Congress has been working on a stimulus package for months now, and the best they can do (since the last paltry payment of $1,200 in March) is $600. “I would like them to have been bigger, but they are significant, and they will be going out soon,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on the House floor on Monday. Pelosi, who has a net worth of more than $100 million and earns $220,000 per year (even during the shut down) described the payments as “significant”. Remember when she called the $1,200 stimulus payments “crumbs?” McConell wasn’t much better, stating “We can finally report what our nation has needed to hear for a very long time. More help is on the way.”

And the Twittersphere responded.

But yes, there are a lot of Americans to pay money to, and the stimulus package isn’t as big as it was the first time. Lets’ do the math.

@TheRightColumn had a snarky retort for @Alyssa_Milano:

Guess he’s unaware that 1. $300 on top of your maybe $150 a week unemployment benefit isn’t enough either and, 2. if your hours have been cut in half, you’re not eligible for unemployment and if you quit, you’re still not eligible, and 3. most people work two or three jobs and still barely make ends meet.

Oh well, for those who keep saying, “well at least we got something” you keep on enjoying getting played.