Senate Blocks Increase to COVID-19 Stimulus Checks Labeled ‘Socialism for Rich People’
By Fox News // January 1, 2021
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(FOX NEWS) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, doubled down Friday on his opposition to $2,000 stimulus checks and Republicans again blocked last-ditch efforts to approve the enhanced coronavirus relief.
McConnell dismissed the $2,000 checks as a “universal cash giveaway” and not the right approach to provide targeted relief to those who need it most.
“A huge chunk would essentially be socialism for rich people,” McConnell said during a floor speech on New Year’s Day.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., balked at the notion that Republicans are now concerned about “socialism for rich people” when he said they were OK passing huge tax breaks for corporations. For added effect, he brought poster-sized checks to the Senate floor showing the millions in tax rebates companies like Amazon, Chevron and Delta Airlines received.