There’s More to the COVID-Relief Bill than ‘Just’ $600 Checks


After President Trump’s demand that the new COVID-relief bill increase direct payments from $600 to $2,000, many prominent politicians complained that struggling Americans would be receiving checks of “just” $600. Representative Tulsi GabbardGeorgia Senate candidate Jon OssoffSenator Bernie Sanders, and many Twitter activists have all expressed frustration at this supposedly paltry offering to taxpayers. But the idea that relief checks are the only thing most at-risk Americans will be receiving from the bill Trump eventually signed, which stuck to the $600 figure, is a complete fabrication.

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