This tweet is going viral. Your thoughts?
You’re getting $1400, but a $1.9T relief bill divided by 330M Americans is costing you $5757.
— Sal the Agorist (@SallyMayweather) March 6, 2021
It does look that Rep. Dan Crenshaw saw the tweet and he dropped this video echoing its sentiment:
Democrat math….doesn’t work. pic.twitter.com/1UpACYwJzw
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) March 8, 2021
Others are pointing out that it’s really the next generation that owes the $5700, not us:
This is a ridiculous framing. It’s not that you’re getting $1400 and it’s costing you $5757 – it’s that you’re getting $1400 and it’s costing your kids $5757, plus interest. https://t.co/8x0umfP0S7
— Zack Kanter (@zackkanter) March 6, 2021
But we have so much debt, will they even notice?
I’m not worried about the kids having to pay off the national debt. They’ll just pass it onto their kids. It’s fine. https://t.co/gFtl3eCYfy
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) March 7, 2021
It’s “waaaay past our kids”:
Oh man, we're waaaay past our kids, this debt debt is biblical, like to the seventh son of the seventh son of the seventh son (and anyone else Caesar can squeeze). https://t.co/COtsbFMVAJ
— Minnow (@Phila_Mino) March 7, 2021
Others are arguing the debt doesn’t even matter:
That's a ridiculous frame.
It also means it is very hard for many people to understand how stimulus works, how money works, how time and money work together, why a government isn't a household, etc etc.
In general, when someone does math like this they are making a bad pt. https://t.co/ZcMzhcKM38
— Adam Davidson (@adamdavidson) March 7, 2021
Oh, yes, all the “things” we’re funding!
Yes, can you believe that a spending bill does not 100% consist of direct checks to individuals, but instead spends money on THINGS? Truly amazing. Revolutionary. https://t.co/Oy179nhkEQ
— Jeremy Horpedahl 🍞🔕 (@jmhorp) March 7, 2021
We’ve covered just how wasteful so much of the bill is:
Mega-thread breaks down where all of the Covid-19 relief money in the House bill is going (HINT: NOT TO YOU) https://t.co/Ql8OQh0W2E
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 20, 2021