Ron Johnson isn't the most respected Senate member. In fact, it can be one of the least respected. Joe Scarborough often calls the Wisconsin legislature the dumbest Senator in America.
Even so, Johnson retains some power as one of the country's 100 senators. And he's not afraid to give in to it. The GOP legislature tried to prevent stimulus checks from getting into American pockets. He said then:
“I'm going to get them to read their 600- to 700-page bill. So that every member of the Senate has time to read it … before we start the debate on it. This is actually not a COVID relief, but rather a democratic wish list setting things up for a more socialist society. And it has to be resisted. And I will lead the effort to the resistance starting today. "
Johnson doubled its criticism of the COVID relief package in a recent appearance on WCLO Radio. According to the RepublicanI have been brutally criticized for trying to stand in the way of everyone getting checks. "
The Wisconsin Senator then complained that the checks were being mailed to people "who didn't even need them." This was a big talking point for Republicans who opposed the package. Eventually, the incentive was limited so that no one who made more than $ 75,000 would get one.
The incentive has already had a significant impact on the economy. Economists predict that there will be a sustained boom in the 2nd quarter of 2021 that could be sustainable.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.