For members of the US Congress, Monday was not a good morning to be looking through their Twitter feed.
That’s because the internet was very unhappy with the elected officials of America, who spent month after month arguing about how best to keep the people from being financially harmed by the coronavirus pandemic, only to issue a neutered stimulus bill with only $600 direct payments.
Social media users spent much of the day explaining why the sum was completely unacceptable, and their rhetoric reeked of revolution.
— Ruth Glendinning (@GuRuth) December 21, 2020
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
Plutocrat Pelosi who is worth $120 million because she has used our government for decades to enrich herself and her corporate donors just called the $600 checks “significant.” This is her #LetThemEatCake moment.
— Ryan Knight 🌹 (@ProudSocialist) December 21, 2020
With $600 in COVID relief, you can almost buy a door panel for one of Nancy Antoinette's Sub-Zero freezers.
— Leigo (@yieldright) December 21, 2020
— New Right Network (@NewRightNetwork) December 21, 2020
Soon, users were swapping out their cake-cutting for head rolling.
Our government is the worst. The citizens they are tasked to represent mean nothing to them. We need a change. pic.twitter.com/xsYOJb2o0o
— JKB💥🌹⚖️ (@BernMaestro) December 21, 2020
Alexa, is $600 enough money to buy a guillotine?
— Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) December 21, 2020
— smells like guillotine spirit🎄🎅🏽☭⛄️ (@DylanTweetin) December 21, 2020
"the deficit" is what we should name the first guillotine https://t.co/yhWgw5br5K
— Matthew Cortland, Esq 🖋️ (@mattbc) December 18, 2020
If these public servants are keeping their finger on the pulse of the nation, they won’t dare gloat about the bill later the afternoon.
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