillion deal on Friday, similar to the Democrats' $2.2 trillion bid, until the elections on November 3, as he was pursuing reelection.

Off-fourth quarter of the year, according to Oxford Economs, the US economy would "lock" and place the nation in a "hazardous role."


The condition now is risky for Padilla and others.

In recent months, after being released from a work in fitness, Emma Bijil in Chicago has been forced to head to a grocery shop.

She is pregnant with problems to support herself and feed three girls.

Bijil, 37 when she sat in her car waiting to pick up some snacks, said, "Ok, I have to do what I have to do to live.

"I've never been to a grocery shop, so if I have to eat rat's butt as long as my kids are all right."

The $1,200 federal control assisted with a month's rental, but she said government assistance could be considerably greater to last longer.

She said, "We need support.

"A way out must be there."

Others are keeping themselves in an uncomfortable limbo, wishing their past existence would return, but having no real indication when it might be.

The first thing that he had to discover when Leo Valladares, aged 25, came from his work as a flight attendant for American airlines on October 1.

He’d been stationed in Miami for the past six months and wanted out, just not home to Texas where his mom had just lost her work and health care.

"I was so exposed," he explained to the virus.

But he moved to Chicago, where he had already remained, and in where the American agreed to move him, to a "crash bed" where flight attendants stayed mostly on the days off.

Since US workers were warning that they would be flooded, he had saved $9,000 over the season.

Now, for 350 dollars a month, he rents a bunk bed in a huge house, sometimes passing through 20 of his colleagues.

He was working at McDonald's, WinCo Foods, Best Buy and other places and was told that he is both over- and under-graded.

Valladares figures his savings will last six months as he travels anywhere rather than paying $3 on a bus fare and buys bulk frozen chicken drums and spends the chicken on a weekly basis.

The Vanish HEALTHS

Donald Harper, 55, was once a demanded chef for hotel kitchens in Disney World, Universal studios and other parks and was willing to appeal to guests in Florida, and his buyers and paycheck vanished as a result, when hotels and parks were shuttered.

His signature, four meat and a six lasagna cheese made him very famous in the kitchens of hospitality firms, and earned approximately $4.800 every two weeks.

But now Harper is scrambling to rent in Orlando, and he and his nine children have shelter.

"I've got to say a lot no to the children, my heart aches," he said.

"To their mates all have 'Fortnite' online footage, I have to tell no" because it's too much for the online pass.

"More than anything that I might damage on the hand of cake and cupcakes," said Harper drew $275 monthly for unemployment guarantee.

He works out of the kitchen of his little house.

A 5-tiered wedding cake-a candy piled with the layers of blue velvet, red velvet, orange cream-was done late last Friday.

"This is the moment when the government switched things around and supported the poor," Harper said. "I charged taxes for decades.

"If I would, I might tell, I'd just tell Mr. President, there's a lot of suffering people. My family is suffering.

(Brad Brooks' Lubbock, Texas report, Rick McKay's Los Angeles report, Brendan O'Brien's in Chicago, Mimi Dwyer, and Grant McCool editing). (Reporting)