After all these months, we’re getting a whopping $600 per person from Congress in stimulus (Covid relief) money. Sure, it will help for Christmas, but in the Denver metro that’s not even a month’s rent.
This in the world’s richest nation. It’s almost criminal.
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I will use mine, since i will actually get this one, for new license plates! I agree, better than fruitcake, but is it a real help? Making it a year free from filing income taxes – or refunding all federal taxes paid – or something like that would help us more. But then the tax preparers would be hurting….
Been meaning to ask you about those plates. Whee!
Checks to people are fine, but not sure why large grants are being given to Israel and Ukraine.
Also problematic is that this money must be included in individual’s income tax forms for 2020…talk about kicking people when they are down.
at least the military will be getting a raise.
Grants going to Israel and Ukraine while there are breadlines all over America? Our priorities are so screwed up.
Glad they at least thought about our servicemen and women.
almost 600m pages long – I got fed up reading it. Evictions halted again (good) and extra monthly money for the unemployed – Theaters – they some help OK they have been slammed – schools? Must be audited carefully – after all they have had different expenses and many do not want to be held accountable for that. Small businesses – yes….but if it’s like the last batch of money, it’s not going to get to those who need it…Osteen’s Mega church got millions (“they have employees and the doors were closed…but not the tv/online services or tv appearances or book deals Joel and diary Vicky have been in DC far too much the past 3 months meeting and consulting…and then there’s that lovely popular restaurant with elites and elected officials – The French Laundry with got a ton of money…
Yet none of the small businesses we know got anything
Meanwhile the DC inhabitants and elites go to vacation homes (“to ready them for sale”) and determine the fate of those who pay the bills
Yes, a bit cranky here.
I remember the last time around when a lot of big businesses who didn’t need the money got it anyway — instead of the desperate mom-and-pop operations. Won’t be at all surprised to see it happen again — although very sad about the graft and ineptitude.
The GOP’s better be careful, they could kill off all the little people who work for them, the wait staff, the trash-haulers, the cops, the nurses, the janitors, the taxi drivers, . . .
You’re right. They act like it’s only Dems who are suffering. Lots of Republicans are “little people” too. They don’t all have cushy jobs in DC.
They have no comprehension and/or don’t care about everyday living costs for ordinary people.
Too true. That Washington bubble is very posh.
Happy Christmas first and foremost. We in the UK have another lockdown to look forward to in the new year. No $600 for us though. I think anything is better than nothing.
I was dismayed to hear you’ve got a new strain going over there, and thus a new lockdown. It’s probably already over here someplace too. Stay safe, whatever it takes, so we can all enjoy the new year.
Yes the new strain is called VUi202012/01, what a mouthful. They say it spreads 70% faster than Covid-19 apparently. There is also a new strain from South Africa which has been identified but has no name that I can find. Everyone from South Africa or anyone coming into contact with someone from there must self isolate for 14 days.
They have to coin a shorter name than that if they want the media to keep reporting it. That transmission rate is really scary. Take care of yourself.
The new B.1.1.7. strain of virus is the new name for VUi202012/01. You were right a shorter catchier name is best for the media. Looks more like a stealth bomber in print now.
I wonder if that will soon become B1. All those periods are so annoying.
Noticed you had a case in Colorado and California the other day. We are in lockdown here in the UK again, until end of the month maybe longer.
Yes, aren’t we the “lucky” ones. The first US case was found here in Colorado. We may well end up in another lockdown because so many of our citizens simply refuse to follow the guidelines for masking, social distancing, etc. I will continue as before, acting as though I’m still under lockdown. I intend to be alive and kicking when the pandemic is gone.
Good for you. We haven’t heard much about you having any lockdowns. Our family swear by vitamin c to ward off winter lurgies.
At times we’ve been asked to stay home, but no penalty for not doing so, and many, many people do not do so. I know the one place that I am definitely safe is in my home, so here I stay.