Democrats reneging on promised $2,000 checks

By Bob Unruh

President Joe Biden talks on the phone with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in regards to the winter storms that impacted Texas Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in the Treaty Room in the Residence of the White House. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)

It’s been clear for some time that Democrats who promised voters in Georgia $2,000 stimulus checks were reneging, leaving voters enraged.

Now it’s official, with a Democratic COVID-19 “relief” bill that rewards left-wing groups and causes across the nation omitting the checks.

Biden made the promise on the eve of the two Senate runoff elections in Georgia that he would put $2,000 stimulus checks in the mail.

“Their election will put an end to the block in Washington on that $2,000 stimulus check,” Biden had promised. “That money that will go out the door immediately to help people who are in real trouble.”

However, the Washington Free Beacon reported, two months later the promise has been watered down to $1,400 and fewer people will qualify.

Biden’s transition team insisted the $1,400 checks, on top of $600 payments made under the Trump administration, totaled $2,000.

But the campaign ads of Democratic candidate Rafael Warnock specifically promised $2,000 checks, even after Trump signed the COVID-19 bill that sent $600 checks to eligible recipients.

And, the Free Beacon noted, Warnock continued to back $2,000 checks after winning office. The day after he was elected, he told NPR that “we ought to pass the $2,000 stimulus.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., insisted voters were shortchanged: “$2,000 means $2,000. $2,000 does not mean $1,400,” she said.

Georgia Democratic Rep. Oscar Zaro said “Warnock and Ossoff made it a point to endorse and exclusively say ‘$2,000 checks.'”

“A lot of the people in my district voted blue in the runoff for two main reasons. One: Loeffler and Perdue denying us relief during COVID while profiting millions themselves; and two, $2,000 checks,” he said.

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