Actually, $1,400 Is Not $2,000
Biden, and other Democrats, have promised $2,000 stimulus checks time and time again. In a January 4 speech, ahead of Georgia’s run-off elections, Biden said, “If you send Jon [Ossoff] and the Reverend [Raphael Warnock] to Washington, those $2,000 checks will go out the door, restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people struggling right now.” That’s not exactly what’s happening, though. Under Biden’s plan, Americans will just receive $1,400 a month in a third stimulus installment. The logic here, apparently, is that Donald Trump’s administration already sent out $600 back in December. In Biden’s words, the $1,400 check will “finish the job” started by Trump — but, as many have been quick to point out, this isn’t nearly enough.

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