Will the New Stimulus Check Possibly Help 500,000 or More Struggling Families?


Rylan Krauss, Reporter

Just imagine you’re a struggling single mom 34 years old with 4 kids (6, 8, 11, 14), and you have to make a choice. One of the hardest choices that you will ever have to make. Paying the bills, or putting food on the table. If you pay the bills, your family could go hungry. On the other hand, if you choose to put food on the table, and don’t pay your bills, then well, let’s just say that it is not an amazing choice either. 6.5 Million families go below the poverty line every year that are in this same situation.

Now just imagine that you are in the same situation (struggling single mom 34 years old with 4 kids 6, 8, 11, 14). And you are about to make a choice (bills or food). Then, Joe Biden passes the stimulus check, and to help your family you get $300 per child per month. That is an extra $1200 a month. That will help pull your family up, and put you back on your feet with full stomachs (something that your children have only ever dreamed of). With this money, your children will live a whole lot better lives.

This stimulus check (or one like it) should have been passed a long time ago. Not just because of COVID-19. Yes, the Corona virus has made this check more of a priority. But families have been struggling for a long time and will continue to struggle. That is something that no one can deny.

Now once again imagine the same scenario once again (you’re a struggling single mom 34 years old with 4 kids). You think that you have only two options (bills or food on the table). Then a new way to make money and a lot of it comes along your way. That new way is not legal, it is very illegal and very risky. So what do you do? Do you refuse to do this new way to make money, and watch your family keep suffering? Or do you do it knowing 100% that it is very illegal?

You are doing this new way to make money for about 5 months and making about 6 times more money than before. So what do you do next? You take it to the next level. Why? Well, that is because you have started to become money hungry. Little do you know that the FBI is on your case. So when you took it to the next level they see an opportunity to strike. Not only did they strike, but struck so hard, that you are going to prison for the rest of your life. You will not get to see your kids again. They are now going into foster care and will be separated from each other there.

Where did this all stem from? It started to grow from the lack of money. If only you had that stimulus package and this would never have happened. But it did. Between 4.5 million- 11.1 million families every year turn to illegal ways to make more money. The stimulus plan will help families across the United States as a whole. This stimulus package will help so many families not have to start doing illegal things to make money. It will make so many lives better.