Senator Ron Johnson blocked $ 1,200 stimulus checks 1 week earlier than Christmas
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) blocked a bill that would have given every American $ 1,200 stimulus checks a week before Christmas.
Johnson blocked cash aid to Americans in dire need of help during the pandemic:
BREAKING: Senator Ron Johnson blocks $ 1,200 checks for Americans sought by Senator Josh Hawley.
Johnson cites the deficit.
– Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) December 18, 2020
Here is Johnson in the Senate, claiming tax cuts and deregulation of the economy do more than stimulus checks:
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) rejects a bill, saying stimulus programs will not stimulate the economy.
Instead, he suggests “lower regulation” and “a competitive tax system”. pic.twitter.com/tp7CYLY3mk
– The recount (@therecount) December 18, 2020
Unemployment benefits and eviction moratoriums are running out. Millions of unemployed Americans soon ran out of money and homes. Poverty is growing at a rate not seen since the 1960s.
Rather than reassuring the American people that aid is on the way before Christmas, Republicans are blocking aid and telling the American people that deregulation and corporate tax cuts will save them.
Senate Republicans turned a simple political victory into an advertising campaign for Warnock and Ossoff in Georgia.
The majority of the Republican Senate is trying to use the Pandemic Relief Act to plant landmines that will sink Joe Biden’s presidency, but it fails, reminding every American why Democrats must win the two seats in the Georgia Senate runoff .
Senate Republicans hurt Americans a week before Christmas, which is why the GOP majority has to leave.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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