Monday, March 30, 2020

Essential Worker Recognition

Since most "essential workers" are NOT receiving any extra pay/benefits during this time, why doesn't the US Government step up to give them more than just a $1200 check?

After all, pretty much everyone is getting that check even if they aren't working or on the front lines with that ever-present infection risk.

1) Student Loan Forgiveness
2) Work/Study Grant
3) Fully Paid Health Insurance
4) Tax Debt Forgiveness
5) Housing Grant

You could place time/dollar amount limits on these options, but they should be made as non-taxable income.

Because of the financial strain from the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, many businesses/employers can't afford to give bonus pay to those employees who continue to stay at work providing a minimal sense of normalcy for the rest of us.

Someone needs to step up and do the right thing!

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