Poll: 7 in 10 Americans Say Stimulus Checks Are Most Important Part of COVID Relief

UPDATE:

Public support is even higher now.

2/3rds to 3/4ths of Americans say send the checks.

Jon Ossoff and Radical Liberal Raphael Warnock say send the checks.

Meanwhile, the True Cons wing of the GOP with the Senate majority hanging in the balance says over my dead body. The ridiculous “deficit hawks” are ready to die on the hill of blocking COVID relief.

Yahoo Finance:

“While Congress remains gridlocked on the next relief deal, Americans know what they want: A second round of stimulus checks, please. Liability protections and student loan forbearance can wait.

Two in three Americans said stimulus checks were the most important provision of the next relief deal, according to the latest Yahoo Finance-Harris Poll of 2,027 people, while fewer than 1 in 4 (23%) support the liability protection for businesses and only 1 in 5 back student loan payment deferrals …

Not only are stimulus checks the most important provision for Americans, but they should be included in the next deal, according to 7 in 10 of respondents from a second round of polling of 1,026 people. Under the CARES Act, around 160 million Americans received a stimulus payment of up to $1,200 — plus $500 for any child dependent. …”

You would think this would be seen as an opportunity.

After the most bitter election in a century, the public is united on COVID-19 relief being their top priority and stimulus checks being the best way to address the problem. The public is not polarized on the issue. There is overwhelming public support for a second $1,200 stimulus check.

In my last podcast with Richard Spencer, I explained how the unpopular policy agenda of Conservatism, Inc. was a massive albatross and liability for the Right. Sen. Ron Johnson gave a brilliant illustration of that truth yesterday by flying back to Washington for the sole purpose of blocking $1,200 stimulus checks. Rand Paul is doing it by making the rounds on television.

White populists, of course, support $1,200 checks while conservatives are divided on the issue. I supported the Yang Gang before this disaster happened because it was obvious to me that a stronger social safety net was needed. Universal Basic Income would have softened the blow of COVID.

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11 Comments

  1. “GOP Delenda Est”:

    Only one political party is needed, if it is a GOOD party, one truly of, by and for the people, fully (full-participatory) democratic from the bottom up, and unselfishly “servant-hearted” and meritorious all the way to the top. The current “two party” system is essentially one party with two right wings (one of them called “left”). Political-party partisanship as an end in itself serves no GOOD purpose, is a distraction, wasteful and destructive.

  2. The Conservatives and Libertarians are mad because they know Stimulus Checks work. Plus why even get mad about the Government spending money anyway? The Federal Reserve is nothing but paper anyway. It’s funny money. Spend it if it helps the people. Stimulus Checks work 100% of the time. Trickle down economics and tax cuts for the rich only benefits the rich. The middle class and working poor get pennies on the dollar on that. Put a Universal Basic Income in place and things will really be better in America. Deo Vindice !

  3. The only reason they’re bargaining with the $600 is because of the georgia races. If they had the senate in the bag they wouldn’t even bother with that pittance.

  4. The Republicans have always had disdain for the average person, so it is no wonder they refuse to give us a helping hand. I really believe that a Universal Basic Income is necessary in this day and age.

  5. We shouldn’t be talking about $1200. That’s chicken-shit. What does that do for anyone? How about $12,000. Or, hell, $120,000.

    “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

    • @ Blip Blop,
      We should we make your Stimulus Check (EBT Card) out to “honorary nigger”, since that’s what you are for wanting free shit.

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