Cut checks into the hands of people now. Bailout small and medium businesses with one string attached: keep payroll going. It’s asinine that neither of these provisions were included in the last stimulus. We will need a second round and it should bail out small and medium businesses (especially restaurants) and offer employer incentives like the ones given to the airlines (keep everyone on payroll). Now the unemployment line will be back logged and it’ll be harder for people to be rehired by the time the economy gets started again. June at the earliest. That’s another 2-3 months without pay for a lot of Americans. So we should cut checks to everyone, not just people making $75k or less. We should suspend all interest payments, forgive student debt (this will cost zero dollars and put billions back in the hands of ordinary citizens), and look at paying people’s rent for 2-3 months. Time to bailout the rest of us. Bailout 2.0 needs to happen and Joe Biden should be out there (virtually if need be) championing it. Also DPA to make as many N95’s as possible. We are reacting to a Depression/Second World War crisis without the governmental mobilization needed to win.
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