Coronavirus Stimulus Negotiations

Joe Biden promised that every American would receive a $2000 stimulus check. Then he reduced it to $1400 because Trump had already sent out $600. Now he saying it’s going to be a means tested. It’s like he’s negotiating against himself. Evidently the Republicans won’t have that much trouble getting along with him.

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  • alex_the_tired
    February 8, 2021 8:18 AM

    The Republicans have a winning strategy: 1. Demand everything up front. 2. Never negotiate. 3. Then ask for more.
    It has worked, almost 100%, ESR (ever since Reagan). To the point where, in a classically Pavlovian pattern, the democrats self-control for any impulses doctrinally unacceptable to the Republican orthodoxy. Case in point (as Ted mentioned a few weeks back): When the dems had a filibuster-proof majority for passing universal healthcare for FOUR MONTHS, the best they could do was Obamacare. There are many, many, many, many, many other instances of the dem leadership knifing the gullible democratic voters in the back.

  • Ever since the $1400 vs $2000 thing came out I’ve suffered many lectures about how bad I am at math since I obviously don’t realize that Trump $600 + Biden $1400 = $2000. I think the only math that matters in this case is how many people will be bankrupt soon. Just to review, it was a failure of the Obama administration to save people from losing their homes and life’s savings that led to Trump being elected in the first place.

  • alex_the_tired
    February 9, 2021 9:59 AM

    Can someone check my math? $1,200, plus $600, plus $1,400, since April. So, in 10 months, $3,200 in total? So, basically, something like one unemployment check a month for the past 10 months? Although the question welcomes snark and ridicule, I ask in all seriousness, what is the likelihood of another round of stimulus checks? And when?

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