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Fourth stimulus check for $600 to $2,000 could be negotiated in November

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 2021-10-23
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Can a fourth stimulus check be negotiated and passed in November?

Federal unemployment programs have ended, and while the economy rebounds – it’s returning to ‘normal’ at a slower-than-expected pace. Calls for a fourth stimulus check have also grown louder as prices and inflation continue to rise – putting families at risk of poverty again.

The current form of the Democrat-led reconciliation bill does not include another round of stimulus checks. However, modifications to that bill next month before another debt ceiling increase debate in December could mean additional stimulus payments.

But how much? And for who would a fourth stimulus check be delivered?

Fourth stimulus check coming soon? $1,400 for seniors and $600 for grocery store workers

Unemployment and stimulus checks

There have been several stimulus checks issued over the last 20 months. However, most of those were sent out by the IRS when unemployment was significantly higher. The unemployment rate in the early days of the pandemic was over 14% as states shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

However, the final stimulus check was sent out in March – when unemployment had dropped below 7%. Even when the third stimulus check was signed into law – a month before most people received it – unemployment was under 8%.

You might owe the IRS money if they sent you a letter about an error in your stimulus check

Inflation and stimulus checks

Republicans are expected to push back even harder against another round of stimulus checks for the same reason that Democrats support them. As inflation rises – Republican lawmakers argue that additional money will cause inflation to increase. Democrats say that it will be the difference between families making ends meet – or not being able to do so.

A petition to send $2,000 monthly payments to most Americans until the end of the pandemic has more than 3 million signatures now. While that has gained a lot of support across the country – it hasn’t gained much momentum among lawmakers. Even the most progressive pockets of the Democratic Party in Congress have failed to grow support for $2,000 recurring payments.

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Lucille Dixon
10-23

They need to stop with all of the lies about us getting $2,000 stimulus check and $2,000 monthly until the covid_19 is over. More than children need money. People on Social Security, SSI,etc. We need Money as well. Get it passed, signed and send it. Times are getting harder. Stop playing around for real

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Lawrence MCconahy
10-23

Absolutely Johnny and Lucille. Our government would rather support the immigrants and other countries than us Americans. Us people that is on disability and SSI has gotten harder as time passes. Everything is going up. But this raise we are getting at the beginning of the year, it doesn’t matter, cause everything is going to get more expensive. So our raise, is not going to make any difference. We are going to be the same if not worse off. And I agree, stop worrying about the other countries and worry about our own country. The republicans doesn’t care, they can buy anything they want to, they don’t have to worry about struggling like we do, so quit lieing to us. Don’t say anything until it is either passes or doesn’t pass. But all I am saying is us Americans needs help.

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P Boogie
10-23

all Americans need the money not just certain people. talking about grocery store workers. What about the people shopping at those grocery stores.

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