The new stimulus checks will reportedly also go out to prison inmates, many have voiced opposition to this ridiculous measure including Donald Trump Jr.
What the hell are prisoners going to do with $1400?!
I mean seriously, how is giving a prison inmate money stimulating the economy? What impact did Covid have on their economic lives?
How many of those prisoners run a restaurant, or own a small business?
Pretty sure those prisoners aren’t supporting a family of four on the inside……they don’t even have jobs, they’re PRISONERS.
Yes, I know that sometimes they can buy small commissary items from the prison, but this is hardly anything, and that money is just going into the pockets of the prison industrial complex.
Something I think we don’t need to be putting extra money towards.
This whole thing would have been unthinkable in just about any other country, but Democrats have allowed it to happen right here in America.
Here is what people are saying:
Fox News reported:
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.
House Democrats plan to offer their final approval of the bill Tuesday before sending it to President Biden’s desk. 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. Cotton voted for both of those bills.
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.
The Independent Women’s Forum, had this to say:
Thanks to the $1.9 trillion dollar bill passed Saturday by Senate Democrats, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, a resident of The Supermax prison in Colorado, will receive a stimulus check of $1,400.
Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton tweeted:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Bomber, murdered three people and terrorized a city. He’ll be getting a $1,400 stimulus check as part of the Democrats’ “COVID relief” bill.
Cotton also tweeted that Dylan Roof, who murdered nine people attending a Bible study group at a black AME church in Charleston, will be eligible for the taxpayer largesse.