On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said that $2,000 direct payments should be reserved for people making under $60,000 and giving people who earn more isn’t a smart use of federal money.
After noting the agreement between Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on the issue, Brooks stated, “I don’t support it. I think Mitch McConnell and John Thune…are essentially right. I think it would be a very wise idea to give people who make under $60,000 those $2,000 checks. I see no reason why we should give people earning more than that those checks. It’s just not a good use of federal funds.”
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