Friday, February 12, 2021

Dave Ramsey: If You Need Stimulus Check 'You're Screwed'

Radio host and financial advisor Dave Ramsey said he was against another round of stimulus checks and those in need of them were already "screwed" during a Thursday morning appearance on Fox News, reports Business Insider.

"I don't believe in a stimulus check because if $600 or $1,400 changes your life you were pretty much screwed already,"  Ramsey said. "You got other issues going on."

Ramsey said those who need the money have problems with their careers, debt, relationships, or their mental health. and said the checks were simply throwing money at the problem or "peeing on a forest fire" but not fixing the issue. 

"That's not talking down to folks. I've been bankrupt. I've been broke. I work with people every day who are hurting. I love people. I want people to be lifted up, but this is, again, it is just political rhetoric," he said. 

Congress has been working towards another round of stimulus checks, with Democrats aiming to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion rescue package by early March. 

Biden is in support of sending $1,400 checks to people making up to $75,000 a year. 

The support comes as millions of Americans lose income and are financially strained due to the pandemic. 

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