Covid-19

Bernie calls for $2000/month for every ‘working class’ American

By Guy Page

Senator and possible Labor Secretary Bernie Sanders has upped the ante on proposed stimulus payments for all Americans: he now wants the government to pay $2000 every month for every ‘working class’ American.

Sanders tweeted the comments last night: “The pandemic is surging, and tens of millions of Americans are facing economic devastation. The Senate needs to pass a real stimulus package NOW that provides $2,000 a month to the working class, $600 a week to the unemployed and expands Medicare to all.”

When Congress returns to work next week, it will attempt to resolve differences between Senate Pres. Mitch McConnell’s $500 billion stimulus package and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $2.2 trillion plan. McConnell’s plan has no one-time stimulus funding, while Pelosi’s would deliver another $1,200 to every American. Sanders’ plan would far outstrip even Pelosi’s. His tweet does not specify how the monthly $2000 benefit would be funded. 

Some of Sanders’ Twitter followers pushed back. 

  • “Plenty of nations are still afloat despite the pandemic “surging” and without adopting communist redistribution policies, causing goods prices to skyrocket, as you are suggesting. In some nations this surge is leveling off anyways.”
  • “Last time we gave $600 a week on top of the standard unemployment rate, most out of work folks I know ended up making MORE than they were while working. Meanwhile the rest of us working shlubs were left out to dry. How does that make sense?”

Sanders yesterday also took a twittershot at the Trump administration: “Instead of fighting to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 242,000 Americans, the Trump administration is spending its final days in office fighting a bogus voter “fraud” problem that does not exist. Pathetic. The Biden-Harris Administration cannot come soon enough.”

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  1. What a piker?!?! Bernie makes $17,000 a month, and nearly everything else Free! Much of it for life!

    Aren’t we all equal? WHATSUP Bernie. Are you MORE EQUAL???

    Top Hog in “Animal Farm”

  2. Bernie Sanders you are a waste of my time period
    You and popcorn Joe Biden need to go back in the
    Basement and have some more popcorn period

    The Vermonter

  3. As this ‘philosophy of failure’, ‘creed of ignorance’, and ‘gospel of envy’ takes hold, keep in mind that its inherent virtue is the ‘equal sharing of misery’. So, share it. I suggest everyone be sure to take their $2K fair share, as well as everything and anything else offered up by the socialists, whether or not you agree with their philosophy. Just be sure not to become dependent on their bribery or vulnerable to the eventual absence of personal protection created by it. In other words, don’t fight this riptide’s undertow. Understand it. Remain calm. Conserve your energy. Never go straight forward or backward. Use its current to break free, and ultimately escape it.

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