Dems Reject Big­ger Sur­vival Checks, Float Tax Breaks For The Rich

The lack of clar­i­ty around what a $2,000 check actu­al­ly means gave Biden an oppor­tu­ni­ty to decide whether to press for more or less relief to mil­lions of Amer­i­can fac­ing evic­tion, star­va­tion and bank­rupt­cy. He chose to use the ambi­gu­i­ty to call for less.

Indeed, rather than push­ing for a full $2,000 check, the pres­i­dent-elect and par­ty lead­ers decid­ed to parse their own rhetoric and offer up a legal­is­tic jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for a small­er amount of relief — a big win for con­ser­v­a­tive Democ­rats such as Joe Manchin, who has said that many peo­ple don’t need the checks and argued instead for more tar­get­ed” relief.

The Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty doesn’t rep­re­sent the inter­ests of reg­u­lar people.