Despite congress only passing a $2 trillion dollar relief bill a day ago, progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) already wants more.
In addition, AOC is calling on Congress to “return to D.C. as soon as possible” to pass more measures including a rent moratorium, a debt moratorium and more.
Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez expressed anger over nonresident aliens not being eligible for $1200 stimulus relief checks.
To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some w/social sec numbers, NOT immigrants w/ tax IDs (ITINs).
Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing. Many are essential workers who pay more taxes than Amazon.
Wall St gets $4T
What Trump + Senate GOP have done is hold hospitals, working people, and the vulnerable hostage so they could get in $500 billion (that will be leveraged into $4T) in corporate welfare.
Without the Wall St giveaway, GOP refuses to fund hospitals & unemployment. It’s inhumane.
NY Post reports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress this week is not enough and the federal government should reconvene to pass even more far-reaching measures.
“I will be frank — I believe working families deserve far more. I am urging Congress to return to D.C. as soon as possible to pass paid sick leave; a mortgage and rent moratorium; a debt moratorium; additional support for New York state’s emergency response; free health care for those infected by the virus; and real relief for all immigrant families,” the Queens socialist said in a ‘COVID19 Newsletter’ Friday evening.
AOC was among the most notable critics of the coronavirus stimulus bill when it reached the House and denounced it in a much-watched tirade on the House floor Friday.
“What did the Senate majority fight for? One of the largest corporate bailouts with as few strings as possible in American history. Shameful. The greed of that fight is wrong for crumbs for our families,” she said.
Both New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have said additional stimulus was likely needed, but so far there is no timetable for when or what would be in a future bill.