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Politics Rashida Tlaib Leads Democrat Charge for Stimulus Checks as Wage Disparity Rockets

15:40  03 december  2020
15:40  03 december  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Far-left congresswoman Rashida Tlaib , D-Mich., has released a plan that would pay lower- and middle-income Americans thousands of dollars every month—in exchange for doing absolutely Why work harder—or even at all—if government is going to send you a check every month for doing nothing?

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) continues to voice her desire for further stimulus checks to be distributed as other Democrats tout such payments, highlighting their inclusion in proposals previously passed by the House of Representatives.

Rashida Tlaib wearing sunglasses and smoking a cigarette: Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, D-MI, speaks to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign event in Clive, Iowa, on January 31, 2020. She has made calls for further stimulus checks to be sent out amid the COVID-19 pandemic. © Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, D-MI, speaks to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign event in Clive, Iowa, on January 31, 2020. She has made calls for further stimulus checks to be sent out amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tlaib previously spoke of further economic impact payments being "critical," in comments made after the latest bipartisan bill proposal—which excludes them—was outlined.

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Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib called for a federal minimum wage of up to an hour at a “One Fair Wage ” event in Detroit on Sunday.“Big fights Tlaib and Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell participated in an event called “Server for an Hour” to support the Raise the Wage Act that passed the

"The next COVID-19 relief bill must include direct payments to people," she said in a recent tweet.

Her latest comments on the matter came alongside a report which showed a disparity in wage growth between the top one percent and bottom 90 percent of earners.

Tlaib shared a message from Democratic congressman-elect Jamaal Bowman, who will represent New York's 16th District, who posted figures from the Economic Policy Institute on this point and said: "Stop looting us."

The congresswoman wrote: "Someone better be getting those stimulus checks ready to send. The people need it now."

The report showed that between 1979 and 2019, wages for the top one percent grew by 160.3 percent. And for the top 0.1 percent of earners, by 345.2 percent.

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Meanwhile, the research showed wage growth in the same period for the bottom 90 percent of earners was 26 percent.

Tlaib's comments on stimulus come with other Democrat representatives having highlighted such payments, referring to the HEROES Act—which first passed the House in May before an updated version did so in October. Each version included direct payments.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) called for this legislation to be voted on by the Senate without delay, with it having met push back from GOP lawmakers in the upper chamber so far.

"It has now been TWO months since the House passed a relief package that would distribute stimulus checks, reinstate the $600/week of expanded unemployment, send grants to businesses, and renew eviction moratoriums," she tweeted.

"The Senate should vote on it TODAY. No more delays."

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) also backed the HEROES Act being voted on, referencing stimulus checks in this call.

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Tlaib , a Michigan Democrat , faces allegations that she used campaign funds for personal use and the Office of Congressional Ethics has so far found "substantial reason" to believe the allegations are true. Tlaib converted campaign funds from Rashida Tlaib for Congress to personal use or Rep.

"The House has passed legislation to extend unemployment aid, provide another round of stimulus checks, and support small businesses. Twice," she wrote on Twitter.

"It's time for the Senate to pass the HEROES Act and help struggling families during this crisis.

"Do the right thing."

Referencing 200 days having passed since the HEROES Act was first passed by the House, on May 15, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) wrote on Twitter on Wednesday: "Today marks 200 days [since] McConnell Republicans have refused pass new stimulus checks for Americans.

"200 days of McConnell Republicans watching Americans suffer and doing nothing about it except approving some more rightwing judges."

Newsweek has contacted the lawmakers above for further comment in regard to stimulus checks.

A bipartisan bill outlining $908 billion in support has gained support from Democrat figureheads, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) indicated he thought it was a waste of time when asked about the proposal.

The debate over further stimulus comes with confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. throughout the pandemic having surpassed 13 million.

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The graphic below, from Statista, shows the number of people hospitalized due to the virus as of December 2, compared to other peaks in this figure.

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