"To run our federal banking system, @POTUS is choosing either:
- @MehrsaBaradaran, an expert on the racial wealth gap who supports reparations and postal banking
- Michael Barr, who has protected the exploitative powers of fintech and cryptocurrency
The choice here is obvious."
This bill creates the Boost Communities Program to provide monthly aid during and after the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) emergency. Specifically, the bill provides $2,000 a month to individuals until the COVID-19 emergency declaration is terminated, or the national unemployment rate meets specified criteria, whichever is later. Furthermore, the bill provides $1,000 a month to individuals during the following year. The program also provides targeted supplemental assistance for at-risk populations.
The bill provides for the distribution of these funds through direct deposit, debit cards, and the establishment of digital dollar wallets.
The Department of the Treasury is directed to mint and issue two $1 trillion platinum coins and additional coins as needed to fund the program. The Federal Reserve is directed to purchase the coins.