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Do you qualify for a stimulus check
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Posted By: MissMolly, 3/26/2020 4:21:29 AM

One of the cornerstones of the Senate coronavirus stimulus package is the direct payment of money from the federal government to American individuals and families. In the middle of the bill's hundreds of pages are details regarding exactly who can expect to receive money and how much they can expect. Here is a breakdown. Who is eligible? The bill makes clear that everyone is eligible except for nonresident aliens and those who can be used as the basis for deductions for another person. "Seniors, veterans, the unemployed and low-income Americans would be eligible too," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MissGrits 3/26/2020 4:35:05 AM (No. 358259)
We NEVER should have succumbed to this virus hysteria and shut the country down! Science is nice, but the national and the global NUMBERS simply do not come anywhere near justifying such concern as this ... not even close!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: KatieJo 3/26/2020 4:48:07 AM (No. 358260)
FTA: "Payments, according to the bill, will be made “as rapidly as possible” and no later than Dec. 31, 2020." I don't agree with the stimulus bill, but I have to note that, here again, we have our government moving at the speed of an injured snail. For people who lost their jobs, waiting until the end of the year is not going to be much help.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mekkkk 3/26/2020 6:21:37 AM (No. 358277)
Well done
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DCGIRL 3/26/2020 6:32:25 AM (No. 358284)
All of this over a manufactured crisis.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: George R. 3/26/2020 6:42:11 AM (No. 358291)
As it turns out, this is political theater rather than stimulus for the economy! The Demon-rats strike again!!!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 3/26/2020 6:48:44 AM (No. 358296)
The Gipper must be rolling over in his grave.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/26/2020 7:38:37 AM (No. 358324)
the potential for fraud is extremely high. I used to watch Judge Judy, and she sometimes handled cases where a young single woman without income was, and still is, eligible for a child tax credit. And in some of judge Judy's cases, the young woman would barter away that tax credit, allowing a man or woman to claim it, and then sue because she didn't get exactly what she wanted. The fraud associated with tax credits is too easy.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/26/2020 7:54:25 AM (No. 358341)
Oh, JOY! Free GOVERNMENT money!! Just conjure it out of thin air and send out those checks. Now, is this socialism or communism or what -ism...I know it's not capitalism or free enterprise. Let's do this again next year.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/26/2020 7:56:31 AM (No. 358343)
After the election recount, Russian collusion, Impeachment debacle, I came up with a list of adjectives for Democrats and liberals. It is a list that keeps having adjectives added to it. My support for Donald Trump increased as I realized what the Democrats, liberals and Never Trumpers were trying to do. They haven't stopped even with this virus. Deceptive is another word I am adding to my list. My support for Donald Trump has increased even more. It doesn't matter whether I agree with the stimulus or not. He is a person that cares for this country, the people who live in it and he also cares for other countries because of his compassion as a human being. I would like to find out how many Presidents donated their salary? President Trump needs our support more than ever and we need to put ourselves aside and realize what he is trying to do. I don't envy his position because he is between a rock and a hard place. I think he is handling it as best as he can.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Right Republican 3/26/2020 8:01:15 AM (No. 358351)
I posted this before but I still stand behind it: "Obviously, not a popular position. The PC approach dictates an attitude that this Chinese virus is the worst evah and everything must be done to stop the potential for millions of deaths. The PC approach says, 'Shut down the economy so as to save as close to 100% of the people as possible.' But, if the goal is the saving of lives, who is to say at this point whether more lives won't be lost in the long run as a result of the upcoming world-wide economic calamity that we are choosing -- choosing -- to bestow upon ourselves. Time will tell, but misery is misery. Millions of deaths now or billions living in economic devastation later. We will see which results in the most deaths overall." While getting this OPM (other people's money) is nice and easy to spend, this nation already went down this path. Remember the $1800 checks we received under W. Bush after 9/11? I do. Later, they determined it had no effect on the USA economy as we all went out and upgraded our electronics which were all made in China. This stimulus won't work to boost the USA economy either. What it will do is to get people hooked on "free" money, and the belief in socialism via quantitative easing that AOC has been touting. IMHO, the Republican party, small-government capitalism, and the old American Way is dead with the arrival of these checks.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: john56 3/26/2020 8:06:26 AM (No. 358359)
No. All these government giveaway bills always have a provision that I don't qualify. You probably are mentioned as well
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Reply 12 - Posted by: planetgeo 3/26/2020 8:11:54 AM (No. 358364)
As a mathematician, please allow me to explain exactly how this will work: 1) By December 31, 2020, you will receive a check for $1,200. 2) On April 15, 2021, you will need to come up with an extra $2,400 on your federal taxes in order to pay back not only the check you got but that at least one other person got but who can't/won't pay it back. You're welcome.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bpl40 3/26/2020 8:14:30 AM (No. 358367)
Lower my taxes - esp. marginal tax rates - permanently.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: dst4life 3/26/2020 8:24:15 AM (No. 358377)
Millions and millions of checks going out, they all look the same, many people desperate . . . What's to stop thieves--including thieves in the USPS--from diverting checks to themselves? And those who don't get the checks they are expecting . . . What recourse will they have?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MickTurn 3/26/2020 8:32:17 AM (No. 358386)
I don't need any money, IF I get a check I intend to cash it and give it to a 'REAL' needy friend. That way the IRS doesn't come knocking at their door for their 'CUT'!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Yuban 3/26/2020 8:35:12 AM (No. 358391)
1 Timothy 6:10
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ragu 3/26/2020 8:41:56 AM (No. 358402)
Serious questions: Who came up with the idea of the stimulus package due to the Coronavirus' effect on our economy? Has President Trump been/continues to believe the stimulus is needed? Thank you.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/26/2020 8:42:32 AM (No. 358404)
They can keep my $2,400. I don't need it nor do I want it.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Daisymay 3/26/2020 8:43:04 AM (No. 358406)
If I get a check I'm definitely going to cash it and give it to my daughter. She works in a Dental office. It was closed down by the state of IL. and she has been without a paycheck all this time. Yes, she filed for unemployment, but so far hasn't seen a check. It looks like the Government checks won't go out anytime soon either, so she needs help. People like her need to pay their rent, buy groceries and pay other Bills. Yes, she has some savings, but I hope she won't have to dig into it. I will make sure she doesn't!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: twocentsworth 3/26/2020 8:52:42 AM (No. 358419)
I guess my church is going to get a very sweet contribution this year. I'm fortunate not to NEED this money, but I do understand that many are hurting because of this virus episode. Those hoarders need to pay for that TP somehow!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: 4Justice 3/26/2020 8:52:54 AM (No. 358420)
#10, I totally agree. I have run up against of ignorant lefties who think Trump is "killing us all" by wanting to reopen the businesses. Yhey are cheering the governors for shutting everything down....because I "they care" (barf!) Still I try to calmly explain the importance of getting everything going again and how billions will suffer if we don't do it soon. They act like this is the black plague...I tell them it's not. I also tell them that giving up their freedom for a small amount of perceived safety is telling the tyrants they are ready to surrender and be ruled (not governed). Is that what they really esnt?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: 4Justice 3/26/2020 8:53:46 AM (No. 358422)
(Sorry, hit button too fast)....want?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 3/26/2020 8:53:57 AM (No. 358423)
Ahhh - - the socialist utopia is finally here! And it's Trump and the Pubbies we can thank! No more fear - - no more worries - - just money dropping down from the sky! I love socialism!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: privateer 3/26/2020 9:05:11 AM (No. 358433)
I found myself musing that, after all this, nasty pelosi should be put in front of a firing squad. Then I thought: what's wrong with me?! How dare I? What a Terrible Thing to say! She doesn't deserve the dignity and pageantry of a firing squad. She should be hanged like a common horse thief. But then...how unfair to horse thieves everywhere. She hasn't been as honest as them since she was Miss Lewd Rack of 1857.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: chiller 3/26/2020 9:26:25 AM (No. 358448)
#2 re: delays. CBS took great joy in headlining that some "emergency" payments could take 4 MONTHS ! They later explained that pertained to those who had no existing relationship with the IRS. Transfers should begin flow in a couple of weeks. End of year statement is likely CYA
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/26/2020 9:47:08 AM (No. 358468)
My kind of "stimulus" is cutting my taxes. President Trump and Congress must have forgotten what started the Tea Party during the sub-prime mortgage crisis with the banks... yes, it was the bail-out that started it all. Now we have a bail-out, but for all who work for a living. Some need a tax cut more than handout that's designed to raise our taxes, not for just one year, but for every year to come. This is BAD. Please Veto this garbage and send it back to Congress with red ink spilled all over it.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: bigfatslob 3/26/2020 10:15:48 AM (No. 358508)
$2T is chilling. Adds to the debt and the opportunity to steal and misplace it knows no bounds. The President shouldn't sign this. Dole money out to people who ask for help and determine how they help the people and economy. The Kennedy Center was mentioned in the bill. For what? This whole 2T is not good and this 'summer cold' hoax should have never shut down our great nation. This entire thing is overkill just like the hoarders of toilet paper there's no use in it.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Strike3 3/26/2020 10:16:25 AM (No. 358509)
Providing a method to turn this Porculus down would be nice. Giving it away would not prevent one from receiving a 1099 for it at the end of the year, it doesn't matter if you tear it up or give it away. How is this any different than the $3 Trillion stimulus money that was stolen by Obama to award HIS people and HIS pet causes? The money given to Katrina "victims" so they could buy luxury items in the high end stores in Atlanta? Not everybody needs this money, not even close. Anybody who has his life together can weather a month to six weeks of unemployment or business income. If not, you are living too close to the edge. If this has to happen, people should be required to simply apply for it. Even without Pelosi's obscene pork items, this plan smells too much like just another democrat theft of the taxpayers for the benefit of the bottom feeders.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: DVC 3/26/2020 10:50:01 AM (No. 358538)
I'll use mine to pay a small portion of the taxes that I picked up due to moving money for my grandkids' 529 education accounts.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: mc squared 3/26/2020 10:53:47 AM (No. 358540)
We are witnessing the early stages of the Democrats' 'Guaranteed Income' plan. Hereafter, every natural disaster will have a precedent for Uncle Sam to write checks to favored 'victims' from our taxpayer bank accounts.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: columba 3/26/2020 11:30:59 AM (No. 358582)
I enjoy being alive, and money does not change that.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: dst4life 3/26/2020 11:33:32 AM (No. 358587)
Perhaps someone could answer . . . If we are all flooded with checks in this most unnatural manner, could we face hyperinflation? And if so, how much will these checks buy us? Or will I need a whole check to buy a pack of toilet paper?
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Reply 33 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 3/26/2020 11:49:08 AM (No. 358615)
If you don't need it, you can return it to the Treasury with the instruction to use it to reduce the deficit, or give it to a charity that is probably on the ropes because of this panic. I've received solicitations from several talking about how normal contributions have dried up because if the economy.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 3/26/2020 12:02:10 PM (No. 358635)
Rather than just ranting about this stupid porkulus package here, take it over to whitehouse.gov/contact and let the president know how you feel. Venting here doesn't do a darn bit of good. Over there, it might. P.S. I've already sent two messages myself.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Captain Howdy 3/26/2020 12:42:38 PM (No. 358708)
Buy more ammo if you can find it.....
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Reply 36 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 3/26/2020 1:27:59 PM (No. 358779)
They should have just shut down the New York and California economies and let the rest of the USA remain open for business. Radical-left-wing overkill.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/26/2020 2:25:06 PM (No. 358854)
I am trying to think of the most cynical use for any money sent me. It's a goobermint handout. Where is this money coming from? Does anyone ask that??? How does the feddrill goobermint come up with trillions of dollars all of a sudden??? Would it be borrowing against future taxpayers? You can bet that a lot of the folks who need extra money the most will buy drugs, cigarettes, booze and cell phones with it. Make America Normal Again.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: TLCary 3/26/2020 3:07:43 PM (No. 358896)
My young children and I all qualify to pay the increased taxes for the rest of our lives to pay this money back. The sick irony is that the interest will be more than the stimulus check, and that interest will be paid to the same Chinese Communists that gave us the virus. No matter how we play, we lose.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 3/26/2020 4:23:52 PM (No. 358976)
No, I do not qualify.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: padiva 3/26/2020 6:38:36 PM (No. 359096)
I plan to donate a chunk to Trump/Pence 2020.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: judy 3/26/2020 7:05:34 PM (No. 359125)
Per the WSJ the checks will not be considered as income when you file next year.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: judy 3/26/2020 7:19:37 PM (No. 359136)
Some people will buy toilet paper! Remember when WBush gave $200 after 9 11 to attempt to get economy back. Did that work!The purpose is for people to spend the $$ to help bring the economy back.I suggest the people making Big $$$$ because of this virus crisis share their wealth with the companies suffering. Some companies are profiting Big Time...grocery stores, Walmart, drug stores, hospital suppliers, liquor stores, trucking, paper supplies...while others suffer....restaurants, nail & beauty salons, movie theaters, entertainment, sports...
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For days and days it looked like Black Friday at Costco. Or, as the Instagram account "CostcoBuys" put it, "Panic at the Costco." Well put. [Tweet] Yes, well. Customers lined up around stores to buy things they most certainly did not want to run out of in the case they'd be under quarantine for days on end. They looked in vain for toilet paper: [tweet] And the rolled gold was increasing in value in the eyes of the hoarders. As a joke, this toilet paper roll was put in the fine jewelry section of Costco with a $200 price tag. [Tweet]
Coronavirus likely to kill 81K in
US over next four months,
study warns
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Posted by AltaD 3/27/2020 1:58:36 PM Post Reply
The coronavirus is likely to kill more than 81,000 people in the US over the next four months — but the death toll could be twice that if precautions like social distancing are relaxed too soon, according to an alarming new study. Deaths from the contagion are largely expected to peak in the second week of April — later in states where the spread (Snip) an analysis by the University of Washington School of Medicine forecasts.The final death toll is unlikely to be less than 38,000 nationally and could be as high as 162,000 — with the team predicting the most likely number to be 81,114 deaths.
COVID-19 Deaths So Far:
Where Is the Crisis? (Updated)
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Posted by MissMolly 3/27/2020 5:11:07 AM Post Reply
I have updated this chart a number of times, based on data from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control, and will continue to do so. It shows, for one thing, how far COVID-19 has to go before it equals the average seasonal flu mortality, worldwide. If I had to predict, I would guess that it will eventually reach the average level. Will it get to 2x the average number of flu deaths, worldwide? Looking at current trends, I don’t see how that will happen. But time will tell. Likewise in the U.S. You still can’t see the bar for COVID-19,
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