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  • Mar 20, 2021 02:42 PM
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    bryce28 Wrote: Yeah we get so much attention on the stimulus checks that people completely miss the other stuff in these relief bills that honestly have more impact on those most hurting right now. This is a prime example.
    Agreed. Makes me wonder what other stuff that has been overlooked.
  • Mar 22, 2021 03:15 PM
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    Yeah it truly is a crime that people aren't able to receive the care they need across the board. States should be forced to participate, or face the wrath of the federal government. Or... we could just try to finally drive Universal Healthcare through?
  • Mar 22, 2021 03:44 PM
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    justin412 Wrote: I honestly don't think there's much appetite for another check anytime soon. The Democrats can only use budget reconciliation a handful of times and I have a feeling they are going to use it for an infrastructure package next. Things could change if there's another huge wave and cities and states have to begin shutting back down, but I wouldn't hold your breath for a 4th check anytime soon.
    Yeah, I think the same. It was hard enough to get the third check to pass in congress, I can't imagine a fourth one. The opposition would be able to solidly argue that it would hurt our economy more than it would help it.
  • Feb 19, 2021 12:29 PM
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    jen_embers Wrote: Did we hear anymore on this? Did it this part of the bill make it through?
    Yep, the American Rescue plan was signed into law. So adults 17 or older that are claimed as someone's dependent on their tax return now qualify.
  • Mar 17, 2021 01:30 PM
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    J.K.Logic Wrote: Agreed. Biden should sit down with Andrew Yang today and discuss the viability of this and how it could work.
    I second that. I really think this could work. It would definitely improve the lives of millions of Americans.
  • Mar 13, 2021 02:05 AM
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    Agreed, this is exactly how we were able to eradicate polio and other diseases. We all must row together in order to get out of this. Getting Americans to do anything together now a days is like herding cats.
  • Mar 17, 2021 02:08 PM
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    J.K.Logic Wrote: If it's going to happen now makes the most sense, when Congress and the entire country is on board with economic relief. In a year or two it might feel much less likely. I do think Biden is against it and is just paying lip service to the more liberal in his party. I think he would be on board with a much smaller amount, say $10k.
    I can't agree more. Lots of stuff that really could help Americans has a better chance than it ever has to pass right now, more than ever.
  • Mar 18, 2021 05:54 PM
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    Yeah, it's not a favorable topic, but I was wondering, what do you do if a deceased loved one of yours is sent a stimulus check? Do you just not cash it and shred it, or do you have to call the IRS to notify them of the mistake? I have a feeling many of these checks were cashed by living family members, and I don't judge anyone who has, especially in these times, but does anyone have any knowledge or experience with this?
  • Mar 17, 2021 02:44 PM
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    PentagonWall Wrote: I think it's a safe bet to assume that we'll get back to normal soon. That is, somewhat normal. When majority of people get the vaccine is when we'll see the biggest difference. The stimulus checks are nice but getting everyone the vaccine is first and foremost.
    Agreed. I'm sticking with mid next year like I've heard Fauci say.
  • Mar 16, 2021 03:31 PM
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    PentagonWall Wrote: I think monthly stimulus checks would be a good thing, atleast for the time being. It also makes sense to do a basic income test right now to see how viable that plan would be for the U.S. I've always been curious about that idea and I think this might just be the perfect time to implement it.
    Oh I totally agree. It would really help those who do not have any means of income. And it could work hand in hand with unemployment.