CNN recently interviewed a young democrat who slammed President Joe Biden for breaking his promises during his first 50 days in office.
A young Minnesota resident, Ben Calvert, spoke to CNN during a segment on how Democrats in his area look on the new political landscape and their thoughts on Biden’s first few months in office.
“They’re putting that stimulus check on the back burner,” Calvert told CNN. “They’re putting the minimum wage hike on the back burner. And they’re dropping bombs in Syria right now and those bombs are kind of expensive for a dude who owes me $2,000, you know.”
"They're dropping bombs in Syria right now—and those bombs are kinda expensive for a dude who owes me $2,000." 😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/OAyjhjT3NT
— Hawk (@Hawk) March 8, 2021
Ben Calvert’s statements come in response to comments that were made by the president while campaigning in Georgia at the start of the year for two Democrat Senate candidates, both of which won their races.
“By electing Jon and the Reverend, you can make an immediate difference in your own lives, the lives of the people all across this country,” Biden said. “Because their election will put an end to the block in Washington, that $2,000 stimulus check, that money would go out the door immediately, to help people who are in real trouble. Think about what it will mean to your lives, putting food on the table, paying rent, paying part of your mortgage, paying down the credit card, paying the phone bill, the gas bill, the electric bill.”
Democrat lawmakers, along with the Biden administration, have angered quite a few voters after it was released that they had narrowed the eligibility window of those that could qualify to receive the upcoming stimulus checks.
“Every American who filed individually and makes up to $75,000 will still get the full amount before it begins to reduce at incomes above that,”
NBC News reported last week. “But rather than zeroing out at $100,000 earnings, as the House’s Covid-19 relief bill does, the Senate bill will cut off payments at $80,000.”
“For couples filing jointly, incomes up to $150,000 will still get the full amount,” the report added. “But rather than zeroing out at $200,000, the Senate bill will cut off payments at $160,000 in earnings.”
The bloated stimulus bill proposed by the Democrats has received much criticism by many who think that it is way too much considering that the economy is already trending in the right direction, the stock market is rising back up, and Covid-19 cases and related deaths have been falling since before Biden even took office.