NEW POLL: Voters *overwhelmingly* support another round of $1,200 coronavirus relief checks:— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) December 19, 2020
88% Support | 9% Oppose | 2% Don't Know
85% of voters also want Congress to pass a coronavirus relief bill before the end of the year.
Public support is even higher now.
What has the GOP done for you this month?— Hunter Wallace (@MisterBlackPill) December 19, 2020
? Voted to rename military bases named after Confederate generals
? Voted to cut $1,200 stimulus checks in half
? Voted for unlimited cheap labor from India by removing country caps
? $740 billion NDAA
? Israel Security Act
Second stimulus check pic.twitter.com/mwW12WZwrB— Natalie (@jbfan911) December 18, 2020
If three-quarters of Americans are for #StimulusChecks what is the hold up?— Andrew Yang??? (@AndrewYang) December 19, 2020
David Perdue opposes $1200 relief checks for Georgians.— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) December 19, 2020
Let’s make sure every Georgia voter hears the Senator’s message loud and clear.
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.
“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.