On Thursday, President Joe Biden has signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package bill into law. Which means that the stimulus checks are coming.
Social media has now officially deemed the stimulus checks…Biden Bucks. The news about Biden Bucks had people excited to talk about it on social media. Lots of people were tweeting out about their “Stimmy” with jokes and just really relatable tweets.
Biden Bucks Are Coming
The House of Representatives passed the COVID-19 relief package which extends unemployment benefits and $1,400 stimulus checks to Americans.
Here are the details of the people who will likely be getting the stimulus check:
Individuals making $80,000 or under and married couples making $160,000 or less will receive up to $1,400 per person.
- Individuals who make $75,000 or less will get the full $1,400.
- Checks will go down in value for those who make between $75,000 to $80,000 (or couples who make between $150,000 and $160,000).
Adam Ruben, campaign director of the Economic Security Project, stated, “The American Rescue Plan represents one of the largest expansions of direct cash policies in our country’s history.” This is something he believes is worth celebrating.
“The direct cash payments to individuals and families from stimulus checks and the Child Tax Credit will quickly send desperately-needed money to most Americans.” Ruben continued talking about the impact this will have on the American people, “They will put food on the table, buy needed medicines and school supplies, and lift millions of people out of poverty. Biden Bucks are coming. And for many, it will be a real gamechanger.”
People’s excitement on social media about their stimulus checks has created all sorts of trending hashtags. ‘Biden Bucks’ and ‘Kamala Kash’ have been social’s media new names for their checks as well as their ‘Stimmy’.
While others have reflected on their feelings about the new administration. Many have felt better about having President Joe Biden in office. People are calling this feeling the ‘Biden Calm’ that came after the ‘Trump Storm’.
Of course, Twitter had to come with the perfect memes to go with their Biden Bucks celebration.
As soon as I get my Biden bucks, I’ll be all like… pic.twitter.com/oGSs64qMEC
— ✨ 𝒜𝓂𝑒𝓉𝒽𝓎𝓈𝓉 ✨ (@SavageAmethyst) March 12, 2021
I can’t wait for my Biden Bucks. My Kamala Kash, if you will.
— jacob | the only henry james stan (@doom_delrey) March 12, 2021
Yesterday was Moneybagg Joe, today we have Biden Bucks trending.
I love the Internet. pic.twitter.com/rHZ3dpjZGG
— alex (@AlexUlrichh) March 12, 2021
We're all spending our Biden Bucks on rent. pic.twitter.com/EwayNaE0VE
— ClockOutWars (@clockoutwars) March 12, 2021
What is it? ‘Stimmy’ is the new slang term for stimulus which refers to the stimulus payments made to Americans by the government.
Yes, it’s safe to say that social media is READY for their stimulus checks. This one Youtube creator even went so far as to make a video called “Stimmy Wish List”. Twitter has also been ready with their stimulus expections. People tweeted out memes waiting and wishing for their stimulus checks to come as soon as possible.
I wish, I wish with all my might
That the stimmy hits my account tonight pic.twitter.com/PIx6NVh0NR
— now identifying as “A DL” (@mrtoxicplanet) March 12, 2021
Watching every one tweet about their stimmy direct deposit hitting and mine hasn’t 😔 pic.twitter.com/pxmAsbqjeM
— Edgar (@LifeOfEdgar) March 13, 2021
— Monique McGee (@mo2the) March 13, 2021
Biden watching everybody buy tickets to Cancun as soon as the stimmy direct deposit hits pic.twitter.com/nEMGPOWa7N
— Tashdeed Faruk (@TKFaruk8) March 13, 2021
— Chicken Nugget (@1NoobLife) March 13, 2021
when that $1,400 stimmy direct deposit hits pic.twitter.com/b1l5yNtmEV
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) March 13, 2021
Representative Jason Crow tweeted out perfectly describing how people have felt about the Biden Calm. “Tonight, America saw leadership coming from the White House. Calm, steady, and clear. President Biden showed us the way out of this crisis, and he will help lead us there. Onward, together!”
This was something that many people have agreed with as they too explain the feeling of their ‘Biden Calm’.
One user compared his ‘Biden Calm’ to the way he felt when Former President Barack Obama was in office.
— Bruce Ray Carr 🌊🇺🇸2020 & FOREVER! (@BruceRayCarr1) March 12, 2021
Wendy added something that a lot of users agreed with. President Joe Biden has given people hope and as one user explained, “relief in knowing that tomorrow will be better than today.”
Another day thankful to have a real president. Working mostly behind the scenes to make America a better place. And allowing me to be hopeful for our future once more. Thank you America for voting in a mensch and voting out a nightmare. #Reliefbillsigned #ThanksJoe
— imWendySue (@wendysuer) March 12, 2021
I've slept atleast 7 hours straight since January 20, 2021 , and I'm so happy#BidenCalm
— CeCeIsHappy (@gumboqueen3030) March 12, 2021
The #BidenCalm is real. People are able to fall asleep again and feel that things may be okay after all.
— carole (@caboo14) March 12, 2021
I see #BidenCalm trending. This is what a leader does. Give you the truth so that together we can accomplish the goals
— Navy Girl ⚓️🇺🇸 (@NavyGirl1983) March 12, 2021
This user responded to another tweet responding to the comparison of Former President Donald Trump. Referring to her preference of Biden Calm as opposed to Trump Chaos.
— Tara Dublin Is A F**king Superstar, RECOGNIZE! (@taradublinrocks) March 12, 2021
Where’s The ‘Stimmy’?
According to a CBS News poll, the bill is very popular amongst Americans. Three in four Americans approve of the bill. Two-thirds of Americans have also said they approve of the way President Biden is handling the pandemic.
The third round of stimulus checks of $1,400 checks would provide relief for almost 23 million adults to allow them to pay their bills for more than four months without getting into more debt or even going into their savings.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated that people could start to receive their COVID-19 stimulus checks as soon as this weekend.