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Monthly stimulus checks? Ilhan Omar proposes bill for regular $1,200 payments

'For too long we have prioritized endless growth while millions are homeless, hungry or without healthcare,' the Minnesota Democrat said.

8/1/2021 7:32:00 PM

'For too long we have prioritized endless growth while millions are homeless, hungry or without healthcare,' the Minnesota Democrat said.

'For too long we have prioritized endless growth while millions are homeless, hungry or without healthcare,' the Minnesota Democrat said.

"For too long we have prioritized endless growth while millions are homeless, hungry or without healthcare," Omar said in an official statement about the bill."The pandemic has laid bare these inequalities. We as a nation have the ability to make sure everyone has their basic needs like food, housing and healthcare met."

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Omar pointed to pilot programs in various places across the country that haveprovided guaranteed incometo some Americans. The congresswoman argued that the U.S. should"become the leader in measuring and safeguarding our people's economic well-being," saying her legislation would be a start in that direction.

"We need a paradigm shift in how we measure and evaluate our economy," Bowman said in a statement."If my district, New York's 16th, was a country, it would have the 8th worst inequality in the world. Our barometers for economic success, as well as our policies, must be centered around meeting basic levels of care and dignity for all of our people."

The program, if the legislation were to pass, would not immediately begin sending out $1,200 checks to most Americans. Instead, it would create a $2.5 billion grant program to fund pilot guaranteed income programs across the country. The programs would be studied from 2023 to 2027 and then the national program would begin in 2028, Minneapolis' WCCO-TV reported.

Representative Ilhan Omar introduced legislation that would provide monthly $1,200 payments to most Americans. In this photo, Omar speaks during a press conference at Black Lives Matter Plaza on April 9, 2021, in Washington, D.C.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Then the legislation would provide $1,200 per month to people making $75,000 or less per year. The heads of households with an income of up to $112,500 would receive $1,200 under the program. And $600 would be provided for each minor child.The guaranteed income plan's structure is similar to that of

the three stimulus checksthat were sent out by the federal government amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the bipartisan CARES Act in March 2020, the government provided most Americans with one-time payments of up to $1,200, plus additional funding for minor children. A follow-up bipartisan stimulus package in December 2020 provided another round of $600 direct payments for most Americans.

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After PresidentJoe Bidentook office, Democratic lawmakers pushed through his American Rescue Plan without any Republican support. That legislation provided another round of $1,400 stimulus checks for most Americans. It also implemented a new Child Tax Credit system, which went into effect last month.

, parents and guardians have begun to receive $300 per month for each child under the age of six. They also receive $250 per month for each child between the ages of six and 17. Read more: Newsweek »

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How about you stop with your anti-semetic remarks then when you get called out you claim Islamophobia. Or your tweets showing love for Hamas and al shabab. Ilhan The average US income for a single person is $53K yearly. This means you want to give most of the country stimulus checks. The US is over $27 trillion in debt; much of it borrowed from Social Security. We can't afford you or your Socialist policies. You are disgrace to MN!

Maybe we should fund it with a VAT… 🤔 yup. end growth. let the peons live in huts and beg for food. Bye bye.

Stimulus check update: Californians will get $600 in September, monthly $2K petition growsAbout 26 million of the state's 39.5 million residents can expect to receive a payment. Uh no What about Michiganders 🤣 Desperate politicians are scary for democracy

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