While many Americans struggle economically, the issue of stimulus checks continues to maintain. Amounts proposed for direct payments to Americans include $600, $2,000, and as of late, $1,400.
In three days, Biden will become the next president; in the period leading up to his presidency, Biden vowed to give $2,000 checks to Americans. He has since amended this in a roundabout way; Biden’s nearly $2 trillion dollar plan would add $1,400 direct payments to the $600 stimulus checks that Americans already received.
Needless to say, many Democrats aren’t pleased. Not only are some of the loudest voices on the left demanding that Biden amend his $1,400 stimulus payments to $2,000, but Democrats also seek for $2,000 checks to be “recurring,” Breitbart News confirms.
The Push for “Recurring” $2,000 Stimulus Payments
Biden’s team has argued that additional stimulus payments of $1,400 fulfill the vow to hand $2,000 to Americans.
However, congressional Democrats believe otherwise. Representatives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley believe that $2,000 stimulus checks ought to follow the $600 payments passed by Congress not too long ago. Rep. Pressley demands these payments to be “recurring.”
What does $600 and $1400 equal?
— Laurie Neberg 🌹 (@launeberg) January 15, 2021
Joe Biden has not indicated that he will make any modifications to his $1.9 trillion dollar spending package. Democrats’ calls for “recurring” $2,000 checks come at a time where the national deficit is at an all-time high and continuing to climb.
Getting the Nation Back to Work
Republicans have long argued that getting the country’s people back to work is preferable to forcing Americans to rely upon government handouts. Fiscal conservatives, such as Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, keep warning that endless government spending is not feasible or sustainable.
Right now, Biden’s policies don’t go far enough for many Democrats and are not in alignment with Republicans’ policies; this indicates that Biden may have a tough time in the White House, despite both congressional chambers being controlled by his party.
$1400 < $2000
Math teachers know this. That $600 is already in the clutches of landlords and bill collectors. Stop compromising the working class, and our most vulnerable neighbors.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 15, 2021
Last week, multiple leftist leaders came out in favor of reopening certain sectors of the economy. This new change ironically arrived at the same time as the approaching end of Trump’s presidency; this is something that conservatives didn’t hesitate to point out. It’s important to note that the justifications Democrats gave for reopening mirror what Republicans have said since 2020.
Do you think the government should hand out “recurring” stimulus payments of $2,000? Should the country reopen and get its people back to work? Be sure to let us know your thoughts about stimulus check debates in the comments section below.