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People are joking about what ‘the next stimulus’ is going to look like

'Gov might be trying to kill us, but at least I'm going down laughin.'

Dec 20, 2020, 1:52 pm*

Internet Culture


Kahron Spearman

People have been posting hilarious—and lowkey sad—”the next stimulus” memes on Twitter, which are full of terrible consolation prizes.

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As the next COVID-related stimulus bill is on the horizon, pending Congressional vote, many aren't that excited about $600 possibly showing up in their bank account, precisely because it's (literally) too little, too late for millions of Americans affected by the pandemic. 

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The Hill reported that on Friday Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) again blocked a Bernie Sanders-backed proposal that would provide another round of much-needed $1,200 stimulus checks.

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Twitter users are now making jokes and memes about how inconsequential sending $600 to any affected adult actually seems. Because survival is funny sometimes, right? 

"The government giving a $600 stimulus check to millions of people who's lives they intentionally ruined Is like giving a get well soon card to a man suffering from depression after you slept with his wife," user reporter Elijah Schaffer "joked."

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Thanks to Dwight Schrute's "Schrute Bucks," which hold about as much value as Monopoly money, The Office showed up in the memes.

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Others are equating the "next stimulus" to Hot Topic and Kohl's coupons.
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Some are trying to maintain a positive attitude: "The stimulus check memes are so good... gov might be trying to kill us, but at least I'm going down laughing," @todd__coward tweeted.

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*First Published: Dec 20, 2020, 1:51 pm