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Should stimulus checks be permanent? An increasing number of people — and Democrats — think so.

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The pandemic changed the American social safety net in dramatic but temporary ways. On top of expanded unemployment insurance, Americans have received three stimulus checks, an amount of aid that comes to nearly $850 billion so far. 

But what if it was permanent?

Some Democrats and economists want this to be the new normal, saying that recurring aid would ensure equitable economic recovery and sustainable growth, even long after the pandemic is over.

Insider reported on Thursday that a fourth and fifth stimulus check could cut the number of Americans in poverty in 2021 from 44 million to details ⇒

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