Since the Spring, Americans have not received any form of relief from the federal government. While big companies cashed in on the PPP, regular Americans suffered as Democrat governors forced them out of work.
Pelosi and House Democrats refused to negotiate, even as the pandemic wore on. Many accused the Speaker of denying a new bill, just to spite President Trump.
(Hey liberal voters, how happy are you for giving Dems control of the House in 2018, now?)
To the shock of many, recent news revealed that the next big relief will come in the form of a measly $600 check.
Yeah, that’s not going to pay off 7 months of back rent. Meanwhile, Pelosi probably continues to stock up her gourmet ice cream.
One Senate Republican, Josh Hawley, is forcing the issue. From his Twitter:
Tomorrow I will go to the Senate floor to ask for an up or down vote on my bill to provide a direct payment of $1200 to working Americans, $2400 for couples, $500 for kids. This is the #covid relief working families need
Let’s face it. For many families, $1,200 just isn’t enough to cover their expenses. But $600? That’s just a slap in the face for many.
It was the government that spread fear and uncertainty about the virus when they pushed ever-changing rules back in March. Then, they signed off on states shutting down their economies, putting millions out of work.
While many states have reopened and plenty of people are starting to recover, there are many states that want Americans shut-in for a much longer period of time.
A $600 check from the federal government may feel more insulting than no relief at all.
At least Josh Hawley is trying to fight to give families more. I’m sure fiscal hawks like Rand Paul don’t want any money being given out to Americans—but this is a crisis they created.
Had they never shut down the country, would we even be having this discussion?
And until all states reopen fully, something needs to be done.
Do you want Congress to prioritize bigger stimulus checks for Americans?
- Democrats want to give $600 checks to hurting Americans.
- Hawley is fighting to give an additional $1200 or more to families.
- Americans were put out of work when states shut down their economies.