Thoughts on second relief package

Farmallh

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I do believe that the next stimulus package has been approved. Has anyone read what is in it? I've seen bickering and complaining on Facebook about it. I saw that it will extend federal unemployment of $300 and a direct payment to people (requirements of course) of $600.
 

Jack L

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Any extra money in the pockets of Americans is a good thing. This virus didn't really effect me financially, so I don't have a dog in this fight. If I did though, I would spend it wisely.
 

Nora

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$600 does seem a bit stingy when so many are struggling. That small amount won't even cover rent for most people. However, I do agree that it's a good idea to phase out checks for those who have the funds to make it on their own. I won't be getting a check and I think that's fair. My husband and I are older people who have benefited enough from various programs over the years.
 

Smarty Plants

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If a couple is married do they both get $1,200 each or does the couple as a whole get $1,200? If it's the former, then it seems odd to punish single people by giving them less aid. That trap will snare single mothers and fathers as well.
 

FarmEnthusiast

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$600 does seem a bit stingy when so many are struggling. That small amount won't even cover rent for most people. However, I do agree that it's a good idea to phase out checks for those who have the funds to make it on their own. I won't be getting a check and I think that's fair. My husband and I are older people who have benefited enough from various programs over the years.
Now we are talking about $2,000, which is a significant sum, and it would be great to see this becoming a reality. Politics aside, we need to see more money getting into people's pockets!
 

MichaelS

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I agree that we need to help the people that we're affected by the virus (lost job). I don't think people that had no change to their situation should get the money. Politics aside, where will the money come from?
 

Desi

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Well it looks like we will all be getting that $2000. Well that is true if you believe our President-elect Biden. If the Democrats win Georgia we will be sending that out.
 
 
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