Ok, let’s get one thing straight, nobody should have anything unless they come by it honestly, but we all know that the world doesn’t always work that way.
I remember when I was younger and my parents would order the boxing pay per views. To offset the cost of the event, they would invite people over and they could bring a few bucks over or something for everyone to eat and drink. That way, everyone got something in return and contributed.
Every so often, you would get someone that would try and sneak in to watch the fight, and at the end of the night, people would realize that they never brought anything over. Those people would usually not get asked back…
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., slammed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill passed by Senate Democrats Saturday, listing off a number of convicted murderers who would receive stimulus checks under the bill.
The bill includes $1400 stimulus checks for individuals who make less than $75,000. Inmates are included among those who receive stimulus checks, just as they were in both of the previous Covid relief bills that offered $1,200 and $600 checks.
Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Cotton and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, offered an amendment on the floor Saturday to block checks from prisoners. It failed on a party-line vote, 49-50. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., argued that prisoners’ children could be affected by withholding the money from them.
“Prisoners have all their living and medical expenses paid for by the taxpayer, they don’t pay taxes, they don’t contribute to the tax base, they can’t be unemployed. Inmates are not economically impacted by Covid,” Cassidy argued.
The IRS had tried to withhold stimulus checks from incarcerated individuals, but a court forced their hand to offer the checks in October. There was nothing written in the previous two relief bills or the one passed Saturday against inmates receiving checks. There are approximately 1.4 million in prisons across the country.
“Dylann Roof murdered nine people. He’s on federal death row,” Cotton wrote on Twitter. “He’ll be getting a $1,400 stimulus check as part of the Democrats’ ‘COVID relief’ bill.