Business Insider reports:
President Donald Trump’s appointed head of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, is under fire for comments he made Wednesday in which he appeared to suggest the $1,200 stimulus payments could last people up to 10 weeks.
“I think the entire package provides economic relief overall for about 10 weeks,” Mnuchin told CBS’ Face the Nation.
“Hopefully we will kill this virus quicker and we won’t need it, but we have liquidity to put into the American economy to support American workers and American business.”
Here is Steve Mnuchin, whose net worth is $400 million saying that $1,200 is intended to be “bridge liquidity” for most Americans for 10 weeks. I want to pitch Mnuchin and Louise Linton living on that for 10 weeks to Mark Burnettt as a new reality show… pic.twitter.com/xl1qdtLysC
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 16, 2020
“It’s your monthly rent, Michael. What could it cost? $10?” https://t.co/Bc0wdzVk0J
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 16, 2020
Australia: $1993 a month
Canada: $1,433 a month
Denmark: Up to $3,288 a month
France: Up to $7,575 a month
Germany: Up to $7,326.78 a month
Ireland: Up to $1793.44 a month
UK: Up to $3,084 a month
U.S.: $1,200 to last for 10 weeks
“It’s really bridge liquidity” – Steve Mnuchin https://t.co/IrUS04g4WB
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 16, 2020
Nothing says “out of touch” more than Monopoly Guy Mnuchin saying that folks can survive 10 WEEKS on $1200 stimulus checks.
What the actual fuck? https://t.co/R4sVVxGcj9
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 15, 2020
I’d absolutely watch a TV show where Steve Mnuchin and his wife were forced to survive on $1,200 for 10 weeks. https://t.co/3GaDj2zaTp
— batkaren (@batkaren) April 16, 2020