Now that a new administration has been installed in the White House, struggling Americans are wondering when they can expect their $1,400 stimulus checks.
According to reports, the earliest Americans can expect their checks will be midFebruary or mid-March.
That's because Congress has to vote on the new $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, and the earliest the bill can be approved is mid-February.
Democrats promised $2,000 checks if they swept the Georgia Senate run-offs in early January. The promises of $2,000 checks continued even after former President Trump signed the $900 billion stimulus package on December 27.
There was never a mention that the $2,000 checks included the $600 stimulus checks that were direct deposited in bank accounts on December 30, 2020 and mailed out on January 6, 2021.
Georgians who blanketed neighborhoods campaigning for the Democrats are angry and disappointed.
"I was on the ground and I knocked [on] over 1,000 doors," Atlantan Rogelio Linares told Mediaite in an interview. "At the doors, I was literally telling people, '$2K checks, you can rely on this.' I'm a man of principle and morals and I feel like shit. I lied to them. I was lying to them the whole time. I was lying to people that were relying on this. At the time I didn't know it was a lie. But that was not the reality."
In more disappointing news, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday there will be no $15 federally-mandated minimum wage included in the $1.9 trillion stimulus package.