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Get Vaccinated to Receive Stimulus Check


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    I just read about a new idea that gets Americans both vaccinated and a stimulus check at the same time. The idea comes from John Delaney, a former congressman out of Maryland. The plan is simple. You get vaccinated and receive a stimulus check. The idea is simple enough and would seem to bypass all the bureaucracy that's going on in government right now with the current stimulus package plan, which seems to basically be non-existent at the moment.

    Pretty much everything that's been done so far has been lackluster. The first round of stimulus checks happened months ago, and in my opinion weren't nearly enough to help anyone's situation. Those who desperately needed it probably needed much more than a $1200 check. The word was that help in the form second stimulus checks would be coming soon (this wasn't official, just common sense), though the over complicated and partisan government stepped in to make sure that didn't happen. And now we're beyond the point of ridiculous. Everyone knew that a single $1200 check to help millions of people and boost the American economy wasn't going to work.

    And now here we are. Months later and still fighting over a second stimulus check. In my opinion, the best idea I've seen so far is Delaney's. Get a vaccine, get a stimulus check. This would weed out many of those who refuse to get the vaccine. This would also on two fronts. The faster we get everyone vaccinated and get money in the pockets of those who desperately need it, the faster we can get back to a resemblance of normalcy.

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    Definitely like this idea. But there are some possible issues to at least consider.

    1) We need to make sure the vaccine is perfectly safe for everyone.

    If there are any conditions that make it questionable for a person to get it, it wouldn't be fair for them to not get a check because they medically were advised against a vaccine. Or they were legitimately concerned with getting it for other reasons that I'm sure will come up with some edge cases (not talking about people just against vaccines, but perhaps other reasons we aren't yet thinking about)

    2) Would be difficult to keep track of all of this.

    The IRS and local/city/state govts would all have to work in concert with one another to pull this off. It was hard enough for the IRS alone to work with a few other federal agencies to get everyone their first $1200 checks. So imagine how much more complicated it would be if you added this qualifier. You would have to pull off a very impressive coordination with local and federal govts that I think would be difficult and create challenges (and ways to exploitation) that we can't quite see without giving it a try.

    Saying that, I like your logic. It would speed up the process of getting everyone shots by providing monetary incentives. How American is that? Very Happy

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    WyattTown Wrote:

    Definitely like this idea. But there are some possible issues to at least consider.

    1) We need to make sure the vaccine is perfectly safe for everyone.

    I just wonder what would happen if for some reason a person couldn't take the shot for legit medical reasons, but still needed the stimulus check.