AOC thinks Biden’s COVID-19 relief proposal doesn’t do enoughJanuary 15, 2021
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez assailed President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus economic recovery plan, saying the $1,400 checks he proposes for most Americans is not enough.
The New York Democrat pushed for a round of $2,000 payments, meaning many Americans would receive $2,600, since Congress doled out $600 checks in December.
AOC told The Washington Post: “$2,000 means $2,000. $2,000 does not mean $1,400.”
“Unemployment benefits should be retroactive too,” the “Squad” member later said in a tweet, in addition to the $400 a week that Biden included in his proposal, which also expanded from $500 to $1,500 the Earned Income Tax Credit, Fox News reported.
Fellow Democratic “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota also chimed in, saying in a tweet that “$600 wasn’t enough.”
“The American people are struggling to make ends meet and need relief. We must immediately pass $2,000 survival checks,” she wrote.
Freshman Democratic Missouri Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), a new “Squad” member, likewise took to Twitter to express her sentiment on the matter.”$1,400 ≠ $2,000,” she wrote.
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