Former Vice President Joe Biden made a final campaign pitch to the people of Georgia ahead of today’s Senate runoff races, attempting to get folks to vote for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock by promising that if Democrats win control of the Senate, $2,000 stimulus checks would be sent out.
The runoff races in Georgia are extremely important ones for the future of our country. Whoever takes home the victory here will have total control over the Senate. If Republicans win, we’ll be in a position to prevent the leftist agenda from being put into play for at least two years.
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“If you send Jon and the Reverend to Washington, those $2,000 checks will go out the door,” Biden said Monday while campaigning in Atlanta on the eve of the election. “And if you send Sens. Perdue and Loeffler back to Washington, those checks will never get there. It’s just that simple. The power is literally in your hands.”
Although Loeffler and Perdue backed President Trump’s last-minute push to increase the size of the direct cash payment included in the latest coronavirus relief package to $2,000 from $600, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, rejected a bill for the bigger payments last week. The bigger payments have also been opposed by other Republicans.
Biden said that electing Osoff and Warnock would mean an end to “the gridlock that has gripped Washington and this nation” and would allow Congress to further his agenda on jobs, health care, justice and the environment, as well as COVID relief efforts.
“The debate over $2,000 isn’t some abstract debate in Washington, it’s about real lives. Your lives, the lives of good, hardworking Americans,” Biden said. “If you’re like millions of Americans all across this country, you need the money, you need the help, and you need it now.”
Isn’t this sort of like a bribe or something? It really seems like he’s dangling much needed cash relief for those who have been financially devastated by lockdowns in order to get them to vote Democrat, which is actually against their own best interest.
No matter how you slice the cake, he’s politicizing the financial hardship of millions of Americans for political gain, which is a sleazy move. Guess we should expect that sort of thing from Biden at this point.