Apparently, the Republican Senate still hasn’t learned its lesson.
“The next stimulus checks could be smaller than $1,400 and reach fewer people if a new plan put forward by some Republican senators is approved.
The new proposal from a group of 10 GOP lawmakers calls for $1,000 checks per person, rather than the $1,400 sum proposed by President Joe Biden. …
Individuals earning up to $40,000 per year would be eligible for the full payments. Those with incomes at that threshold and above would see payments gradually phase out, and eligibility would be capped at $50,000 in annual pay.
For married couples who file taxes jointly, the payments would begin phasing out at $80,000 in income and be capped at $100,000. …”
The biggest myth in American politics is that these “deficit hawks” are “moderates” or “center right.” Maybe that was true back in the 1990s. It isn’t true anymore today. They represent the middle class professional wing of the Republican Party. 76% of Georgia voters want $2,000 checks.
Ask Sen. David Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler how their voters feel about the issue. They didn’t show up at the polls after that shit Mitch pulled with the $600 stimulus check. The $2,000 stimulus check has a +56 approval rating in Georgia. What do you think it is elsewhere?