A Florida Times-Union editorial
A second federal stimulus is badly needed to protect millions of Americans from homelessness and financial devastation.
A total of 90 percent of Americans support a second stimulus to help small businesses and employees, according to a poll conducted by Morning Consult for the American Hotel & Lodging Association. That broad support includes 92 percent of Democrats and 89 percent of Republicans.
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In fact, this overwhelming majority said Congress should remain in session until an agreement is reached. Obviously, that didn’t happen.
How big is the problem? About 1 in 3 adults say they could face eviction or foreclosure in the next months, reports the U.S. Census Bureau.
Also, about 34 million Americans who rent will owe about $34 billion by the end of the year when a moratorium on evictions expires.