There seems to be no lack of active petitions spreading around the country calling for another round or two of stimulus payments.
In fact, there are already seven petitions requesting government-issued monthly money directly until the nearly two-year-long epidemic stops, with over five million registrations as of this writing.
Take note that Congress has already approved the delivery of three much-needed stimulus cheques to most Americans: a $1,200 check in April 2020, a $600 check in December, and the $1,400 payments approved in March under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
The most popular of the seven petitions was started by a struggling Denver-area restaurant owner. “I’m calling on Congress to immediately support families with a $2,000 payment for adults and a $1,000 payment for children, and to continue regular checks for the duration of the crisis,” says the Change.org petition, which is just over 30,000 signatures away from reaching its target 3Million target.
“Our restaurant community is grappling with the realization that everything we’ve fought so hard for has been irreversibly altered.” Our hearts broke as we watched our colleagues split the ingredients in our kitchen to take home: a meager reward for personnel who worked diligently every day. “Our skilled and valued crew, some of whom have been with us since we opened our doors fifteen years ago, are now jobless,” it continues.
Seniors receiving Social Security appear to be seeking for greater direct payments to help offset growing expenses for everything from medical care and food to used automobiles.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) revealed last month that there will be a 5.9 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) for next year, which was obviously welcome news for Social Security users. However, many people believe that this rise is insufficient.
“While the high COLA is welcome, we have received hundreds of emails from decided to retire and disabled Social Security recipients who say that the low COLAs in recent times have not kept up with inflation with their increasing prices,” Mary Johnson, the Senior Citizens League’s Social Security and Medicare policy analyst, recently informed CNN.
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