pops42 - 6/29/2020 at 05:41 PM
BrerRabbit - 6/29/2020 at 10:36 PM
good lord, just when things were weird enough, just what we need, a socialist dwarf program.
gina - 6/29/2020 at 10:58 PM
It is not a socialist program as it is not an ongoing policy. It was/is a short term solution to the serious problems people and businesses face from the Covid crisis and quarantine. These things were necessary to prevent a financial meltdown. If no one received those $600 extra dollars they could not pay their rents and mortgages, cars and other expenses. The 43 million who applied for unemployment could have become homeless though in NY the Governor halted evictions till at least July 25th.
Shutting down NY state was quite dramatic sadly other states who are showing upticks may have to do that in their states to control the spread. Houston is feared to be the next epicenter.