Push for $2,000 and $1,000 incentive checks BEFORE Christmas as hard-hit Americans demand New Year’s payments – Community News
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Push for $2,000 and $1,000 incentive checks BEFORE Christmas as hard-hit Americans demand New Year’s payments

AMERICANS desperate for economic stability are calling on social media for a $1,000 or $2,000 stimulus check before Christmas and the New Year.

As shopping for the holiday season puts additional pressure on consumers, many have taken to Twitter to express their dismay at the lack of a fourth stimulus check — even calling for a recurring, monthly payment.

On social media, Americans are calling for another stimulus check before the end of the year

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On social media, Americans are calling for another stimulus check before the end of the yearCredit: Getty Images

“One or two stimulus checks is a joke and not #BuildingBackBetter,” wrote one… furious Twitter user.

“Give people a FRESH START, $2,000 and then $1,000 for 5 months,” they suggested.

“That’s life-changing for low income, SSI, Seniors etc.”

Another Twitter user responded directly to a tweet from First Lady Jill Biden, which showed the elaborate Christmas decor of the White House.

“It would help if people on SSI got a 4th and 5th $2,000,” said the… responder, who also wished the holiday was “over” due to the economic stress.

“We have to pay rent just like everyone else,” the user complained.

“Where are our $2,000 incentive checks that we were all promised?” early another user.

Three different stimulus packages have been passed since the start of the pandemic.

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The first contained $1,200 in direct payments, and the next sent $600 to Americans.

It is currently unlikely that a fourth federal-level stimulus check will be issued.

Nearly three million people have signed a petition demanding $2,000 in damages as the number of Covid cases rises again in the US.

The petition — urging Congress to approve monthly stimulus checks for Americans — will soon become one of the most signed petitions if it exceeds its goal of three million signatures.

And while Washington lawmakers are unlikely to approve more stimulus, support is growing for Change.org’s petition — titled “$2000/month to every American #moneyforthepeople #covid19.”

The petition asks Congress to “support” families with payments of $2,000 for adults and $1,000 for children, while “continuing regular checks throughout the crisis.”

“Our country is still going through a hard time. The recovery hasn’t reached many Americans — the true unemployment rate for low-wage workers is estimated to be over 20 percent, and many people have been in deep debt since last year for things like utilities, rent, and childcare,” Stephanie Bonin, a restaurant owner in Denver who owns the petition last year writes in a petition update.

“No more waiting for our government to send the help we need. Sign to join our movement to get recurring checks to the people.”

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