Inflation has hit US consumers hard, with many struggling to make ends meet as grocery and petrol prices have soared this year. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine hasn’t helped either. And senior Americans are yearning for government assistance in the form of a fourth stimulus check.
The fourth stimulus check online petition
A Denver restaurant owner has started an online petition on Change.org requesting that the US Congress send out monthly stimulus cheques. For the time being, the petition has received up to three million signatures.
“Our country is still deeply struggling,” the description says.
“The recovery has yet to reach many Americans; the true unemployment rate for low-wage workers is estimated to be more than 20%.” In addition, many people have huge obligations from the previous year for things like utilities, rent, and child care.
“I’m urging Congress to immediately provide families with a $2,000 payment for adults and a $1,000 payment for children.” And maintaining regular checks throughout the crisis.
“Otherwise, laid-off employees, furloughed employees, and self-employed individuals.” Workers who work fewer hours will struggle to pay their bills and put food on the table.”
Will a fourth stimulus check be issued?
Senior Citizens League, a non-partisan advocacy organisation, has made a request. That the government provide Social Security recipients with a one-time $1,400 stimulus payout.
“We have received hundreds of emails from people worried about making ends meet,” Shannon Benton of the Senior Citizens League told The Sun.
“For many, the high cost of living adjustment simply exacerbated their financial woes by increasing their income.” Above programme restrictions to qualify for Medicare savings programmes and further assistance.”
Following the original stimulus checks, some lawmakers pushed for another. However, the social spending package died in Congress in late 2021.
Congress has not planned to deliver stimulus funds to recipients. This could happen, however, if the United States experiences an even worse financial catastrophe.