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Dueling Proposals Contain & Leave Out 2nd Stimulus Checks

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    Two proposals, one by the Trump Administration and one by a bipartisan group of Senators, to stimulate the faltering economy have been put forward and only one of them contains any mention of stimulus checks.

    The proposal put forward by the Trump Administration would give most Americans $600, half of what most received in their first check. Qualifying dependents would also receive $600. What Trump's proposal doesn't contain is the additional weekly unemployment benefit that has helped many people unemployed for no fault of their own.

    On the other side, a bipartisan group of Senators released their compromise stimulus bill and it did not include any additional stimulus checks for Americans. Instead, the Senate bill focused on the unemployed, providing an additional $300/week in benefits for up to sixteen weeks.

    What do you think? Do you agree more with the Senate bill that focuses more on the unemployed or do you think we should get a second stimulus check?

    Personally, I think Congress should do both, but if I had to choose one I would rather make sure unemployed Americans continue receiving assistance considering the vast majority of them are unemployed for no fault of their own.

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    JaredS Wrote:

    Personally, I think Congress should do both, but if I had to choose one I would rather make sure unemployed Americans continue receiving assistance considering the vast majority of them are unemployed for no fault of their own.

    Agreed. Suck to have to choose one or the other. Because some people are also working less, or making less, and could use $600 to get them by, at least a little.

    Either way $600 is not much for anyone. It won't pay for a month's rent or mortgage or 90%+ of people.. best it'll do is a month's worth of groceries or some other bills. Still, its not nothing.

    But yeah, $300/wk for 16 weeks would be the most beneficial to those hit the hardest.

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    Sucks that they can't just marry the best parts of each proposal together in a sort of compromise. But that's congress for you.