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A top economic advisor to President Joe Biden pushed back Wednesday on the idea of limiting stimulus check eligibility.
During a Bloomberg conference, White House economist Jared Bernstein argued the federal payments are “better targeted than I think most people realize,” and added “it’s not just people at the bottom who need the money.”
He said many people in the middle-class have suffered pandemic-related pay cuts without necessarily losing their jobs.
Bernstein’s remarks come as Congress debates the size and scope of Biden’s relief package, which includes $1,400 stimulus checks among other provisions. But the plan has triggered details ⇒
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