‘Subsidizing The Spread Of Covid’

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

Nearly 200 corporate landlords received $320 million in federal pandemic-related assistance only to turn around and file more than 5,380 evictions between mid-March and mid-October of last year, [...]

City Excludes Parts Of Chinatown From Small Business Pandemic Loans

By Sydney Pereira, Gothamist. -

A city pandemic loan program intended to help out small businesses in lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color has left out a swath of Manhattan's Chinatown. In late November, the [...]

What We Have Here Is A Failure To Negotiate

By Richard Moser, Counterpunch. -

The first and worst failure to do a damn thing for the working class was the multi-trillion-dollar corporate bailout of the CARES Act. If you walk into the first bargaining session with the [...]

Losing Jobless Benefits Is Not Only Stressful

By Avie Schneider, NPR. -

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown millions of Americans out of work — and over the past nine months, up to 20 million have filed for unemployment. Supplemental federal unemployment benefits of [...]

US Treasury Shelves $455 Billion In Unspent Stimulus

By Jack Rasmus, Z Net. -

Last week the US Treasury and the US Federal Reserve Bank engaged in a rare public disagreement. US Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin, in a letter to Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, last [...]

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobless People Are Being Asked To Repay Benefits

By Ava Kofman, Pro Publica. -

Ahmad Ghabboun broke into a sweat. It was a late night in August and he had just discovered an unexpected $14,990 debt posted to the online portal he uses to access his account with Washington [...]

Prisoners Won The Right To Stimulus Checks

By Keri Blakinger and Joseph Neff, NBC News. -

Last week, Thomas Root emailed his weekly legal newsletter from his office in Ohio to nearly 11,000 federal prisoners around the country — just as he’s done every Monday since 2015. That same [...]

Activists Mobilize To Help Incarcerated People Get Stimulus Checks

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout. -

For months incarcerated people and their families heard conflicting messages about whether they were eligible to receive the pandemic stimulus payments provided by Congress as the Trump [...]

Landlords Pressuring Tenants To Pay Rent Are Getting Pandemic Relief

By Morgan Baskin, Washington City Paper. -

The first time she remembers protesting in the region, about 10 years ago, Tara Maxwell was outside the Virginia home of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. His wife Virginia, the target of [...]

Members Of Congress Receive COVID-19 Small Business Loans

By Jessica Buxbaum, Shadowproof. -

Members of Congress obtained disaster loans for their businesses through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program has been embroiled in controversy [...]

Trump Administration Delays #COVID-19 Relief Funds To Native Americans

By Acee Agoyo, Indianz.com. -

The law, also known as the CARES Act, directs the Department of the Treasury to distribute the $8 billion to tribal governments "not later than 30 days" after its enactment. The deadline has come [...]

US Coronavirus ‘Bailout’ Scam Is $6 Trillion Giveaway To Wall Street

By Michael Hudson, Moderate Rebels. -

Just think of when, in the debates with Bernie, Sanders during the spring, you had Biden, and Klobuchar keep saying, ‘What we’re paying for Medicare-for-All will be $1 trillion over 10 years.’ [...]

Groups Urge Mnuchin To Ban Large Agribusinesses From CARES Act Aid

By Friends of the Earth. -

Washington, DC — A coalition of 68 farmer, environmental, and antitrust groups across the country sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today, urging the U.S. Department of the [...]