Without the passing of the president’s economic stimulus bill, we could see unemployment rates as high as they were during the Great Depression.
I haven’t worked since July. I can’t tell you how frightening that is. With my life savings draining down to nothing, and with no income in sight, where will I go with what I can get on welfare? You can’t even find housing here for what I would [be able] to pay in rent. And that’s assuming there’s any welfare available, as I’m not the only one in this situation.
I’ve been working since I was 16; I’ve never seen anything like this. Please cover the progress of this bill in your paper regularly. It would create 3 million to 4 million jobs in the next two years, avert thousands of teacher layoffs, create hundreds of thousands of green jobs while doubling the production of green energy, and give those of us without work a better shot at having any kind of health-care coverage.
The bickering over details needs to stop now. Let’s pass this bill so we can all sleep at night.
— Jillian Wolf