Update on the Stimulus Package: Republicans Call the Democrats’ Gas Rebate Plan a ‘disaster’

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As Americans face increasing gas prices and food prices, many Democratic members of Congress have proposed a “stimulus check” plan to lessen the burden on consumers—but a number of Republicans have spoken out against the notion.

Representatives Mike Thompson of California, John Larson of Connecticut, and Lauren Underwood of Illinois introduced legislation in the House on Wednesday that would provide an energy refund to Americans under specific conditions. The idea would provide $100 rebates to American families, plus extra $100 for each dependant child, during any month that the average national price of gas hits $4 per gallon.

Republicans reacted angrily to the Democrats’ idea. They argued that the federal government should focus on tackling rising prices and increasing domestic fuel production.

“Democrats want gasoline’stimulus’ checks,” Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn tweeted on Thursday. “Instead, let us address the underlying issue. It is time for the United States to restart the Keystone pipeline, drill domestically, and become a net oil and gas exporter.”

 

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“Democrats’ energy strategy is handing out more money we don’t have,” North Dakota Republican Representative Kelly Armstrong, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee, told the Daily Caller. “It’s a formula for disaster,” added the congressman.

“Allow us to get infrastructure in place, and we’ll deliver energy not just for the US, but for some of our allies who could need it right now,” Armstrong continued.

Representative Ralph Norman, a Republican from South Carolina, chastised Democrats for blaming Russia for high gas prices, which were already high before Putin’s globally criticised invasion of Ukraine.

“Democrats refuse to accept responsibility for destroying American energy, instead blaming Putin, and want to transfer Americans only a few hundred dollars of their own money back to them to soothe the agony Biden’s policies created,” Norman told the Daily Caller. “What a slap in the face,” exclaimed the congressman.

“There are two issues regarding these Stimulus payments for high gas prices: where is the money coming from, and are Democrats buying gas or votes?” On Thursday, Lavern Spicer, a Republican congressional candidate in Florida, tweeted.

Newsweek contacted a representative for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, to inquire whether Democratic leaders want to move forward with the proposal. On Friday, the spokeswoman did not immediately comment.

Inflation has become a major issue in the United States, as well as in other countries throughout the world. Republicans have criticised President Joe Biden and Democrats, claiming that their social expenditures during the COVID-19 outbreak contributed to the price increase. However, trillions of dollars in spending have been approved with bipartisan backing and by former President Donald Trump for 2020.

As lockdowns were implemented across the country in March 2020, Congress passed an initial wave of $1,200 stimulus payments to most Americans. Then, in December, Congress authorised yet another batch of $600 direct payments to the vast majority of Americans. Following Biden’s election, Democrats pushed through a partisan spending proposal that included another batch of $1,400 checks.

The stimulus payments were well-received, and millions of Americans sought more as the financial impact from the pandemic took hold. A popular petition on Change.org calls for the federal government to issue $2,000 stimulus cheques to Americans every month as long as the pandemic continues. More than 3 million people have signed it.

 

Gas prices are really high.

Republicans have spoken out against a Democratic proposal to send Americans a $100 energy rebate per month if gas prices reach by $4 per gallon. The price of gasoline continues to rise at a Marathon gas station in Griffin, Georgia, on March 15.

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Biden and other Democrats have attempted to blame Russia for the high cost of gas. While the battle is compounding pre-existing supply chain concerns and is projected to drive up gas prices even further, inflation had already reached a four-decade high before to the invasion. Senator Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, chastised Biden for blaming inflation completely on Putin.

 

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“Democrats’ reckless spending, which has driven widespread inflation, has exacerbated Americans’ misery at the pump. However, in recent days, the Biden administration has attempted to construct some laugh-out-loud—laugh-out-loud revisionist history “In a Senate floor speech on March 10, McConnell stated.

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