The new COVID relief package is an insult to the American people.
It is packed with billions of dollars in aid, some of it to other countries, and all the American people will get is a check for $600.
The government shut down people’s businesses and have driven many people to the brink of collapse as a result, but they have the nerve to give the Kennedy Center billions of dollars and more billions to the country of Pakistan for gender programs.
Adding insult to injury, Nancy Pelosi just said the $600 checks are ‘significant.’
Nancy Pelosi’s Second Stimulus Bill Speech Ridiculed for Calling $600 ‘Significant’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday faced criticism after saying that the $600 direct payments included in a new economic relief package are “significant.”
During a lengthy speech on the House floor, Pelosi said that Democrats were pushing for $1,200 direct payments, the amount paid out under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, but they faced resistance from Republicans.
“We also have in the legislation direct payments, which were not in the Republican bill, to America’s working families,” Pelosi said during the speech. “I would like them to have been bigger, but they are significant and they will be going out soon.”
Pelosi’s comments came after legislators agreed on a $900 billion relief package on Sunday. But social media users quickly criticized her for calling $600 payments significant.
See the video below:
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) December 21, 2020
Remember when Pelosi called the much larger benefits of Trump’s tax cuts breadcrumbs?
You can't make this up…
Pelosi in 2018 called $1,000+ bonuses being handed out by businesses after tax cuts "crumbs" and "pathetic" but just called the $600 stimulus checks "significant." pic.twitter.com/vVaizbk6O1
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) December 21, 2020
Nancy Pelosi called Trump's $2,500 tax cuts "crumbs" but then calls the 600$ stimulus checks "significant". pic.twitter.com/tUbbvAhXHV
— Jordan (@Jord_45) December 21, 2020
Many people can’t even pay a month’s rent with $600.
Are you outraged? You should be. It’s your money, not theirs.