We crossed a line that should have never been crossed when we sent "stimulus payments" directly to the American people during the very early stages of the COVID pandemic. Even many Republicans that supported the measure acknowledged that what they were doing was pure socialism, but they defended the payments by insisting that we were in the middle of a major national emergency. At the time, I warned that once the government started issuing such checks, the American people would always keep demanding more. When it was announced that the latest round of "stimulus payments" would only be $600 per person, angry activists vandalized Nancy Pelosi's house. Of course they got Mitch McConnell's house too. In both cases, the vandals made it exceedingly clear that they wanted more government money.
Sadly, it wasn't just a handful of activists that went ballistic. Literally millions of enraged Americans posted angry messages on social media that expressed how "insulting" the $600 figure was.