COVID-19 CONVERSATION: Opening and Stimulus Favor the 1% Yet Again

The American government is forcing the poor and wage workers class to work although it is not in their immediate interest. The publicly-financed subsidies that were supposed to help workers to be paid during the pandemic have not worked, especially here in Florida. The implementation of the so-called stimulus programs have in practice favored big and financially solid, publicly-traded and politically connected companies, all friends of the big banks.

Small companies have not gotten financing. African-Americans make up 60 percent of the deaths and 14 percent of the populations across the nation. The poor and minimum salary workers are make up an important share of the “essential workers” and the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Stephen McGaughey
Resident of South Florida and the City of Coral Gables

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