Iâ€™m hoping my frustration is felt across-the-aisle, in a non-polarized way.
Am I the only one who thinks that the $1200 relief check is a mix between a joke and an insultï¿¼, for the average American family?
I am not denying the obvious benefit: it will be a lifesaver if thereâ€™s an emergency medical bill, a car or household appliance that needs immediate repair, and imminent bill payment that will keep a debt collector at bay (for a minute).
But beyond that immediate injection of relief, what happens? Whatâ€™s the plan?
-Students loans will still be there
-Mortgage payments/rent will still be there
-Groceries and utilities will still be there
-Salaries will still be stagnant and not catching up with inflation
-Unemployment (if one qualifies for it) will still be a mere 6 months and COBRA is not cheap!
Not sure what planet our lawmakers live on but $1,200.00 wonâ€™t take anyone very far in 2020.
Meanwhile do you know how long it takes to a CEO to make $1,200.00?
I am not saying I want CEOs to make less money after all I am completely enmeshed in, and benefiting from the liberal economy model and would be quite a hypocrite to deny that.
But wouldnâ€™t it make sense the billionaires pay more taxes so we can inject that tax dollar into real solutions to help families.
Bill Gates agrees he should pay more taxes and Iâ€™m sure heâ€™s not the only to think that.
The $1,200 check is not as outrageous as Marie-Antoinetteâ€™s infamous cake, but the out-of-touchness of it is getting me worked up.