Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration marketed the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” as a way to help Americans in financial need after a year of government-induced lockdowns, purposefully leaving out people they believed should not benefit from the extra funds.
Now that the same government that encouraged a widespread economic shutdown has allocated Americans’ own money back to them by passing a bill that costs taxpayers more than they will ever get back in stimulus checks, people are speculating how they will spend their new money.
As some have already pointed out, there are beneficial ways to spend that stimulus “hush money,” such as buying necessities (food, water, shelter), purchasing guns, and paying off any outstanding debts. Others, however, are in full splurge mode, showing that the trillion dollars showered on Americans didn’t just go to those who desperately needed it or would use it for practical purposes.
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