“The last thing I want is to be like, ‘Oh, I’m not going to be able to get back to my job,'” said David J. Meeks, whose job is to keep White House guests happy, “but then I’m going to have to go back to work and do my job.”
Meeks and his wife, Ann, are among more than 2,000 people who lost their jobs on Friday as the housing market crashed and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 20 percent.
The market crash has affected the Meeks family, who own a suburban home in suburban Detroit.
“It’s hard for us to keep up,” Ann Meeks said of their household, where they keep the kids home.
“But it’s not just that we’re in the middle of a recession, it’s that the people that were here before have left.
We’re not going anywhere.”
The White House, the Capitol and Capitol Hill are still open.
“I’ve never been in this position,” Meeks added.
“We’re doing great.
We just had a really bad day.”
But that’s not stopping the White House from trying to put the economy back on track.
President Donald Trump, a Republican, has called the crash a “disaster” and a “once-in-a-generation” moment, and he’s been trying to get the economy on a stronger track.
“The recovery will be spectacular,” Trump told reporters on Friday.
“People are going to love it.”
But the White Senate, which has the power to override Congress, has not yet acted on the president’s request.
In an op-ed published by the New York Times on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he has yet to receive the request for a temporary waiver.
“In the meantime, the President and I are going about this in a way that keeps our promise to the American people,” McConnell wrote.
“That means cutting taxes, raising the minimum wage, reforming the tax code and more.” “
The Senate voted Wednesday to approve the White HOUSE request, with Republicans voting for the waiver on a party-line vote of 51-49. “
That means cutting taxes, raising the minimum wage, reforming the tax code and more.”
The Senate voted Wednesday to approve the White HOUSE request, with Republicans voting for the waiver on a party-line vote of 51-49.
But the Senate’s rules allow the White Houses request to be reversed by the House, so Democrats could block the president from making the request.
The WhiteHouse is seeking a temporary financial assistance waiver for individuals and businesses with annual incomes of up to $100,000 who live in or rent an “economy-related residence.”
It is asking for up to five months of the government’s emergency lending program, which provides financial help to those in financial distress, to be provided during the temporary waiver period.
In a statement, the WhiteHouse said the financial assistance was a response to the economic conditions and “not an extension of the president to extend the government-provided emergency relief.”