by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2021
One day before the January Senate runoff elections in Georgia, Joe Biden promised voters who cast their ballots for Democrats that they would see $2,000 coronavirus stimulus checks “go out the door immediately.”
Campaign ads for Democrat Raphael Warnock featured a photo of a U.S. Treasury check with $2,000 on it.
Sen. Chuck Schumer said: “One of the first things that I want to do when our new senators are seated is deliver the $2,000 checks to the American families.”
Democrats won both Senate races and, with them, control of Congress. Biden was inaugurated on Jan. 20.
So what about those $2,000 checks? That was a Big Lie.
The Democrat Party’s official Twitter account on Jan. 30 said that Biden will “build on the $600 down payment provided by Congress last year, sending an additional $1,400 to households across America, totaling direct payments to $2,000 per person.”
Biden literally promised on several occasions a $2,000 stimulus check. Democrats say Americans will get a $1,400 stimulus check if and when Congress passes a new covid relief package.
One response to the tweet accused Democrats and Biden of “gaslighting the very people who trusted & voted for you” while another chimed in, writing “Good luck in the midterms with this incredible strategy.”
The Democrats’ tweet prompted responses using the #BidenLied and #WheresMy2K hashtags:
“I’m so full of fury and disbelief that people could actually defend walking back A CAMPAIGN PROMISE MADE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC to give people $2K checks to help them get by. #BidenLied #WheresMy2K”
“The most pathetic part about all of this is that even Donald Trump gave us $1800 ($1200 + $600) in relief checks last year and @JoeBiden is trying to get away with breaking his promise of $2000 checks and only giving us $1400 checks. Biden is giving us less than Trump. #BidenLied”
Meanwhile, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio appealed to the Biden team to prioritize getting a larger check to Americans by not “adding a wish list of far left or other unrelated priorities to this legislation.”
But, of course, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan does exactly what Rubio warned against, with measures like doubling the federal minimum wage to $15 — a nonstarter for Republicans, especially during an economic recession.