Ongoing stimulus checks? These Democrats want to pay you $2,000 a month plus $2,000 per kid
The Democrats are trying to pay you. A lot. Senators Kamala Harris of California, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Ed Markey of Massachusetts today proposed a bill that would pay:
This means that a family of five would receive $10,000 per month. If passed, a family of five would soon receive a $40,000 check, covering March, April, May, and June. These figures are notable in acknowledging the high costs of children. The details:
The bill notes that the funds would be blocked from debt collectors. It is called the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act, and has an uphill battle in the Senate, which is Republican-controlled. In March, as the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning to lay waste to jobs and the economy, Republican senators argued that $1,200 stimulus checks were sufficient, while Democrats argued for ongoing payments.