Today, after almost 24 hours of debate, the Senate passed the American Rescue Plan, designed to help America rebuild after the scorched-earth devastation of the coronavirus pandemic.
The vote was 50 to 49, with all the Democrats voting yes and all the Republicans voting no. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) had to leave the vote to attend his father-in-law’s funeral (and, frankly, while I try not to editorialize here, more power to him for choosing his family at this moment), but would have voted no. That would have made Vice President Kamala Harris cast the deciding vote, but the bill was going to pass.
It is hard to overestimate the importance of this measure both for the present moment and as a sign of the direction in which the Democrats in charge of the United States hope to take the nation.
The relief measure is designed to address the dislocations of a pandemic that has, so far, taken more than a half a million American lives and thrown more than 10 million of us out of work.
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Sadly trump voters will not change their beliefs but they will cash those checks (I know most are direct deposit, they won't send the money back that's for sure), take the child credits and if they qualify, use the weekly unemployment benefit.
The people I worry the most about are the tip dependent employees. Many/most made below the minimum wage and did not qualify in the first place because they did not meet minimum earnings requirements, it all depends how each state handles unemployment compensation.