However, the White House and Congress seemed more in line with the needs of the population earlier in the health crisis, as they approved three much-needed stimulus check for most Americans.
One year since the third direct stimulus payment was issued by President Joe Biden’s American rescue planit seems that many Americans are still struggling just to make ends meet.
Therefore, there are currently no less than seven stimulus checks petitions calls for more government-issued direct payments. Undoubtedly, the six million money-poor Americans who have signed the petitions certainly want to be heard.
The most popular petition was launched by Denver area restaurant owner Stephanie Bonin, who urges Congress to quickly send recurring $ 2,000 payments to adults and $ 1,000 payments to children until the pandemic ends.
“Dismissed workers, freelancers, the self-employed and those with reduced working hours will struggle to pay their rent or put food on the table,” reads the petition, which recently exceeded the target of three million signatures and has received 35,000 more.
“For our team and other Americans who may demand unemployment, even the maximum payments will not be enough for most people to continue paying their bills – and avoid slipping into poverty. The fact is that even successful small companies can not go months with their doors closed.But providing Americans with monthly support until they can get back on their feet can save our society from economic ruin.We need immediate control and recurring payments so we can keep our heads above water “Congress must make sure that we are not financially destroyed in order to do our part to keep the country healthy,” it continues.
For seniors only
Another petition which has garnered much attention recently is being orchestrated by the Senior Citizens League, which has called on Congress to quickly approve a fourth round of stimulus checks for recipients of social security benefits. It seems that many older people have a hard time paying for it due to record high inflation basic necessities as food and medicine.
“Social benefits are one of the few types of income in pension adjusted for inflation. But rising inflation has taken a charge on household finances for retired and disabled social security recipients, ”writes the petition.
“I urge you now that it’s time for you to support a $ 1,400.00 emergency for Social Security beneficiaries,” it adds.
Ethen Kim Lieser is a science and technology editor in Washington state who has held posts at Google, The Korea Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, AsianWeek, and Arirang TV. Follow or contact him at LinkedIn.