Many Americans are appealing to the US government on social media for a $2000 stimulus check after Thanksgiving.
While arguing for the need for another stimulus package, the people pointed out that a majority of 35 million families are set to lose their Child Tax Credit cash in just three weeks.
The last check for eligible American families as part of the expanded Child Tax Credit program is set to go out on December 15.
Many Americans feel that the check on December 15 would be the last one as part of the stimulus program.
Considering the difficulties faced by American families due to the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Joe Biden expanded the program earlier this year.
It is not yet clear whether Congress will agree to extend the program again.
Many Americans, while using Twitter, urged the US administration to consider their case favorably. They pointed out that this Thanksgiving is likely to be the most expensive one in the history of the country. Some of them suggested that recurring stimulus checks would be a better option. The tweet said the stimulus could be provided to people who earn less than $75,000 a year. The user also urged the government to offer hazard pay to essential employees who make under $75,000 a year. Another user suggested that a surprise stimulus check would help improve the approval ratings of the President.
Considering the surge in prices for Thanksgiving, the calls for more cash are reasonable. According to the American Farm Bureau report, the prices for this year’s Thanksgiving meals are expected to climb by 14 per cent when compared with last year.
Experts pointed out that one of the main reasons for the price rise is inflation. But many people skipped Thanksgiving last year because of the economic difficulties they faced during the pandemic. Those who have celebrated went for smaller gatherings when compared with other years.
The Turkey Day food prices went down 4 per cent last year from 2019.
However, with the price of gas also increased due to inflation, the prices of food and travel are also expected to rise further.