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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

While the conversation continues within Congress and between congressional leaders and the White House, it might be good to assess what the American people actually have to say on the issue of more stimulus checks. So let's look at that.

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:A whopping 84% of Americans say they want a second stimulus check, with only 16% reporting that a second round of stimulus checks are not necessary.

A significant majority, 62%, of those surveyed agree that a second stimulus check should be sent to everyone rather than focusing it on the underemployed or unemployed.

Finally, a full 64% of respondents report that they will completely run out of money within three months or less."

"Do Americans actually want monthly stimulus checks?

Again, the answer is a solid yes. The research and data strongly support that Americans want Congress to pass regular monthly stimulus checks to cover people throughout the entirety of this public health and economic crisis.

A majority"both Republicans and Democrats"agree that coronavirus relief should be sent to those most affected by the pandemic, though a specific dollar amount wasn't part of this poll.

According to this CNBC/Change Research poll conducted across six key political swing states (Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin), bipartisan support exists for monthly stimulus checks going directly to the people."

Last time trillions of taxpayer dollars were given to Tinkle Down and less than 10 percent of that given direct to float all boats up.

Of course, Trump and GOP don't want to do anything else, but if they have to, it'll be Tinkled Down again.

Here are some the findings as they relate to additional and monthly stimulus checks.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-05-12 12:28 AM | Reply

How about a nice jet flyover instead? You can eat the exhaust as it tinkles down like the billionaires tax cuts.

- Mitch McChinless.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-12 06:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How many generations of a crazy US debt/GDP ratio before things come crashing down and the USD isn't the world's currency?
2...3 generations?

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-05-12 09:42 AM | Reply

How many generations of a crazy US debt/GDP ratio before things come crashing down and the USD isn't the world's currency?
2...3 generations?

#3 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Before the first stimulus I said my fear was that if we survive the pandemic as a first world country I fear the debt issues and inflation would kill us anyway.

Sad thing is is that said death will be due to the greed of a handful at the expense of the vast majority.

Just knock the DoD budget back to where it was at half a trillion (which is still egregious...) and you've got significant breathing room from that alone.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-12 12:48 PM | Reply

I don't think we should have had a 1st stim. check. For every dollar the real people get 100-1,000 go to the .01% and Corps. some of which have not paid ANY taxes. It's just more corporate welfare.

#5 | Posted by bat4255 at 2020-05-12 12:48 PM | Reply

"How many generations of a crazy US debt/GDP ratio"

What's crazy about it?
How's it compare to other currencies?
Why are you still propagating the same Alt-Right talking points from when you were a Trumper?
???

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-12 12:50 PM | Reply

#3

Not necessarily. After we dig out of this humongous hole, the days of top-tier tax cutting have got to cease.

It's this simple: The federal government is the only entity that can fill the loss of GDP as it regards wages, and unless it does our "civil" society will come crashing down around us.

It's already tenuous at best as hunger and unpaid bills mount in far too many American households.

I still find it amazing that people haven't realized that our entire monetary structure is based on belief anyway, and that the only thing holding it up is public confidence that currency has value. It's virtually created out of thin air. As long as there are non-inflationary mechanisms where money can be created, debt service will not be a fatal problem.

We have a two-layered economy where in one the vast majority of people use the bulk of their income on living through consumption and another where the bulk of the money is only used to acquire more money, usually in ways that don't create crippling inflation in the consumer market but for speculative bubbles which blow up and burst.

#7 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-05-12 12:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"How many generations of a crazy US debt/GDP ratio before things come crashing down and the USD isn't the world's currency?
2...3 generations?

#3 | POSTED BY GONOLES92"

Time to ask your question was when Moscow Mitch was passing the 3 trillion dollar tax cut. If you didn't say it then don't say it now.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-12 12:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

"As long as there are non-inflationary mechanisms where money can be created"

Not sure those exist, but debt is definitely not a problem at the current ratio to GDP.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-12 01:01 PM | Reply

How many generations of a crazy US debt/GDP ratio before things come crashing down and the USD isn't the world's currency?
2...3 generations?
#3 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Well if that's how you feel, then why did you vote for it?
???

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-12 01:03 PM | Reply

"As long as there are non-inflationary mechanisms where money can be created"

I should have used "conditions" instead of mechanisms.

#11 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-05-12 01:04 PM | Reply

Out of all types of surveys, "Do you want free money" is about the easiest to massage to have whatever outcome you want. This is just a dumb link.

#12 | Posted by humtake at 2020-05-12 01:32 PM | Reply

2nd! I haven't got a 1st!
And I'm a single dad with
a son in college...

#13 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-05-12 02:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How many generations of a crazy US debt/GDP ratio before things come crashing down and the USD isn't the world's currency?
2...3 generations?

#3 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Gosh...

If only we hadn't invaded Iraq for no reason.
If only we hadn't passed the Bush tax cut.
If only we hadn't passed the Trump tax cut.

Iraq: $2 Trillion
Bush Tax Cuts: $6 trillion
Trump Tax Cuts: $2.3 trillion

$8.3 trillion blown by Republican Administrations

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-12 02:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oops.

That's $10.3 trillion.

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-12 04:08 PM | Reply

Does the "buy how will we pay for it" crowd still exist now that Bernie has dropped out of the presidential race?

#16 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-12 04:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

*but

#17 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-12 04:10 PM | Reply

The Feds should be rolling back taxes all the way to pre-Reagan. Then they should be providing UBI to those who need it until the crisis is over, at minimum.

To fix this, this country is going to need a POTUS and Congress along the lines of what it had during FDR. Unfortunately, we're going to get Trump or Biden instead. It's going to be a long depression. America as its been known will probably not survive.

#18 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-05-12 04:17 PM | Reply

Does the "but how will we pay for it" crowd still exist now that Bernie has dropped out of the presidential race?

There's never been an issue with paying for it.

There are dozens of countries around the world successfully doing it at this very moment.

The difference being, they're socialist democracies and we're a plutocracy.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-12 04:50 PM | Reply

That money should have been given directly to people, and put into programs to build the middle class.

#20 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-12 04:50 PM | Reply

Before the first stimulus I said my fear was that if we survive the pandemic as a first world country I fear the debt issues and inflation would kill us anyway.

Sad thing is is that said death will be due to the greed of a handful at the expense of the vast majority.

Just knock the DoD budget back to where it was at half a trillion (which is still egregious...) and you've got significant breathing room from that alone.

#4 | POSTED BY JPW

Agreed. And there are all sorts of things which could be modified without altering already paid for benefits like SS.
Like DANNI mentions, the fact of money going to large corporations over small businesses... smh

#21 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-05-12 05:37 PM | Reply

"I still find it amazing that people haven't realized that our entire monetary structure is based on belief anyway, and that the only thing holding it up is public confidence that currency has value."

Reminds me of the saying, In God we trust. Everyone else pays cash.

It's probably for the best that people are in denial or the system would crash. It's like if people could control their own heart beats.

Many would try to stop their hearts from beating. Just because they could.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-13 11:02 AM | Reply

$2000 a month???

Hell...I'm going to buy another home! I feel like it's prolly a buyers market.

#23 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-13 02:27 PM | Reply

I'm going to buy another home!

For $2,000?

Where you buying, Honduras?

#24 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-13 02:32 PM | Reply

Free money for Corporations is just good governance. Free money for the proles will make them lazy and uppity. They won't want to slaughter hogs and get covid for $9 an hour. Society would have no structure if half the people were not starving. SHEESH, get real, how would the rich find gardeners? How would businesses get people to work for less than a living wage? The world would end as we know it.

CAPITAL MUST BE MAINTAINED AND PRESERVED AS THE ULTIMATE GOOD!

#25 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-05-13 02:48 PM | Reply

"Where you buying, Honduras?"

$2k a month...that'll get me started almost anywhere.

It's $2k a month, right?

I guess if it's just an additional $2k, I'll give it to Elon and see what he can do with it.

#26 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-13 02:55 PM | Reply

I would like to see the next stimulus check tied to doing something productive for american society; perhaps just a pledge to do volunteer work at a food bank or some other charitable organization. A WPA type program could be put in place to help people learn new skills for the "new" economy.

#27 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-05-14 09:27 AM | Reply

MadBummer is the Marie Antoinette of the Pandemic, pointing and laughing at people suffering from the results of trying to lessen the spread of COVD19.

You know, non-Randians who are actually aware that people other than themselves actually exist, and care about that.

#28 | Posted by Corky at 2020-05-14 05:12 PM | Reply

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