Politics Ron Johnson Target of $1M Ad Blitz After Calling Stimulus Check Spending 'Unwise'

03:10  17 february  2021
03:10  17 february  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Progressives Frustrated by Biden's Willingness to Compromise on $1,400 Stimulus Checks

  Progressives Frustrated by Biden's Willingness to Compromise on $1,400 Stimulus Checks "Last I heard, someone making $55,000 a year is not 'rich,'" Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted.Some Republicans and moderate Democrats have raised concerns that Americans who have not been economically disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic received the first and second round of stimulus checks. These lawmakers have suggested that a third round of direct payments should be more targeted, going to individuals earning $50,000 or less and couples making up to $100,00—instead of $75,000 and $150,000 respectively as was previously done.

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What's holding up new stimulus checks ? Chief among the issues are whether Republican lawmakers would support the package. But with GOP support so far failing to materialize, Democrats are pushing forward with the budget reconciliation process, which would next direct House and Senate committees to discuss spending priorities. However, Mr. Biden's seeming willingness to target the checks to lower-income households could drastically reduce the number of households that would qualify for a check . For instance, the IRS said it sent 30 million payments to households earning more than

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is the target of a $1 million ad campaign urging him to support stimulus checks having previously pushed against these and questioned the wisdom of such spending.

a man standing in front of a building: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) speaks to a member of the media at the U.S. Capitol on February 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. He is facing an ad campaign urging him to change his stance on stimulus checks. © Stefani Reynolds/Pool/Getty Images Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) speaks to a member of the media at the U.S. Capitol on February 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. He is facing an ad campaign urging him to change his stance on stimulus checks.

A statewide advertising push is to begin Tuesday, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, urging the senator to cease opposing further direct payments amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnson previously blocked efforts in December to pass a bill to send out another round of $1,200 checks. He cited concerns about the federal deficit.

Third Stimulus Check: Democrats Heading for Clash Over Lower Income Threshold

  Third Stimulus Check: Democrats Heading for Clash Over Lower Income Threshold The clash over the eligibility criteria looks set to roll on, as the prospect of limiting who receives payments further splits lawmakers.President Joe Biden has frequently outlined desire for the next COVID-19 relief package to be passed in a bipartisan manner, and has expressed a willingness to reduce who receives direct payments to facilitate this.

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Another $600 round was signed off at the end of last year and President Joe Biden has outlined his desire to send out another $1,400 payment, to make up $2,000 with the prior checks.

Opportunity Wisconsin, which describes itself as a "coalition of Wisconsin residents fighting for an economy that works for working people," will urge Johnson to change tack with TV adverts aired in his home state, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

On its website, the group states on a page alongside the ads: "We've had enough of Senator Ron Johnson blocking COVID relief for Wisconsin families. We're pushing back and demanding that he change his stance and provide critical relief checks to Wisconsin families during this difficult time."

The videos show case studies of people in Wisconsin struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These encourage people to call Johnson and tell him to "stop blocking the relief checks."

Biden Warms to Fast-Track Stimulus After Liberal Pressure Mounts

  Biden Warms to Fast-Track Stimulus After Liberal Pressure Mounts President Joe Biden and White House officials are siding with liberal Democrats stung by past efforts to reach compromise with Republicans and refusing to heed GOP appeals to scale back the administration’s $1.9 trillion stimulus. Biden entered talks last week with a group of Republican senators who proposed a bill just one-third the size of his pandemic-relief package. They were the first lawmakers he invited to the White House as president, raising concern on the left he might seriously entertain their counter-proposal.

Stimulus checks of 0 per person were criticized by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Trump called the payments "ridiculously low" and insisted on ,000 per person instead. But Trump's initiative could be rejected by members of his own party, who have vowed to try to keep the total cost of the bill down. As Congress moves to finalize a new round of coronavirus relief funding, President Donald Trump threw a wild card into the negotiations on Tuesday — a demand for ,000 stimulus checks per individual. Currently, the bill provides for 0 per person, or $ 1 ,200 per married couple, plus 0 for

House Democrats' latest stimulus check plan applies the same phase-out thresholds used for previous stimulus payments, but families making over 0,000 wouldn't get a check . Icy blasts pummeled parts of the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, the first of five storms threatening a blitz of snow and sleet from Washington state to Washington, D.C., and as far south as Louisiana and Mississippi. Frigid temperatures as low as minus 36 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 38 degrees Celsius) in Cut Bank, Montana, on Wednesday were blamed on a polar vortex threatening to move south as it hovers at the

In a recent interview, Johnson questioned the extent of stimulus spending and suggested this should be done in a more targeted manner.

"When you spend trillions of dollars, it will help people but we don't have an unlimited checking account and we are not being careful," he said, speaking to WISN 12 News.

"We are not stopping and considering if there is a better way to do this. That is why I think it is unwise."

He also questioned the amount of people who have lost jobs in the pandemic, asking why many millions get the checks than jobs that have been lost.

In previous comments to WSAW-TV, Johnson said he wanted to target those who have lost jobs, and assess their needs in a more specific way.

On targeting relief, he said: "I'm not saying this is easy to target, but we ought to try a whole lot harder than what we are, as opposed to just shotgunning out a couple hundred billion dollars more of money when we don't have it. We don't have an unlimited checking account."

Joe Manchin Facing Pressure From West Virginia Officials Over COVID-19 Stimulus

  Joe Manchin Facing Pressure From West Virginia Officials Over COVID-19 Stimulus Manchin has said he will support President Joe Biden's proposed stimulus package if it has bipartisan approval.Leaders in the city of Bluefield are considering writing to Manchin and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in support of the $350 billion the stimulus bill will set aside to help states and municipal governments.

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Biden's stimulus plans have not been signed off, and he has spoken of his desire to have relief proposals gain bipartisan support. He is being pressed by progressives over his $1,400 check pledge.

Republicans have questioned his spending proposals and called for the parameters surrounding who gets stimulus checks and how much these are for to be tightened. Democrats could push forward with plans through budget reconciliation, which would allow them to do so without Republican support.

Newsweek has contacted Opportunity Wisconsin and Johnson's office for comment.

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Biden's Stimulus Bill Is 'Left of Lenin,' Filled With 'Spending Porn,' Says Senator John Kennedy .
"This is not a coronavirus bill," Kennedy said. "This is a left of Lenin, neo-socialist wish list. I mean it's just it is chock full of spending porn."Kennedy made his comments Wednesday on the Fox News program America's Newsroom. The show's co-host Dana Perino asked his criticisms of the bill, noting that Kennedy always has "a way with words.

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