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Forum Post: Gov. Must Freeze Rent and Mortgages During Outbreak

Posted 2 weeks ago on March 14, 2020, 9:58 p.m. EST by elf3 (4108)
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I think the majority of people will do the right thing. Will the government? Other countries are freezing rent and mortgages. This makes sense so restaurants and businesses and people can self-quarantine to keep the virus under control and when all is said and done they can re-open the doors instead of going under. As well as people won't be homeless. The banks over the last decade have been gifted bail outs and tax breaks and on it's time for them to pay it forward to the hard-working people of this nation. This one issue will decide the outcome of our economy and people for decades to come. We must push for freezing mortgages and rent as other countries in Europe have.

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[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23151) 2 weeks ago

Gig economy workers at most risk. Exceptions need to be made to ensure that people who work in the cash economy have pay during this period. This is critical.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23151) 2 weeks ago

Moratorium on rent and mortgage payments, student loan payments, utility turn offs, etc.

Increase Unemployment Insurance, mandatory sick pay.

Gov't needs to make sure people have the money to buy the groceries and medicines they may need.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 weeks ago

''America Is Acting Like a Failed State'' by Derek Thompson:

''Many businesses, local governments, and individuals are doing what is necessary to beat back the coronavirus—with little help from the White House.''

spero meliora ...

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23151) 2 weeks ago

Know Your Rights. Read H.R. 6201, FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT here:

https://appropriations.house.gov/sites/democrats.appropriations.house.gov/files/Families%20First%20summary.pdf

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 weeks ago

Apparently "The legislation provides paid leave, establishes free testing, protects public health workers, and provides important benefits to children and families" .. but then also please try to consider that ...

at spes non fracta ...