4 thoughts on “$600 is congress giving the US people the finger

  • Scottie, they could give more to people by not giving it to people who do not need it. M wife and I will take $1,200, but others could use it more. If they weighted it more, they could have given larger amounts to those making lesser income. Keith

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    • Hello Keith. I have no problem with a true means testing, but we have to be careful to do it in a way that matches the true costs of living in an area. For example, I am sure that living in LA costs more than Ashville SC. When we moved from Hinsdale New Hampshire to West Plam Beach Florida we were shocked how much more things costs. So to simply say those over xx amount of dollars cannot get anything is not an effective way to do it.

      I have often felt people with large incomes say over $200,000 a year shouldn’t get Social Security, but people say that if you pay into it then you should get it regardless of what you make. When people talk about UBI again some talk means testing also. Again others say it can only work if everyone gets it. Same with free education, again they say it can only work if everyone can get it regardless of income. I don’t know. But I do know that people need far more than $2,000 right now, as it doesn’t make up for 6 months of no income. Hugs

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    • Hello Cagjr. Yes $600 is better than nothing. However, the people need far more than that after no income for 6 months or more. The fact that millionaire legislators cannot see the need and the hurt of the people angers me. The fact they took their vacations and their pay while we the people suffered the last year is something that shouldn’t be tolerated.

      Because of the way the government has handled the Covid crisis Ron and I are on one income and having to dig into our savings each month. That these wealthy congress people felt it was OK to give businesses a trillion dollar slush fund yet cannot see fit to give the people enough money to have food and shelter, to pay our bills?

      Congress needs to be flushed. Until they remember they work for and their job is to care for the wellbeing of the people they need to not be paid. IMO. Hugs

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