Biden Is ‘Comfortable’ With Limiting Direct Payments in Relief Bill

President Joe Biden is “comfortable” with limiting the number of direct payments included in his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

A reporter asked Biden on Thursday, “Are you comfortable with having to limit the direct payments?”

Biden replied, “Yes.”

Watch his response below:

On Wednesday, Biden threw his support behind a plan to lower the income ceiling to qualify for a stimulus check, as IJR reported.

Individuals earning $80,000 or more a year or couples earning $160,000 or more a year will not receive stimulus checks.

The bill passed by the House of Representatives last week had a higher cutoff.

The cutoff consisted of one hundred thousand or more a year and $200,000 for couples filing their taxes jointly.

With those limitations, 9 million fewer households will receive a direct payment than in the last round of checks in 2020.

The Senate was expected to vote on a motion Thursday to begin the 20 hours of debate on the legislation, as IJR reported.

It seems likely Republicans are going to try and prolong the process by requiring a full reading of the legislation.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the Senate floor, “No matter how long it takes, the Senate is going to stay in session to finish the bill.”

The package includes funding for vaccines and other medical supplies, additional unemployment assistance, and another round of financial aid to households, small businesses, and state and local governments.

“Washington Democrats are trying to exploit the last chapters of this crisis to pass the most progressive domestic legislation in a generation,” Senate Minority Leader McConnell said.

Democrats are seeking to pass the bill through the reconciliation process with a simple majority vote.

Responses

  1. Of course Mad King Biden is comfortable with eliminating some checks. He got what he wanted with his lies. Now he doesn’t care. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats!!

    1. And those fools that fell for that line, if you vote for the democrats running for senator the $2,000 checks will roll out as soon as they are the winners 🤣BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 🙃🤣🤣🤣

  2. Investigation into Joe Manchin’s family investments show that he is resisting increasing the minimum wage BECAUSE he pays low wages in the companies that he either owns or is invested in.

    In the La Quinta hotel, he pays and average wage of $8.81. That is 6 CENTS above the state’s minimum wage. Guess what a $15 min wage would mean to his workers!

    In another business he pays ONE cent average wage above the state’s minimum wage! Average wage.

    So, Joe, who do you represent? Yourself? Your donors who pay you millions of dollars? Or do you represent the people who constantly get let down by you?

    Come on, Joe, with a 48% approval rating! When I harp about corruption, I’m not playing. I mean what I say about these corrupt guys being very dangerous to us and the country.

  3. “Are you comfortable with having to limit the direct payments?” Reporter

    The next follow-up question should have been, “Are the dems comfortable with losing the 2022 mid-terms and in 2024?”

    1. Your interjection wasn’t necessary, tax cheating dickster. Democrats ARE the ones in power. They just have NO IDEA how to legislate. All it takes is for 7 Democrats in the House to block the bill that gets returned from the Senate. Just say no. Then it has to be renegotiated. If they wimp out, well, then we need to find better politicians who WILL fight for us.

  4. “Are you comfortable with having to limit the direct payments?” Reporter

    The next follow-up question should have been, “Are you comfortable with losing the 2022 mid-terms and in 2024?”

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