Who do you trust to lead America out of the recession we’re currently in? Which candidate and political party is poised to give the most help to Americans struggling through the worst public health crisis in 100 years?
How have you been affected by COVID 19 and the current recession? Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you know someone who has been sick or died from COVID?
- Did you lose your job or have your work hours reduced?
- Are you currently collecting unemployment insurance?
- Do you need the extra $600/week of unemployment to make ends-meet?
- Have you lost your health insurance?
- Are you being evicted?
- Can you make your mortgage/rent payments?
- Are you relying on food banks to feed your family?
According to several sources, including CNN, CNBC and Reuters, the US officially went into a recession at the beginning of June. Unemployment is at an all-time high, caused in part, by the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is no coordinated Federal health response to the emergency, which is only adding to the economic woes we’re currently facing. Congress has passed three stimulus bills so far that were bipartisan. The House of Representatives passed the fourth bill, the HEROES Act on May 15 and it sat on Mitch McConnell’s desk until last week with unemployment benefits due to run out on July 31.
It appears that the next stimulus plan will be strictly along partisan lines. Republican Senators cannot agree amongst themselves as to what should be in the bill, and if they can’t come to a consensus, McConnell may very well have to turn to the Democrats in the Senate in order to get a bill passed by the end of this week or next.
Below is a link to a table comparing the CARES Act which was passed in March, the HEROES Act (Democratic) passed in May and the HEALS Act (Republican) which they are currently working on.
CARES VS. HEROES VS. HEALS ACTS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
How will the first stimulus proposal and the next one differ? This article breaks down which benefits you might get this time around and how the three bills compare. https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/heals-vs-cares-vs-heroes-stimulus-packages-key-differences-between-the-proposed-acts/
After careful comparison, who do you think is looking out for Americans? Vote for Joe Biden on November 3.
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