The Brief: #StimulusCheck and #StimulusDeposit memes are going viral on Twitter and Reddit after the IRS began issuing $1200 to taxpayers to alleviate any financial hardship caused by the Coronavirus.
Due to COVID-19, many Americans lost their jobs and others experienced a huge cut in wages. In an effort to alleviate any economic hardship resulting from the virus, the Internal Revenue Service issued $1200, known as a stimulus check or deposit, to most American taxpayers. #StimulusCheck and #StimulusDeposit memes began to circulate on Twitter and Reddit once many Americans began receiving their deposits on April 14 and 15. #StimulusCheck and #StimulusDeposit began trending on Twitter. Reddit users launched an entire “Stimulus Check” community in March. The group is now filled with thousands of users posting memes about their government aid status. Even those who have yet to receive their funds, also contributed to the #StimulusChecks and #StimulusDeposit memes on Twitter and Reddit.
Some Twitter and Reddit users reacted with memes expressing excitement.
My bank account just got stimulated. Still not voting for the bastard. #StimulusDeposit pic.twitter.com/0At9pf3CXs
— Nicholas Jimenez (@notnickjimenez) April 15, 2020
When you check your bank account and it says “your balance 1,205.84”#Stimulusdeposit pic.twitter.com/5PXUfQ8Ljb
— Im Dang3r0us 🖤 (@WakeEmUp21) April 14, 2020
Stimulus check and direct deposit hit at the same time pic.twitter.com/8M0S87kTy6
— Drobs (@D_rob776) April 15, 2020
Me after my #Stimulusdeposit hit: #StimulusChecks pic.twitter.com/Bi36i8Zxk2
— DemetriTube (@DemetriTube) April 13, 2020
When that stimulus check hits the direct deposit pic.twitter.com/9TsdjHdpkY
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) April 15, 2020
When the stimulus check deposit and payday fall on the same day pic.twitter.com/zy0bhynP9K
— Ara (@Araceli_Delg24) April 14, 2020
Everybody this morning after getting the stimulus deposit from daddy Trump. #StimulusCheck pic.twitter.com/r1NU5A9WgG
— Big Momma Claudia (@bbeachbbum04) April 15, 2020
Others shared memes about how they plan to spend the money.
"Why shouldn’t I keep it?" -Bilbo Baggins from stimuluscheck
When my landlord asks why I’m buying a gun with my stimulus check instead of paying rent from stimuluscheck
Others are still waiting on it.
My bank account looking at me while I check it every 10 mins. #Stimulusdeposit pic.twitter.com/eW2IKNZDPn
— Sexymamasolis12 (@sexymamasolis12) April 15, 2020
When #Stimulusdeposit is trending but your bank account balance is still $9 pic.twitter.com/kAejbS8B7D
— h (@_hannahbanana14) April 13, 2020
Me looking at my chase account at 12:01 am waiting for my stimulus check to deposit. pic.twitter.com/D38CfbW5Zf
— slightlysubtle (@slightlysubtle) April 15, 2020
my stimulus deposit will be in my bank account when I wake up in the morning I’m speaking it into existence pic.twitter.com/oPfnWRjMjB
— black snowboarder sponsored by pornhub (@shialanutinme) April 15, 2020
For those of you who are uncertain of the status of your deposit, please check the IRS’ new tool Economic Impact Payment at IRS.gov/eip. This tool allows you to check the status of a payment, including the date it’s scheduled to be deposited or mailed.