‘I strongly oppose lowering income eligibility for direct payments’
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted the Democratic Party over the weekend, voicing frustration over Democrats who are moving the goalposts on new coronavirus-related economic relief.
President Joe Biden’s massive $1.9 trillion COVID-related economic relief package includes $1,400 payments, and begins phasing out the payments for individuals who earn $75,000 and couples who earn $150,000.
But as Democrats and Republicans continue negotiating, some Democrats have signaled a willingness to lower the income threshold, meaning fewer Americans would be eligible for the third round of stimulus.
Author: CHRIS ENLOE