Biden on board with compromise disqualifying millions from receiving stimulus checks: Reports

President Joe Biden has long insisted that the American people need another round of stimulus checks as part of a third COVID-19 relief package.

Recent updates, however, reveal that he is now on board with a proposal that would significantly reduce the number of individuals who would qualify for another payment.

Lower thresholds

As reported by Fox Business, a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy provided details of the change that would lower the threshold at which a proposed $1,400 check would be phased out.

The House of Representatives passed a version of the massive bill last week that included another round of checks for Americans earning up to $75,000 per year.

Those making more than that amount — or more than $150,000 for couples — would receive an increasingly smaller amount.

Individuals earning $100,000 or couples bringing home $200,000 annually would be ineligible for a check under the House-approved proposal.

Now it is the Senate’s turn to consider the bill, and the situation seems to be getting trickier for Democrats intent on providing checks to as many Americans as possible. Even though they are using a budget reconciliation process that would allow the bill to pass with just a majority vote in the evenly divided chamber, Democrats still need all 50 senators in the party to vote in favor — and at least a few are hesitant to confirm that they are on board with the House version.

Fewer recipients

As a result, a new proposal has been floating around that would lower the cutoff point to individuals earning $80,000 per year or couples earning $160,000.

Reports from Fox Business and elsewhere indicate that Biden is in agreement with the compromise, which could have major repercussions despite the seemingly minor change.

As the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy explained, nearly 12 million adults and about 4.6 million children would be excluded under the new proposal.

It is currently unclear whether this version of the bill will be the one on which senators will ultimately vote, but the issue is set to be introduced in the upper chamber within the next week or so — before the March 14 expiration of unemployment aid contained in previous legislation. If the Senate passes a different version than the House bill, the lower chamber will have to vote again.

Despite pushback from within his own party, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said this week that Biden is “pleased with the progress” surrounding the stimulus compromise and “is comfortable with where the negotiations stand,” as USA Today reported.

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  2. Less and less of the covid relief package is going to covid relief. Thanks to pelosi and her “Open Biden” not open sesame. her short film was clear on that point.

  3. This administration is a TRAIN WRECK!
    Thank you SCOTUS for being such spineless sob’s…
    I wonder if all the crud that voted for the certification on Jan 6 sleep well at night.

  4. I agree..Biden should be finished and out! But., and a big BUT, that would put that pole] dancing communist and and the other old communist hag pelosi in charge of America. GREAT! Two old women to entirely and totally finish America. God help us cuz nobody else will.

  5. Take out all the spending that is not covid related and they could give everyone a 10000 dollar check!!!!!

  6. When you have China Joe aka Elmer Fudd and Oyled up Olive aka Nanci Pelosi trying to run a ponzi scheme, the best you can hope for is another botched abortion. Proof positive is the likes of Occasional Cortex now sitting in the House of Horrors.

  7. Idiots are a dime a dozen and the Biden administration exceeds a dozen !!! Stimulus checks are for the American workers who have been unemployed by the pandemic – not to those who are still employed – government bull at every turn – they don’t know what they are doing – just doing anything to make it look as if they’re doing something !!!

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