## Who’s getting the \$2 trillion?

Some simple math with some large numbers leaves me with a big question.

Assume that about 330,000,000 Americans each get a full \$1,200 stimulus check (which isn’t all that much). Multiply those numbers and you get about \$400,000,000,000, or \$400 billion. But the stimulus package supposedly totals about five times as much as that, or roughly \$2 trillion.

So individuals are only receiving one-fifth, or 20%, of the stimulus package.

My son runs a small business. I haven’t heard of any relief for firms like his.

Should I conclude that large corporations are getting the other 80% of this stimulus?

If not, what am I missing?

Published in: on April 4, 2020 at 3:25 pm  Comments (3)

1. There is also an increase to four months worth of unemployment checks. This piece from VOX had a pretty good explanation.

“Vox has put together a chart of each state’s base weekly unemployment insurance benefits and links to each state’s unemployment website where you can get the process started. The new stimulus will add \$600 per week to that base amount for four months, until the end of July.”

https://www.vox.com/2020/4/3/21203006/cares-act-direct-payments-unemployment-insurance

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