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One factor might be that by implementing a plan, even if insufficient, you can start to work the bugs out of the system.

Our American handout of $1200 and the $600 unemployment booster have both had a variety of problems. The distribution mechanisms are erratic (apparently still not entirely resolved), and the fairness of the amounts is questionable (no means testing), and they are obviously not going to replace the $1000 per week or so of income expected in the median household. But at least there is now a stake in the ground for modification going forward.

by asdf on Sun Jul 26th, 2020 at 04:31:20 PM EST
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