Now here’s a deep thinker…

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) is receiving widespread criticism Friday for his assertion that a $1,400 stimulus for American citizens should only be given to those who agree to his demand to take the Covid vaccine, claiming that such a restriction would be required for him to support a stimulus relief bill.

“I hope the administration will look at that option because we actually buy something with our $1,400, and that’s herd immunity,” the 55-year-old Stivers said during an interview with Yahoo Finance.

President Donald Trump authorized the first $1,200 stimulus checks in 2020, prompting the Democrat Party to hop on the bandwagon for even higher payments after noting widespread public support for the stimulus.

“It should be debt for the right things,” Stivers said of the current $1,400 stimulys proposal. “The quickest thing we need to do if we really want to help the American people, is get this economy turned back on, get people back to work, get kids back in school, get ourselves some herd immunity, get the vaccine distributed as quick as we can and get the uptake rate up. That’s why I’d be willing to accept a $1,400 stimulus check if people are willing to take the vaccine.”