The House is reconvening tomorrow.
There will be a vote on the $2,000 stimulus checks that Trump has requested. The bill is expected to clear the House before going into limbo in Mitch McConnell’s Senate.
“After Republicans and Democrats in Congress approved of a $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill on Sunday that includes a $600 stimulus check — half the amount of the first stimulus check which was sent out in April — President Donald Trump surprised Congress and said the checks should be much larger: $2,000. His supporters agree.
Recent polling from Insider and SurveyMonkey showed that 72% of respondents who voted for Trump believe that the stimulus checks should be greater than $600. Conversely, one-in-ten Trump-voting respondents said the stimulus checks should be $0, or effectively no second stimulus check at all.
A further breakdown of responses from Trump voters are as follows:
A third, 33%, agree with Trump and said the stimulus checks should amount to $2,000 or more.
70% said the stimulus checks should be $1,000 or greater.
Only 20% said the stimulus checks should be less than $600.
10% said the stimulus checks should be $5,000 or more. …”
“Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky reiterated his opposition to any direct payments on Wednesday. “I think giving money to people, though, who are already working—look, my kids are working and don’t need a check. They’re not rich, but they don’t need a check. And most working Americans don’t need a check right now,” Paul said on Fox News. …:
“Romney helped craft the bill, but said he was not in favor this time of even the $600 checks for individuals making $75,000 or less, $1,200 for couples with incomes up to $150,000 — and he seemed no fan of the higher amount.
“If we went to $2,000 per person, the additional borrowing would be up to almost $500 billion,“ Romney said during a virtual meeting sponsored by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. “Someone’s got to pay for that. We can’t just have free money.” …”
1 in 10 Trump voters is a “deficit hawk” who agrees with Rand Paul and Mitt Romney’s position that there shouldn’t be a second stimulus check. 1 in 10 Trump voters think it should be $5,000 or more. 7 out of 10 Trump voters think the $600 stimulus check that passed Congress is too small.
“According to recent polling from Insider and SurveyMonkey, the new checks are not enough. The majority of survey respondents, 62%, said the $600 stimulus checks are too small.
When asked what the “right amount of money would be for a one-time federal economic stimulus payment at this time,” survey responses varied far and wide, but the median requested amount was $1,500 — just $300 more than the first stimulus check. A further breakdown of responses are as follows:
76% of respondents said the payment should be $1,000 or more.
43% of respondents said the payment should be $2,000 or more.
20% of respondents said that the payment should be less than the congressionally agreed-upon $600. …”
3 out of 4 Americans believe the stimulus check should be at least $1,000 or more with most agreeing that a $1,500 check is about the right number.
“But even if the House passes $2,000 stimulus checks, the GOP-controlled Senate is not expected to take up the legislation. The chamber will hold a pro forma session Monday morning and is scheduled to return Tuesday to begin the process of overriding Trump’s veto of the annual defense bill. …”
Mitch McConnell’s Senate is reconvening to kill the $2,000 stimulus check bill and to override Trump’s veto of the 2021 NDAA. Senate Republicans support renaming military bases named after Confederate generals and keeping Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act for Big Tech.