As the global health crisis continues on, nearly three million have signed an online petition demanding another round of stimulus checks. This time, the amount requested is $2,000.
According to the Change.org petition, which is titled “$2,000/month to every American, the organizer stated that the U.S. is still deeply struggling and another round of stimulus checks needs to happen. “The recovery hasn’t reached many Americans. The truth unemployment rate for low-wage workers is estimated at over 20%.”
The organizer of the latest stimulus checks petition, who is named Stephanie, also stated that many Americans are facing large debts from last year from various things. This includes utilities, rent, and childcare. “It took nine months for Congress to send a second stimulus check and just moments to spend it.”
Stephanie then proclaimed that going forward Congress needs to make recurring stimulus checks automatic if certain “triggers” are met. “No more waiting around for our government to send the help we need. Sign to join our movement to get recurring checks to the people.”
The petition organizer also revealed that she is a restaurant owner in Denver, Colorado. She and her husband are struggling due to the effects of the global health crisis. “Our hearts were breaking as we watched our staff divide the ingredients in our kitchen to bring to their homes. A dismal token for employees who work tirelessly every day.”
Stephanie also revealed that her employees are now without any income and they cannot claim unemployment. Currently, a total of 2,963,065 people have signed the petition.
President Biden Claims His COVID Stimulus Checks Fueled Spike in Inflation
According to the New York Post, President Biden claimed earlier this month that he believes his COVID stimulus checks actually fueled the spike in inflation.
“The irony is people have more money now because of the first major piece of legislation I passed,” the President stated at the time. “You all got checks for $1,400. You got checks for a whole range of things.”
President Biden then explained that the stimulus checks change people’s lives. “But what happens if there’s nothing to buy and you got more money to compete for getting [goods]? It creates a real problem.”
Although the President does acknowledge the spike in inflation, he is optimistic that it will subside. This is due to many Americans temporarily staying home and ordering goods online, instead of going out. “[People are not going out to dinner and lunch and going to local bars because of COVID. So what are they doing? They’re staying home and ordering online and they’re buying product.”
Biden goes on to add that he knows that the public is frustrated. “People are feeling it – they are feeling it,” the President declared. He also discussed how some parts of California have experienced $4.50 gas prices. “That’s why it’s so important we do everything in our power to stabilize the supply chain.”