Sanders Leads Senate Demand for $1,200 Stimulus Checks

 

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at protest at US Capitol in October. Photo/Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Care in Action

PTLN 12.9.20

Sanders Leads Senate Demand for $1,200 Stimulus Checks Over ‘Get-Out-of-Jail Free Card’ for Corporations

Read full Common Dreams article by Jake Johnson  at link below, Here are a few excerpts:

Rejecting the bipartisan coronavirus relief plan currently under negotiation on Capitol Hill as “totally inadequate,” Sen. Bernie Sanders and five Democratic senators circulated a letter Tuesday calling on their fellow lawmakers to join them in demanding the inclusion of another round of direct stimulus payments and the removal of all corporate-friendly poison pills.

“Simply stated, given the horrific extent of the current crisis and the desperation that working families all over this country are experiencing, this proposal does not go anywhere near far enough,” reads the letter (pdf), which was coordinated by Sanders and backed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).

“Please join us in demanding that any new Covid relief proposal includes a $1,200 direct payment to adults and $500 to their children.” —Letter

Read full Common Dreams article by Jake Johnson at:
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/08/sanders-leads-senate-demand-1200-stimulus-checks-over-get-out-jail-free-card?utm_campaign=echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1JgiF484uAKoTkyV3PAjJCctJ2gRxYd0DUN6hy6-tMvz-c18zkAOnvacc#Echobox=1607459235

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