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Hey everyone! Great news! Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer just said "We are close to an agreement. It's not a done deal yet, but we are very close" in regards to a new coronavirus relief bill that is supposed to include the second round of stimulus checks. The current deal he's referring to is for right around $908 billion, less than half of the CARES act (first round of stimulus checks). This new package is said to include stimulus checks for around $600 to $700 per person.
Well that's great! I'm really glad they're so close to an agreement after months and months of doing absolutely nothing for the American people. Millions are struggling to keep their lights on, keep food on the table, keep their children in school, get gas for their car and pay for overly priced medications while getting basically no help at all. This is absolutely ridiculous.
I can't believe we're at this point. The first (and only) $1200 stimulus check was sent out back in April. It's almost Christmas now. Almost 8 months later and we are just now "close" to a second stimulus package. This has to be the most absurd joke of all time. I just can't wrap my head around how that's possible. I hate the thought that parents that might be getting a stimulus check may have to decide whether to get their children something for Christmas or pay a late bill with the measly $600 to $700 bucks they get from the government. And even if they do use the check to pay bills, you can be sure they're most likely so far behind at this point that it will only be a band-aid to their situation.
The U.S. is supposed to be ahead of the curve with taking care of their people, right? Why is it that numerous other countries have handled this (stimulus) situation enormously better than the U.S.?
There's absolutely no excuse for how poorly this entire situation has been handled. Anyone that's been involved with sandbagging this process doesn't deserve what I can assume is a very handsome salary. It's disgraceful.