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Biden is finding out the hard way that promising free money might mean quick wins, but causes a lot of long-term grief

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03.02.2021

One easy way to get someone to pay attention to what you’re selling is to tell them that it’s free. If a coffee shop offers a free bagel with your latte for example, that latte suddenly becomes a bit more appealing.

It’s not much different in politics, and Joe Biden knows that. Another round of stimulus checks was a big promise from him, especially given how much people are suffering financially because of the pandemic.

But confusion has engulfed that commitment. While many thought that $2,000 checks were on the way, as per Biden’s apparent promise, it transpired what he actually meant were $1,400 checks to top up the $600 granted previously. Because $1,400 plus $600 equals $2,000, right? Well, no, not in everyone’s eyes.

There’s a simple lesson to be learned here. And much as I hate to say it, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is correct in saying that since a certain amount – in this case $2,000........

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