One of the biggest objectives of the current White House is passing the American Rescue Plan. The package contains $1.9 trillion, although, most of this money goes towards bridges, subways, museums, and other projects that have nothing to do with COVID-19.
Part of the American Rescue Plan involves stimulus payments of $1,400. This amount is $600 less than the $2,000 checks that President Biden promised to provide when campaigning for Democrats to take the Senate.
The 46th president has taken a lot of heat from his base for failing to follow through on the payment amount that he promised. On Wednesday, the White House confirmed that there is no promise that future stimulus payments will arrive from this administration, reports Newsmax.
No Guarantees After the $1,400 Stimulus Payments
Certain Democrat lawmakers and voters have stated that stimulus checks should be recurring; however, this isn’t a policy that the Biden administration can commit to. The country learned as much yesterday during a White House press briefing with Jen Psaki.
Psaki, the White House press secretary, was asked about whether future packages from the Biden administration will contain stimulus payments. She responded to this question by stating that while America is in an “economic crisis,” there are no guarantees regarding future checks.
At this point the only way the Democrats don’t lose voters in 2022 is by giving people more than they promised before Georgia. You can’t completely lie about the timetable and lower the promised amount and expect no consequences. People are noticing.
— Justin Jackson (@J_ManPrime21) February 24, 2021
Furthermore, Psaki made a point of noting that Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan is all about providing aid to the American people. Thus far, the Democrat president is seeking to have his American Rescue Plan fully passed by Sunday, March 14. By this time, over 11 million Americans are set to lose unemployment assistance.
Potential Trouble for Democrats in the Future?
Many Democrat voters are not pleased with how their elected officials are handling stimulus payments. This comes on top of grievances regarding student loan debt “forgiveness” and raising the minimum wage.
I do not understand how you spend $800+ million to win two Georgia Senate races to turn around and offer fewer people less stimulus.
— Jess Scarane (@JessforDelaware) March 3, 2021
These policies, along with others, are some of the reasons why Democrats voted Biden and left-wing lawmakers into office. Next year, midterm elections come up; leftist public figures are already warning that if Democrats don’t follow through on promises to their voters, they shouldn’t expect high turnout rates.
To this day, President Biden has yet to explain why his promised $2,000 stimulus checks dwindled down to $1,400.
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