Leading up to the 2020 election, Democratic voters were clearly sold on the idea that should then-candidate Joe Biden be elected, the U.S. government would immediately rain down $2,000 stimulus checks on the people after those darn Republicans only managed to come up with measly, $600 checks.
According to The Blaze, it appears as if a growing number of Americans who voted for President Joe Biden based on that promise are starting to feel serious buyer’s remorse, as it was announced recently that the proposed new COVID-19 relief package will only dish out $1,400 checks.
Those behind the new package, including Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, argue that the amount of $1,400 when added on top of the $600 most Americans already received, equals $2,000. But according to many, that is certainly not the promise that was made to them during the election.
The Biden team brilliantly justified the lower amount by labeling the $600 checks as a “down payment” on the $2,000 they promised millions of Americans. But many voters on Twitter had different opinions on that idea.
Where does this say $600 down payment + $1400 check? pic.twitter.com/TmqruhINiy
— Chef Gaykwon 🏳️🌈🚩🐧 (@GramsciFag69) January 30, 2021
“I can’t believe you’re going to give up a generation of voters over $600 which was already a fraction of what other countries provided for their people,” another Twitter user wrote, with many more echoing the same sentiment.
In past days, the Biden administration has aggressively pushed their new COVID-19 relief package known as the America Rescue Plan (ARP), which will offer many of the same benefits as previous plans, including an extension on unemployment, a moratorium on evictions and funding for schools to make it safe for students to return to in-person learning, according to Forbes.
While many aspects of the proposed legislation will certainly help struggling Americans and businesses in the short-term, it’s clear that many Americans are only really interested in receiving another direct payment in order to help them pay bills and put food on the table while they remain in a state of lockdown.