Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Democrats’ last-minute compromise on stimulus checks as an ‘own-goal’

SourceBusiness Insider
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned "conservative" Democratic senators who pushed their party to limit eligibility for a new set of $1,400 stimulus checks under President Joe Biden's relief package.  Biden has endorsed the proposal for quicker phaseouts for the $1,400 stimulus checks to prevent people who earn higher incomes from getting a third direct payment, two Democratic aides told Insider on Wednesday. The checks form a key part of the $1.9 trillion relief legislation the Senate will take up. "Conservative Dems have fought so the Biden admin sends fewer & less generous relief checks than the Trump admin did," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. "It's a move that makes little-to-no political or economic sense, and targets an element of relief that is most tangibly felt by everyday people.

An own-goal."  A few other progressive House Democrats also voiced frustration over the stimulus check negotiation. The Senate may cast an initial vote on the $1.9 trillion relief package on Wednesday.  Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the...read more...