The Brief: As congress debates passing a COVID-19 relief package which could include a $600 stimulus check for Americans, people are sharing memes about how little money that is.
Stimulus check memes focus on the economic relief that may be approved in the tenth month of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress is working to pass a stimulus package that may include billions in tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy and a $600 relief check for many Americans.
Although this $900 billion package is still being negotiated, memes about the possibility of $600 stimmy checks are circulating on social media. As $600 wouldn’t cover the average cost of a month’s rent for a family of four in any state, people are highlighting how these checks aren’t nearly enough to compensate for the economic devastation millions of Americans are experiencing.
People are criticizing the federal government’s measly bailout plan by calling out lawmakers for expecting people to be able to survive with a stimulus check half the size of the one people received earlier in the year.
A $600 stimulus after nearly 9 months pic.twitter.com/ctbzif2a0J
— Liz Jenkins (@ej11lizzie) December 17, 2020
$600 stimulus check is disrespectful
— Kemi 🕊 (@melanatedmommaa) December 17, 2020
Is the next stimulus gonna be a Starbucks gift card for $20.00.
— 🆃🆁🆄🅳🆈 (@thetrudz) December 17, 2020
Fucking $600 stimulus checks. Why not just throw $5 in quarters on the ground and make me pick them up while you laugh
— The Honorable bЯyan (@murderxbryan) December 17, 2020
BREAKING: Congress has announced that the next round of stimulus will be a pizza party
— big dumb idiot (@drunkenoprah) December 17, 2020
The $600 stimulus check pic.twitter.com/dbCZCZREIX
— Joy Kudia (@kudya_not) December 17, 2020
NEW: Sources on Capitol Hill say McConnell will only agree to stimulus checks if Democrats allow him to personally spit in the face of every single individual who receives one.
— 𝙇𝙪𝙘𝙮 𝘿𝙞𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙤, MD (Major Downer) (@SatansJacuzzi) December 17, 2020
In a very different vein than “y’all should’ve given me that $1200” memes, people are joking about what they’ll spend their $600 stimulus check on.
Which half of your rent are you going to spend your stimulus check on?
— Samantha Ruddy (@samlymatters) December 17, 2020
Some say it’s time to buy a pitchfork or guillotine:
Lots of people are saying they plan to spend their $600 on a good pitchfork
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) December 17, 2020
Hey this might be a good item to buy with your one off relief cheque… pic.twitter.com/8A56x8rpqx
— Ali *Snapshot In Time* (@gassyp) December 16, 2020
A $600 stimulus check?! I can’t even buy a Small Blue Bottle Coffee with that!!
— Americana at Brand Memes (@americanamemes) December 17, 2020
Rise & Grind Twitter when that next stimmy hits… pic.twitter.com/J8F7Aw61Dc
— All Black Lives Matter (@sir_sarcasm) December 17, 2020
You’ve heard of elf on a shelf. Now get ready for…
Timmy on a Stimmy pic.twitter.com/7kIHv6pvfa
— jason bolaños (@JBinAV) December 17, 2020
An Arrested Development meme on just how out-of-touch lawmakers are acting with a $600 stimulus check proposal.