Congressman Says He’ll Support COVID Stimulus Checks To Only Go To Those Who Get Vaccinated & Dem Senator Hints They’ll Get Rid Of Filibuster To Ram COIVD Bill Through
A Republican Congressman (no that’s not a typo) has hinted he will support a policy that would only allow stimulus checks to be distributed to only those that get the coronavirus vaccine.
Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio said that he doesn’t agree with sending Americans a $1,400 checks but would be willing to look for “common ground.”
“While I am not forgiving a $1,400 stimulus check for anything, I’d be willing to sign off on a stimulus check for $1,400 for people who take the vaccine,” Stivers said. “I hope the administration will look at that option because we actually buy something with our $1,400 – and that’s herd immunity.”
“There will be things we disagree on. That’s how America works. But, hopefully, there are things we can come together on, even the pandemic response. It’s so important that we build herd immunity as soon as we can.”
Stivers voted for the spending bill in December that sent massive amounts of money overseas. The Republican (in name only) Congressman from Ohio, is fine with recklessly spending your money and sending it overseas but, seems to have a problem with giving Americans back their money that they paid in taxes.
They should have just done what President Trump wanted to do in the first place and suspend the payroll tax for the year. Then, Congress could have passed a bill providing relief for those that aren’t working and on unemployment.
Biden’s coronavirus relief bill has a massive $1.9 trillion price tag however he appears to have the support of 10 Republican Senators that would overcome the filibuster.
Should Republicans not support the bill Senator Bernie Sanders (D) said that the Senate shouldn’t waste time reaching out to Republicans and get rid of the filibuster to ram the bill through.
“We cannot reach out to Republicans indefinitely. If they choose not to come on board to help the American people now, we have the majority. We should use that majority,” Sanders said.
“Now I’m going to be chairman of the Budget Committee which handles what we call reconciliation and that as the Senate process by which you can pass, not all kinds of legislation, but a whole lot of very important legislation with a majority vote, not 60 votes,” he continued.
“And it is my view, we should make sure that we address the needs of the American people in that reconciliation bill, and if we pass it with 51 votes, we’ll pass it with 51 votes,” Bernie added.
We cannot reach out to Republicans indefinitely.
If they choose not to come on board to help the American people now, we have the majority. We should use that majority. pic.twitter.com/qMlc59Lw9F
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 22, 2021