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.
I’ve seen enough.
Frankly, I don’t want “deficit hawks” like Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ron Johnson running the Senate. I hope Republicans lose control of the Senate in January.
“Casting himself in the role of Christmas Grinch, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is chastising Democrats and Republicans alike who support a roughly $900 billion coronavirus relief package that officials argue is sorely needed to help the staggering economy.
Paul is opposing the new relief package and deriding Congress for handing out “free money” as the federal government’s national debt keeps climbing.
“This bill is free money for everyone,” he said in a speech on the Senate floor Monday afternoon. “And yet, if free money were the answer, if money really grew on trees, why not give more free money? Why not give it out all the time?
“Why stop at $600 a person? Why not $1,000? Why not $2,000? If we can print up money with impunity, why not do it? …
However, Paul recently has baselessly and publicly cast doubt on a key precaution public health experts widely and consistently have recommended: wearing masks.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as countless other public health agencies, consistently have advised people to wear masks in public to limit the spread of the coronavirus. …”
If the GOP loses the Senate, they have earned it because of stunts like this.
This is spitting in the face of the 88% of Americans who support a second $1,200 stimulus check because of performative libertarian nonsense. See also wearing masks. It is hard to say what is more offensive to a libertarian: wearing a mask, a vaccine or a $600 stimulus check. Their whole worldview is a based on a bottomless pit of selfishness and extreme individualism.