Tag: Recurring checks

Lamonte Goode, an out-of-work dancer, outside his West Hollywood apartment. Goode owes thousands of dollars to his landlord, and he’s not sure how he’ll pay it back. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

What happens when all the rent comes due?

“An eviction is not a single event in a person’s life. It actually changes the trajectory of a life, …

Protest against evictions on Feb. 8, 2021, in Hollywood, California.
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GoFundMe CEO to Congress: Americans need help with basic needs and we can’t do your job for you

Opinion by: Tim Cadogan As Congress debates a new COVID-19 aid package, millions of Americans are struggling to pay …

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P.E.I. Senators: Basic income is an idea whose time has come

By Diane Griffin, Brian Francis, and Mike Duffy Last spring more than 50 members of the Senate of Canada …

Better benefits equal better mental health. (AP Photo/Jason R. Henske)

Decades of data show that work requirements and time limits generally worsen mental health and directly increasing incomes improves it

By Theo Wayt When governments in developed countries like the U.S. and Britain provide extra support for low-income people …

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Poll: Americans Want Immediate Checks, Not Increased Targeting

By Senator Ron Wyden The most visible—and popular—pieces of economic relief Congress has approved over the past year have …

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Members of Congress, Mayors and Organizers Call for $2,000 Recurring Checks In Nationwide Day of Action

By the Economic Security Project Members of Congress, mayors, organizers, small business owners, and individuals impacted by the pandemic …

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$2,000/mo for unpaid caregivers could save Medicaid $6,175/mo

A new report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute explores how the coronavirus pandemic has amplified chronic problems in long-term care, as …

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California’s Yolo County Considering Small Basic Income Pilot Funded by Marijuana Revenue

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy Families with young children currently living in deep poverty in Yolo County would receive monthly cash assistance …

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Pressure Mounts in Canada to Launch a Basic Income Pilot in Prince Edward Island

By Jolson Lim Support for a basic income may be shifting from one end of the country to the other. …

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) heads to the floor of the Senate on January 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Mitt Romney Just Proposed a Permanent Basic Income Guarantee for Families of at Least $250 a Month and Up to $15,000 a Year

The Family Security Act would offer up to $350 per month, per kid, to help parents raise their children. …

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How Congress learned to stop worrying and start disbursing cash

The $1,200 Covid-19 stimulus checks last year were a breakthrough in US policy — and may signal a new …

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How Poverty Makes Workers Less Productive

By Greg Rosalsky As Washington debates sending checks to Americans and increasing the minimum wage, a new study offers evidence for …

The U.S. could afford to give every American $1,875 stimulus checks for eight months for the same cost as the tax cuts that Trump passed in 2017, Robert Reich argued last week. (Toronto Star via Getty Images)

U.S. Could Distribute $1,875 Stimulus Checks For 8 Months For Same Cost As 2017 Trump Tax Cuts, Says Robert Reich

By Shahar Ziv The U.S. could afford to give every working adult $1,875 stimulus checks for eight months for …

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Americans Want COVID-19 Stimulus Checks — Will Republicans Get On Board?

By Andrew Trunsky Even though President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan has been met with skepticism from some Republicans, …

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Georgia’s new senators are pushing for Democrats and the White House to keep their promise on $2,000 stimulus checks

Georgia Sens. Raphael Warnock (D) and Jon Ossoff (D), both of whom won January runoff elections on the promise …

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Poll: 60 percent of Canadians support a universal basic income of $20,000 per year

But who will pay? Two-thirds reject increase in their own taxes, most feel wealthy should be responsible June 18, …

Progressives say President Joe Biden must go further on stimulus checks, which remain overwhelmingly popular with the public. | Matt Rourke, File/AP Photo

More than 50 House progressives sign letter pushing President Biden to prioritize recurring direct checks

The left is eager to go big on the next coronavirus relief proposal. By Sarah Ferris More than 50 House …

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$2400/mo ‘Marshall Plan For Moms’ Called For By Fifty Female Celebrities and Business Leaders

Fifty female celebrities, business leaders, and activists have signed an open letter to President Joe Biden asking for a …

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Opinion: Put the Money Printer on Autopilot

If a Biden relief package isn’t open-ended, and tied to a full recovery, America is doomed to repeat last-minute …

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59 Percent of Likely Voters Support Local Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Programs

By Sean McElwee & Dawn Milam Amid an economic crisis and devastating unemployment that has families across the country …

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Opinion: Conservatives should support Biden’s $1,400 COVID-19 relief checks

Republicans need to focus on policies popular with voters and with middle-class families, and we have to compensate both …

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Rep. Ilhan Omar calls on Biden to back recurring cash payments until economy recovers

Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted this week that she was “circulating a letter to Biden” pushing for recurring payments. By …

Then-candidate Joe Biden in Virginia on Election Day. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

Democrats drafting plan to give parents $250 to $300 per month per child

Biden earlier this month announced his intention to push for an expansion of the child tax credit as part of his …