Whoa, it looks like Squad Dem, Rep Omar, might be right for once, Trump has done more for Americans than her fellow Dems. But she doesn’t mean that as the blanket statement that it should be. Rep Omar is talking about the Stimulus Relief bill. She is specifically referring to how this round of stimulus checks is not going to go to Americans that make over $80k individually or $160k for couples. Trump did not have that exception and wanted to get us $2k far sooner.
“Omar’s annoyed here at the income caps that were imposed on stimulus checks a few days ago at the behest of centrist Dems in the Senate like Joe Manchin. Initially the House wanted full $1,400 checks for individual taxpayers with $100,000 or less in income and couples with $200,000 or less before the check amount began to phase out. That got watered down before it reached the Senate to please House centrists, with Pelosi ultimately settling for starting the phase-outs at $75,000 and $150,000 instead. This week Senate Democrats tacked on a new provision adding hard caps of $80,000 and $160,000; if you made more than that last year, you don’t get a check at all.”
“Omar seemed to be referring to numbers from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a left-leaning think tank. An analysis by the group estimated that under the Senate package, 11.8 million fewer adults and 4.6 million fewer children would be able to obtain direct payments than would have been able to under the House’s version.
That’s 16 million people who would have gotten some sort of check from the new bill before the caps were added who won’t get anything now. Which means previous tranches of stimulus passed under Trump’s administration, with a Republican White House and a Republican Senate, ended up pushing out money to more recipients than the current tranche under a Democratic White House and Democratic Senate will.
Which is a little awkward for the so-called party of the working class.”
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"I see it as a really disappointing development. We obviously are now ultimately sending money to less people than the Trump administration," says Rep. Ilhan Omar on Covid relief.
Trump wanted to get this $2k out to us by last fall before the election. But Dems were not interested in helping the American people while Trump was in Office. They were trying to screw Trump over left and right which in turn hurt us, as he did his best to Make America Great Again. But Rep Omar should really take this up with Pelosi as she is the one that delayed this relief package all to spite Trump.