Thinking out loud here …

Perhaps I’ll receive a $600 stimulus check, along with all others in my particular economic category. I’ve recently retired and have a a pension + social security income + modest 401k tucked away that makes it all fairly livable. Nevertheless … I could use an extra $600. No doubt.

But here’s the thing …

The stimulus check is for COVID related unemployment relief, right? And although COVID has certainly impacted my life, it has not affected me economically. If we were given the choice to receive it or to decline, I’m pretty…