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Jobless people would be better off with a second stimulus check than with the payroll tax cut that Trump is championing: McConnell

Jobless people would be better off with a second stimulus check than with the payroll tax cut that Trump is championing: McConnell




McConnell said the GOP scrapped the payroll tax cut since a stimulus check carried more benefits for jobless people.




"I think we are a lot better off just to send another direct cash payment to those who have been left out of all of this," McConnell told WKYT's "Kentucky Newsmakers with Bill Bryant."




Democrats and many Republicans opposed the payroll tax cut, a key priority for President Trump.




A payroll tax cut increases wages over time across paychecks, while a direct payment delivers a sum of money up front.




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Republican Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview posted on Friday evening that part of the reason the payroll tax cut championed by President Donald Trump would not be included in the GOP coronavirus relief proposal was its lack of benefits for jobless people compared to a second stimulus check.
"I think we are a lot better off just to send another direct cash payment to those who have been left out of all of this," McConnell told WKYT's "Kentucky Newsmakers with Bill Bryant."
He went on: "It's the quickest and easiest way to get relief, "and said there was "bipartisan opposition" to the payroll tax cut.
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