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Poverty will be larger and permanent after Covid-19 is gone.

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    The people running out of money are going to create a new lower class of poverty. Power companies are not shutting off power. Unless there is a saving grace from the government there is catastrophe. The people that can’t pay their utility bills will face having to pay back the missed payments. They won’t be able to pay and they are facing loss of utilities because they can’t pay.
    A significant number of people work part time with few or any benefits. People are already fighting in supermarkets. When I was checking out at a supermarket I asked the clerk what all the commotion was about. She said people are fighting about people stocking up. People with not much money can’t stock up. They say it isn’t fair that that some people are wiping out shelves before they get any more money.

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    Yes Chet again you may be right; lots of people here and abroad live from day to day. In this "corrupt" society only the "rich" count. Seldom there is the question of how did they get their money. Ask Trump. All the laws here are skewed in the direction of the rich. If you did see the "impeachment" debacle it should be clear that everyone here can be "bought". I'm still surprised that this country has lasted this long. If you see the "circus" since the "virus" started it is pathetic how it is handled.

    Indeed if the "virus" is gone ( which I doubt, because it will certainly linger or boomerang) then the economy may still "tank" because the "stimulus" package (because of the "hurry) was not properly "protected" from "fraud". This money may still end up in the wrong pockets.

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    Restaurant workers and Bartenders are a special risk. They usually don't have healthcare and they make low wages often relying heavily on tips. Those wages and tips are gone.
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    TJ, Imagine what those people will be doing in a couple of weeks. There are going to be serious problems. What the bill seems to propose is the more money a person makes the more they receive and lower incomes get less. I would like to know the objectiveness used to determine pay outs.
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    I already bet that this package will have little effect and the "oversight" is going to be influenced by Trump and his cronies. Regardless if an "oversight" person has been appointed, the guy likely will be bribed. Don't forget this is America; it thrives on corruption especially under Trump. I guess people forget that they invited the "mafia" into the W.H. via our fantastic election system which is nothing but an large "casino" with a lot of "hackers" and "underground" gamers.