Letter to the editor: Keep paying stimulus

To the editor:

We taxpayers should receive stimulus money twice a month to spend in the economy as a reward for being such fine people; that would ensure job security and plenty of economic growth. After all, tax dollars do belong to the taxpayers.

Reckless decisions by government have put millions out of work and 160,00 have died. Those under treatment or quarantine cannot work — through no fault of their own.

The employed did not ask the government to treat the potential coronavirus threat as if there was no reason for concern. COVID-19 came upon us and is not going away. Meanwhile government kept advising no need to worry, all will be swell.

Unemployed workers should receive $600 per week. Perhaps until workers are called back to work or new employment is found that pays a part-time living wage at $33,000 annually or a full-time living wage at $64,500 annually.

No one knows when COVID-19 will go away. Therefore, government assistance should remain in place until further notice. Subjecting the nation’s once employed workforce — or for that matter, any of us — to Congress’ irresponsible behavior every few weeks is not acceptable.

Taxpayers are an investment. They provide strength to the economy — the best bang for our tax bucks. I’m sure the lion’s share of unemployed taxpayers would rather be receiving a paycheck instead of unemployment insurance.

Elected officials pay themselves more than $3,200 per week plus a variety of expense accounts. Overrated and overpaid!

Richard Heckler,



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