Someone please help me understand something...
Why did the government decide to give us an extra $8 in our paychecks every week? How on earth is that going to help anybody. Seriously.
I work for a very small company with less than 30 employees. Our company has been struggling for years to keep its head above water and is now being tested more than ever.
Wouldn't it have made much more sense to give this money to the hundreds of thousands of small businesses who actually employ people like me?
The way I calculate it... if 137 million people receive an extra $8 per check - that's over $1 billion every week! Can you imagine how many small businesses they could keep afloat with that kind of money?!
The bottom line is, if my company survives, 30 people will be just fine and will continue to contribute positively to the economy for years to come. However if it doesn't, not only won't the $8 do us any good... we won't even have a paycheck to receive it in.
Am I missing something here? Because I'd sure like to know why this seems so obvious to me but not to the "experts" who crafted this package. Didn't they learn anything from the last round of stimulus checks?
Listen up Washington... WE DON'T NEED $8! WE NEED OUR JOBS!
There, I feel better now.