Randolph Calvo: Consider giving stimulus check to help unemployed

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Published: 3/26/2020 2:34:47 PM

I work with a lot of people in retail who live paycheck to paycheck. Currently, our employer is paying us, but if this continues for an extended period of time (18 months?), I don’t see how that generosity could continue.

The federal government is talking about sending checks to everyone below some rather high income level. I know those checks would be appreciated, but for those who are financially able, wouldn't it be a blessing to contribute those checks to say the Massachusetts unemployment trust fund? And there are extremely wealthy people who could consider doing the same even if they are above the earning limit and will not receive a check from the government.

We're talking about trying to help good, hard-working people who can't pay for food or for housing. One thousand dollars would be nice for some of us, but it could be a godsend for so many others. I don’t even know if this would be possible? Is there some other way it could work? I hope that there is.

Randolph Calvo

South Deerfield

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