Economist: $2,000 Stimulus Checks A ‘Much Needed Lift’ For Struggling Families | Katy Tur | MSNBC

Economist: $2,000 Stimulus Checks A ‘Much Needed Lift’ For Struggling Families | Katy Tur | MSNBC 1


Diane Swonk, Chief Economist at Grant Thornton, talks with MSNBC’s Katy Tur about the impact stimulus checks could have on the economy but that Congress shouldn’t “take their eye off the ball” and more relief will be needed. Aired on 12/29/2020.
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Economist: $2,000 Stimulus Checks A ‘Much Needed Lift’ For Struggling Families | Katy Tur | MSNBC

77 Comments on "Economist: $2,000 Stimulus Checks A ‘Much Needed Lift’ For Struggling Families | Katy Tur | MSNBC"

  1. Stimulate economies? How about he pretend to care about the American people because without the people you have no economy? I dunno

  2. Anna Youngblood | December 29, 2020 at 5:10 PM | Reply

    Us people that haven’t lost a job are helping people who have , we ALL need a break!!!

  3. francios dominique | December 29, 2020 at 5:12 PM | Reply

    Mitch is going to be the downfall of us all.

  4. Brady didn’t mention people like Kyle Rittenhouse who bought guns and ammo.

  5. Gabriel Fernando | December 29, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Reply


  6. Paying down CC debt, that was racked up first due to the pandemic/ losing job.. some people need it.

    • Amen! They won’t acknowledge that. Some new purchases are necessary if it helps the family survive. These Senators are jerks and inherently heartless.

    • Praying for you man, karma will come around and hit Mitch where he least expects it

    • @Fin Jake hey thanks, I was speaking generally, I’ve been lucky enough to not be financially affected by this virus.. just counting those blessings

    • @Selwyn Lawson “These Senators are jerks and inherently heartless”–yup they are Republicans.

  7. But those republicans doesn’t care about the american people.

  8. free2express08 | December 29, 2020 at 5:16 PM | Reply

    F- Kevin Brady. First of all, you can’t count! Second, let’s reduce your income to $600 for say 2 months.

  9. When they give money to corporations are they worried about what the corporations are spending their money on? You know like stock BuyBacks.

  10. Why do they care what the money will be used for??! It’s the tax payers money!

  11. Aaron Donnelly | December 29, 2020 at 5:21 PM | Reply

    I mean… at this point it’s not really a stimulus. Just a transfusion while the patient is bleeding from an artery.

  12. Pamela Damaris | December 29, 2020 at 5:28 PM | Reply

    Wow, how out of touch can that guy possibly be…

  13. Wait…So, spending the money to pay bills like credit cards is bad? Compared to just defaulting on them?

  14. Bradley Kelsall | December 29, 2020 at 5:31 PM | Reply

    Too many out-of-touch, delusional, so-called experts giving absolutely stupid responses to basic questions. PEOPLE NEED MONEY FOR F O O D ! ! !

    • So does a family of 4 who was never laid off and is still working (say federal employee) They need 8 000 thousand dollars for food.

  15. God forbid some people should save a few dollars. God forbid they buy something besides food. God forbid people pay down their over burdened credit cards.

  16. This is where the huge gap between the haves and have nots comes home to roost in America.

  17. Donald Keating | December 29, 2020 at 5:32 PM | Reply

    I’m paying down debt on credit that I used to stay afloat

  18. Junior Campbell | December 29, 2020 at 5:37 PM | Reply

    Why do they keep calling it stimulus, this is really monies to keep families afloat.

  19. He’s a real charmer, isn’t he. I suppose he’s still getting paid although not actually earning it

    • That’s what the Democrats have been doing for 4 years. Nothing but still being paid.

    • @evil khor
      Geez gramps sure racking up the time in the comments section with your new account.
      Nice that you are enjoying entitlements that Democrats afforded you.
      Mitch and Trump were going to take them away from you had Trump gotten another term. 😎

    • @B. T. I’ll never catch up with you old timers. If Trump wasn’t cheated you mean. Had Trump won the Democrats would have had another 4 years off with pay.

  20. I see he’s not missing meals & his bills are Payed.

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