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Is a one-time payment of $1,200 enough to help you?

Democrat and Republican senators are close to reaching a deal over a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package which would give $1,200 to each American citizen, with adjustments for children and income-level and create funds to support American companies, hospitals and more. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell described the package as a "wartime level of investment into our nation." Some say it is much-needed relief after weeks of uncertainty—it is nearly double the stimulus package passed during the previous recession. However, others worry it does too little too late—the impact of the coronavirus on the economy will be huge and any aid package needs to be scaled up to match that. A $2 trillion aid package is a start, not a solution in and of itself. 

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The New York Times breaks down the aid package into five main points:

  • The government will send direct payments to taxpayers.
  • Small businesses will receive emergency loans if they keep their workers.
  • Distressed companies can receive government bailouts — but with strings attached.
  • Hospitals staggering under the burden of the coronavirus would receive aid.
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Here's how some people reacted to the idea of a $1,200 check.

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Republicans like Senator Lindsey Graham think the aid is fair and sufficient to keep Americans going. 

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Is a one-time payment of $1,200 enough to help you?
#1200isEnough
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