Friday, April 3, 2020

Coronavirus Rebate Payments Could Be A Welfare Breakthrough

In an unusual move, Congress is letting even the poorest have cash.

By Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s first draft of a coronavirus relief bill included cash payments to most Americans ― except for those who earned no money at all.The proposal set up the payments as advance tax rebates, and tax benefits typically exclude people with no incomes.Then something unusual happened: Democrats complained about the income requirement ― no surprise ― but so did Republicans, arguing the poorest deserve coronavirus rebates too. Look here for the story.