Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the White House and Congress previously agreed to a $2 trillion stimulus package that would provide for a one-time $1200 check to most Americans. Since the health crisis surrounding the coronavirus continues, House Democrats introduced a new plan on Tuesday that would allow even more financial aid to Americans. The Emergency Money for the People Act, which was introduced by Rep. Tim Ryan and Rep. Ro Khanna and is co-sponsored by 17 other Democratic co-sponsors, seeks to give Americans ages 16 and older $2,000 per month for six months, per Business Insider. Understandably, given that this stimulus package would provide more, much-needed aid to American citizens, social media users have spoken out regarding this news.
"The economic impact of this virus is unprecedented for our country. As millions of Americans file for unemployment week over week, we have to work quickly to patch the dam – and that means putting cash in the hands of hard-working families," Ryan said in a press release. "Many Ohioans are just receiving – or about to receive – the first cash payment we passed in the CARES Act. Now it's time for Congress to get to work on the next step to provide relief for those who have been hardest hit in this pandemic."
Shortly after the news of this possible new stimulus plan was revealed, people flocked to social media to have their own say on this matter. And, naturally, there were plenty of different opinions regarding this proposed plan.
On Facebook, one individual wrote that they were glad to hear that Congress is doing more to try and help Americans amidst this unprecedented crisis, as they wrote, "1,200 helps out a little right now to get us by. I am grateful that the government is helping us out at all from this!"
On The Other Hand
While the news of this potential stimulus package may be welcome to many, some have pointed out that this means that this crisis could continue for a longer period of time than was originally assumed.
"yea theat just means they are gonna keep us locked down forever!" one person wrote.
In response to this news, another individual expressed their concerns over the economy amidst this pandemic, including their worry that the United States could be headed for another economic depression. They wrote that, "They are going to tank our economy its going to be the great depression all over again i really hope they dont."
Here For It
Many were happy to see that there could be a little more cash coming their way, with one person writing on Facebook, "That’s what I’m talking about. Put 2k in my bank every month!!!!"
Not Holding Out Hope
While many were hopeful regarding this news, there were others who believe that it simply won't end up happening.
"Won't happen," one person wrote.
"Ain't neva gonna happen," another concurred.
Looking Out For Others
Another individual pointed out that they hope that small businesses will also see some sort of aid amidst this crisis within this proposed plan. They wrote, "Give the money to small businesses and restaurants."
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Another potential recipient is fully on board with this proposed plan and they even shared a suggestion for something to add.
"Rite as we should and i think we should get double pay or something," they wrote.