These days, it would be obvious to anyone who is not living under a rock that the United States is the middle of a economic and health crisis that has implications to change this nation for generations to come.
After months of partisan disagreements, Congress has finally agreed on a stimulus package. Though the $600 check that Americans will soon be receiving will not go very far, it is still better than nothing. The final step is the President’s signature.
Instead of just signing the bill and sending Americans the help we desperately need, you know who threw a bomb into the process (as he is wont to do). Demanding that the amount be raised to $2000, he refused to sign the bill and sent it back to Congress.
In theory, I agree with the increase (a once in a lifetime event that will likely never happen again). However, given the extreme time crunch (and the threat of once again shutting down the government), it is imperative that the bill be signed.
But I doubt that you know understands or genuinely cares about the American people.
At some point in the future, the Covid-19 virus will be a thing of the past. But that does not mean that the economic and financial side effects will also fade into the background.
After months of back and forth, the second stimulus bill is finally on the way to being passed. Among the terms of the bill, Americans will receive a check for $600.
Now granted, there will also be another $300 added to the unemployment checks. But $600 is still pitiful, regardless of how the news is spun.
There are millions of Americans who are either just barely treading the financial waters or they have drowned completely. $600, if they’re lucky may only be good for a month or two.
What bothers me more than anything else is that the only reason the bill passed both houses is that Christmas is coming up at the end of the week. If there was no deadline, who knows how long we would have had to wait?
I wish that, for once, those in the halls of power would remember who they are responsible to and who pays their salaries. But until that day comes, the partisan b*llshit and the constant back and forth will continue on.
This hobby blog is dedicated to movie nerdom, nostalgia, and the occasional escape. In the late 90s, I worked at Blockbuster Video where they let me take home two free movies a day. I caught up on the classics and wrote movie reviews for Denver 'burbs newspapers and magazines. Today, I continue to revisit the old and discover the new on the screen. Comments and dialogue are highly encouraged. This year, I'm excited to collaborate with other writers via SLICETHELIFE, in which we will share our movie genre favorites in our 2021 Movie Draft!