Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo) takes the Senate floor with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) to introduce amendment demanding $1,200 stimulus checks, slams colleagues for prioritizing the demands of business instead of working families. pic.twitter.com/EkhIkBdDTz— Lee Fang (@lhfang) December 10, 2020
Hawley and Sanders demand an up or down vote on the $1,200 stimulus checks, both hitting the same populist rhetoric as they yield the floor back to each other. pic.twitter.com/Aj3EnfZ11P— Lee Fang (@lhfang) December 10, 2020
Despite the vaccine in the near horizon, I estimate ~40 million additional people will still be infected between now and next summer, resulting in ~200,000 additional reported deaths.— Youyang Gu (@youyanggu) December 10, 2020
A ballpark estimate of the total US COVID-19 official death toll is 500,000 (+/- 100k).
More of this please.
It is plain common sense.
They’ve somehow been arguing over this for six months!
“On Thursday, Vermont independent Bernie Sanders and Missouri Republican Josh Hawley came together in the Senate to demand a second round of $1,200 coronavirus relief checks, a rare point of agreement between the nation’s foremost progressive senator and its foremost faux-populist. Their proposal would provide a second check to individuals who make up to $75,000, double what Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is pushing for. The senators want to force a vote on their proposal as part of the stopgap spending bill that must pass through Congress by Friday to prevent a government shutdown, or as part of larger negotiations on COVID stimulus legislation. …”
What does the public actually want Joe Biden to do as president?
Deal with the virus. Distribute the vaccine. Pass COVID-19 relief legislation. Restore the economy. Send out a second stimulus check. Pretty basic stuff that 2/3rds of the country supports.
Note: Even with the rollout of the vaccine, the final death toll from COVID-19 is projected to be around 500,000 deaths. This would surpass World War II and make COVID-19 the second deadliest pandemic and the third deadliest event in American history.