Man’s Facebook Rant About the Stimulus Checks Goes Viral
I'm sure we've all seen different opinions regarding the stimulus money being paid out by the government due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In case you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, here's a quick rundown:
The government is providing assistance in the form of a stimulus check to citizens that meet certain criteria. Exactly how much your stimulus check is for is determined by a few eligibility requirements (mainly having to do with whether you have children). If you don't have children claimed on your most recent tax return, and make less than $75,000 a year, you should receive a check for $1200.
It was announced however that unemployed residents in New Jersey, California, and New York can soon expect a huge bump in their unemployment checks from the government. Multiple sources, including CNN, reported last week that New Jersey residents currently out of work will see a $600 increase in their unemployment checks, thanks to the new amplifications made to the unemployment benefits.
Many have since expressed anger with the new system because those that are working won't benefit as much as those who are currently unemployed.
While his frustrations with those complaining about not receiving extra money are understandable, you have to examine the other side of that argument as well.
Yes, unemployment provides those out of work with only a portion of their former salaries, but the issue a lot of people seem to have with the extra assistance is that the additional $600 could put the unemployed in a better financial situation than they were while working. While those currently still employed full-time, whether from home or not, aren't getting any additional help besides the $1200 stimulus checks.
It's easy to see both sides of this issue. What will remain true for, most likely, the entire length of this quarantine, is that there will be two sides of this fence, and you'll most likely fall on one or the other.