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Old 03-28-2020, 07:51 AM
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You don’t know every retiree’s financial situation. I don’t know too many retiree’s that couldn’t use some extra money especially in these uncertain times. Glad To hear you’re so well off.
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Old 03-28-2020, 07:55 AM
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It's a case of damned if you don't and damned if you do!!! Give it to a needy family so you know where it's going! Geez
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Old 03-28-2020, 07:56 AM
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Old 03-28-2020, 07:57 AM
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Maybe YOU don’t need it...but many of us need it to pay our bills. Not all Villagers are floating in dough!! My husband got laid off and the $ will help.


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What a dumb idea! Pay all us retires $1200 for what? I'm not being affected financially at all by the virus pandemic. I will still get my SS check each month along with a pension check.
That money should be going to people that have been put out of work and are in need!
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Old 03-28-2020, 07:58 AM
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What a dumb idea! Pay all us retires $1200 for what? I'm not being affected financially at all by the virus pandemic. I will still get my SS check each month along with a pension check.
That money should be going to people that have been put out of work and are in need!
It is a Stimulus for the Economy to support business' so the, ones that are open can stay open, and others will follow their lead. you may be retired but younger people need to work, and business is down. I don't like the fact that fat cats can by stock cheap, and air lines get support. Warren Buffet is one of the airline stock holders an he don't need the money. he should be like Disney who are paying their people without a check from us the tax payer.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:01 AM
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There are lots of seniors who barely get by on SS checks and don't have a pension. You are not everyone.
The primary purpose of the total bill is to provide liquidity, income support for individuals is secondary
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:08 AM
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The privileged tone of the OP makes me cringe.
Isn't it good that we will be able to help local small businesses by spending the check.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:10 AM
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I volunteer at an organization that hears stories of widows or widowers who live on minimal social security. They are in poverty and barely getting by. $1200 will be life changing for them. If you don’t need your $1200 let me know and I will help direct you to some people who desperately need it.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:10 AM
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Why do non citizens get money?

Because the Democrats want their votes
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:14 AM
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If you really don’t need the $$$. Then save it and spend it at local business establishments when they reopen to support them. ☺️
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:22 AM
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I have a great idea !

Write a letter or message The Kennedy Center to reject the whopping $25 million and donate 1/2 the money to the homeless in San Francisco, and the other half to the New York homeless.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:24 AM
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The privileged tone of the OP makes me cringe.
Isn't it good that we will be able to help local small businesses by spending the check.
Being the OP on this topic, I can tell you that our gross income for 2019 was under 45K. That is for a married couple. And you can't spend money at a local business if they are closed.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:28 AM
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Because the Democrats want their votes
Our leader is taking credit for this whole thing.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:29 AM
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What a dumb idea! Pay all us retires $1200 for what? I'm not being affected financially at all by the virus pandemic. I will still get my SS check each month along with a pension check.
That money should be going to people that have been put out of work and are in need!
You are free to donate your check to a charitable organization.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:34 AM
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I went to the website you provided.

It said a married couple making less than $150K
will be eligible for the checks of $2,400.

That seems ridiculous to me.
I totally agree.

I definitely shouldn't be getting a penny...as it should be.
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