Susan Sarandon says Biden is pulling a ‘bait and switch’ by promising $2,000 stimulus checks then sending Americans $1,400
- On the campaign trail, Biden promised $2,000 ‘checks immediately’
- In December, Trump sent out checks for $600
- Now, Biden has promised to send out $1,400 checks to Americans
- Sarandon says it’s a ‘bait and switch’ that lets down voters who were sold on his $2,000 promise
- She said it could cost the Democrats votes in 2022 and in 2024
Susan Sarandon says President Biden and the Democrats are pulling a ‘bait and switch’ by promising $2,000 stimulus checks then sending out $1,400 to Americans.
‘Where are the $2K checks you promised? At a time when only 39% of Americans could afford a $1,000 emergency & over 15 million have lost employer-sponsored health insurance, the diff between $1,400 & $2K is a matter of survival,’ she tweeted.
Biden’s administration initially promised $2,000 per check to Americans.
In December, $600 checks went out under the final stimulus from Trump.
Susan Sarandon says President Biden and the Democrats are pulling a ‘bait and switch’ by promising $2,000 stimulus checks then sending out $1,400 to Americans
Now, Biden is saying he’ll issue $1,400 checks.
Some argued with Sarandon online that Biden meant they’d receive $2,000 in total over the two checks.
She hit back – saying it’ll fall on the deaf ears of voters who believed reasonably they’d receive checks for $2,000 in the mail from their new president.
‘Even if Dems meant $1,400 the entire time, the fact is that voters heard and were expecting $2,000 “IMMEDIATELY,” not maybe $1,400 some time in late spring.
‘Is it really worth it to lose Dem voters in 2022 and 2024 over $600?’
Biden’s $1.9trillion COVID relief bill has passed the Senate despite push-back from the Republicans who say it is too expensive.
He fumed that they are not doing enough for the country after failing to provide proper financial support last year under the Trump administration.
Biden’s plan also includes $400-a-week in unemployment benefits.
The Senate passed the bill this morning.
Biden, in a speech afterwards, said: ‘I believe the American people are looking now to their government for help to do our job, to not let them down.
‘So I am going to act an act fast.
‘I would like to be doing it with the support of Republicans,’ Biden said in remarks on the economy from the State Dining Room, flanked by Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
‘I met with Republicans, some fine people, want to get something done, but they’re not willing to go as far as I think we have to go.
‘I told both Republicans and Democrats that’s my preference to work together, but if I have to choose between getting help now to Americans hurting so badly,’ he said.
‘That’s an easy choice. I am going to help the American people that are hurting now.’