Help The Starving But Not The Poor
The Democrats proposed $3 trillion corona relief bill will go to Congress for a vote today. This funding will go to state and local governments and add additional direct stimulus payments for Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Democrats have proposed various bills that would see qualified U.S. citizens receive $2,000 a month, while rent and mortgage payments would be cancelled during the coronavirus crisis.
This package is the largest amount for relief for citizens in U.S. history. Today, more than thirty thousand people are out of work with an unemployment rate that has almost hit twenty percent. We have seen the long lines at local unemployment offices and food banks across the country. Many families can’t even make their rent payments. Why are we, as the richest country in the world, faced with such staggering difficulty?
Our basic issue will have to go back to federal and local government. At the state level, Democrat and Republican governors have very different ways to run the government. Most Republicans want more private enterprise with less government regulation. But Democrats want to help more people get government benefits, like Medicare and Social Security.
This country has been leading the world in the last century. But now, the capitalist economic system needs to be modified to keep our economy going.
We can help the starving, but not the poor.