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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Democrats' last-minute compromise on stimulus checks as an 'own-goal'

Posted On: Apr 13, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D, New York, makes a point during a debate.
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AOC assailed the decision from Biden to narrow eligibility for a third stimulus check as "an own-goal."
Individuals making $75,000 and under are set to receive the full check, but those earning above $80,000 would no longer qualify.
Biden's move sparked criticism from other progressives as well.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned "conservative" Democratic senators who pushed their party to limit eligibility for a new set of $1,400 stimulus checks under President Joe Biden's relief package. Biden has endorsed the proposal for quicker phaseouts for the $1,400 stimulus checks to prevent people who earn higher incomes from getting a third direct payment, two Democratic aides told Insider on Wednesday. The checks form a key part of the $1.9 trillion relief legislation the Senate will take up. "Conservative Dems have fought so the Biden admin sends fewer &...

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