$600 Stimulus Payments Are a Slap in the Face

President Trump’s call to increase the payments echoes most Americans.

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  • Renewal of Paycheck Protection Program funding for businesses
  • Money for COVID vaccine rollouts
  • Money for schools
  • $25 billion for rent assistance
  • Direct cash payments to Americans at around the $600 level
  • Spain set up a basic income amount for its poorest residents
  • Germany offered grants of over $5,000 for freelancers and small business owners
  • The Netherlands offered 90% of salary payments to stay home and quarantine
  • Denmark reimbursed employers 70–90% of their workers’ salaries to keep them on the payroll
  • The United Kingdom paid 80% of workers’ salaries
  • France paid their citizens up to $1600

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Rose Bak is a freelance writer, author and yoga teacher who lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit rosebakenterprises.com or follow @authorrosebak on social media.

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