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Is a second stimulus check coming? Here's what we know

Posted at 4:18 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 04:18:59-05

(WXYZ) — Remember talk of a second stimulus check?

The presidential election put negotiations on hold.

But will we get one now?

With the election finally over, Congress now is about to get back to work.

And for many Americans, the first thing they want to know is whether we will now get a second round of stimulus checks.

Where's that next $1,200 check?

Negotiations in Congress stalled as the election approached.

Democrats last pushed a $2.2 trillion package with another round of checks.

The White House offered a $1.9 trillion stimulus, also with checks.

But Senate Republicans offered a $500 billion "skinny bill" that may not include any checks.

But from the doesn’t that stink file, the hundreds of YouTube videos that make it seem another stimulus check is on the way.

Why? Because these videos earn money for the YouTubers who make them.

Here’s a sample of what we’ve seen:

“Will the focus be more on stimulus? All indications are it will!?"

"Welcome back to another stimulus check update, my name is Ron..."

“Hey guys, this is Remy with your second stimulus check update.”

But the king of YouTube stimulus checks videos is a guy known as "It's Jimmy" who posts stimulus videos every few days.

“What’s up guys, this is Jimmy with your second stimulus check update," he says.

This one has 121,000 views. Business Insider says 100,000 views earns a YouTuber about $1,300, about same amount as a stimulus check.

So, we could see a second round of stimulus checks in December.

Or, we could just see a lot more YouTube videos.

As always, don’t waste your money.