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First we were all but guaranteed another round of $1200 stimulus checks. It was reportedly confirmed and everything. And then it wasn't. And then it REALLY wasn't. And now we (Congress) are in stalemate over the issue.
That about sums up the last 6 months or so of talks over passing another stimulus package, that could or could not include a 2nd round of direct payments to most Americans.
Since the election, new discussions within Congress seem to point to them wanting to pass a bipartisan stimulus package that's considerably scaled down from the first, that would not include direct payments.
Great. I don't get it. You're cool with printing money out of thin air to safeguard and boost the economy, but you want to stop at the idea of giving it directly to people again, because you don't think they will spend it well enough? I think they should include another round of direct payments and attach some kind of incentive to it (maybe a tax break or something) so that people are encouraged to stimulate the economy with the money, as opposed to saving or investing it.
Let's keep this thread going on the latest with stimulus payments. Something will happen with all this, eventually.