A brief off-record conversation is worth sharing tonight because if offers a BIG PICTURE look at local fortunes and municipal policy.
Knowing that nothing lasts forever and eventually the "stimmy" will run out . . . We asked insiders about the future of government largess, free homeless housing, reparations funding and so much federal cash handed out freely by local officials.
Here's the word . . .
"I get it, you want to know the plan . . ."
"There is no plan."
TKC paused in astonishment . . .
"All of these efforts are designed to fail, they are ghost towns in the making and cash that will leave people out in the cold when the money runs out. And it will."
"It's not rocket science and the 'cruelty' of it all will be blamed on someone else."
"I encourage other people to ask about 'sustainability' for any of these efforts coming out of City Hall or Jackson County . . . Any honest answers will be truly frightening. But overall the 'plan' depends on an endless supply of money that does not exist."
Link reference for edification . . .EVERYBODY WANTS STIMMMY!!!
A petition for monthly stimulus checks surpassed 2.4 million signatures on Thursday, putting it only about 600,000 signatures away from its target goal of 3 million. Stephanie Bonin, a Denver restaurant owner, started the petition last year when the pandemic forced the closure of businesses across the country.
More Money, More Problems
The IRS has issued almost 167 million payments in the third round of direct stimulus aid, with another 1.8 million people last week receiving the $1,400 checks. But some lawmakers are pushing for a fourth round of stimulus aid that would effectively send recurring payments until the pandemic ends.
The next round of stimulus payments is targeted at families in the form of monthly payments from a newly expanded child tax credit. On July 15, "nearly all" working families will start seeing $250 to $300 per child automatically deposited into their bank accounts or sent to their mailboxes, the White House said.
Possibly the retro anthem for this current giveaway epoch . . . Or at least a trip down memory late for a song I really liked when I was 10-years-old.
A cringe-y but nice musical moment regarding the blues over being broke . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a save & fun Saturday night.