Kevin Brady says he opposes $2,000 checks because it would go toward people paying down credit card debt or making “new purchases online at Wal-Mart, Best Buy or Amazon.”— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) December 28, 2020
Funny, how people spent money didn't seem to be a huge concern when Republicans passed their tax cut bill.
Reminder:— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) December 29, 2020
Every Republican Senator who opposes a $2,000 check for average Americans in the middle of a pandemic voted to give millionaires an average of $70,000 in 2017 for absolutely no reason.
Yeah, how dare we encourage consumers to spend money in an economy that has 2/3 of its activity based on consumer spending! Encouraging rich people to hoard cash and inflate stock market and real estate Bubbles is a MUCH better strategy. (Slams head on desk) The lack of self-awareness is vomit-inducing. And yet idiots like this guy keep get re-elected (or at least the numbers say so).
Net worth— Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) December 31, 2020
Richest 650 people: $4 trillion
Poorest 165,000,000 people: $2 trillion
At the start of the pandemic, billionaires had $400,000 for every $1 the working-class has.
Now, billionaires have $500,000 for every $1 the working class has.https://t.co/C1LxdhqqCd
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn just moments ago blasts $2,000 stimulus check proposal, saying it gives the rich checks they don't need. He says Congress needs to focus on people who have really been hurt. Says this is "not the right way to do it." pic.twitter.com/M9n2Y6Dczp— Jeremy Wallace (@JeremySWallace) December 30, 2020
One of my best Christmas presents https://t.co/yRxtajUdQq— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) December 31, 2020
As a new batch of Americans becomes unemployed after the Holiday season, adding to the 20 million+ that are already receiving benefits, we have a new set of unemployment rules being passed down to states to figure out. And there is little to no guidance (or much money) from DC to help them get this figured out, and to get the extra funds out to those out of work.
He's having beef tenderloin & voting against sending stimulus checks while Americans play musical chairs in food pantry lines. https://t.co/57pzIahhvC— KD (@Fly_Sistah) December 31, 2020
And watch as Wisconsin Republicans complain about the time it takes to get the new benefits out (no matter how quick it is), while not doing a thing to invest in technology or staff in the upcoming state budget to take care of such problems. Or in removing the red tape WisGOPs put in place to make it tougher for Wisconsinites to get those benefits. It's also funny how we don't hear a WORD in the national debate over stimulus and the national debt about the easiest way to reduce the deficfit. Reverse the tax cuts for the rich and corporate that went through in 2017. And why haven't the Dems in charge of the House constantly held votes to overturn those giveaways, and why didn't they and Biden openly and forcefully run on that during the election?
Even after the department announced it had cleared the backlog Tuesday, it still had no timeline for implementation of the new federal benefits. https://t.co/IbAYO0vp2I— JSOnline - NewsWatch (@js_newswatch) December 31, 2020
It feels like this is coming to a head in 2021, especially as I believe the economy will continue to drag as COVID Winter drags on. And it is well past time to stop pussyfooting around the crippling inequalities that are obvious to anyone who cares to look. One group of Americans has been able to buy their way out of pain and inconvenience in 2020. And we need to make them start chipping in and being as accountable as the rest of us.
Asking "Are rich people too rich?" is class warfare and wrong. But asking "Are poor people too rich?" is wise Economics and Thought Leadership— Better things are possible (@InternetHippo) December 30, 2020