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MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week targeted Republicans to focus on what is known as the abandon culture rather than working with Democrats to pass the coronavirus aid package.
President Biden on Thursday signed the US $ 1.9 trillion comprehensive bailout plan, $ 1,400 stimulus checks for many Americans, sweetened unemployment benefits of $ 300 a week through September 6, and a generous one Includes one year extension of child tax credit. It also provides hundreds of billions of dollars in aid to state and local governments, vaccine distribution efforts, and small businesses.
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Having touted the bill as one of the most progressive laws in history, Democrats have pointed to some estimates suggesting it will cut poverty by a third this year and potentially cut child poverty in half, and have argued that it will help revitalize the population Virus necessary is battered economy.
But the Republicans, neither of whom voted for the bill, have labeled it a lavish spending frenzy that does more to resolve liberal wish-lists than the dual health and economic crisis.
“This week in Congress: Dems: Adopt a $ 1.9 billion COVID package to provide stimulus checks (with loved ones!), Cut child poverty in half, add $ 300 to user interface, prevent Cuts in state + local services, largest investment yet in indigenous communities, etc. “Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., tweeted Thursday. “GOP: It took me a week to read The Cat in the Hat.”
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Conservative lawmakers have criticized the crackdown on content that is seen as racist, problematic or offensive to marginalized communities in recent weeks. These include six Dr. Seuss books, which are no longer published due to racist and insensitive images, said the overseer of the author’s estate earlier this month.
“The Cat in the Hat” is not one of those books that is no longer published, but Republicans have put this and other popular Dr. Seuss books used as a fundraising tactic and rally to criticize “cancel culture”.
Kevin McCarthy, minority chairman of the House of Representatives, posted a video of himself last week reading “Green Eggs and Ham”.
“I still like Dr. Seuss, so I decided to read Green Eggs and Ham,” said McCarthy.