In emotional, forthright remarks today, President Biden noted the millions of Americans waiting in long lines at food banks, unable to afford to buy food to feed their kids, the millions losing jobs, the 900,000 who have filed for unemployment insurance this week alone. Defiantly, he added:
We cannot, will not let people go hungry. We cannot let people be evicted because of nothing they did themselves. They cannot watch people lose their jobs. And we have to act. We have to act now.
Biden noted the importance of not allowing people to suffer grievous economic damage from events they did not cause and cannot change.