MASHUP: $2,000 STIMULUS CHECKS. pic.twitter.com/XBHhcp7l8y— Watchdog (@demswatchdog) February 1, 2021
Over 752,000 Georgia voters who cast ballots in the November election didn’t show up again for the Senate runoffs, according to an @ajc analysis.— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) February 2, 2021
More than half of the no-shows were white, and many lived in rural areas. #gapol #gasen https://t.co/DAqnN8fVOQ
Schumer today after leaving the White House: “There’s agreement — universal agreement — we must go big, bold ….— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) February 3, 2021
“A picture of Franklin Roosevelt was hovering over all of us and we’re very much aware of that. It was alluded to a whole bunch of times.” https://t.co/90lfIeTH3m
Today is the 15th day that Biden has not sent $2,000 checks “out the door immediately.” pic.twitter.com/UOuJ4WYnvh— Has Biden Done Anything Yet? (@WaitingOnBiden) February 3, 2021
UPDATE: Some senior Dems are looking at lowering threshold on stimulus payments so they start phasing out above $50K for single taxpayers; $75K for heads of households; & $100K for married couples— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) February 2, 2021
Stressing here: Talks fluid, conversations are ongoinghttps://t.co/0lZ8MKuqbt
Confirmed these cutoffs are being seriously explored w/ 3rd senior Dem— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) February 2, 2021
GOP & some centrist Dems have said checks proposal gives $ to those who dont need
Others say lower limits mean millions who need relief w/ current year income shocks would miss outhttps://t.co/0lZ8MKuqbt
This is currently the top story on Politico.
Neoliberal Joe is “willing to compromise” on who is eligible for $1,400 stimulus checks. The GOP wants to phase out eligibility at individuals who make $40,000 a year and cap eligibility at $50,000 a year. This would dramatically cut the number of people eligible for stimulus checks.
“During a call with the House Democratic Caucus, Biden said he was willing to compromise on who will be eligible for the next round stimulus checks — but remained firm on the size of the $1,400 payment, according to multiple sources on the call. …”
Try to wrap your minds around this.
As we noted in November, Neoliberal Joe is president because he rebuilt the Blue Wall in the Rust Belt. He rebuilt the Blue Wall because he won White Independent swing voters in the $50,000 to $100,000 income bracket. Democrats won the Senate by promising IMMEDIATE $2,000 checks. We were supporting Universal Basic Income years ago when Bernie Sanders was too much of a coward to endorse it.
Are the Democrats really going to do this? Is Neoliberal Joe going to screw his base on $2,000 checks, student loan debt relief and universal health care while doing all the woke, trans, open borders and climate change shit that the White upper middle class professional wing of the party wants?
Note: I can already hear the 2024 campaign now.