Stimulus Check demands do not look to subside anytime soon. After the initial rounds of stimulus payments, the government seemed to shut the program. However, most of the people of America are dissatisfied with the decision. They have stated several reasons for the continuing of the Stimulus Check. One of the main concerns for the residents is the Delta scare. Recent data have shown alarming spikes in the infection level. The number of infected people has shot up drastically. Death tolls are also on the rise. The Health Department has reinforced the use of strict covid protocols. Masks have also been made compulsory. This has led the citizens to vociferously demand a further monetary announcement. Many politicians have also joined in support of the common people.
Stimulus Check Number Four Not Happening?
The people are very much concerned about the probability of a further shutdown. With the Delta strain danger lurking, a shutdown is indeed a possibility. The previous shutdown saw people lose their jobs. Many of the employers were not paid up to the mark. As many as 72000 cases of people losing their jobs were being reported in Texas alone. The unemployment percent has also risen significantly and stands at 5.4%.
The estimated growth of the global economy has also come down to 5.9%. It was previously estimated at 6.4%. As demands for the fourth check rise, a petition has gained significant popularity. The petition has till now accumulated close to 3m signatures. It was initiated by the owner of a restaurant. The proposal asks for monthly funding of $2000 till the pandemic ends. It can be accessed on the online website Change.Org.
The federal government is unlikely to issue any further stimulus check. However, rent assistance, unemployment benefit money is still up for grabs. Families having children will also receive money from Child Tax Credit. The payments will be continued till December 2021.