The Democratic Party's official Twitter account has ignited backlash Saturday after tweeting that President Biden will"build on the $600 deposit provided by Congress last year, sending an additional $1,400 to families across America, totaling direct payments to $2,000 per individual."
Critics of the tweet assert it contradicts the promise created by Biden that a separate, $2,000 stimulation check would"go out the door instantly to help people that are in real trouble" if Georgia voters cast their ballots for the newly-elected Democratic Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock during the nation runoff elections earlier this month.
Some responded straight into the tweet, such as one person who accused the party and Biden of"gaslighting the people who reliable & voted for you" while another chimed in, writing"Good fortune in the midterms with this unbelievable strategy."
Others expressed their anger for the alleged battle using #BidenLied, including podcast host Ryan Knight.
"Biden is providing us less than Trump."
According to Biden's $1.9 trillion'American Rescue Plan' unveiled a week, people entitled to the one-time $1400 stimulus check will consist of adult dependents who were previously excluded from getting the cash, such as college students and individuals with disabilities.
It is going to also include households with mixed immigration statuses that were left from the initial $1,200 stimulus payment accepted under the CARES Act at March for not needing Social Security numbers.
The program offers $400 a week in supplemental unemployment help, a temporary, fully refundable tax credit expansion, leasing assistance, an eviction moratorium during September 2021, a minimum wage rise, emergency compensated leave, small business support, $350 billion in support for state and local authorities, help for the hungry, and $20 billion in financing for vaccine distribution.
Democratic leadership said over the weekend that they would begin pushing to approve the plan as soon as this forthcoming week.
"We need recovery and save fast.
But while some Republican lawmakers think that another aid package is required to enhance the economy's recovery, many have criticized the size of Biden's proposal as too costly.
Instead, a group of Republicans have suggested a $600 billion proposal, that might comprise $160 billion toward vaccines, personal protective equipment, support for health care providers, $4 billion for behavioral health and substance abuse providers, and $20 billion for colleges, as well as an extension in enhanced federal unemployment benefits along with"additional funds" for the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to help modest businesses and their workers.
The group said they'd release additional information on Monday.
The Biden's administration proposal will likely don't fit the 60-vote threshold needed to pass the Senate without Democrats relying on budget reconciliation.
The Biden administration has not ruled out the possibility of using reconciliation to pass the measure, together with White House press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters last week that"people are not going to take any tools off the table"
COVID-19 has infected more than 26 million Americans and killed over 441,000 Americans since March, based on Johns Hopkins University. Lockdown measures adopted across the country to curb the spread of this virus have cost millions of Americans their jobs.