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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended Joe Biden’s decision to narrow the eligibility for the $1400 stimulus checks.
Joe Biden already falsely promised the American people that $2000 stimulus checks would immediately be sent out if the Democrats won the senate.
The $2000 stimulus checks are now $1400 and Biden has just agreed to narrow the eligibility for the payments.
This means some people who received a stimulus check under President Trump will not receive one under Joe Biden.
The Washington Post reported that “Biden has agreed to narrow eligibility for a new round of $1,400 stimulus payments in his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, under pressure from moderate Senate Democrats who’ve pushed for more ‘targeted’ spending in the bill.”
Under the changes agreed to by Biden and Senate Democratic leadership, individuals earning $75,000 per year and couples earning $150,000 would still receive the full $1,400-per-person benefit. However, the benefit would disappear for individuals earning more than $80,000 annually and couples earning more than $160,000.
That means singles making between $80,000 and $100,000 and couples earning between $160,000 and $200,000 would be newly excluded from seeing any benefit under the revised structure Biden agreed to.
Psaki defended Biden’s decision and said he’s still fulfilling his promise.