Saturday, January 30, 2021

Dem Lawmakers Call for Recurring Stimulus Payments in Coronavirus Relief Bill, Illegal Immigrants Included; Dad Rips School Board Over Remote Learning in Wild Video, and other C-Virus Updates

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Democrat Lawmakers Call for Recurring Stimulus Payments in Coronavirus Relief Bill, Illegal Immigrants Included
Dozens of House lawmakers, led by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), are calling for future coronavirus relief measures to include recurring stimulus payments that extend to those who have Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN), which includes illegal immigrants.
In a Thursday letter to President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the lawmakers said they are “appreciative” of the administration’s work to ensure that Americans receive another “survival” check as soon as possible. However, they believe that officials must take “additional unprecedented action” in the form of recurring cash payments in future economic relief plans. Such would “provide a longterm lifeline to struggling Americans for the duration of this deadly pandemic,” they wrote, citing “worsening systemic inequities.”
They wrote:
Both the CARES Act and the recently enacted relief package included a round of direct cash payments which provided critical relief to those who needed it most. Data show the CARES Act payments were the primary reason that poverty fell by as many as four million people at the start of the recession. These payments boosted the economy by increasing spending at all income levels, and the most among low-income people, who spent this infusion of disposable income primarily on food, rents, and utilities. This cash assistance was used very quickly, with lowerincome individuals spending more than forty percent of their payments within the first ten days. As aid ran out, up to eight million people, disproportionately Black and Latino adults and children, were forced into poverty. --->READ MORE HERE
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Dad rips school board over remote learning in wild video: ‘You should all be fired!’:
The frustration of millions of parents across America spills out in a viral video of an outraged father screaming at members of a northern Virginia school board that they “should all be fired” for forcing children to remain at home rather than return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The man can be seen and heard shouting that the Loudoun County School Board members are “a bunch of cowards” for forcing children to remain home.
“Figure it out or get off the podium! Because you know what? There are people like me and a line of other people out there who will gladly take your seat and figure it out,” he says.
After his speech, a school board employee asked a police officer to “please make sure the gentleman leaves the board room” as he boils over with rage and shouts, “Open the freaking schools!”
A clip of the impassioned diatribe went viral after it was shared on Twitter Tuesday by former Republican congressional candidate Aliscia Andrews. --->READ MORE HERE
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