Laid off workers in W.V. unsatisfied with stimulus bill

“…like putting a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound”

“The stimulus bill is absolute garbage,” Will Hyman, a laid off commercial arts worker in Clarksburg, said. “It’s the biggest transfer of wealth to banks and corporations in human history. The government stole trillions on the backs of generations to come and in turn put a carrot out for the people.”

“And one-percenter Mnuchin had the nerve to say that anyone can live on that — let’s see him try,” she said. “We need what Bernie (Sanders) suggested — $2,000 per month. Many people will lose their jobs for good (…) We actually should probably have a UBI from here on out.”

“(The bill) is like putting a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound,” he said. “Sure, it’ll help some, but if you’re laid off for three or four months, what’s $1,200 going to do? It’s a one-time check, not a monthly check. So, in the end, I think it’s a bad idea.”

from W.V. Contributing news editor for MU’s The Parthenon, formerly @ Herald-Dispatch. “The truth is weirder than any fiction I’ve seen,” -Hunter S. Thompson

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