President-elect Joe Biden said that the $900 billion COVID-19 package passed by Congress in mid-December, as bloated and wasteful as it was, was merely a “down payment.” He promised that if Democrats won a Senate majority, they would immediately pursue another massive spending bill including $2,000 “stimulus” checks for many people.
“By electing [Democrats], you can make an immediate difference in your own lives, the lives of people all across this country, because their election will put an end to the block in Washington of that $2,000 stimulus check, that money that will go out the door immediately to help people who are in real trouble,” Biden said on the campaign trail Monday afternoon.
Now that Democrats have won both Georgia Senate seats, this proposal (already passed by the Democrat-run House of Representatives) has a much stronger chance of becoming reality. That’s good news, right?
Not so fast. Here’s the thing: This spending proposal might sound great