While some people have been calling for more stimulus check payments as a result of increasing prices- this may take a long time to reach. As it stands, it is pretty difficult for the average American to understand that the economy of the nation has bounced back from the Covid-19 pandemic- with ever-increasing inflation.
The recent Russian-Ukrainian conflict hasn’t helped matters- as prices have skyrocketed even further. This has resulted in people clamoring for more payments. According to the AAA, the average national price for a gallon of regular gasoline has gone up to $4.32 in the last couple of weeks.
Stimulus Check Proposal Due To Inflation
The need for another stimulus check payment does arise- when we see the state-wise price of gasoline. Although California stands head and shoulders above everyone else, with the average price for a gallon of gasoline at $5.73, the other states aren’t that far behind. States like Nevada, Hawaii, Oregon, Alaska, Washington, Illinois, and Arizona have their averages over the price of $4.50.
Currently, there are just a handful of states that have their average under $4 per gallon. And this includes- Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
The legislatures in the different states have been taking tough calls for a new stimulus check payment and other federal government payments due to this increase in cots. According to the executive director of the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, most of the low- and moderate- families could be running out of money if they don’t receive any extra payment from the government.
While there is certainly room for discussing a new stimulus check payment for the citizens of the country, Congress has made it pretty clear that no such decision will be taken soon.