But they would be useless. They'd be too slow to stimulate the economy, and wouldn't reach households and consumers who should be the real targets. And they'd reward the rich, who don't spend much of their additional dollars, without getting money into the hands of the poor and middle-class, who do.
In short, our imminent coronavirus and economic crises won't respond to trickle-down economics.
Instead, Congress must immediately enact an emergency $400 billion.
1. Coronavirus testing and treatment.
2. Paid sick leave and family leave this year, renewable for next year if necessary.
3. Extended Medicaid and unemployment insurance.
4. Immediate one-time payments of $1000 to every adult and $500 per child, renewable for next year if necessary.
I don't think this is an over-reaction to what's imminent. It will help us prevent a health and economic calamity.