New controls may come, it is an ‘opportunity to ensure success’
New controls may come, it is an ‘opportunity to ensure success’

New controls may come, it is an ‘opportunity to ensure success’

The Americans have apparently agreed to accept that they will not receive another stimulus check from the federal government, even though they are facing crippling prices of everyday goods such as food and fuel due to record high inflation and the war between Russia and Ukraine. However, in some statesthey actually see help, and Pennsylvania is the latest to potentially take steps to provide residents with some financial assistance.

In a new proposal to the state General Assembly, Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, once again called for the PA Opportunity Program, which would include $ 2,000 stimulus checks, to be adopted as residents of the state struggle with rising prices.

“Pennsylvania should not have to choose between paying for supplies or groceries, babysitting gas,” Wolf said, according to WPXI News, a Pittsburgh NBC affiliate. “We have the opportunity and the means to ensure that they do not fight, to ensure their success. I ask the General Assembly to unite across the aisles on this for the sake of every Pennsylvania – for when they succeed, our commonwealth succeeds. Let us get that money out of our coffers and into the pockets of the people of Pennsylvania.

Under the program, households with an income of $ 80,000 or less will receive payments of up to $ 2,000.

Other parts of the program include support for small businesses, which will receive grants from $ 5,000 to $ 50,000, in an effort to help them cover operating expenses and technical assistance, and an additional property tax rebate of $ 475. Other funds would provide investment in health care, conservation, recreation and conservation.

The plan to provide aid comes as inflation continues to paralyze consumers, who have seen increases in almost every sector, especially when it comes to groceries. In addition, gas prices rose after the war between Russia and Ukraine. Although they have fallen since then, they are still averaging $ 4.07 per share. gallon nationwide, according to AAA. In Pennsylvania, the average is currently $ 4.16 per share. gallon, which is the 12th highest average price according to AAA statistics. The states in the United States that are currently experiencing the highest costs per gallons, are California (averaging $ 5.70 per gallon), Hawaii (averaging $ 5.23 per gallon) and Nevada (averaging $ 5.07 per gallon).

But the attempt to provide assistance to residents of the Commonwealth may have a negative effect long-term, as part of inflation is also tied to the former federal stimulus support, which actually put more money in U.S. pockets, increasing demand as the supply chain struggled to catch up.

Representation. A COVID-19 stimulation check. Photo: Pixabay

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