Did You Sign This Petition Calling for $2000 a Month in Stimulus?
A petition is making the rounds calling for $2,000 a month in stimulus for every American.
So far, about 2.8 million Americans have signed a petition calling for $2,000 monthly stimulus checks for every American. This petition was started by Stephanie Bonin, a Colorado restaurant owner, and was first posted on Change.org last year, reports Business Insider.
$2,000 a month? That's $24,000 a year! Now that sounds nice until you realize prices for goods and services will rise if everybody has that much more money in their pockets. Heck, there's been a lot of fear lately about inflation. This will take that fear up quite a few notches.
Bonin's petition statement reads as follows.
“Our country is still deeply struggling. The recovery hasn’t reached many Americans – the true unemployment rate for low-wage workers is estimated at over 20% and many people face large debts from last year for things like utilities, rent and child care. These are all reasons that checks need to be targeted to people who are still struggling and that Congress needs to learn from this past year. It took nine months for Congress to send a second stimulus check, and just moments to spend it. Moving forward Congress needs to make recurring checks automatic if certain triggers are met. No more waiting around for our government to send the help we need. Sign to join our movement to get recurring checks to the people.”
Change.org called the petition is one of the "10 top petitions that changed 2020". The petition can be found here.
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