The need for a fourth stimulus check becomes stronger. To voice their dissatisfaction with rising bills and costs, Americans turn to internet petitions. One petition suggested monthly payments of $2,000 for the length of the epidemic. Another wrote to California Governor Gavin Newsom, requesting that SSDI and SSA beneficiaries be included in the Golden State payments. Both have garnered a lot of popular support.
In the past several years, the COVID-19 epidemic has claimed countless lives. Unfortunately, its negative effects wreaked havoc on the national economy and market. The expense of living has risen to unprecedented heights and shows no signs of slowing down.
The government’s federal stimulus check program was a realistic approach previously employed. Many American households benefited immediately from direct payments. According to CBS News, stimulus funds were utilized to pay off debts American families had accumulated. Any spare change was set aside for food and other essentials.
The stimulus check program was so successful that Congress and senators suggested a fourth stimulus check program early this year. Two continuing internet petitions demand for stimulus check payments, echoing the same sentiment.
Fourth Stimulus Check: $2000 Recurring Payments for Families
Stephanie Bonin’s fourth stimulus check petition requests $2,000 monthly stimulus funds for the length of the epidemic.
She described the epidemic as “devastating” for working families, particularly those with children. “To keep our heads above water, we need quick checks and regular contributions. Congress must ensure that we are not financially destroyed as a result of our efforts to keep the nation healthy.”
Bonin’s petition was addressed to both the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States of America. Her petition is on track to reach a major milestone a year after it was first posted.
Bonin’s petition has reached 2.89 million signatures as of writing – putting it on the verge of reaching its 3 million signature target.
Golden State Stimulus Check: Petition to Add SSA, SSDI
Another petition asked for a change in the community. Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a new round of Golden State Stimulus payments, which are expected to benefit 66% of the state’s population. EITC and ITIN filers in California who earn less than $75,000 are eligible for these payments.
Unfortunately, a large portion of Californians were left out of the stimulus package. These payments are not available to beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Keep in mind that financial problems caused by a pandemic impact everyone. CNBC reported that over 50 seniors had reduced their food intake to one meal per day and could not afford prescription medicines due to rising prices.
Sherriel Weithers’ online petition asks Governor Newsom to make a change. The petition has received more than 1,600 signatures out of a total of 2500 as of writing.