What "card" are you talking about? You only need $1.@Shop-et-al wrote:
I received a card. How does a card become an investment opportunity?
If we keep adding jobs at the same pace that we added over the past six months, we'll be back to pre-pandemic employment levels in only ::checks notes:: 5 years.
I previously predicted we'd maybe see FHA bailouts, so that remains to be seen how everything plays out. Everything in America is "frozen" right now (no pun intended - given severe weather systems - as I'm talking about debt payments), so it'll be interesting how everything is resolved when all moratoriums end and the economy "opens" back up to normal. What if people and companies still cannot pay? Massive bailout time?@ wrote:
WASHINGTON—The Biden administration extended a federal moratorium on home foreclosures for another three months and expanded assistance for people behind on their mortgage payments during the coronavirus pandemic.
The White House said Tuesday that it would extend a ban on home foreclosures for federally backed mortgages through June 30. President Biden had earlier extended the moratorium, which had been set to expire at the end of January, until the end of March in a series of executive actions on his first day in office. [WHAT?]
Homeowners will now be able to receive up to six months of additional mortgage payment forbearance, in increments of three months, for those borrowers who entered forbearance before June 30, 2020, the White House said. Borrowers who enter into such plans can skip payments if they suffer a pandemic-related hardship but have to make them up later.
I counted the Dec. 2020 $900B bill as Rd. 2, sestrahelena. So, that means the currently debated $1.9T bill is the third stimulus.@sestrahelena wrote:
Wait. Third round??? I guess I missed something. Oh, well.
"If the federal minimum wage in 1968 had kept up with inflation and productivity, it would now be $22 an hour. Instead, it’s $7.25."
Joe Manchin (possibly the most hated Democrat - by his own base - in America) has caved to support extension of $300 enhanced unemployment through September 6. At $1,200/month for 6 months, that amounts to $7,200.@ wrote:
The deal will extend a jobless benefit supplement at the current $300 per week through Sept. 6, according to NBC News. It will make the first $10,200 in unemployment aid non-taxable to prevent surprise bills. The provision will apply to households with incomes under $150,000 . . .
Democrats aim to approve their latest rescue package before March 14, the day when the current $300 per week unemployment benefit expires. However, the delays Friday threatened its quick passage as the deadline approaches.
Joe Biden is in favor of $15 minimum wage. No he isn't. He just had his Vice President vote, no, including on reconciliation. He had his two biggest allies in the Senate vote, no, as a sign of: "Don't get me wrong. I, Joe Biden, from the state of Delaware had my two top allies from the state of Delaware vote, no, because I'm not actually in favor of it." The only way it could be any clearer is if Joe Biden flew a plane over the Capitol with a big banner that said, "I hate $15 minimum wage. I'm lying. I never meant it."