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Americans are very likely to get
$1,000 (or more) checks.
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Posted By: MissMolly, 3/18/2020 4:44:04 AM

Americans could get a check for $1,000 or more in the coming weeks, as political leaders coalesce around a dramatic plan to try to prevent a worse recession and protect people from going bankrupt. The idea took off Monday when Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) called for every American adult to receive a $1,000 check “immediately” to help tide people over until other government aid can arrive. By Tuesday, there was bipartisan support for the idea, including from President Trump. The White House even suggested the amount could be over $1,000, an acknowledgment of how big the economic crisis is becoming.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: BirdsNest 3/18/2020 5:49:03 AM (No. 349611)
Your check is in the mail.....
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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq 3/18/2020 5:59:18 AM (No. 349615)
Shades of Hussein's Stimulus bill. Instead of shovel-ready jobs, it's Kleenex-ready noses. I am not being heartless and uncaring. Just asking how far $1000 will really go in alleviating this situation. Maybe Trump sees it as ransom money. Once Congress gets it Santa Claus act finished, the media will call off the hysteria. One thing I know: governors shutting down businesses at their whim is a very scary thing.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MissGrits 3/18/2020 6:23:33 AM (No. 349630)
You are right, #2 ... it is scary! But the hysteria over this thing, agenda drivenly so by the Dems/media, drowns out all sense of reason. This will shut up the Dems for a few weeks (they will look bad if they oppose it) and by then folks will realize it never was what it was made out to be ... they were duped! They’ll be glad for the $1000, thank Trump; but realize they lost a whole lot more, blame the Dems/media!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 3/18/2020 6:42:24 AM (No. 349651)
I hope the thousand dollars I am to receive will cover my share of the taxes for this largesse.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Daisymay 3/18/2020 7:26:08 AM (No. 349675)
Question. I know the small businesses who get a Bailout are going to be required to repay those loans. Are the people, who are out of work, because those businesses are closed, also have to repay the $1000 they get per month?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: F15 Gork 3/18/2020 7:36:32 AM (No. 349684)
Sure, why not. We ran out of real money over 20 years ago anyway. The sign post up ahead reads VENEZUALA 5 MILES.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: dst4life 3/18/2020 7:41:19 AM (No. 349686)
The government has been wasting our tax dollars for generations to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars per each American. And now we can expect a check for a thousand dollars? Too little, too late. They should be sending us checks of ten thousand dollars each for robbing us for years. But I won't hold my breath, not even for a thousand dollars.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFNader 3/18/2020 8:09:52 AM (No. 349703)
Well, that settles it! I'm voting for Mitt Romney, as he thought of it first.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Venturer 3/18/2020 8:10:03 AM (No. 349704)
I don't need that check, why send it to me? Certainly there are people who do need it, I believe the Government that closed up their jobs should send them some help, but money going to those who don't need it is BS. I am fortunate---retired ---and get a pension. Any money given to help people should go to people that need help.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MMC 3/18/2020 8:10:36 AM (No. 349705)
Brilliant! Checks directly to people, no middle agency saying how to spend. Everyone’s needs are different..
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jacksin5 3/18/2020 8:25:26 AM (No. 349719)
Not sure where I am on this one. Free anything has no value to the recipient, and is usually squandered. Just like we are still handing out free meals to students who supposedly are home with their parents.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bogeegolf 3/18/2020 8:54:42 AM (No. 349749)
Certainly any person working for the government ( my wife and several friends and relatives) will not miss a paycheck However I see a lot of private sector workers getting sent home without pay or losing lots of hours ,tips and so forth. My opinion of this money injection is all over the map.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 3/18/2020 9:04:37 AM (No. 349765)
The problem is not money but that's the government's universal answer.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: snakeoil 3/18/2020 9:06:18 AM (No. 349771)
What are Bill Gates and Bloomie going to do with a grand. I'd have no problem adding a grand each to unemployment compensation. But having a helicopter fly over America dropping $ 1k bills is ridiculous. When my check gets here I will use it to buy another gun.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Nimby 3/18/2020 9:41:40 AM (No. 349809)
If people have jobs and are drawing salaries, they shouldn't be receiving checks
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Northcross 3/18/2020 10:35:14 AM (No. 349896)
Well, the government seems to be good at only two things. Taking our money and sometimes giving it back.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: kono 3/18/2020 11:44:02 AM (No. 349943)
Perhaps those of us who are not teetering on the edge of ruin can consider our checks an opportunity to be more generous with somebody whose situation isn't as secure. Don't use the crisis as an excuse to turn more selfish; but as a reason to reaffirm that selfless spirit that best evidences what came to be known as Christian Charity. "Love one another as I have loved you" is an order of magnitude bigger than "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
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Reply 18 - Posted by: franq 3/18/2020 12:18:59 PM (No. 349983)
If I were teetering on the edge of ruin, do you know how long $1000 would carry me? Two weeks with my current lifestyle. Ponder that.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Skeptical1 3/18/2020 1:08:11 PM (No. 350041)
The government should compensate people who have been forbidden to go to work. Their means of supporting themselves has been taken for the sake of a broader public good, so the broader public owes them compensation. Plus, the last thing we need now is more disruption in people's lives as they suddenly find themselves unable to pay bills. The devil is in the details, and these will take time to sort out. I agree with Trump that as a first cut, speed is of the essence. Tide people over until they get on the Amazon or Safeway payroll. Of course, there should be a sunset provision, because we know any program will be gamed and abused.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/18/2020 2:03:24 PM (No. 350097)
50% of the 401K erased, and you get a $1,000 check? I don't think this measure is worth the paper it is printed on.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 3/18/2020 2:04:15 PM (No. 350099)
I REALLY hope not.
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