Well, that didn’t take long.
As many of us likely expected, the moment that the coast was clear for the far left to start railing against Joe Biden, they would. After all, they just needed to get him elected in order to get one foot on the rung above their current perch.
But now that it’s a done deal, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is volleying criticism Biden’s way…5 days before he even takes office.
But that wasn’t enough for Ocasio-Cortez, who appeared to want the latest checks to reach $2,000 as she and others have repeatedly requested. “$2,000 means $2,000. $2,000 does not mean $1,400,″ she told the Post.
Biden pledged before the Georgia runoffs this month that a Democratic Senate would pass $2,000 stimulus checks.
Of course, AOC is playing this a bit densely on purpose, suggesting that she doesn’t understand the math. This is what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does. It’s her role as the squeaky wheel.
AOC was looking for a much larger payday for Americans.
In a follow up tweet, Ocasio-Cortez argued that Congress should proivde retroactive unemployment relief, in addition to the $400 per week that Biden included in his latest proposal. Biden’s proposal also expanded from $500 to $1,500 the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Joe Biden was certainly not the first choice of the progressive left in the 2020 election, with the liberal Democrats’ endorsements coming with the caveat that they’d be watching the moderate politician like a hawk.
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