I've heard stories about the stimulus checks that the government is giving to the US people. I've heard that sometime in the future, the US citizens are going to have to pay the government back for the stimulus checks. I've also heard that we won't have to pay them back. I'm wondering which of these stories is the truth. Are we going to have to pay the government back for the stimulus checks or not?
It depends on what one means by "we" and "pay the government back for the stimulus checks".
The stimulus are not loans, so recipients don't have to pay the government back directly, like one would with, say, a student loan.
However, the stimulus checks have been so far paid for by increased government debt, which means that taxes that we pay will go towards servicing that debt and its interest. Increased government debt will eventually result in either increased taxes, decreased spending/services or inflation via money supply increase (which means one's money buys less).
So the true answer is jedi hand wave "it depends on your point of view".